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Sep

17

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Ken Burns has mastered the art of the smize.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Note: Columbia’s World Leaders Forum is this week! Find a full schedule and check to see if registration is still available for events here

Recommended

  • “Behind Every Global Goal: Women Leading the World to 2030” Monday, September 18, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm. Lerner Hall Auditorium.
  • “The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick” Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Low Library Rotunda.
  • “Understanding Charlottesville: White Nationalism and American Society” Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Cinema.
  • “Data, Ethics, and Decision Making: Using Data for Good – What does it mean?” Wednesday, September 20, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Uris Hall, 301.

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Sep

15

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Can we have class HERE

On Thursday evening, the Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia’s Manhattanville campus hosted their inaugural event for the 2017-2018 season in the Lenfest’s 8th floor “Lantern”. The event featured a presentation by Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner for New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Bwog sent Events Editor Lexie Lehmann to check it out.

As Bwog’s resident Urban Studies major, I felt it was my duty to trek up to Manhattanville to see Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl discuss his newly released CreateNYC report, a cultural plan for New York City residents aimed at increasing the accessibility and equitability of cultural events and organizations in the city. More than a report, it’s a blueprint: according to the Plan’s description, CreateNYC aims to “serve as a roadmap to a more inclusive, equitable, and resilient cultural ecosystem, in which all residents have a stake.” In other words, it’s an URBS dream-come-true.

Finkelpearl’s presentation was preceded by a short speech by Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia’s School of the Arts, and Ester Fuchs (my main #girlboss), Director of Urban and Social Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. In her introduction, Fuchs explained that she and Finkelpearl shared a similar background, having both started their careers in boroughs of the city besides Manhattan. Fuchs was born in Queens, where Finkelpearl served tenure as the director of the Queens Museum.

Fuchs was also sure to emphasize the small size of the Department of Cultural Affairs as compared to its wide scale of implementation in the city. Despite possessing one of the smallest department budgets, the DCA manages 33 main agencies and several hundred other cultural and artistic properties around the city. That said, size is relative — Finkelpearl was quick to follow up in his own presentation about the budget of the Department still consisting of a whopping 320 million dollars annually.

So does the Pearl match the finkel?

Sep

10

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We love Tina Campt and Bucket List!

Another year, another Bucket List! Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended Events

  • “What Are Your Thoughts on a Changing World?” Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Kent Hall 403.
  • “A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers, with Tom Finkelpearl” Thursday, September 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • “Listening to Images: A Salon in Honor of Tina Campt” Thursday, September 14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The Diana Center.
  • “Afghanistan, South Asia, and the West: A Conversation with Professor William Maley” Friday, September 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Monday, September 11

  • “Guided Historical Tour” 1:00 – 1:45 pm. Low Library 213 – Visitor’s Center.
  • “Multicultural Affairs’ Open House: House Party” 2:00 – 8:00 pm. Lerner 505 Lounge.
  • “The Whiteness of Bones: the Emergence of the Human Skeleton as a Commodity” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Tuesday, September 12

  • “Exhibit Opening: Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life, 1960s-80s” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Harriman Institute Atrium.

Wednesday, September 13

  • “Timor-Leste: Perceptions of Military and Police Legitimacy” 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm. IAB 1512.
  • “Oral histories of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris and of September 11 in the US: Christian Delage and Mary Marshall Clark” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery.

Thursday, September 14

  • “Uprising 1/13: Revolution with Etienne Balibar, Gayatri Spivak, Bernard Harcourt, and Jesus Rodriguez-Velasco” 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery.
  • “Investigating North Korean Sanctions Violations: Trends and Indicators with Hugh Griffiths, Coordinator for UN Experts Panel on North Korean Sanctions” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB 1302.

Friday, September 15

  • “Columbia University celebrates World Bone Marrow Donor Day” 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Lerner Hall.

Saturday, September 16

  • “What Can the Geochemistry of Bricks Reveal about Historical Archaeology?” 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Seismology Seminar Room.

Photo of a beautiful Barnard woman courtesy of Barnard Center for Research on Women.

Sep

5

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A cloudy martini glass with two olives and alcohol.

Two olives makes it even more classy

Rumor has it that Columbia’s core and Barnard’s foundational requirements have one ultimate purpose: to provide adequate cocktail conversational skills. This narrative is evidenced by the fact that both Columbia and Barnard have their own respective bartending agencies. If you know a Columbia/Barnard bartender, chances are they have some pretty cool stories about their previous gigs. Events Editor Lexie Lehmann gives you this boozy edition of Night in the Life.

4:00 pm: You get out of your last class of the week. While some of your classmates will rejoice the start of the weekend with a celebratory shot or much needed nap, you rush back to your dorm to prepare for your gig.

4:30 pm: The only thing you know about your upcoming event is that it’s a “birthday party” in Midtown East. Pay is a solid $22/hour. All black attire requested. You dig a pair of black slacks out of the bottom of your laundry basket and fetch a black button down from a crevice in your drawer. You haven’t worn, nor washed, either garment since your last bartending gig about 2 weeks ago.

5:15 pm: The client told you beforehand to bring ice, your waiter’s corkscrew, and a smile. Weird but… cute? He also told you via email to call him when you get to the apartment building. Because of security reasons, you’ll need to bring a photo ID and be escorted up. You note that the email’s signature contains small print tidbits about confidentiality and screening. Also weird? You wonder who’s birthday party this is…

Whose home is this?

Aug

22

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As the end of the summer approached, Events Editor Lexie Lehmann took some time to unplug at a contemporary Buddhist monastery in Crestone, CO for a meditation and yoga retreat. This Bwogger is a city girl at heart so it was definitely a bit of a culture shock to immerse herself in ~nature~ for a little bit. Here’s what she heard and saw!

Saw: Every night I saw a beautiful sunset setting over the tallest mountain in North America. I also saw an authentic Tibetan stupa, the dunes of Great Dunes National Park, and many legal marijuana dispensaries.

Heard: The sound of silence. But seriously. It was so quiet I really felt like I could hear myself think. Perfect for meditation.

Felt: Um, like, 25 mosquito bites. Also a killer sunburn. Oops.

Tasted: The monks at Crestone Mountain Zen Center cooked us vegetarian meals produced from the sustainable garden on the Center’s campus. It was fabulous; we had fresh sourdough bread, ripe watermelon, and helllla tea. My mouth is watering at the thought of it now.

Smelled: TreeEeeSss

Read: I actually did a lot of reading while I was there!! One book I picked up was Robert Thurman’s Inner Revolution, an introduction to Buddhist practice and thought. Thurman is also a professor at Columbia (and Uma Thurman’s father!!)

Apr

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Go female leadership!! Rock on!!

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Disrupted: Speech and Democracy in the Digital Age” Monday, May 1, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Casa Italiana. The Knight First Amendment Institute, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
  • “The Art of Translation” Tuesday, May 2, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. IAB, Room 1512. Antonina Bouis, Lisa Hayden, Thomas Kitson, Marian Schwartz.
  • “Envisioning Life after Incarceration: A Gendered Response” Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Schermerhorn Extension 754. Reuben Miller, Miyoshi Benton, Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin.
  • “Learning While Serving: Reflections on Five Years Working International Development and Diplomacy in the Obama Administration” Wednesday, May 3, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB, Room 1219. Dr. Sarah E. Mendelson.

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Apr

25

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

On Monday afternoon, CU Dems Member and Bwog Events Editor Lexie Lehmann attended an open lunch with Marjory Fisher, Columbia’s Title IX Coordinator. The event was hosted in honor of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Yesterday, Columbia Democrats hosted a public lunch meeting as an opportunity to discuss the resources available to students on Columbia’s campus, as well as to address concerns about how Title IX might change during the Trump administration. As the group nibbled on some gourmet Westside-Italian catering, Ms. Fisher introduced herself as well as her colleagues, Sarah Swan, a representative from Columbia Law School and Jeri Henry, Associate Vice President of Columbia’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Ms. Fischer explained that before coming to Columbia, she was the Senior Managing Director of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations Division at T&M Protection Resources. Before that, she was the Bureau Chief of the Special Victims Bureau in the Queens District Attorney’s Office.

Marjory Fisher began by explaining the history of Title IX, reminding us that it used to be just a protocol regarding sports equity. Under the Obama administration, however, Title IX was reinterpreted to address gender-based discrimination at private and public schools receiving federal funding. Columbia University, for example, receives around 1 billion dollars annually from the federal government. The purpose of the Title IX office, therefore, is to ensure that all complaints of misconduct are addressed through quick and thorough investigations.

More on Title IX after the jump

Apr

23

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This important event is happening on Tuesday, 4/25!

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Poetics of Justice: A Conversation Between Claudia Rankine and Dionne Brand” Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Claudia Rankine, Dionne Brand.
  • “Queering Sexual Violence: A Night of Healing Through Performance” Monday, April 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Lerner Hall, Blackbox Theater. LGBTQ @ Columbia, Sexual Violence Response, Undergraduate Student Life.
  • “Rape, Popular Culture, and Post-Racial America” Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Low Library Faculty Room. Dr. Salamishah Tillet.
  • “Feminist to the Core with Jack Halberstam on Sigmund Freud” 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Butler Library, Room 523. Jack Halberstam.

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Apr

16

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This guy looks pretty cool if you ask me.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Tough Guise: Media, Violence and Masculinity” Monday, April 17, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Jerome Greene Hall. Sut Jhally.
  • “Earth Month Research Colloquium: Building Sustainable Cities and Living Sustainable Lifestyles” Wednesday, April 19, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Dr. Steve Cohen, Dr. Jim Lewis, Dr. Stephen Freedman.
  • “Creative Writing Lecture: Mitchell S. Jackson” Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Dodge Hall Room 501. Mitchell S. Jackson. 
  • “POWER TALK with Athena Distinguished Fellow Irin Carmon” Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm. Barnard Hall 304. Irin Carmon.
  • “Body Talk: A Night with Kiran Gandhi” Friday, April 21, 7:00 pm. Diana Event Oval. Kiran Gandhi.

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Apr

10

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Bwog onstage!!

On Saturday, Bwog’s Events Editor Lexie Lehmann had the privilege of receiving a backstage pass to cover press for this year’s Bacchanal. What followed was an afternoon of schmoozing and debauchery. If you were anywhere near the stage on Saturday, you probably caught her badly dancing to the right of the stage or attempting to flirt with DJ Almand.

My friends often ask me how I finesse myself into cool opportunities at Columbia and I honestly think it’s just a product of being in the right place at the right time. This time, I happened to be procrastinating my P3 in Avery Library when Bwog’s lovely EIC reached out to me about the chance to cover Bacchanal backstage. Hell yes. In advance of the event, I was told that it wasn’t likely that I would get to actually meet any of the performers, but that didn’t stop me from keeping my hopes up.

The morning of the event, I dragged myself out of bed to get my press credentials from Bacchanal Staff and Public Safety in Low Library. I have to be honest, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Bwog has had a pretty mixed experience with Bacchanal – from being denied coverage of the event in 2013 due to a “speculative posting of the lineup”, to breaking the story on a Barnard student’s hookup with last year’s headliner – I had some pretty big shoes to fill and I wasn’t quite sure how my own experience would live up to them.

So… what was Lexie’s experience?

Apr

9

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Tbh I felt like I was in outerspace yesterday, too.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “The Current Situation and Future Prospects for Europe’s Economy” Monday, April 10, 6:00 – 7:30 IAB. IAB Room 1501. Dr. Werner Hoyer.
  • “Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) Faculty Forum: “Who Gets to Speak? Regulated Speech in a Global Context” Monday, April 10, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Agnes Callamard, David Schulz, Ann Cooper.
  • “Brazilian Democracy: Challenges and Perspectives” Tuesday, April 11, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Italian Academy. Dilma Rousseff.
  • “The Potential of Human Rights for Transformative Change: Keynote Address by Ms. Kate Gilmore” Wednesday, April 12, 12:10 – 1:10 pm. Jerome Greene Hall. Kate Gilmore.
  • “HarperCollins Panel Discussion” Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Butler Library, Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Katherine Tegen, Josh Marwell, Hugh Van Dusen.
  • “Extreme Engineering: Tech-Stories from Space” April 12, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Teachers College Cowin Auditorium. Donald Pettit.

More events after the jump!

Apr

3

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An image that comes up when I search “stress”.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Are You Stressed? A free educational talk on overcoming stress” Monday, April 3, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. 390 Ft. Washington Ave, Ground Floor. Sandra Alvarado.
  • “Historians and Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court: The Texas Abortion Clinics Case” Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Butler Library. Alice Kessler-Harris, Reva Siegel, Kevin Fong, Christine Scheuneman.
  • “Creative Writing Lecture: Eileen Myles” Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Dodge Hall. Eileen Myles.
  • “Young Voices New Dreams: Discussion with Director followed by film screening” Thursday, April 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB. Menen Hailu.

Monday, April 3

  • “The day after Mahmoud Abbas: Security Challenges, Cooperation, Successors” 12:15 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Eitan Dangot.
  • “Clearing up the Haze: New Research on Southeast Asian Pollution” 4:15 – 5:30 pm. IAB. Ruth DeFries, Miriam Marlier, Tianjia Liu, Duncan McCargo.
  • “Is There Still a European Social Model?” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB.

Tuesday, April 4

  • “The Role of Europe in the Global Energy Transition” 9:30 – 11:00 am. Faculty House. Natasha Udensiva, Jonathan Elkind, Vijay Modi, Tim Boersma.
  • “Ardis Publishers, Joseph Brodsky, and the Cold War” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Ellendea Proffer Teasley.
  • “The Irish and the Jews” 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Butler Library. P.I. Dochartaigh.
  • “The End of Europe: A Conversation with Anne Applebaum and James Kirchick” 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Bohemian National Hall. Anne Applebaum, James Kirchick.
  • “The Business of Handloom Fashion: The Future of Sustainable Dyeing and Weaving Workshops in India and Japan” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB. Annapurna Mamidipudi, Amanda Mayer Stinchecum.
  • “From Heaven to Hell: The Drama of the French Baroque: A performance by Mango Baroque with spoken commentary” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Buell Hall. Mango Baroque.
  • “The Transformative Potential of Indigenous Rights” 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Faculty House. Sheryl Lightfoot, Audra Simpson.

Wednesday, April 5

  • “Aesthetics as East Ethics: Norman Manea between Romanian Culture, Biopics and World Literature” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Claudiu Turcu.
  • “Small Spaces – How to Live in One!” 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Alice Lesman.
    Book Talk: “The Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption, by Jason Sharman” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Jason Sharman.
  • “The Elephant in the Room: U.S. Tax Reform” 2:10 – 3:00 pm. IAB. David Woo.
  • “Strategic Communication Workshop: Building a Global Brand from the Inside Out During Times of Change” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Kate James.
  • “Human Rights, Rule of Law and the Challenges of Civil Society Activism” 6:00 – 8:00 am. IAB. Navanethem Pillay.
  • “Follow the Money: Offshore Finance, Russia and Beyond” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall Brown Institute.
  • ““Narrative Medicine Rounds: A Screening and Talk about “Extremis”: an Academy Award-nominated documentary exploring end-of-life decision making in the ICU. A conversation with Shoshana Ungerleider, MD and Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter.

Thursday, April 6

  • “Harriet Zuckerman Conference at the Mellon Biennial” 8:15 am – 4:30 pm. Columbia Law School.
  • “Radicalism in the Middle East: Perspectives from Egypt” 12:15 – 2:15 pm. IAB. Ambassador Ahmed Farouk, Stuart Gottleib, Dr. Mona El-Kouedi.
  • “Gender Inequality in China: New Evidence and Policy Directions: 12:15 – 1:45 pm. School of Social Work. Qin Gao, Xiao-yuan Dong, Terry Sicular.
  • “In the Skin of the City: Reconceptualizing Urban Luanda Through the Work of Angolan Painter Antonio Ole” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Knox Hall. Antonio Tomas.
  • “Book History Colloquium: A Global Iberian Printing Hub; A Monarchy Recomposed” 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Butler Library. Rachel Stein.
  • “Masters of the Graphic Novel: Blutch and Charles Burns, in conversation with Francoise Mouly” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Buell Hall. Francois Mouly.

Friday, April 7

  • “RACE | VIOLENCE | JUSTICE: THE NEED FOR NARRATIVE, A Basic Narrative Medicine Workshop” All-day. Hammer Health Sciences Center. Mindy Fullilove, George Yancy, Topher Sanders.
  • “6th Annual Sustainable Perspective Symposium: Impacting Behavior for a Sustainable Society” 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Low Library.
  • “Film Screening- “Spotlight”: Media And The Intersection Of Sexual Violence Justice” 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Jerome Greene Hall.

Saturday, April 8

  • “More than How Old? Understanding Climate Changes from Tree Rings” 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Mar

26

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This guy knows what he’s talking about.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • Book Launch and Discussion: “Making Sense of Science” Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Hamilton Hall. Cornelia Dean.
  • “20th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum” Thursday, March 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Miller Theater. David N. Dinkins, Representative John R. Lewis, Ester Fuchs, Verna Eggleston, David Goodman, Michael Nutter, Michael Waldman.
  • “The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate U.S. Religious Life” Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Shannen Dee Williams.
  • “A special presentation by the Morris Justice Project: Stop and Frisk?” Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Columbia School of Social Work.

Monday, March 27

  • Talk: “The Belt and Road or the Gap and Load: Hard Infrastructure and Security in the Baltic States” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Dr. Konstantinas Andrijauskas.
  • “US – Taiwan Relations Under the Trump Administration” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Ambassador Raymond Burghart, Andrew Nathan.
  • Lunchtime Talk: “God Behind Bars: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in the age of Mass Incarceration” 12:10 pm. Tanya Erzen.
  • “Insights Into Gender, Land, and Corruption in Africa” 1:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Annette Jaitner, Michael Okai.
  • “Reversing the Spin Cycle: Sana krasikov on Writing Novels in the Age of Propaganda” 4:10 – 5:40 pm. IAB. Sana Krasikov.
  • “About Abortion: Book Launch and Panel Discussion, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law” 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106. Emily Bazelon, Khiara Bridges, Diane Horvath-Cosper, David Pozen, Stephanie Toti.
  • Film Screening and Discussion: “The Geography of Genocide in Bosnia: Redeeming the Earth” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB. David Pettigrew.
  • “Alberto Tallone Editore: Perpetuating the Tradition of Excellence of the Aldine Press and Bodoni” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Italian Academy. Jane Siegel, Alex Goren, Paolo Valesio, Eleonora and Elisa Tallone.
  • “Goodbye, Ms. Chips: From Teacher-Scholar to Scholar-Teacher: Barnard Women Faculty and the Research Imperative” 6:00 pm, Sulzberger Parlor. Robert McCaughey.
  • “Fighting Fake News: A Panel Discussion” 6:45 – 7:45 pm. Lerner 569. Jeff Jarvis, David Carroll, Josh Lucido, Brooke Borel.

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Mar

20

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Come see Maggie Nelson!

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Creative Writing Lecture: Maggie Nelson” Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Schapiro Hall Auditorium. Maggie Nelson.
  • “How to Laugh: The Role of Comedy in Social Justice and Sustainable Peace” Thursday, March 23, 4:00 – 5:15 pm. IAB. Wajahat Ali, Jenny Yang, Dr. Nancy Goldman, Azhar Usman.
  • “Struggling to Keep the Lights on: Understanding Why ‘Energy Insecurity’ Matters for Health and Equity in the US” Thursday, March 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Pulitzer Hall World Room. Dr. Diana Hernandez, Dana Bourland, Dana Harmon.

Monday, March 20

  • “Talk. The Kremlin Turns Ideological” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Maria Lipman.
  • “The Return of Strongmen: India, Turkey, and the U.S.” 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Pulitzer World Room. Steven Coll, Basharat Peer, David Phillips.
  • “Whose Justice? – Reframing the ICC’s Trial of Dominic Ongwen – Session II: Victimhood, Criminality, and Positionality in International Justice” 6:00 – 9:00 pm. IAB. Alex Whiting, Mark Drumbl, Opiyo Oloya.
  • “Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Infrastructure as a Sustainability Driver, with Susanne DesRoches, Deputy Director, Infrastructure Policy, NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Pupin 428. Susanne DesRoches.
  • “New York Sea Level Rise Projections: Implications for Law, Land Use, Buildings and Infrastructure” 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Jerome Green Hall. Kate Orff, Mark Lowery, Pippa Brashear, Thaddeus Pawlowski.

Tuesday, March 21

  • Book Talk: “Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Alexander Cooley, John Heathershaw.
  • “Marvelous Thieves: Secret Authors of The Arabian Nights” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery. Paulo Lemos Horta.

Wednesday, March 22

  • “Trump’s Asia Policy: The View from DC” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Michael Auslin.
  • “Deconstructing the Culture of Post-Truth Under Slobodan Milošević: Milica Mićić Dimovska, Her Novel MRENA, and Its New Translation as THE CATARACT” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB. Jasmina Lukić, Sibelan Forrester.

Thursday, March 23

  • “Peace Forum Session 1: Peace, Mountains, and Borders (Panel)” 1:00 – 2:15 pm. IAB. Judith Matloff, Paul Gillingham, Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Aldo Civico.
  • “Have You Had a Colorectal Cancer Screening? A free educational talk on colorectal health” 3:00 – 4:30 pm. 390 Ft. Washington Avenue. Andria Reyes.
  • “The Politics of Religion in Postwar Japanese Public School Education” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. IAB. Jolyon Thomas.
  • “Visual Analytics: Helping to Obtain the Energy Required by Brandolini’s Law” 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Allan Rosenfield Building. Mark Rothe.
  • Panel: “Soviet Photomontage: From Photo-Poetry to Propaganda” 6:00 – 8:30 pm. EC Common Room. Jindrich Toman, Serguei Oushakine, Maria Ratanova, Aleksandar Bošković.
  • “Nietzsche 13/13: Jacques Derrida” 6:15 – 8:45 pm. Jerome Greene Annex. Bruno Bosteels, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Danielle Cohen-Levinas.
  • “Global Implications of the Refugee Crisis” 6:15 – 7:30 pm. IAB. Alexander Aleinikoff, Aine Fay, Adrienne Fricke, Anne-Marie Grey, Lara Setrakian.

Friday, March 24

  • “The Business of Climate Change: Adaptation Finance in Vietnam and Bangladesh” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Kimberly Thomas.
  • “Race and Cuba in Transition Symposium” 3:00 – 8:00 pm. Buell Hall. Alejandro de la Fuente, Devyn Spence Benson, Roberto Zurbano Torres, Frank Guridy.
  • Book Talk: “Beyond the Secular West” 3:00 – 4:30 pm. IAB. Akeel Bilgrami, Prasenjit Duara, Sudipta Kaviraj.
  • Talk: “Black Sea History, 19th Century: Research and Writing” 4:00 – 6:00 pm. IAB. Gelina Harlaftis.
  • “The Program in World Philology” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. EC Common Room. Stephen Chrisomalis.

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Mar

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Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “International Women’s Day Celebration with new UN Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed” Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. IAB. Elisabeth Lindenmayer.
  • “Community Scholars Lecture: Voices From Inside America’s Mass System of Punishment” Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Low Rotunda. Reverend Vivian Nixon.
  • “Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First” Wednesday, March 8, 6:15 – 8:15 pm. EC Common Room. Frank Trentmann.
  • “Laughter by the Month: 20th-century American cartoon and humor magazines” Thursday, March 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Butler Library. Steve Boss, Mark Newgarden, Eddy Portnoy, Mort Gerberg.

more events after the jump!

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