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Bucket List: Your Last Chance
Even Martha is jealous of DSpar's suit.

Even Martha is jealous of DSpar’s suit.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege of attending Columbia University. We try to compile all the upcoming guest speakers and lectures in the upcoming week, and since it’s reading week you obviously will need extra intellectual stimulation. Feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section and we’ll add them. Recommended events are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “Siva’s Land: Defining the Religious Landscape of Early Southeast Asia” Monday May 5, 4:00-5:30 PM, Knox Hall 207. John Guy.
  • “An Evening of Poetry and Performance: Rodrigo Toscano, Julie Patton, and Brad Jones” Monday May 5, 8:30 PM, Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room.
  • “Martha Stewart, Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Chief Creative Officer of MSL : A Delacorte Lecture.” Thursday May 8, 7:30-9:00 PM, Pulitzer Hall 3rd Floor.

Everything Else after the jump.

Bucket List: Michael Ondaatje, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Debora Spar
Listen to Deborah

Listen to Debora

Going to Columbia is an incredible academic privilege. That’s why we have Bucket List every week, cataloging the lectures and seminars happening on campus. Recommended events are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “The Writing Lives Series An Evening with Poet and Novelist Michael Ondaatje” Tuesday April 29, 6:15-8:15 PM, Schapiro Center Davis Auditorium.
  • Hook Me Up: Discussion on college hook-up culture through an interactive speed-dating event.” Tuesday April 29, 7:00-8:30 PM, Millicent Carey McIntosh Student Dining Room.
  • “It Won’t Stop Until We Talk.” Tuesday April 29, 7:00-9:00 PM. Robi Damelin, Bassam Aramin.
  • “The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty Lecture” Wednesday April 30, 4:00-6:00 PM, Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium. Debora Spar.

See more intellectually stimulating events here.

Bucket List: Venezuela, Rocket Science, Janet Mock, Stretch Johnson

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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 are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended.

  • ““What is Happening in Venezuela? Student Movements, Protest & State Action”: A Public Discussion with Juan Requesens, Yeiker Guerra, Ernesto Rangel, Daniel Wilkinson, and Jose Moya” Monday April 21, 7:30, 417 IAB.
  • “The new edge of rocket science: mohawk guy Bobak Ferdowsi” Wednesday April 23, 11:30-1:00 PM, Davis Auditorium.
  • “Redefining Realness: A Salon in Honor of Janet Mock” Wednesday April 23, 6:30-8:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Janet Mock, Brittney Cooper, Che Gossett, Reina Gossett, CeCe Mcdonald, and Mey Valdivia Rude.
  • “A Dancer in the Revolution: Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club” Thursday 24, 7:00-9:00, Butler Room 523. Eve Boutilié-Oxby, Kevin Fellezs, Robert O’Meally, Mark Naison.

More Fun to be Had

Bucket List: Capital, Ariana Huffington, German Cinema

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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 are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “Strive to Thrive: Redefining Success in the Modern World” Monday April 14, 6:00-7:15 PM, Uris Hall 301. Ariana Huffington
  • “The Metamorphosis of German Film from Weimar Cinema to Hitlers Hollywood” Wednesday April 16, 6:00-7:30 PM, Deutsches Haus. Volker Berghahn, Stefan Andriopoulos, Richard Pea.
  • “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” Thursday April 17, 7:00-8:30 PM, Kraft Center Rennert Hall. Thomas Piketty.

A glorious week awaits

Bucket List: Authors You’ve Heard Of, Russian Avant-Garde

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. Thursday is a university holiday, so there are very few lectures scheduled this week. Our recommendations for are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “The Writing Lives Series An Evening with Junot Diaz.” Monday April 7, 7:00-9:00 PM, IAB Altschul Auditorium.
  • “The Writing Lives Series Creative Writing Lecture Series: Jeffrey Eugenides” Wednesday April 9, 7:00-9:00 PM, Schapiro Center Davis Auditorium.
  • “The Blinken European Institute presents: ‘Art after Stalin: The Transformation of the Russian Avant-Garde’” Friday April 11, 4:00 PM. Rad Borislavov, Molly Brunson, Ken Minturn.

More impressive events

Bucket List: “No Place on Earth,” Andy Warhol, Science
Oh Warhol

Oh Warhol

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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 are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “Character Animation: From Virtual Environments to the Real World” Monday, March 31, 10:00 AM. CS Conference Room. Stelian Coros (Disney Research)
  • “‘No Place on Earth’ Film Screening and Discussion.” Monday, March 31, 5:00-7:00 PM. Roone Arledge Auditorium. Sonia Dodyk, Susan Barnett, Chris Nicola.

More recommended, and the daily events below.

Bucketlist: Book History, Futurism

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. Thursday is a university holiday, so there are very few lectures scheduled this week. Our recommendations are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “Book History Colloquium Lecture | Mapping the Bookstore: Retail Cartographies in Antebellum Manhattan” Tuesday March 25, 6:00-8:00 PM Butler Library Room 523. Kristen Highland.
  • “The Politicization of Futurism in Mussolinis Fascist Italy” Wednesday March 26, 6:00-7:30 PM 411 Fayerweather Hall. Emily Braun, Victoria de Grazia, Ernest Ialongo
  • “Oceans, Plastic and Art: National Geographic Film Screening and Panel” Thursday March 27, 7:30-9:00 PM Northwest Corner Room 602. JJ Kelley, Asher Jay.

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Bucket List: Film, Women’s Rights.
Listen here, Arab world

Listen here, Arab world

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section (and/or mock our typos) and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “An Inconsolable Memory: Selected Films of Aryan Kaganof” Tuesday March 11, 5:30-8:45, Italian Academy.Aryan Kaganof, Richard Pea, Hlonipha Mokoena, Sean Jacobs, Anna Grimshaw.
  • “African Women’s Rights & Resilience (Symposium)” Wednesday March 12 10:00-5:00 PM, Event Oval Diana Center. Hakima Abbas, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Jimmie Briggs, Abena Busia, Tina Campt, and more
  • “Texts, Risks, and Revolution: Holding Up a Mirror to the Arab World” Thursday March 13, 6:15-8:15 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Sulayman Al Bassam, Georgina Van Welie.

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Bucket List: Pakistani History, Harlem Nocturne, Retranslation.
Retranslate me please

Retranslate me please

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended.

  • “SAI: Teaching Pakistani History/Teaching Pakistanis History.” Tuesday March 4, 4:00-6:00 PM, Knox Hall Room 208. Manan Ahmad, Sana Haroon, Tahir Kamran, Vazira Zamindar.
  • “Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II.” Thursday March 6, 8:00-10:00 PM, Dodge Hall 622.
  • “Retranslating Literary Classics: A Panel on Cervantes, Montaigne, and Dostoevsky.” Friday March 7 11:00-1:00 PM, Miller Theater. Edith Grossman, Wyatt Mason, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky, Susan Bernofsky.

Everything Else

Bucket List: Chocolate and Homeric Violence
I'm a slaaave 4 u

I’m a slaaave 4 u

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Featured Events.

  • “Enslaved to Chocolate: Culture, Commerce, and Gender in 17th Century France.” Wednesday, February 19 6:00-7:30 PM, Buell Hall. Domna Stanton.
  • “Translating Homer’s Violence.” Wednesday, February 19 6:30 PM, 2nd floor Milbank Hall. Emily Wilson.
  • “Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in New York City.” Wednesday, February 19 6:10-7:00 PM, Havemeyer Room 209. Susanne E. DesRoches. RSVP.

More after the jump

Bucket List: Russia, Religion

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended.

  • “Global Internet Politics Post-Snowden: What’s Happening in Russia?” Monday February 10. 6:00-8:00 PM, Garden Room 1 Faculty House. Misha Glenny, Andrei Soldatov.
  • “Marci Hamilton on: The Oppression of Women by Religious Organizations in the United States.” Wednesday, February 12. 2:10-4:00 PM, 80 Claremont Ave. Room 101.
  • “John R. MacArthur, Publisher of Harper’s Magazine: A Delacorte Lecture.” Thursday, February 13. 7:30-9:00 PM, World Room.

YOU NEED MORE?

Bucket List: Black History Month, Paris, and Creative Writing.

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “Black History Month: Why Heritage and Multiculturalism Isn’t Enough.” Thursday February 6, 7:30-9:00 PM, Lerner C555. Professor Gary Okihiro.
  • “Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris.” Tuesday February 4, 6:00-7:00 PM, Buell Hall. Edmund White, Elisabeth Landenson.
  • “Creative Writing Lecture Series: Elif Batuman.” Wednesday February 5, 7:00-9:00 PM, Dodge Hall Room 501.

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Bucket List: Nuclear Energy, Ari Shavit

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. Feel free to mention any events we have missed in the comments and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “Challenges to Democracy and Rule of Law in Central Europe – A Lecture by Gordon Bajnai, Former Prime Minister of Hungary,” Tuesday January 28, 3:30-5:30 PM, IAB room 1512, Gordon Bajnai, Victoria de Grazia, Jan Svejnar, Alan H. Timberlake.
  • “Women, Soft Power, and the New Diplomacy: From the Cold War to Hillary Clinton,” Tuesday January 28, 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Romm 1501, Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin, Col. Stephanie J. Tutton, Alan Brinkley, Victoria de Grazia, Victoria Phillips.
  • “An evening with Ari Shavit,” Wednesday January 29, 8:00-9:30 PM, Altschul Auditorium IAB.

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Oh No, It’s Noam (Chomsky)
somewhere out there is a garden gnome chomsky

Noam Chomsky.

Resident Noam Chomsky fangirl and resident lecture enthusiast Elizabeth Self muses on hearing the man himself lecture at Columbia. Even if it was in Schermerhorn.

Last week, Noam Chomsky gave the Fall 2013 Dewey Lectures at Columbia, themed, “What kind of Creatures Are We?” The lectures also were apparently advertised nowhere outside Philosophy Hall, and reservations to them were not available. So, naturally, entirely too many people showed up to the first one on Wednesday night, and your author was not able to make it. However, by camping out from noon on for the Friday lecture at 4:15, she was able to hear Chomsky’s final lecture in Schermerhorn on “What is the Common Good?”

If you happen to not know who Chomsky is or why he was giving these talks, well … It’s kind of hard to explain. According to International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, “Noam Chomsky is a US political theorist and activist, and institute professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Besides his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today. Chomsky continues to be an unapologetic critic of both American foreign policy and its ambitions for geopolitical hegemony and the neoliberal turn of global capitalism, which he identifies in terms of class warfare waged from above against the needs and interests of the great majority.”

This is cool stuff

Bucket List: de Blasio and Perry
PrezBo has no one to push him when everyone's gone for Thanksgiving

PrezBo has no one to push him when everyone’s gone for Thanksgiving

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Aka, you’re paying for tuition and might as well get the most out of it, right? This is a short week because of Thanksgiving break, but the pickings are good across all disciplines.

Recommended:

  • “NYC Summit on Children: Keynote With Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio” Monday, 12:30-1:30, Roone Arledge Cinema, Bill de Blasio
  • “The Flowers are Vexed: Gender Justice, Black Literature, and the Passionate Utterance” Monday, 6:30-8, Satow Room, Imani Perry

The possibilities are endless..