Nov

21

Bucket List: Short Week

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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

  • “Did the Arab Spring Start in Kyrgyzstan?” Monday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Italian Academy, Rosa Otunbayeva, President of Kyrgyzstan, registration (World Leaders Forum)
  • “CSA Talks: Dr. Ruth” Monday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 401 Lerner, Ruth Westheimer, includes dinner, RSVP on Facebook
  • “The Future of Morocco” Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Stabile Student Center, Journalism, Ahmed Herzenni (Journalism)

Monday, November 21st

  • “Culturomics: Quantitative Analysis of Human Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books” 12:00 pm, 509 Knox, Jean-Baptiste Michel, lunch provided (Sociology)
  • “Police Reform in Russia, From Brezhnev to Medvedev” 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 1219 IAB, Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Mark Galeotti, and Brian Taylor (Harriman Institute)
  • “Women In Pompeii” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Italian Academy, Kristina Milnor (Classics)
  • “The Durand Line and the Unending Wars along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier” 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 1, Faculty House, Tayyab Mahmud (South Asia Institute)
  • “Democratic Republic of the Congo – A Farewell to Arms?” 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Jerome Greene Annex, Severine Autesserre, Peter Rosenblum, Tatiana Carayannis, and Mehdi Belaid, registration (Institute for African Studies)
  • “Probing Mechanics of Biological Systems” 4:15 pm, 428 Pupin, Ozgur Sahin, preceded by tea and cookies in 705 Pupin (Physics)
  • “Did the Arab Spring Start in Kyrgyzstan?” 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Italian Academy, Rosa Otunbayeva, President of Kyrgyzstan, registration (World Leaders Forum)
  • “CSA Talks: Dr. Ruth” 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 401 Lerner, Ruth Westheimer, includes dinner, RSVP on Facebook
  • “South Asia in Eurasia: Afanasii Nikitin in the 15th Century” 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 301 Philosophy, Hari Vasudevan
  • “Bettman Lecture” 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm, 612 Schermerhorn, Yukio Lippit (Art History)
  • “The Plot of King Lear: Shakespeare’s Dual Plots Revolve Around Lies” 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 1501 IAB, Robert Belknap
  • “The Practice of the Outsider: Guban in the Tradition of Literary Resistance” 9:00 pm, 703 Hamilton, Abdi Ega, food will be served (MESAAS)

Tuesday, November 22nd

  • “What Games Do: Design Principles for Problem-Solving Through Play” 10:35 am – 11:30 am, 501 Schermerhorn, Jessica Hammer (Computer Science)
  • “Terms of Inclusion: The Cosmopolitan Codes of Indo-Persian Literary Culture In and Beyond South Asia” 12:30 pm, 208 Knox, Stefano Pell√≤ (MESAAS)
  • “India & Climate Change – Intransigence or Leadership?” 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, 1411 IAB, Radhika Khosla
  • “State-Building in Somalia and the Economics of Maritime Piracy” 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 407 IAB, Meg Smaker (Center for International Conflict Resolution)
  • “Representation theory and number theory” 2:40 pm, 520 Math, Benedict Gross (Mathematics)
  • “REDD – Should reducing carbon emissions be used to save forest? The problem of aligning environmental injuries and incentives” 4:00 pm, 1015 Schermerhorn Extension, Jim Warfield (Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology)
  • “A Computer Simulation of Platelet Margination in the Microcirculation” 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 826 Mudd, Eric S.G. Shaqfeh (Chemical Engineering)
  • “Dr. Astri Suhrke on Afghanistan” 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 1302 IAB, Astri Suhrke (Center for International Conflict Resolution)
  • “The Future of Morocco” 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Stabile Student Center, Journalism, Ahmed Herzenni (Journalism)
  • “The InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights and Human Rights Protection in Brazil” 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 707 IAB, Daniela Ikawa (Human Rights)
  • “How Oral History Can Facilitate Movement Building” 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 801 IAB, Daniel Kerr (Center for Oral History)

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3 Comments

  1. You should add  

    The event with Toure and Soledad O'Brien in Uris on Tuesday night.

  2. anonymous  

    Can you please stop speaking in terms of "privilege"? I'm sure it's very off-putting for outside visitors coming into Bwog.

  3. Anonymous  

    We have the privilege of being able to attend these talks... that's the entire point of being a student at a major university. What term would you prefer? Burden?

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