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Bucket List: Political Reform, Financial Reform, and More Political Reform

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 this week are below and the full list is after the jump.


  • “The Idea of Political Reform in Today’s China” Monday, February 13th, 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm, IAB 918, Zhang Boshu (PoliSci, East Asia Institute)
  • “Leadership Succession in North Korea: Regional and Global Implications” Tuesday, February 14th, 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm, William and June Warren Hall, Room 209, Charles ArmstrongJeong-Ho Roh, Sue Mi Terry, Joel Wit, Curtis Milhaupt (Korean Studies, Registration required)
  • “IFEP: Managing the Global Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises” Tuesday, February 14th, 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm, IAB 918, Former Chile Finance Minister Andres Velasco (SIPA)
  • “The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution” Thursday, February 16th, 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm, IAB 1501, Marwan Bishara (SIPA)
  • “Delacorte Lecture: Cyndi Stivers” Thursday, February 16th, 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm, JSchool World Room, Editor in Chief of the Columbia Journalism Review Cyndi Stivers (JSchool)

 After the jump, a deluge of even more events slated for this week.

Monday, February 13th

  • “On the Multivocality of Religious Sites and its Implications for Pilgrim and Local Populations” 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm, 80 Claremont, Room 101, Glenn Bowman (Religion)
  • “The Idea of Political Reform in Today’s China” 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm, IAB 918, Zhang Boshu (PoliSci, East Asia Institute)
  •  “The World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment’ with author Carl Dahlman” 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm, IAB 1501, Carl Dahlman (SIPA)
  • “Senegal’s Elections” 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, IAB 1501 Bachir Souleymane Diagne, Etienne Smith, Alfred Stepan, Alioune Badara Diop, Mamadou Diouf (SIPA)

Tuesday, February 14th

  • “Leadership Succession in North Korea: Regional and Global Implications” 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm, William and June Warren Hall, Room 209, Charles Armstrong, Jeong-Ho Roh, Sue Mi Terry, Joel Wit, Curtis Milhaupt (Korean Studies, Registration required)
  • “Reinventing Citizenship and Political leadership: The Role of Civil Society and Social Movements in Consolidating Democracy in Senegal” 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm, Ousmane Kane, Alioune Badara Dioup (SIPA)
  • “Glenn Bowman on Religion and Mobility” 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm, IAB 411, Glenn Bowman (Middle Eastern Studies)
  • “Pandillas’ (Gangs) and Security in Central America” 12:15 pm — 2:00 pm, IAB 1302, Thomas Bruneau (SIPA)
  • “IFEP: Managing the Global Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises” 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm, IAB 918, Andres Velasco (SIPA)
  • “The Journey of the ‘Russian Columbus’ from Victorian England to Bollywood” 7:00 pm, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall, Anindita Banerjee (Comparative Lit, Russian Studies)

Wednesday, February 15th

  • “International State-Building and Privatization in Kosovo: Success or Failure?” 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm, IAB 1219, Rita Augestad Knudsen
  • “French and Francophone Cinemas in Dialogue” 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm, JSchool World Room, Room 305, Philip Watts, Madeleine Dobie, Hamid Dabashi, Fancoise Pfaff, Sophie Saint-Just (Film Studies)
  • “Burden of Choice: Charitable Giving” 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm, Heyman Center, Common Room, Second Floor, Charles Best, Mark C. Taylor
  • “A Call to Civic Engagement” 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm, IAB 1501, Bob Herbert (SIPA)
  • “Voices of a Women’s Health Movement” 6:30 pm, James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall, Laura Eldridge, Helen Lowery, Lauren Porsch, Leonore Tiefer, Irene Xanthoudakis (Women Research Center)
  • “Love, Inshallah” 7:00 pm — 9:20 pm, JSchool Stabile Student Center, Reading and panel featuring some of the contributors (JSchool)

Thursday, February 16th

  • “Access to Capital Roundtable” 10:00 pm — 12:30 pm, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Speakers not listed (Registration required)
  • “Consideration of Honor in Russia’s Foreign Policy” 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm, IAB 1219, Andrei Tsygankov (SIPA)
  • “Is Democracy on the Retreat? Europe Between Market Pressure, German Rigour and Technocracy” 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm, Law School, Jerome Green Hall, Room 107, Federico Rampini, Sharyn O’Halloran (SIPA)
  • “Energy Efficiency in the New York City Region, A Panel Discussion” 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm, Shapiro CEPSR, Davis Audiorium, Campus Level, Speakers not listed (Earth Institute)
  • “The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution” 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm, IAB 1501, Marwan Bishara (SIPA)
  • “The Ehtics of Erasing Memories ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Style” 6:10 pm — 7:30 pm, Schermerhorn 963, Matthew Liao (RSVP:
  • “Future of Jazz Studies” 7:30 pm — 10:00 pm, Faculty House, Brent Edwards, Kevin Fellezs, Farah Griffins, George Lewis, Robert O’Meally, John Szwed, Chris Washburne (Jazz Studies)
  • “World Premiere of Symphony #3: Poems and Prayers by Mohammed Fairouz” 8:00 pm — 10:00 pm, Miller Theatre, Mohammed Fairouz, other panelists not listed
  • “Delacorte Lecture: Cyndi Stivers” 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm, JSchool World Room, Cyndi Stivers (JSchool)

Friday, February 17th

  • “General Circulation of Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere: A Unified Theory” 11:00 am — 12:00 pm, Lamont-Doherty, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room, Hsien W. Ou (Earth Institute)
  • “Mass Balance Effects in Sedimentary Basins” 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm, Lamont-Doherty, Monell Building Auditorium, Chris Paola (Earth Institute)
  • “Panther Baby: Book Event with Jamal Joseph” 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm, Miller Theater, Jamal Joseph (Arts)

Saturday, February 18th

  • “What is Foreclosed? Housing, Suburbanization, and Crisis: A Forum” 10:00 am — 6:00 pm; Low Memorial Library Rotunda, more info

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