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Bucket List: Iran, Syria, and Elie Wiesel

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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. 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

  • “Is War with Iran Inevitable?” Monday, October 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, IAB 1501, Ambassador William H. Luers, Admiral Eric Olson, Dr. Leslie Gelb, Austin Long
  • “A Discussion with Gerard Araud, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations on the Current Situation in Syria” Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, IAB 1501, Gérard Araud
  • “An Evening with Elie Wiesel” Thursday, October 11, 6:00 pm, Event Oval, Diana Center, Elie Wiesel, author of Night and Nobel laureate (Barnard)


Monday, October 8

  • “Feminist to the Core: Prof Helene Foley on Women in Greek Drama” 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Schermerhorn Extension 754, Helene Foley
  • “Experiments on the Left Edge: Theatres of Peace and Conflicts on the Common—San Fransisco and its Hinterland 1957-1980” 12:15pm – 2:00 pm, IAB 1302, Iain Boal
  • “Close Encounters with the Chinese Public Security Bureau” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, IAB 918, Hua Ze (Lecutre in Chinese with English translation)
  • “Is War with Iran Inevitable?” 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, IAB 1501, Ambassador William H. Luers, Admiral Eric Olson,  Leslie Gelb, Austin Long,
  • “Species War: Some Naturalists View of the First Afghan Campaign 1839-42” 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Knox Hall Room 208, speakers not listed (South Asia Institute)
  • “The Story Behind the Story: Mannequin and The Matter” 7pm, Event Oval, Diana Center, David Gordon, Valda Setterfield (Barnard)

Tuesday, October 9

  • “The Israeli Collective Memory of the 1948 Palestinian Exodus (1949-2008)” 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 525 West 120th St., Speaker not listed
  • “Earth Institute Practicum: The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)” 4:10 pm – 6:10pm, Jerome Greene Hall 102, Lisa Goddard
  • “Digital Community Formation” 6:30 pm , Event Oval, Diana Center, Jon Beller, Brittney Cooper, Gail Drakes, Dana Goldstein, Renina Jarmon, Courtney Martin

Wednesday, October 10

  • “Secrets of Graduate School Admissions” 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Center for Student Advising, 403 Lerner
  • “A Discussion with Gerard Araud, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations on the Current Situation in Syria” 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, IAB 1501, Gérard Araud
  • “Campaign ‘12: The Stretch Run” 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, J-School Lecture Hall, Nina Berman, Stephen Crowley, Alice Gabriner (J-School)

Thursday, October 11

  • “State of the Planet” 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium, more info here
  • “Empire in the Middle East” 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, IAB 918, Rashid Khalidi, Victoria de Grazia
  • “Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: Hydrogen Atom Transfer, Marcus Theory, Electrocatalysis and Nanoparticles” 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Havemeyer 209, James Meyer
  • “Making Change: Men Working to End Violence” 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Plaza, panelists not listed
  • “Prosecuting Atrocity Crimes at the International Criminal Court: Is the ICC Succeeding?” 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm, Jerome Green Hall, Room 106, Alex Whiting
  • “Not Talking about a Revolution: the Internet in Post-Soviet Authoritarian States” 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Faculty House Garden Room 1, Sarah Kendzior, Katy E. Pearce, Jack Snyder, Sarah Cook
  • “Why the U.S. Often Screws Up Its National Security Policy” 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, IAB 1501, Leslie H. Gelb, former NYT Correspondent
  • “An Evening with Elie Wiesel” 6:00 pm, Event Oval, Diana Center, Elie Wiesel, author of Night and Nobel laureate (Barnard)

Friday, October 12

  • “Georgia after the Elections: What Happens Next?” 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, IAB 1512, Thomas de Waal, Richard Miles, Fredrik Sjoberg, Lincoln Mitchell
  • “Did You Kiss the Dead Body? Visualizing Absense in the Archive of War” 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Schermerhorn Extension 754, Rajkamal Kahlon
  • “Theatrum Mundi/Global Street—Presence and Absence in the City” 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall, more info here

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