Oct

27

Bucket List: Kane, Butler & West

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This could be you eagerly raising your hand to ask cool questions at a cool presentation

This could be you eagerly raising your hand to ask cool questions at a cool presentation

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:

  • “The United Nations in Action: Disarming Syria of Chemical Weapons During a Civil War” Monday, 6:00 – 8:00, IAB 1501, Angela Kane
  • “Palestine and the Public Intellectual: Honoring Edward Said” Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00, Low Library, Judith Butler, Cornel West

Monday, October 28:

  • “Enabling Innovation Inside the Network” 11:00 – 12:30, Davis Auditorium, Jennifer Rexford
  • “Exchanging Bips for Flops and Bits: Computational Tradeoffs in Statistical Estimation” 12:00 – 1:00, Mathematics 903, John Lafferty
  • “Post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Way Forward” 12:00 – 2:00, IAB 1219, Zlatko Lagumdija
  • “Protein Misfolding: Initiation, Propagation and Potential Cure. Implications for Neurodegenerative Diseases” 12:00, Fairchild 700, Anne Bertolotti
  • “Politics for a New Humanism” 1:00, Avery 115, Silvia Perea
  • “India – U.S. relations in the 21st Century” 1:00 – 2:00, IAB 1512, Dnyaneshwar Mulay
  • “US-Russian Relations after the Reset” 1:30 – 3:00, IAB 1501, Thomas Pickering
  • “On Spacetime Entanglement” 2:10, Pupin 831, Rob Myers
  • “The Outgroup Empathy Gap and the Willingness to Help Others” 4:10 – 5:30, IAB 707, Kevin Arceneaux
  • “Field-effect transistors on organic single-crystals” 4:15, Pupin 428, Alberto Morpugo
  • “Contemporary Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility in the Oil and Gas Industry” 6:10 – 8:00, Hamilton 602, Paula Luff
  • “Fact, Fiction, and the Dialectics of Organised Violence” 6:15, Buell Hall’s East Gallery, Mark Mazower, Will Self
  • “Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker” 8:00, 101 Prentis Hall, Stanley Crouch

Tuesday, October 29:

  • “Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations” 12:00 – 1:30, IAB 406, Charlene Mires
  • “Community Land Trusts: Interventions in Inequality of Capital and Ontological Security?” 1:00, Avery 114, Susan Saegert
  • “U.S. Tight Oil and Shale Gas Outlook” 4:00 – 5:15, IAB 1501, Adam Sieminski
  • “The Rocky Mountain Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier” 4:10 – 5:00, Schermerhorn Extension 1015, Jeffery Lockwood
  • “Geoengineering: Science And Governance, Debating Climate Engineering” 4:30 – 6:00, Buell Hall’s East Gallery, Scott Barrett
  • “From Shortages to Abundance: Natural Gas, Past, Present and Future” 6:00 – 7:30, IAB 1501, Paul Joskow, Manuel Pinho
  • “Perspectives on Haitis National Strategic Development Plan – Planning in the Absence of Reliable, Recent Data” 6:00 – 7:30, IAB 1510, Frantz Verella
  • “Natural and Unnatural Boundaries of the Jewish Book” 6:00 – 8:00, Fayerweather 411, Emelie Schrijver
  • “The Author of Mass Entertainment” 6:15, Heyman Center’s 2nd Floor Common Room, Jeffrey Knapp, James Schamus
  • “The Architecture of Friday Mosques: Doctrinal Discourses and the Evolution of Architectural Paradigms” 6:30, Fayerweather 200, Ruba Kana’an

Wednesday, October 30:

  • “Learning from Mistakes: Why the Pivot has failed and what that tells us about America’s real policy choices in Asia” 10:10 – 12:00, IAB 918, Hugh White, Gerald Curtis
  • “Economic Boom, Ecological Bust?: Human Suffering and Environmental Health in Los Angeles and Central Appalachia” 11:30 – 1:00, Allen Rosenfield Building 532, Merlin Chowkwanyun
  • “Expropriation of Swedish Firms and Households in the Russian Revolution” 12:00 – 1:00, IAB 1219, Martin Kragh
  • “New Pathways for the Social Sciences” 12:00, Knox 509, Ann Morning
  • “The ICC & the Use of Chemical Weapons in Non-International Armed Conflicts” 12:10 – 1:10, Jerome Greene 107, Andreas Zimmermann
  • “Measurement of the Bs->mumu rare decay at CMS” 1:00, Pupin 705, Nuno Leonardo
  • “‘Metatransparency’: Foreign Relations of the United States, What it is – How has it changed – How can it be used” 3:00 – 4:30, IAB 406, Joshua Botts, Lindsay Krakoff
  • “Engaging Expert Communities: Understanding Syria Deeply” 4:30 – 6:00, Journalism 607B, Marguerite Holloway, Kristen Nolan, Jeanne Pinder

Thursday, October 31:

  • “Incentivizing the Crowd” 11:00, CS Conference Room, Yileng Chen
  • “Women and Work” 12:00 – 1:15, IAB 1501, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Debora Spar, Alison Wolf
  • “Global Power Shifts and UN Peacekeeping Missions” 12:15 – 2:00, IAB 707, Zachariah Mampilly
  • “Perspectives On Haiti’s National Strategic Development Plan: Designing Local Investment And Capacity Building Programs” 12:30 – 1:30, TBD, Johnny Celestin
  • “Three Adventures in Applied Probability: Network Backbones, the Bellman equation, and Lady Gaga” 1:10 – 2:10, Pupin 222, Michael J. Steele
  • “The Earth Institute in the Age of Sustainable Development” 2:30 – 4:00, Lerner Cinema, Jeffrey Sachs
  • “Legal Regulation of Online Media in Russia: Governmental Policy and its Effects” 4:00 – 5:00, IAB 1219, Andrei Richter
  • “Free Boundary SPDE models for the limit order book” 4:10 – 5:25, 903 SSW, Martin Keller-Ressel
  • “Is Computation Formal?” 4:10 – 6:00, Philosophy 716, Michael Rescorla
  • “The biological use of cadmium in the ocean” 4:30 – 5:30, Havemeyer 209, Francois Morel
  • “Characterisation of the indecomposability of some projective modules over the Kuperberg-Khovanov algebras” 5:00 – 6:00, Mathematics 520, Louis-Hadrien Robert
  • “Chosen Trauma, Chosen Glory: Identity Politics and China-Japan Reconciliation” 6:00 – 7:30, TBD, Zheng Wang
  • “China’s Challenges: The Lessons of Japan” 6:00 – 7:30, IAB 1501, Manuel Pinho, Stephen Roach
  • “The European Construction of the Image of the Prophet Muhammad” 7:00 – 8:00, Faculty House, Avinoam Shalem

Friday, November 1:

  • “U.S. Foreign Economic Policy” 12:00 – 1:00, IAB 1501, Robert Hormats, Merit E. Janow
  • “Lectures that Stick: Cognition Theories for Better Presentations” 12:00 – 1:00, Butler 208, Michael Cennamo, Adrienne Garber
  • “Implementing Health through Research” 1:00, Avery 100-Level, Rick Cook, Kate Orff

EnCore:

  • “Human Rights and Humanitarianism: Contradictory or Co-dependent?” 2:00 – 6:00, IAB 1501

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2 Comments

  1. Anonamoose  

    Definitely read the title as '...Kanye West..." on Twitter. I was very disappointed when I saw he wasn't going to be here.

  2. Anonymous  

    No need for disappointment! Cornel West is the man! You're missing out! Sadly the event is fully booked

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