Bucket List: Protest, TV Writers, War Photograph, Jawad Nabulsi

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Finna get that war photo

Finna get that war photo

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.


  • “Protest, Police, and Rights: When Good Protests Go Bad.” Monday February 24, 7:15-9:00 PM, Journalism School World Room. Olesya Gerasimenko, Timothy Frye, Todd Gitlin, Oxana Shevel.
  • “Top TV Writers Talk: A Special Event Devoted to TV Writing.” Wednesday February 26, 6:30 PM, Event Oval at the Diana Center. Tom Fontana, Eric Overmyer, Terence Winter.
  • “Beyond Wages and Wealth: How Inequality Harms Our Political Institutions, Our Social Fabric, and Our Well-Being.” Wednesday, February 26 4:00-5:30 PM, Alumni Auditorium 650 West 168 Street. Dr. Joseph Stiglitz.
  • “AP Discussion of War Photography at 92nd Street Y.” Wednesday, February 26, 8:15-9:15 PM, 92nd Street Y. Peter Arnett, Pete Hamill, Kimberley Dozier.
  • “Discussion with Jawad Nabulsi.” Friday February 28, 1:00-2:30 PM, IAB Room 403.

Monday, February 24.

  • “Algorithms with Ubiquitous Genetic Information.” 11:00 AM, 750 CEPSR. Yaniv Erlich.
  • “Bangkok Shutdown? Thailand’s Political Crisis” 12:00-1:30 PM, IAB Room 918. Duncan McCargo.
  • “To reach simplicity, you first master complexity (Chopin), a Chopin-esque approach to Cystic Fibrosis as a kinase-opathy” 12:00 PM, 601 Fairchild. Dr. Anil Mehta.
  • “More Than Meets the Eye.” 1:00-2:00 PM, Avery Hall Room 115.
  • “Titanium Alkylidynes: C-H Bond Activation and Beyond” 2:10 PM, 705 Pupin. Loganayagam R.
  • “SAI: A Lecture by Prabhat Patnaik.” 4:00-5:30 PM, Knox Hall Room 208.
  • “Counterintuitive strings” 4:15 PM, 428 Pupin. Alberto Nicolis.
  • “The Syrian Civil War: Human Rights, Law and Strategy.” 6:00-8:00 PM, Jerome Greene Hall 103. Lama Fakih.
  • “Tibetan Intellectuals in the 1940s.” 6:15-7:45 PM, IAB Room 918. Heather Stoddard.
  • “What Causes Global Inequality?” 6:15-8:15 PM, Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room.
  • “How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success.” 6:30 PM, 4th Floor Barnard Hall. Tovah Klein.
  • “Belgium in World War I: German Occupation and the Flemish Movement, 1914-1918.” 6:30-8:30 PM, 411 Fayerweather. Ulrich Tiedau.

Tuesday, February 25.

  • “Neither Donkey Nor Horse: Medicine and the Struggle Over China’s Modernity.” 12:00-1:30 PM, IAB Room 918. Sean Lei.
  • “Interdisciplinary Biosciences Seminar – Nicola Mandriota & Lei Lei.” 12:30-1:30 PM, 700 Fairchild.
  • “Messages and Means: Muriel Cooper at MIT.” 7:00 PM, Buell Hall.
  • “Screening of Round Midnight with director Bertrand Tavernier.” 6:00-9:00 PM, Miller Theater.
  • “Counterinsurgency and Peacekeeping Operations in Western and Central Africa.” 6:10-8:00 PM, IAB Room 1512. Brigadier General Jean-Luc Friedling, Adrien-Basseyni Diarra.
  • “Dare la Regola: The Architect as Painter in the Lives of Alberti and Brunelleschi” 6:15-7:15 PM, 612 Schermerhorn. Wolf-Dietrich Löhr

Wednesday, February 26.

  • “Integrating East and Southeast Asian Case Studies in the Global History of Genocide.” 12:00-2:00 PM, 403 Kent Hall. Ben Kiernan.
  • “A Day in the Life of CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB Room 1512. Peter Clement.
  • “Joseph Blankholm on The Challenge of Being Secular: Nonbelievers as a Precarious Religious Minority.” 2:10-4:00 PM, 80 Claremont Room 101. Joseph Blankholm.
  • “Franz Boas Seminar Stefania Pandolfo.” 4:10-6:00 PM, 963 Schermerhorn Extension.
  • “Book Talk: Ali İğmen, Speaking Soviet with an Accent, Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan.” 4:15-6:00 PM, IAB Room 1219.
  • “Fueling Up: The Economic Implications of Americas Oil and Gas Boom.” 6:00-7:30 PM, IAB Room 1501. Trevor Houser.
  • “Engineering and Philosophy: Social, Technical, and Intellectual Elites in Interwar Germany and the US” 6:00-7:30 PM, Faculty House. Heidi Voskuhl.
  • “Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Low-Carbon Transportation.” 6:10-7:00 PM, Havemeyer 209. Lori Ardito.

Thursday, February 27.

  • “Tow Tea: Bregtje van der Haak | Atlas of Pentecostalism,” 12:00-2:00 PM, 601B Journalism. Bregtje van der Haak.
  • “A Theory of Presidential Power and US Foreign Policy.” 12:15-2:00 PM, IAB 707. Helen Milner.
  • “Research Without Borders: Negotiating Constraints and Open Scholarship.” 1:00-3:00 PM, Faculty House Garden Room. Leith Mullings, Dennis Tenen, Lela Prashad.
  • “The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: The Slow Demise of Media Freedom in the OSCE Region.” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB Room 1219. Dunja Mijatović.
  • “The Educational System in Brazil and its Higher Education.” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB Room 802.
  • “After Sochi: Russia and the World.” 2:15-4:00 PM, IAB Room 1512. Timothy Frye, Kimberley Marten, Stephen Sestanovich.
  • “Sijo Workshop with Prof. David McCann.” 4:00-6:00 PM, Kent Room 403.
  • “Transformative Experience” 4:10-6:00 PM, 716 Philosophy. L.A. Paul.
  • “Titanium Alkylidynes: C-H Bond Activation and Beyond” 4:30-5:30 PM, 209 Havemeyer. Daniel Mindiola.
  • “Crossing Paths: The Diversity in Mexico-US Migration.” 6:00-7:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Filiz Garip.
  • “Entre informateur et auteur: anthropologie, littrature et authenticit culturelle dans lEmpire franais.” 6:00-7:30 PM, Buell Hall. Vincent Debaene.
  • “Luuk van Middelaar on Europa after the Euro Crisis: Political Change, Public Discontent?” 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 707.
  • “Russia in East Asia: Imagination, Exchange, Travel, Translation.” 6:00 PM, IAB Room 1512.
  • “Banking Union in Europe: Prospects and Challenges.” 6:00-7:30 PM, Vitor Gaspar, Athanasios Orphanides.
  • “Re-presenting Pakistan: Journalism, Justice and the War on Terror.” 7:00-9:00 PM, Journalism Lecture Hall. Madiha Tahir, Asim Rafiqui, Sarah Belal, Saadia Toor.
  • “Sounding Communities: Music and the Three Religions in Medieval Iberia.” CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room and Faculty House.

Friday, February 28.

  • “Alternative Transition Paths: Does Pressure from Below Matter for Democracy?” 2:00-4:00 PM, IAB Room 802.
  • “Festival Neue Literatur.” 1:00-5:00 PM, Deutsches Haus. Milena Michiko Flašar, Maja Haderlap, Olga Grjasnowa, Abbas Khider, Melinda Nadj Abonji, Richard Weihe.

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  1. Anonymous  

    yus please do this always

  2. That Mexican Guy  


    As a disgruntled senior, I can't help but take this personally.

    Would it KILL these people to not schedule their events on weekdays during class time.

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