Bucket List: Pakistani History, Harlem Nocturne, Retranslation.

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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 we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.


  • “SAI: Teaching Pakistani History/Teaching Pakistanis History.” Tuesday March 4, 4:00-6:00 PM, Knox Hall Room 208. Manan Ahmad, Sana Haroon, Tahir Kamran, Vazira Zamindar.
  • “Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II.” Thursday March 6, 8:00-10:00 PM, Dodge Hall 622.
  • “Retranslating Literary Classics: A Panel on Cervantes, Montaigne, and Dostoevsky.” Friday March 7 11:00-1:00 PM, Miller Theater. Edith Grossman, Wyatt Mason, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky, Susan Bernofsky.

Monday, March 3

  • “Coherent control of matter wave transport: from Bloch oscillations to precision gravity measurements” 9:30 AM 705 Pupin Hall. Marco Tarallo.
  • “Brain rhythms organize cell assemblies.” 12:00 PM, 601 Fairchild. Dr. Gyorgy Buzsaki.
  • “Nuclear Weapons Effects, Proliferation and Policy.” 12:15-2:00 PM, IAB Room 1302. Col. Robert S. Spalding III.
  • “Dynamics of Qatar foreign policy.” 12:30-2:00 PM, IAB Room 1512. Ahmed bin Yousef Al Rumai.
  • “Local probes of AdS black holes” 2:10 PM, 705 Pupin Hall. Daniel Kabat.
  • “Favela Fortified? Public Health, Public Security and Statized Spaces of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” 1:00-2:00 PM, Avery Hall Room 504.
  • “SAI: Prabhat Patnaik and S. Akbar Zaidi.” 4:00-5:30 PM, Knox Hall Room 217.
  • “The Expanding Universe” 4:15 PM, 428 Pupin Hall. Jim Peebles.
  • “Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town.” 6:00-7:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Mirta Ojito.
  • “The Corpse and the Name: Alexander Gardner and the Origins of the Modern War Memorial” 6:00-8:00 PM, 612 Schermerhorn Hall. Kirk Savage.
  • “Martisoare! Spring is here!” 6:15-7:30 PM, IAB Room 1219. Dr. Ioana Gabriela Costache.
  • “The Lionel Trilling Seminar ‘Understanding from Inside,’ or Critique and Admiration: Reading after Wittgenstein and Cavell.” 6:15, Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room. Toril Moi, Heather Love, Bernard Rhie.

Tuesday, March 4

  • “Food Access at the Brownsville Youthmarket.” 1:00 PM, 114 Avery Hall. Dory Kornfield.
  • “Book Discussion with Jessica Alexander, author of Chasing Chaos.” 1:10-2:10 PM, IAB Room 802.
  • “A New Balkans? Challenges of Democratization in the Former Yugoslavia.” 5:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 707. Dario Cepo, Anna DiLellio, Tany L. Domi, Jasmin Mujanović.
  • “Editors Night at Writing About Global Science for the International Media.” 6:00-8:00 PM, Kent Hall 413. Mary Ann Giordano, Jennifer Bogo, TJ Kelleher, Yaffa Frederick, Christopher Shay.
  • “Immigration Reform, Human Trafficking, and Climate Change: What Is The Connection And Why They Are Moral Issues For People Of Faith.” 6:00-7:30, Davis Audiotorium Schapiro. Patrick Carolan.

Wednesday, March 5

  • “Rethinking the Application-Database Interface” 11:00 AM, 750 CEPSR. Alvin Cheung.
  • “Narrative Medicine Rounds: Susannah Cahalan, Author” 5:00-7:00 PM, Medical Center Faculty Club.
  • “Purchasing Credibility? Image-Crafting and PR Strategies in Eurasia.” 5:00-7:00 PM, IAB Room 1219. Hugh Williamson.
  • “Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Sustainable Agriculture.” 6:10-7:00 PM, Havemeyer Room 209. Howard Buffett.
  • “Neuroscience & History: Being Brains.” 6:15 PM, Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room. Fernando Vidal

Thursday, March 6.

  • “Is there Life after Astana? The Human Dimension” of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe in Historical Perspective.” 12:00-1:00 PM, IAB Room 1219. Douglas Wake.
  • “Indigenous Ethnicities as a Cultural Commodity in the Context of the 2014 World Cup.” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB Room 802.
  • “Displacement: Site-calming and Removal, the Platform as Design Strategy.” 1:00 PM, 114 Avery Hall. John Sergeant.
  • “Gender-Based Gaps in Pay and Promotions in a Research University.” 2:00-3:30 Knox Hall 509. Yitchak Haberfeld.
  • “BRICS: The Road Ahead.” 2:00-4:30 PM, Italian Academy Theater. Otavianu Canuto, Ann Lee, Loy Pires, Atsi Sheth, Fernando Sotelino, Gregory Stoupnitzky.
  • “American Internationalists and the Transatlantic Politics of Travel Control in the Era of Vietnam.” 4:10-6:00 PM, 1510 IAB. Moshik Temkin.
  • ‘Reading “The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared” in Context’ 6:00-7:00 PM, 612 Schermerhorn Hall. Julie Nelson Davis.
  • “Social Memory and Public Production of History: The Taebaek Mountains (Taebaek Sanmaek) and the Politics of Remembering the Korean War” 5:30-7:00 PM, IAB Room 918. Namhee Lee.
  • “Lorenzo da Ponte in America: Edmund White (Italian Academy Fellow) in conversation with David Freedberg.” 6:00-8:00 PM, Italian Academy.
  • “Narratives of the Dirty War in Argentina, 1976-1983.” 7:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 802.

Friday, March 7.

  • “Freudenstein Lecture: Smart Solar Powered Sustainable Clean Water Systems for Remote Communities.” 11:00-12:30 PM, Schapiro Davis Auditorium.
  • “The State of Myanmars Democratic Transition: A Field Report by Prof Alfred Stepan.” 12:00-2:00 PM, IAB Room 1302. Alfred Stepan.
  • “19th Annual W.S. Jardetzky Lecture: Postmodern Geophysics and Ice Age Climate.” 3:30-4:30 LDEO Monell Building. Jerry X. Mitrovica.
  • “Strategic Communications Workshop: The Business of Culture.” 6:00-8:00 PM 501 Northwest Corner Building. Mickey Barold.
  • “Screening of feature film Kora (One Mile Above, Director: Du Jiayi, China-Taiwan 2013).” 7:00-10:00 PM, IAB Room 918. Kevin Ouyang.

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