Listen here, Arab world

Listen here, Arab world

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.


  • “An Inconsolable Memory: Selected Films of Aryan Kaganof” Tuesday March 11, 5:30-8:45, Italian Academy.Aryan Kaganof, Richard Pea, Hlonipha Mokoena, Sean Jacobs, Anna Grimshaw.
  • “African Women’s Rights & Resilience (Symposium)” Wednesday March 12 10:00-5:00 PM, Event Oval Diana Center. Hakima Abbas, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Jimmie Briggs, Abena Busia, Tina Campt, and more
  • “Texts, Risks, and Revolution: Holding Up a Mirror to the Arab World” Thursday March 13, 6:15-8:15 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Sulayman Al Bassam, Georgina Van Welie.

Monday, March 10

  • “Understanding Epigenomic Drivers of Human Diseases” 11:00 AM, 750 CEPSR. James Zou.
  • “How Do Small Literatures Make It to World Literature? A talk by César Domínguez” 12:07 PM, Common Room Heyman Center
  • “”Riboswitches, Ribozymes and the RNA World” 12:00 PM, 601 Fairchild. Ronald Breaker.
  • “The Golden Horde and the Black Sea Slave Trade” 12:00-1:00 PM, IAB Room 1219.
  • “Entanglement and spacetime geometry” 2:10 PM, 705 Pupin Hall. Juan Maldacena.
  • “Mexican Mondays ‘Sobre la narrativa de la insurreccin.'” 4:00-5:00 IAB Room 802.
  • “The gravity/field theory duality: black holes as ordinary fluids” 4:15 PM, 301 Pupin. Juan Maldacena.
  • “Pizza With Your Prof: Professor Mila Rosenthal” 5:00-6:00 PM, Lerner Hall East Ramp Lounge.
  • “Using Brazils Racial Continuum to Examine the Short-Term Effects of Affirmative Action in Higher Education” 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 802.
  • “Memory for the Future: Collaborative Witnessing in Post-Dictatorship Chile” 7:00-9:00 PM, Faculty House.

Tuesday, March 11

  • “Putin’s Presidency: Two Years After Election” 12:00-1:00 PM, IAB Room 1219. Andranik Migranyan.
  • “A New Civics for Smart Cities” 1:00 PM, 114 Avery Hall. Anthony Townsend.
  • “Rethinking Memory System Design for Data-Intensive Computing” 3:30 PM, CS Conference Room. Onur Mutlu.
  • “Seminar on Modern Europe with Bruno Palier” 4:00-5:00 PM, Faculty House.
  • “Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the Global Movement to Sustain Local Cultures.” 4:00-6:00 PM, Dodge Hall 701C. Michael Mason.
  • “The changing matrix: reforestation and connectivity in a tropical habitat corridor” 4:10-5:00 PM, Schermerhorn Extension 1015. Matt Fagan.
  • “The Fragmented City:Politics of Historic Preservation in Beijing, Chicago, and Paris” 4:30 PM, Buell Hall. Yue Zhang.
  • “A Conversation with Vladimir Voinovich” 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 1512.
  • “In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850-1950” 6:00-7:30 PM, Buell Hall East Gallery. Alic Conklin.
  • “The Political Origins of Global Justice: A Talk by Samual Moyn” 7:30-9:30 PM, Faculty House.

Wednesday, March 12

  • “Designing Visual Analysis Methods” 11:00 AM, 750 CEPSR. Jason Chuang.
  • “Cyber Symposium on Mary Lou Williams” 11:00-1:00 PM, Buell Hall East Gallery. Farah Jasmine Griffin, Peter OBrien, Dwight Andrews, Geri Allen, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran.
  • “Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn.” 12:00-1:30 PM, Lehman Center. Brian Purnell.
  • “Lunchtime Lecture: Yumi Kori.” 12:00 PM, 408 Avery Hall.
  • “Ukraine: Peril and Opportunity” 12:15-1:15 PM, IAB Room 1219. Paula J. Dobriansky.
  • “An Inconsolable Memory: Films by Aryan Kaganof” 3:30-8:30 PM, Italian Academy. Richard Pea, Hlonipha Mokoena, Sean Jacobs, Anna Grimshaw.
  • “Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: The Sustainability/Profitability Connection” 6:10-7:00 PM, Havemeyer Hall 209. Vance Merolla.

Thursday, March 13.

  • “International Reserves, Credit Constraints, & Systemic Sudden Stops” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB Room 802.
  • “Beyond 2015: Due Diligence Framework to end Violence against Women” 1:00-3:00 PM, German House opposite UN. Janine Moussa, Zarizana Abdul Aziz.
  • “Tunable symmetry breaking on the edge of a high magnetic field quantum spin Hall state” 3:00 PM, 703 Northwest Corner. Andrea Young.
  • “Advertising in Contemporary South Korea: From Humanism to Terrorism” 4:00-6:00 PM, IAB Room 918. Olga Fedorenko.
  • “Assembly Line Synthesis” 4:30-5:30 PM, 209 Havemeyer. Varinder Aggarwal.
  • “The Fourth Freedom: Free Movement and Migration in Europe Before and After the Crisis” 6:00-8:00 PM, Fayerweather Hall 411. Adrian Favell.
  • “Managing Energy Efficiency: Translating Policy into Action in the Real World” 6:00-8:00 PM, Low Library Rotunda. Ron Araujo, Frank Evans, Richard Kauffman.
  • “Research Ethics: How We Got to Where We Are and Where We’re Going” 6:15-7:30 PM, Hamilton Room 702. Paul Appelbaum
  • “Tow Center: Computational Storytelling” 6:30-8:30 PM, Pulitzer Hall. Larry Birnbaum, Mark Riedl, Jichen Zhu.

Friday, March 14.

  • “The Puerto Rican ‘National Minority’ and Latino New York, 1931-1951” 11:00 AM, Komoda Room Heyman Center. Cristina Pérez Jiménez.
  • “Decentering Cold War Science, or: How the US and Muammar Gaddafi Learned to Love the Swiss Bunker.” 12:30-2:00 PM, 411 Fayerweather. Charly COleman.
  • “A Time for Everything: Diagrams” 6:00 PM, Prentis Hall. Matthew Ritchie, Frederik Stjernfelt.
  • “European Big City At Home: Foreign Popular Culture in Belgrade Between the Wars” 7:15-9:15 PM, IAB Room 1219. Jovana Babovic.

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