Bucket List: Authors You’ve Heard Of, Russian Avant-Garde

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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. 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.


  • “The Writing Lives Series An Evening with Junot Diaz.” Monday April 7, 7:00-9:00 PM, IAB Altschul Auditorium.
  • “The Writing Lives Series Creative Writing Lecture Series: Jeffrey Eugenides” Wednesday April 9, 7:00-9:00 PM, Schapiro Center Davis Auditorium.
  • “The Blinken European Institute presents: ‘Art after Stalin: The Transformation of the Russian Avant-Garde'” Friday April 11, 4:00 PM. Rad Borislavov, Molly Brunson, Ken Minturn.

Monday, April 7

  • “Assembling Territory: Unfolding and Blockades of Urban Development in Downtown Bogota” 1:00 PM, IAB Room 802. Jose Antonio Ramirez.
  • “Recent hints for new physics in rare B decays” 2:10 PM, 705 Pupin Hall. Stefan Meinel
  • “Russia, Europe, And The Gas Revolution: Firms And Geopolitics In The Age Of Shale” 4:00-5:30 PM, IAB Room 1501. Rawi Abdelal.
  • “The Eagle and the Dragon, Mexico and China in the XVth century.” 4:00 PM, IAB 802. Serge Gruzinski.
  • “Assuming Americans Are Reliably Ideological Can Distort Analyses of Political Representation” 4:10-5:30 PM, 707 IAB. David Broockman.
  • “Bose-Einstein condensation in unusual circumstances” 4:15 PM, 705 Pupin. Jean-Paul Blaizot.
  • “Symposium – 100 Days: Egypt vs. Press Freedom” 5:30-7:00 PM, Pulitzer Hall 3rd floor Lecture Hall. Al Anstey, Agnes Callamard, Yehia Ghanem, Robert Mahoney, Bruce Shapiro.
  • “Blinken Lecture with David Miliband: Does the World Care? Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century” 6:00-8:00 PM, Italian Academy. David Milliband.
  • “The Myth of the Cathedral” 6:00-8:00 PM, 612 Schermerhorn. Paul Crossley.

Tuesday, April 8

  • “The $3.5 Trillion Question: How to make natural resource funds work for citizens (Launch Event at Columbia University, NYC)” 10:30-12:00 PM, Jerome Greene Hall Annex. Daniel Kaufmann, Gawdat Bhagat, Martin Sandbu, Malan Rietveld, Perrine Toledano, Andrew Bauer.
  • “Haiti Dialogue Series: Bono Legal Support in Haiti — Approaches to Judicial Training and Legal Reforms” 11:30-12:30 PM, Low Library Trustees Room. Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste, Eric Ordway.
  • “The Effect of the ‘History Problem’ Issue on Japanese Public Sentiments and Foreign Policy Preferences” 12:00-1:30 PM, IAB Room 918. Yongwook Ryu.
  • “The Art of Shaping the Metropolis” 1:00 PM, 114 Avery Hall. Pedro Ortiz.
  • “Reframing ‘India’ in Exile: The Excentricities of Peripheral Vision and a View From The Centre” 5:30-7:00 PM, 411 Fayerweather. Benjamin Zachariah.
  • “Re-Coding Nationalism: Muslims and Islamophobia in Norway” 6 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Sindre Bangstad.
  • “Global Africa Lab – Mobility and Trade: Data, Media, Race + Space” 6:00 PM, 200 Level Avery Hall.
  • “Normal: Real Stories from the Sex Industry” 6:00-8:00 PM, Barnard 409. Nicola Mai.
  • “THE BOOM: A Book Talk with Russell Gold of The Wall Street Journal” 6:30-7:45 PM, IAB Room 707.
  • “Painter: Divergent Lines, Emergent Spaces” 6:30 PM, Wood Auditorium. Julie Mehretu.

Wednesday, April 9

  • “Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series – Aerial Robot Swarms” 11:00-12:30 PM, Schapiro Davis Auditorium. Vijay Kuma.
  • “Determination of strange sea quark distribution from $\nu$ induced charm dimuon production” 1:00 PM, 705 Pupin. Roberto Petti
  • “Franz Boas Seminar by Rachel Watkins, Anthropology Department, American University” 4:10-6:00 PM, 963 Schermerhorn Extension. Rachel Watkins.
  • “Faiths’ Response to Intimate Partner Violence: An Interfaith Dinner & Discussion RSVP” 6:00-7:30 PM, Earl Hall Auditorium.
  • “Strongman Governance & Afghan Politics, 2001 to Today” 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB Room 1501. Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Barnett R. Rubin.
  • “Local Actions for Global Effects: Local Air-Pollution Control as Global Carbon- Mitigation Strategy” 6:00 PM, 504 Avery Hall.Kyung-Min Nam.
  • “Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Sustainable Energy Strategies” 6:10-7:00 PM, Havemeyer Hall 209. Jigar Shah.
  • “ELENA: Women and Narrative” 6:30 PM, James Room. Petra Costa, Mary Gordon, Marie Reagan.
  • “New Feminist Solutions: A Celebration of Social Justice Approaches to Domestic Violence” 6:30 PM, Sulzberger Parlor.
  • “Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans, A Book Talk with Author Matt Sakakeeny” 8:00-10:00 PM, Hamilton Hall 716.

Thursday, April 10

  • “The Banishment of Comrade Vera Khan” 12:00-130 PM, IAB Room 918. Ruth Barraclough.
  • “Newsroom Places & Spaces in a Post-Industrial Age” 12:00-2:00 PM, Pulitzer Hall 601B. Nikki Usher.
  • “Chipping Away at the Issues: The Promise of a Piecemeal Approach to Dispute Settlement” 12:15-2:00 PM, 707 IAB. Michaela Mattes.
  • “Solar Power, Net Metering and the Challenges to the Traditional Utility Model” 2:00-3:30 PM, Faculty House Garden Room 2. Carrie Hitt, Rick Tempchin.
  • “Going From Idea To Funded Tech Startup “West Coast” Style” 4:00 PM, 414 Schapiro. Adam Siegel.
  • “Catalytic Strategies for Chemical Synthesis” 4:30-5:30 PM, 209 Havemeyer, Abigail Doyle.
  • “Alan Koenig on: “‘How I Do Love to Hear the Wolves Howl’: American Theocracy and the Apocalyptic Political Theology of Joseph Smith”” 4:30-6:30 PM, 758 Schermerhorn.
  • “Introduction to Auschwitz, enquête sur un complot Nazi” 4:30-6:00 PM, 411 Fayerweather. Florent Brayard.
  • “Gender and Anti-Semitism: Women’s Rights Yesterday and Today” 5:30-7:30 PM, Italian Academy. Barbara Faedda, Victoria De Grazia, Yasmine Ergas.
  • “Book History Colloquium Lecture | Gertrude Stein, Bennett Cerf, and the Making of Modernist Star” 6:00-8:00 PM, Butler Library Room 523. Lise Jaillant.
  • “Early Finnish-American Cookbooks: Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Perspective” 6:10-7:30 PM, Hamilton hall 317. Hanna Snellman.
  • “Janette Laverrière: Art, Design, and Social Movement” 6:30 PM, Maison Francaise. Andre Rottman, Fionn Meade, Dominic Eichler.
  • “Roundtable Discussion: “Enlightenment, Print Culture, Media.”” 8:00 PM, Deutsches Haus. Stefan Andriopoulos, Jeffrey Freedman, Dorothea von Mucke, Clifford Siskin.

Friday, April 11

  • “A Workshop on Connected, Autonomously Powered Systems” 9:00-4:30 PM, Schapiro Davis Auditorium. Naveen Verma, Prabal Dutta, Suman Datta, Juin Liou, Peter Kinget, Gil Zussman.
  • “Columbia-Princeton Probability Day 2014” 9:00-5:30 PM, 501 NoCo. Martin Barlow, Thierry Bodineau, Steve Lalley, Subhro Ghosh, Clement Hongler, Jason Miller.
  • “Global 1943: Political Imagination and Blueprints for the Future” 9:00-5:00 PM, Heyman Second Floor Common Room.
  • “Mobilities in Cities: From Visible to Invisible” 10:00-6:00 PM, Avery Hall Wood Auditorium. Diana Barco, Assaf Biderman, Adam Greenfield, others.
  • “The Structure of Contingency” 12:30-2:00 PM, 509 Knox. Ivan Ermakoff.
  • “Lecture | Guastavino’s Palaces for the People: From Archive to Exhibit” 12:30-2:00 PM, Butler Room 523. John Ochsendorf, Janet Parks.
  • “Synthesis Symposium” 4:00-5:00 PM, Havemeyer 209. Christopher Bejger.
  • “Cataclysmic Events in Binary Stars.” 8:00 PM, Pupin Observatory. Emir Karamehmetoglu.

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