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. Our recommendations for are below and the full list is after the jump.


  • ““What is Happening in Venezuela? Student Movements, Protest & State Action”: A Public Discussion with Juan Requesens, Yeiker Guerra, Ernesto Rangel, Daniel Wilkinson, and Jose Moya” Monday April 21, 7:30, 417 IAB.
  • “The new edge of rocket science: mohawk guy Bobak Ferdowsi” Wednesday April 23, 11:30-1:00 PM, Davis Auditorium.
  • “Redefining Realness: A Salon in Honor of Janet Mock” Wednesday April 23, 6:30-8:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Janet Mock, Brittney Cooper, Che Gossett, Reina Gossett, CeCe Mcdonald, and Mey Valdivia Rude.
  • “A Dancer in the Revolution: Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club” Thursday 24, 7:00-9:00, Butler Room 523. Eve Boutilié-Oxby, Kevin Fellezs, Robert O’Meally, Mark Naison.

Monday, April 21.

  • “Nanocrystallography and New Frontiers in Structural Biology” 12:00 PM, 601 Fairchild. Dr. Guillermo Calero.
  • “NECR Brown Bag: Professor Aldo Civico in Conversation with Catalina Duque” 12:00-1:00 PM, Hamilton 303.
  • “Russian Energy Politics: From Europe to Asia” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB 1219. Louis Skyner.
  • “Periurban is a Place? Working on the Edges of Mexico City and Ixtepec” 1:00-2:00 PM, 115 Avery Hall. Lynnette Widder.
  • “Adventures with defects and anomalies” 2:10 PM, 705 Pupin. Kristan Jensen.
  • “Keywords: Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conversations: “Vulnerability” featuring Walter Bockting, Katherine Ewing, Marianne Hirsch, Richard Park, and Alondra Nelson” 4:00-6:00 PM, IAB Room 1512.
  • “Questions from inside: A critical view of global mental health” 4:00-5:30 PM, Medical School Psychiatric Institute Boardroom 6601. Dr. Alex Cohen.
  • “Colloquium – Bill Zajc” 4:15, 301 Pupin Hall. Bill Zajc.
  • “Greenwich Roundtable Lecture Series: Understanding Fixed Income & Credit Strategies” 6:00-8:00 PM, IAB 1501. Brian Feurtado.
  • “Commuter: NY-LON Now.” 6:30 PM, Wood Auditorium. Brett Steele, Mark Wigley.
  • “Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence with Angela Rose, 9th Annual Jeanne Clery Lecture Series” 7:00-9:00 PM, Barnard Hall 304.

Tuesday, April 22.

  • “Resilience and Risk in Networked Systems” 11:00-12:00 PM, Davis Auditorium. Munther Dahleh.
  • “Bodies Across Borders: Oral and Visual Memory in Europe and Beyond” 12:00 PM, 406 IAB. Luisa Passerini, Victoria de Grazia.
  • “Book Talk with Christine Bader, Author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil” 1:00-2:00 PM, Warren Hall 311.
  • “Toleration of Tolerations” 4:00-6:00 PM, Heyman Center Second floor common room.
  • “Wine and the Origins of the Greek Alphabet. Early Greek vase-inscriptions and the symposion” 4:10-5:30 PM, Hamilton 603. Marek Wecowski.
  • “Intrasexual Competition and Reproduction in Wild Blue Monkeys” 4:10-5:00 PM, Schermerhorn Ext. 1015. Su-Jen Roberts.
  • “‘Beyond Gibraltar’ Book Presentation.” 6:00-7:00 PM, Italian Academy. Maristella Lorch.
  • “SAJA Event: Book reading with Prof. Amitava Kumar” 6:00-7:00 PM, Stabile Student Lounge.
  • “Rebalancing Eagle or Eclipsing Dragon? The U.S., China, and the future of East Asian Political and Economic Dynamics” 6:15-8:15 PM, Faculty House. Mark Christopher.
  • “Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt: The Stillborn Grand Alliance in WWII” 6:15, 513 Fayerweather. Gabriel Gorodetsky
  • “A Reading and Conversation With Lszl Krasznahorkai” 6:30-8:00 PM, IAB 1512.
  • “Canonicity and the Cuneiform Traditions” 7:00 PM, Faculty House. Ronald Wallenfels

Wednesday, April 23.

  • “Islands for Life: Artistic Responses to Remote Social Polarization and Decline in ‘Post-Growth’ Japan” 12:00-1:30 PM, Kent Hall 403. Adrian Favell.
  • “My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman’s Journey from Prison to Power” 12:00-1:30 PM, Buell Hall. Lu Hsiu-lien (Annette Lu).
  • “CSSW Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming Grand Rounds – Fountain House: A Working Community That Brings Hope to Mind” 12:10-1:50.
  • “Rural Women’s Employment and the Chinese State: Sixty Years of Change” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB Room 801. Dr. Hu Yukun.
  • “Discussion with Jacob A. Frenkel, Former Governor of the Bank of Israel” 4:00-6:00 PM, IAB.
  • “Franz Boas Seminar by Rudolf Mrazek, Department of History, University of Michigan” 4:10-6:00 PM, 963 Schermerhorn Extension.
  • “Madness is Civilization: The Suicidal Person in Colonial Korea” 5:30-7:00 PM, IAB 918. Jun Yoo.
  • “On Social Verdicts : Classes, Identities, Trajectories” 6:00-7:30 PM, Buell Hall.Didier Eribon.
  • “Historicizing Neuroscience” 6:00 PM, Heyman Center. Joelle M. Abi-Rached
  • “Cold War Clint: How Asia Made a Hollywood Icon and How He Imagined Asia” 6:00-7:30 PM, 420 Hamilton Hall. Takashi Fujitani
  • “Building Sustainable Communities” 6:10-7:00 PM, Havemeyer 209. Howard Slatkin.

Thursday, April 24.

  • “Asylums, Prisons, and the Political Economy of a Punitive Society: An American Genealogy of Morals” 11:15 AM, 722 West 168 Street 8th floor. Bernard E. Harcourt
  • “A Contemporary Conversation on a Chinese Erotic Classic: David Roy’s Translation of ‘Jin Ping Mei’ and New Scholarly Directions” 12:00-1:30 PM, IAB 918.
  • “Women, Material Culture, and the History of Post-Roman Britain” 12:15, Heyman Center 2nd Floor. Robin Fleming
  • “Brazilian Center Brown Bag: Recent Patterns of Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use in Brazilian Youth & Adults by Professor Silvia Martins, MD, PhD” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB 802.
  • “Inflationary Cosmology after Recent Cosmic Microwave Background Data” 1:15 PM, 705 Pupin. Katherine Freese.
  • “Welfare State and Gender Stratification across Classes” 2:00-3:30 PM, Knox Hall 509. Hadas Mandel.
  • “Seminar on Modern Europe with Daniel Ziblatt” 4:00-5:30 PM, Faculty House.
  • “The Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Therapeutic Leads for Aids Eradication, Alzheimer’s Disease and Cancer Immunotherapy” 4:30-5:30 PM, 209 Havemeyer. Paul Wender.
  • “Latin Americans in Italy: Migration, Religion, and Gender” 6:00-8:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor. Valentina Napolitano.
  • “The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations” 6:15-8:15, Heyman Center Common Room. Jacob Soll.
  • “Western Antarctic Peninsula- Rapid Climate Change and an Ecosystem Near a Tipping Point” 6:00-7:00 PM, Faculty Room Low Library. Hugh Ducklow.
  • “Comrade Baron: From the Vanished World of the Eastern European Aristocracy to Contemporary Eastern Europe” 7:00-9:00 PM, Deutsches Haus. Jaap Scholten.
  • “Screening of Unafraid” 7:00-9:00 PM, 504 Diana Center. Karin Venegas.
  • “John R. MacArthur, Publisher of Harper’s Magazine: A Delacorte Lecture” 7:30-9:00 PM, Pulitzer Hall World Room.

Friday, April 25.

  • “Culture and Everyday Life in North Korea” 9:00-2:00 PM. Kent Hall 403. Charles Armstrong, Ruth Barraclough, Andre Schmid.
  • “The Sexual Politics of Legal Reform in French Algeria, 1905-1920” 12:30-2:00 PM, 411 Fayerweather. Judith Surkis
  • “”Documenting Queer Histories in China and the U.S.”: A Film Screening and Discussion” 1:00-5:00 PM, Hamilton Hall 602. Cui Zi’en, Barbara Hammer.
  • “The Exoplanet Revolution.” 8:00 PM, Pupin Stargazing. Lucianne Walkowicz.