Bucket List represents the 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 this week are below and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or a correction, please leave them in the comments.


  • “Challenges Facing the World Trade System” Tuesday, IAB 1501, 8:45-5:30 PM. Conference.
  • “Author Event – Nixon’s Secrets by Roger Stone” Columbia University Bookstore, 6:00-7:30 PM. Roger Stone.

Monday, September 29

  • “South Asia Institute: The Army and Democracy in Pakistan” 208 Knox Hall, 4:00-5:30 PM. Aqil Shah.
  • “Sexes, Genders, and Brains: Four Scientists, Four Perspectives” Diana Center Event Oval, 6:30 PM. Natalie Angier, Art Arnold, Daphne Joel, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Rae Silver.

Tuesday, September 30

  • “Challenges Facing the World Trade System” IAB 1501, 8:45-5:30 PM. Conference.
  • “Earth Institute Practicum; Science-based Solutions for Sustainability: Sustainable Urban Development” UTS 207, 4:10-6:00 PM. Elliot Sclar.
  • “All-Class Lecture: The New Global Journalism” Pulitzer Hall World Room, 6:00-7:30 PM. Ahmed Al Omran, Burcu Baykurt, Jessie Graham, Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, Sheila Corone.

Wednesday, October 1

  • “Inside the Contemporary Chinese Art Market” IAB 918, 6:00-7:30 PM. Ethan Cohen, Dorothy Ko.
  • “Author Event – Nixon’s Secrets by Roger Stone” Columbia University Bookstore, 6:00-7:30 PM. Roger Stone.
  • “Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Air Act: The Floor Debate” IAB 407, 11:00-12:50 PM. Leon Billings, Thomas Jorling.
  • “Rached Ghannouchi: Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World” Italian Academy Teatro, 2:10-4:00 PM. Rached Ghannouchi.

Thursday, October 2

  • “Liberalism and Its Critics” Heyman Center Common Room, 6:15 PM. Fred Siegel, Eric Foner.
  • “Girls Empowered and Empowering – From Personal Activism to Social Activism: A Case Study From India” IAB 1302, 1:00-2:00 PM. Urvashi Sahni.
  • “American Banlieue: Race, Diplomacy, and U.S. Policy Toward Europe’s Muslims” Sulzberger Parlor, 6:00 PM. Hisham Aidi.
  • “Zoning Before Zoning: Land Use, Density and the Grid in Mid-19th Century New York City” 421 Lehman Hall, 6:00 PM. Gergely Baics, Leah Meisterlin.

Friday, October 3

  • “The Growing But Vulnerable Middle Class in Latin America: Expansion, Values and Preferences” IAB 802, 12:15-1:15 PM, Michael Penfold.
  • “Meet the Media: The New York Times” Pulitzer Hall World Room, 11:30-1:00 PM. Don Hecker.
  • “Software Defined Networking for the Cloud” Davis Auditorium, 11:00 AM. Albert Greenberg.