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The Bucketlist Of The Improbable

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“Go forth, vote for me, and then I’ll leave for my vacation house.”

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.

Recommended

  • “Should the “Bern” Create a Third Party?” Tuesday, 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB. Steven Nemerovski (RSVP).
  • “Drawing the Unspeakable” Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 PM, 523 Butler Library. Kerascoët, Pénélope Bagieu and Catherine Meurisse (RSVP).
  • “Alan Turing: Computing Machinery and Intelligence” Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Davis Auditorium (CEPSR), Schapiro Hall. Dermot Turing.
  • “The Cosmic Origins of the Chemicals of Life” Friday, 7:00-9:00 PM, 301 Pupin Hall. Daniel Wolf Savin.

Monday, October 31st

  • “Global Think-in: Populisms Now” 6:30-8:00 PM, Lecture Hall, Pulitzer Hall. John Judis, Federico Finchelstein, Xiaobo Lü, Nadia Urbinati (RSVP).

Tuesday, November 1st

  • “Should the “Bern” Create a Third Party?” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB. Steven Nemerovski (RSVP).
  • “Grand challenges in nanoland: Finding the local landscape and predicting dynamics at ultrafast timescales” 2:45-3:45 PM, 214 Mudd Hall. Phillip M. Duxbury.
  • “Notes from Baby Jail: The Politics of Immigrant Family Detention” 6:00 PM, James Room, Barnard Hall. Camille Mackler, Elora Mukherjee, Suny Rodríguez Alvarado, Oriana Sanchez.
  • “Rock Solid: America’s Relationship to the Ten Commandments” 6:00-9:00 PM, World Room, Pulitzer Hall. Jenna Weissman Joselit (RSVP).
  • “Drawing the Unspeakable” 7:00-9:00 PM, 523 Butler Library. Kerascoët, Pénélope Bagieu and Catherine Meurisse (RSVP).

Wednesday, November 2nd

  • “Translating Souffles-Anfas: A Conversation with Readings”  6:00-8:00 PM, East Gallery, Buell Hall. Teresa Villa-Ignacio, Olivia C. Harrison, Omar Berrada, Thomas Spear (RSVP).
  • “Domestic Policy in the 2016 Presidential Election: What’s at Stake?” 6:00-8:00 PM, 1501 IAB. Patricia Culligan, Jeffrey Fagan, Ester R. Fuchs, Jeffrey Henig, Michael A. Nutter (RSVP).
  • “Alan Turing: Computing Machinery and Intelligence” 6:30 PM, Davis Auditorium (CEPSR), Schapiro Hall. Dermot Turing.
  • “Disruptive Energy Futures” 7:00-9:00 PM, 103 Jerome Greene Hall. Amory Lovins (RSVP).

Thursday, November 3rd

  • “Illiberal Populism in Europe” 1:00-3:00 PM, Buell Hall. Pippa Norris, Jan Kubik, Sheri Berman (RSVP).
  • “Secrets, not Code: On Robert Walser’s Microscripts” 6:00-8:30 PM, 523 Butler Library. Susan Bernofsky (RSVP).

Friday, November 4th

  • “Europa in our Backyard: Robots, Radar, and the Search for Life Beyond Earth” 3:30-4:30 PM, Monell Building Auditorium, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964. Britney Schmidt.
  • “Materiality of the Border and Contemporary Archaeology at the US-Mexico Border” 6:30-8:30 PM, Schermerhorn Extension, Scheps Library. Randall McGuire.
  • “Perspectives on Peace: A Conversation with Author and Journalist Sebastian Junger with Beth Fisher-Yoshida and Peter Coleman” 6:00-8:00 PM, 147 Teachers College. Sebastian Junger, Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Peter Coleman (RSVP).
  • “The Cosmic Origins of the Chemicals of Life” 7:00-9:00 PM, 301 Pupin Hall. Daniel Wolf Savin.

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