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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 if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.


  • “Energy and Environment Policy Under Trump” Monday, January 23, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Pulitzer Hall World Room. Jim Connaughton, Jeff Kupfer, and Bob McNally. (RSVP)
  • “What Really Happened? Latinos and the 2016 Elections” Teachers College Cowin Auditorium. Tuesday, January 24. 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Cristina Beltrán, Arturo Carmona,Maria Hinojosa, Ali A. Valenzuela. (RSVP)
  • “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine” Pulitzer Hall World Room, Columbia Journalism School. Wednesday, January 25. 6:00 pm. Ben Ehrenreich and Colm Tóibín. 

Monday, January 23

  • “The Risks of Internationalized Conflict in the Caucasus: Sources of Overspill, Escalation and Stabilization” International Affairs Building. 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Neil Melvin.
  • “U.S. Presidential Election: The View from Japan — The Future of the U.S.- Japan Alliance” International Affairs Building. 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Toshihiro Nakayama, Gerald L. Curtis.
  • “Habit Formation and Rational Addiction: A Field Experiment in Handwashing” International Affairs Building. 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm. Reshmaan Hussam.
  • Film Screening: “Depth Two” International Affairs Building. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Heyman Center for Humanities. 

Tuesday, January 24

  • From the Faculty Lounge: “Dandies and Romantics” Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall. 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Monica Miller and Caroline Weber. 
  • “Harper & Brothers to HarperCollins Publishers: A Bicentennial Exhibition” Butler Library, Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. 4:45 pm.

Wednesday, January 25

  • “City as a Living Lab: STEAM-powered action research in NYC” Butler 212. 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Dr. Christopher Kennedy.
  • “Performance by Georgian Folk Ensemble Adilei” The Diana Center, The Glicker-Milstein Theatre, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Georgian Folk Ensemble Adilei.
  • Film Screening: “Night and Fog” Buell Hall, East Gallery. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sylvie Lindeperg.
  • “Human Rights in Tunisia” International Affairs Building. 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Yadh Ben Achour, Yasmine Ergas, and Alfred Stepan. 

Thursday, January 26

  • Faculty Research Talk: “The Brain is a Time Machine”. James Room, Barnard Hall. 6:15 pm. Peter Basalm.