Girl power

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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.


  • “Gender Justice Reform in Tunisia” Monday, January 30, 1:20 – 2:40pm. Jerome Greene Hall. Yadh Ben Achour.
  • “Challenges and Opportunities of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals” Tuesday, January 31, 6:00 – 8:00pm. Cristina Gallach (MIA ’86), Tegegnework Gettu (MIA ’83), Navid Hanif (MIA ’91).
  • Film Screening and Discussion: “An Aquarium in the Sea: The Story of the New York Group of Poets” Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 – 9:30pm. IAB. Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko.
  • “POWER TALK with Athena Distinguished Fellow Shiza Shahid” Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 – 8:30pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Shiza Shahid.

Monday, January 30

  • “Cuba’s New Foreign Investment Law: What Does the Future Hold?” 12:15 – 1:15 pm. Jerome Greene Hall. Rafael Cox Alomar.
  • Lecture: “The Politics of the Psyche” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Buell Hall. Camille Robcis.

Tuesday, January 31

  • “Innovation in Unique Places – Learning from The Watershed” 5:30 – 6:30pm. Pulitzer Hall Brown Institute. Dick Penny.

Wednesday, February 1

  • Book Talk: “The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR” 12:00 – 1:30pm. IAB. Chris Miller.
  • “Energy, Economy and Geopolitics in the Gulf Arab States” 5:00 – 6:30pm. IAB. Dr. Fahad Al Turki, Ed Morse, Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Dr. Steffen Hertog, Jason Bordoff.

Thursday, February 2

  • “Arab Youth Talk Back: Discussion on UNDP’s Arab Human Development Report (2016) with Local Young Leaders” 9:30 – 11:30am. IAB. Dr. Adel M. Abdellatif.
  • “Whose Justice? – Reframing the International Criminal Court’s Trial of Dominic Ongwen (Session I)” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB. Elise Keppler, Ledio Cakaj, John Washburn, Francis Ssekandi.
  • “This Ain’t A Hate Thing: Jeanne Lee and the Subversion of the Jazz Standard” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Prentis Hall. Jeanne Lee.
  • “LGBTQ @ Columbia Spring Open House” 6:00 – 8:00pm. Lerner Hall.
  • Film Screening: “Chocolat” 7:00 – 9:00pm. Buell Hall.
  • “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Diana Event Oval. Christina Sharpe.
  • “Women Poets at Barnard: Lynn Emanuel & Patricia Spears Jones” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Lynn Emanuel, Patricia Spears Jones.