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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.


  • “Dr. Oz – The Good Life” Monday, February 13, 10:00 – 11:00 am. Myrna Daniels Auditorium. Dr. Oz.
  • “Pop-Up Concerts: Prom Night with Genghis Barbie” Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Miller Theater. Genghis Barbie.
  • “French Slam Poetry Jam: Résident de la République” Wednesday, February 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Buell Hall. Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe.
  • “Apollo Exploration, to the Moon and Back” Thursday, February 16, 6:30 – 8:30. Cowin Auditorium, Teacher’s College. Charlie Duke.

Monday, February 13

  • “Constitutional Crisis in Hong Kong: Two Years After the Umbrella Movement” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Michael Davis, Andrew Nathan.
  • “Post-OPT Workshop – Undergraduate Students Only” 3:30 – 4:30 pm. IAB.
  • “East of Venice: La Serenissima as seen from its eastern frontiers” 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Italian Academy. Patricia Fortini Brown, Larry Wolff, Molly Greene, Daphne Lappa, Konstantina Zanou.

Wednesday, February 15

  • Book Talk: “Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia” 12:00 – 1:00 pm. IAB. Samuel Charap & Timothy J. Colton
  • “Task Force on U.S.-China Policy: Recommendations for the New Administration” 12:10 – 1:10 pm. Jerome Greene Hall. Orville Schnell, Andrew Nathan.
  • “The Challenges and Future of European Healthcare: Facing Choices on Budget, Fairness and Solidarity” 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Uris Hall 301. Beatrice Lorenzin.
  • Gallery Talk: “”Oleg Vassiliev: Metro Series & Selected Works on Paper from the Kolodzei Art Foundation” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB. Natalia Kolodzei.

Thursday, February 16

  • “The Arabic Printing Revolution” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Fayerweather Hall. Dr. Ayalon.
  • “La Double Vie de Veronique” 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Buell Hall. Annette Insdorf.

Friday, February 17

  • “Guan Xinbing “Officials’ Heartache”: Depression, Bureaucracy, and Therapeutic Governance in China” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Jie Yang, Nick Bartlett.
  • “Undergraduate Student Life goes Ice Skating” 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Tickets available in 510 Lerner Hall.