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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.


  • “International Women’s Day Celebration with new UN Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed” Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. IAB. Elisabeth Lindenmayer.
  • “Community Scholars Lecture: Voices From Inside America’s Mass System of Punishment” Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Low Rotunda. Reverend Vivian Nixon.
  • “Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First” Wednesday, March 8, 6:15 – 8:15 pm. EC Common Room. Frank Trentmann.
  • “Laughter by the Month: 20th-century American cartoon and humor magazines” Thursday, March 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Butler Library. Steve Boss, Mark Newgarden, Eddy Portnoy, Mort Gerberg.

Monday, March 6

  • Open House: “Undergraduate Human Rights Program” 4:10 – 4:40 pm. Fayerweather 513.
  • “Women in Energy Spotlight: What is going on in the energy start up world today?” 1:00 – 2:30 pm. NYU Woolworth Building. Ali Adler, Claire Johnson, Mouchka Heller, Angela Ferrante.
  • “Good Booms, Bad Booms: A Talk with Gary Gorton, author of Misunderstanding Financial Crises” 4:10 – 6:00 pm. William and June Warren Hall. Gary Gorton.
  • “2017 AUSTIN LECTURE: Signs, Signals and Symbols: Suicide, Cyberbullying and Social Media” 6:30 – 8:00 pm. School of Social Work. Dr. Jonathan Singer.

Tuesday, March 7

  • “Lamont Real-Time Earth Data Science Symposium” All-day. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Lisa Goddard, Gary Schmidt.
  • “Curating the Borderlands: State, Market, and Heritage Making in China” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Alessandro Rippa.
  • “Infrastructure Investment as a Policy Tool to Reduce Inequality” 1:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Patrick Pintus, Sanjay Peters.
  • “How Can Art Fight Back? Refugee Artists and the Ukrainian Crisis” 4:30 – 6:00 pm. IAB. Nazar Kozak.
  • “Homecomings” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. IAB. Yoshikuni Igarashi.
  • “Editor’s Night: Writing about Science for International Media” 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Hamilton Hall. Susan Matthews, Virginia Hugues, James Hamblin, Sarika Bansal, Eliene Augenbraun.
  • “Seeing Red: Race, Citizenship, and Indigeneity in the Old Northwest” 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Faculty House. Michael Witgen, Andrew Lipman.

Wednesday, March 8

  • “Human Rights in Today’s Taiwan: Progress and Challenges” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Chen Yu-jie, Andrew Nathan.
  • Book Talk: “An Uncertain Ally: Turkey under Erdogan’s Dictatorship” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. David Phillips.
  • “Promoting Open Data to Support Sustainable Development in the Mekong Region” 1:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Thy Try.
  • “Biafra at Fifty: A War Remembered” 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Knox Hall. James Phillips.
  • “Nonfiction Dialogues: Eula Biss” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Dodge Hall. Eula Biss.
  • “African Philosophy Seminar Series with Nadia Yala Kisukidi” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Knox Hall. Nadia Yala Kisukidi.

Thursday, March 9

  • “Inaugural Columbia-NYU New York Russia Public Policy Seminar: ‘The Reset Trap?’” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Kraft Center. Stephen Kotkin, Daniel Nexon, and Yuval Weber.

Friday, March 10

  • “The Impact of Trump Administration on the Security Environment in the Asia-Pacific: Japan’s View” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Yoichi Kato, Takako Hikotani.
  • “Ethics in Action NYC Series: Ethics and Wall Street with Judge Jed Rakoff” 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Low Rotunda. Jeffrey Sachs, Judge Jed Rakoff.