This guy knows what he’s talking about.

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.


  • Book Launch and Discussion: “Making Sense of Science” Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Hamilton Hall. Cornelia Dean.
  • “20th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum” Thursday, March 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Miller Theater. David N. Dinkins, Representative John R. Lewis, Ester Fuchs, Verna Eggleston, David Goodman, Michael Nutter, Michael Waldman.
  • “The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate U.S. Religious Life” Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Shannen Dee Williams.
  • “A special presentation by the Morris Justice Project: Stop and Frisk?” Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Columbia School of Social Work.

Monday, March 27

  • Talk: “The Belt and Road or the Gap and Load: Hard Infrastructure and Security in the Baltic States” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Dr. Konstantinas Andrijauskas.
  • “US – Taiwan Relations Under the Trump Administration” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Ambassador Raymond Burghart, Andrew Nathan.
  • Lunchtime Talk: “God Behind Bars: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in the age of Mass Incarceration” 12:10 pm. Tanya Erzen.
  • “Insights Into Gender, Land, and Corruption in Africa” 1:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Annette Jaitner, Michael Okai.
  • “Reversing the Spin Cycle: Sana krasikov on Writing Novels in the Age of Propaganda” 4:10 – 5:40 pm. IAB. Sana Krasikov.
  • “About Abortion: Book Launch and Panel Discussion, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law” 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106. Emily Bazelon, Khiara Bridges, Diane Horvath-Cosper, David Pozen, Stephanie Toti.
  • Film Screening and Discussion: “The Geography of Genocide in Bosnia: Redeeming the Earth” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB. David Pettigrew.
  • “Alberto Tallone Editore: Perpetuating the Tradition of Excellence of the Aldine Press and Bodoni” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Italian Academy. Jane Siegel, Alex Goren, Paolo Valesio, Eleonora and Elisa Tallone.
  • “Goodbye, Ms. Chips: From Teacher-Scholar to Scholar-Teacher: Barnard Women Faculty and the Research Imperative” 6:00 pm, Sulzberger Parlor. Robert McCaughey.
  • “Fighting Fake News: A Panel Discussion” 6:45 – 7:45 pm. Lerner 569. Jeff Jarvis, David Carroll, Josh Lucido, Brooke Borel.

Tuesday, March 28

  • “Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and the Limits of American Policy in East Asia” 4:00 – 5:00 pm. IAB. Paul Heer.
  • “”Modernism in the Streets”: Theory, Practice, and the Marshall Berman Archives” 7:00 – 9:30 pm. Butler LIbrary. Todd Gitlin.
  • “Hack the Canon: Feminist Artists, Sabra Moore, and the Heresies Collective” 6:30 pm. Library Instruction Lab.

Wednesday, March 29

  • “The Future of Nuclear Energy” 9:30 – 11:00 am. IAB. Dr. Andrew Kadak, Tim Frazier, Dr. Patricia Culligan. Dr. Nicola de Blasio, Richard Nephew.
  • “The Brain Bases of Emotion Regulation across the Lifespan” 11:00 – 12:15 pm. Allan Rosenfield Building. Dr. Kevin Ochsner.
  • “Israel and the World Economy: The Power of Globalization” 1:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Assaf Razin.
  • “Selling the Future: A Book Talk with Ariel Colonomos” 1:15 – 3:00 pm. IAB. Ariel Colonomos.
  • “Socio-Economic Rights in (Times of) Crisis” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. IAB. Inga Winkler, Aoife nolan, COlette Pichon Battle, Ignacio Saiz.
  • Talk: “Joseph Brodsky the Graphic Artist” 4:15 – 5:45 pm. IAB. Yuri Leving.
  • “Kidney Health: A free educational talk on common kidney disorders” 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Dr. Maya K. Rao.
  • “On Translating Clarice Lispector with Katrina Dodson” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Dodge Hall. Katrina Dodson.

Thursday, March 30

  • “Documenting the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Fayerweather Hall. Danielle Zalcman.
  • “A Vision for Digital Health to Improve Primary Care in Developing Countries” 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Allan Rosenfield Building. Dominic Haazen.
  • “America in a Time of War: City, Economy, and Politics in World War I and After” 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Faculty House. Paul Kennedy.
  • “Capitalism and the Family in the Atlantic World: A roundtable discussion with Pierre Force, Paul Cheney, Emmanuelle Saada and Carl Wennerlind, moderated by Christopher L. Brown” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Buell Hall. Pierre Force, Emmanuelle Saada, Carl Wennerlind.

Friday, March 31

  • “America in a Time of War: City, Economy, and Politics in World War I and After” 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Faculty House. Paul Kennedy.
  • “Russia, the U.S. and the World: A Next Generation Policy Conference” 9:55 am – 5:00 pm. IAB.
  • “Neither Grapes nor Lettuce: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on U.S. Immigration and Migration” 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. School of Social Work, Room 305.

Saturday, April 1

  • “Columbia University’s Relay For Life” All Day. Low Plaza.

John Lewis via Newsweek