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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.


  • “Are You Stressed? A free educational talk on overcoming stress” Monday, April 3, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. 390 Ft. Washington Ave, Ground Floor. Sandra Alvarado.
  • “Historians and Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court: The Texas Abortion Clinics Case” Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Butler Library. Alice Kessler-Harris, Reva Siegel, Kevin Fong, Christine Scheuneman.
  • “Creative Writing Lecture: Eileen Myles” Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Dodge Hall. Eileen Myles.
  • “Young Voices New Dreams: Discussion with Director followed by film screening” Thursday, April 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB. Menen Hailu.

Monday, April 3

  • “The day after Mahmoud Abbas: Security Challenges, Cooperation, Successors” 12:15 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Eitan Dangot.
  • “Clearing up the Haze: New Research on Southeast Asian Pollution” 4:15 – 5:30 pm. IAB. Ruth DeFries, Miriam Marlier, Tianjia Liu, Duncan McCargo.
  • “Is There Still a European Social Model?” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB.

Tuesday, April 4

  • “The Role of Europe in the Global Energy Transition” 9:30 – 11:00 am. Faculty House. Natasha Udensiva, Jonathan Elkind, Vijay Modi, Tim Boersma.
  • “Ardis Publishers, Joseph Brodsky, and the Cold War” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Ellendea Proffer Teasley.
  • “The Irish and the Jews” 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Butler Library. P.I. Dochartaigh.
  • “The End of Europe: A Conversation with Anne Applebaum and James Kirchick” 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Bohemian National Hall. Anne Applebaum, James Kirchick.
  • “The Business of Handloom Fashion: The Future of Sustainable Dyeing and Weaving Workshops in India and Japan” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB. Annapurna Mamidipudi, Amanda Mayer Stinchecum.
  • “From Heaven to Hell: The Drama of the French Baroque: A performance by Mango Baroque with spoken commentary” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Buell Hall. Mango Baroque.
  • “The Transformative Potential of Indigenous Rights” 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Faculty House. Sheryl Lightfoot, Audra Simpson.

Wednesday, April 5

  • “Aesthetics as East Ethics: Norman Manea between Romanian Culture, Biopics and World Literature” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB. Claudiu Turcu.
  • “Small Spaces – How to Live in One!” 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Alice Lesman.
    Book Talk: “The Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption, by Jason Sharman” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB. Jason Sharman.
  • “The Elephant in the Room: U.S. Tax Reform” 2:10 – 3:00 pm. IAB. David Woo.
  • “Strategic Communication Workshop: Building a Global Brand from the Inside Out During Times of Change” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Kate James.
  • “Human Rights, Rule of Law and the Challenges of Civil Society Activism” 6:00 – 8:00 am. IAB. Navanethem Pillay.
  • “Follow the Money: Offshore Finance, Russia and Beyond” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall Brown Institute.
  • ““Narrative Medicine Rounds: A Screening and Talk about “Extremis”: an Academy Award-nominated documentary exploring end-of-life decision making in the ICU. A conversation with Shoshana Ungerleider, MD and Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter.

Thursday, April 6

  • “Harriet Zuckerman Conference at the Mellon Biennial” 8:15 am – 4:30 pm. Columbia Law School.
  • “Radicalism in the Middle East: Perspectives from Egypt” 12:15 – 2:15 pm. IAB. Ambassador Ahmed Farouk, Stuart Gottleib, Dr. Mona El-Kouedi.
  • “Gender Inequality in China: New Evidence and Policy Directions: 12:15 – 1:45 pm. School of Social Work. Qin Gao, Xiao-yuan Dong, Terry Sicular.
  • “In the Skin of the City: Reconceptualizing Urban Luanda Through the Work of Angolan Painter Antonio Ole” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Knox Hall. Antonio Tomas.
  • “Book History Colloquium: A Global Iberian Printing Hub; A Monarchy Recomposed” 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Butler Library. Rachel Stein.
  • “Masters of the Graphic Novel: Blutch and Charles Burns, in conversation with Francoise Mouly” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Buell Hall. Francois Mouly.

Friday, April 7

  • “RACE | VIOLENCE | JUSTICE: THE NEED FOR NARRATIVE, A Basic Narrative Medicine Workshop” All-day. Hammer Health Sciences Center. Mindy Fullilove, George Yancy, Topher Sanders.
  • “6th Annual Sustainable Perspective Symposium: Impacting Behavior for a Sustainable Society” 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Low Library.
  • “Film Screening- “Spotlight”: Media And The Intersection Of Sexual Violence Justice” 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Jerome Greene Hall.

Saturday, April 8

  • “More than How Old? Understanding Climate Changes from Tree Rings” 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.