This important event is happening on Tuesday, 4/25!

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.


  • “Poetics of Justice: A Conversation Between Claudia Rankine and Dionne Brand” Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Claudia Rankine, Dionne Brand.
  • “Queering Sexual Violence: A Night of Healing Through Performance” Monday, April 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Lerner Hall, Blackbox Theater. LGBTQ @ Columbia, Sexual Violence Response, Undergraduate Student Life.
  • “Rape, Popular Culture, and Post-Racial America” Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Low Library Faculty Room. Dr. Salamishah Tillet.
  • “Feminist to the Core with Jack Halberstam on Sigmund Freud” 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Butler Library, Room 523. Jack Halberstam.

Monday, April 24

  • “Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History, Part I” 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Butler 523. Amy Hildreth Chen.
  • “Spring Blood Drive Campaign at Columbia” 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Studebaker Building, Conference Room. The Office of Government and Community Affairs.
  • “Third Kotak Lecture With Urjit Ravindra Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India” 2:30 – 5:30 pm. Casa Italiana. Urjit Ravindra Patel.
  • “TRx Seminar Series, Session 1 : Michael Foley, PhD, “Rethinking Academic Drug Discovery and Development”” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. NY Presbyterian Hospital. Michael Foley, PhD.
  • “Comecon and the Third World” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Shulman Seminar Room. Sara Lorenzini.

Tuesday, April 25

  • “Haitian Migrants in Cuba, or the Workings of US Empire in the Caribbean” 6:00 pm. Sulzberger Parlor. Matthew Casey.
  • “Why 1989 Still Matters: Post-Communist Rhetoric, Romanian Discourse and European Identity as Public Arguments of Democracy” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB, Room 1201. Dr. Noemi Marin.
  • PER Distinguished Lecture: “Competition and Stability in Banking: A Post-Crisis Perspective” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. IAB, Room 1512. Xavier Vives.

Wednesday, April 26

  • “Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence in South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB, Room 918. Sheena Chestnut Greitens.
  • “Can Coal Make a Comeback?” Pulitzer Hall World Room. 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Jim Rogers, Dr. Geoff Heal, Trevor Houser, Jason Bordoff, Peter Marsters.
  • “Film Screening & Discussion: Karski & The Lords of Humanity” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Harriman Institute Atrium. Sławomir Grünberg.

Thursday, April 27

  • “2017 Forum on Sustainable Agriculture: Building Regenerative Local Food Systems” 2:00 – 5:30 pm. Schapiro Hall, Davis Auditorium. Michael Kinstlick, Paul Helgeson, Dr. Ruth DeFries.
  • “Kompromat: What It Is, and What It Means for U.S.-Russia Relations” iAB, Marshall Shulman Seminar Room. Professor Keith Darden, Miriam Elder, and Dr. Katy Pearce.
  • “History, Literature, and Faits Divers: Ivan Jablonka, in conversation with Elisabeth Ladenson” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery. Ivan Jablonka.

Friday, April 28

  • “Commons: Public Spaces After Socialism” All-day, two day conference. IAB, Marshall Shulman Seminar Room. Alan Timberlake, Angela Wheeler.
  • “LGBTQ @ Columbia Presents: Quench – Spring Semester Study Break” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Lerner Hall, Room 401. LGBTQ @ Columbia.

Saturday, April 29

  • “Commons: Public Spaces After Socialism” All-day, two day conference. IAB, Marshall Shulman Seminar Room. Alan Timberlake, Angela Wheeler.

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