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A Bucket List For Jhumpa Freaking Lahiri

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of The Namesake and Interpreter of Maladies.

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.

Recommended Events

  • “Homes for All, Cages for None: Housing Justice in an Age of Abolition” Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Diana Center, Event Oval.
  • “ProjectART: How We Build the Largest Art School in America, Without Owning a Single Building” Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Faculty House.
  • “Combatting Xenophobia and Islamophobia with Albert Cahn, Legal Director of CAIR-NY” Tuesday, October 10, 8:00 –  9:00 pm. Altschul, Room 903.
  • “Creative Writing Lecture: Lucy Corin” Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Dodge Hall, Room 501.
  • “In Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri BC ‘89” Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm. Diana Center, Event Oval.

Monday, October 9

  • “Indigenous People’s Day Celebration” All-day.
  • “Governance in an Era of Extreme Nationalism” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. IAB, Room 1512.
  • “Fighting Gerrymandering with the Blue Waters Supercomputer with Dr. Wendy Tam Cho” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. William and June Warren Hall.
  • “Smuggling Ukraine Westward” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.

Tuesday, October 10

  • “Homes for All, Cages for None: Housing Justice in an Age of Abolition” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Diana Center, Event Oval.
  • “Europe 10 Years After the Crisis: Out of the Tunnel?” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 707.
  • “Beyond the Critique of Secularism: Understanding the History of Sectarianism in the Modern Middle East” 6:30 7:30 pm. Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor.

Wednesday, October 11

  • “Dr. Simeon Djankov, former Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria” 1:00 – 2:30 pm. IAB, Room 405.
  • “Frugal Innovation: Co-building a better world with fewer resources” 3:00 – 5:00 pm. IAB, Room 1512.
  • “Polarization, partisanship, and the future of the Constitutional System” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Low Library Rotunda.
  • “Ibrahim Baylan, Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy” 5:30 – 6:45 pm. IAB, 15th Floor.
  • “Discussion on the Genocide of Rohingya Muslims” 8:00 – 9:30 pm. Hamilton 703.

Thursday, October 12

  • “Committee on Global Thought: Lunchtime Seminar with Mark Mazower: The Rise of the Bolsheviks: Uncovering a Family View: 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Fayerweather Hall, Room 411.
  • “Poland at the Crossroads? Polish Foreign Policy and the Current Crisis of Europe” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Merkel: Act IV – Germany and Europe after the September Elections” 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Jamail Lecture Hall.
  • “The First Genocide of the 20th Century” 6:10 – 8:00 pm. Columbia Law School, Case Lounge 7th Floor.

Friday, October 13

  • “President Bollinger’s 16th Annual FUN RUN” 8:15 am – 10:30 am. Low Plaza, College Walk.
  • “Undergraduate Student Life (USL) Presents Fall Fest” 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Van Am Quad.

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