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A Bucket List For The Tiny Time Before Thanksgiving

We love turkey day as much as we love attending cool on-campus events!

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.


  • “In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Dorothy Roberts’s groundbreaking book, Killing the Black Body” Monday, November 20, 4:15 – 6:45 pm. Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor.
  • “Orhan Pamuk” Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm. Miller Theater.

Monday, November 20

  • “Data Science Institute Colloquium: Yann LeCun, Facebook AI Research & New York University” 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Schapiro CEPSR, Davis Auditorium.
  • Book Talk: “Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 1302.
  • “The Future of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” 12:10 – 1:10 pm. Columbia Law School, Jerome Green Hall 107.
  • “Storytelling and the Geopolitics of Petroleum: Student Roundtable Discussion with Vahan Zanoyan, Author & Global Energy Consultant” 12:30 – 2:00 pm. School of Social Work.
  • “Metaphors and Models: The Neuroscience of Comparison – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience” 4:14 – 6:15 pm. Faculty House.
  • “Author Irina Reyn In Conversation With Anna Katsnelson About Her Novel
  • ‘What Happened To Anna K.’” 5:30 – 7:30 pm. IAB, Room 410.
  • “Poetry Reading. “Posts” By Tadeusz Dąbrowski” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 707.
  • “Beyond fighting ISIS: Gender, Conflict & Nationalism. Nadje Al-Ali in conversation with Latif Tas” 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Knox Hall, Room 509.

Tuesday, November 21

  • “The Human Rights Crisis in Mexico: The Role of Mexican Law Schools” 12:10 – 1:10 pm. Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546.
  • “Pop-Up Concerts: Regional de NY” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Miller Theater.

Wednesday, November 22 – Friday, November 24

Thanksgiving Break!

Turkey courtesy of the Public Domain.

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