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A Bucket List for Yiddish Celebrities

Dr. Klepfisz’s Wikipedia page describes her as a “Yiddish lesbian author and activist”. We’re here for it.

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.


  • “Meet a Yiddish Celebrity” Tuesday, November 28, 6:00 pm. Deutsches Haus.
  • “Action and Allyship: Taking Action Against Anti-Blackness” 8:00 pm. Diana, Room 502.
  • “Iran: Deal or No Deal” 8:00 – 9:30 pm. Law School, Room 101.
  • “Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts” Thursday, November 30 through Saturday, December 2, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street.

Tuesday, November 28

  • “Behavioral Economics and Innovation in Cities: Increasing Fiscal Revenues and Improving Public Policies in Latin America” 2:10 – 3:30 pm. IAB, Room 1512.
  • “Premiere Screening of “Above the Drowning Sea”” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Butler Library, Room 203.
  • “Religion and the State in China: Restrictions, Revival, Possibilities” 5:30 – 7:00 pm. IAB, Room 918.
  • “Global Leadership in the 21st Century” 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Casa Italiana, Teatro.

Wednesday, November 29

  • “Modernity and Policy Toward the Urban Poor in China” 12:10 – 1:50 pm. School of Social Work, Room C03.
  • “Author Boris Fishman In Conversation with Anna Katsnelson” 2:00 – 4:00 pm. IAB, Room 1201.
  • “Roundtable on Maya Jasanoff’s “The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World”” 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Heyman Center for the Humanities, 2nd floor common room.
  • “Monica Azzolini – Saints and Science in Early Modern Italy: Filippo Neri and Francesco Borgia as Patron Saints of Earthquakes” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Fayerweather Hall, Room 513.
  • “Book Launch: “The Time of Mute Swans” by Ece Temelkuran” 6:15 – 8:00 pm. Schermerhorn Hall, Stronach Lounge.
  • “Writers at Barnard 2017: Creative Writing Students” 7:00 pm. Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor.

Thursday, November 30

  • “FACE for voice and ensemble by Pierluigi Billone (2016, U.S. premiere)” 7:30 – 9:30 am. Casa Italiana.
  • “Data Science Institute-Industry-Innovation Seminar: Capital One” 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Schapiro CEPSR, Davis Auditorium.
  • “Book Talk. American Girls In Red Russia: Chasing The Soviet Dream, By Julia Mickenberg” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Analyzing Russia and the Changing Ideas Industry: Addressing the Decline of Regional Expertise in Academia and the Policy World” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, World Room
  • “Uprising 5/13: Satyagraha” 6:45 – 8:30 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery.
  • “Impossible Harms: A Conversation with Prof. Henry Theriault” 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Pupin Hall, Room 301.
  • “The Tableau Vivant: Across Media, History, and Culture” 7:30 pm. Deutsches Haus.

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