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A Bucket List To Make The Core Great Again

Do you think Eric Holder sparknoted Plato’s Republic like we did?

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.


  • “Columbia Journalism School hosts a panel on the International Freedom Awards of the Committee to Protect Journalists” Tuesday, November 14, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, World Room.
  • “The State of Human Rights in the World Today, Keynote Address by Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights” Tuesday, November 14, 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Casa Italiana, Teatro.
  • “Combahee River Collective Mixtape: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then and Now with Daphne Brooks, Kara Keeling, and Jacqueline Stewart” Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Diana Center, Event Oval.
  • “Risk with Laura Poitras” Thursday, November 16, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Lenfest Center for the Arts, The Lantern.
  • “Living the Core and Advancing Justice/Contemporary Civilization Special Event: A Conversation with Eric H. Holder Jr.” Friday, November 17, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Miller Theater.

Monday, November 13

  • “Japan’s General Election: What Happened and What it Means” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Faculty House, Seminar Room 1.
  • “Fall 2017 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series” 12:10 – 1:00 pm. Jerome Greene Hall.
  • “Child Psychiatry in a Least Developing Country: The Only Child Psychiatrist in Nepal Shares his Experience” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. New York State Psychiatric Institute.
  • “The 2017 Cartwright Lecture” 4:30 – 5:30 pm. William Black Medical Research Building, Alumni Auditorium.
  • “Book Talk: Stalin: Waiting for Hitler: 1929-1941 by Stephen Kotkin” 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Room 601B.
  • “University Lecture featuring Professor Andrew Gelman” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Low Library Rotunda.
  • “The Global Novel: Writing for the World in the 21st Century” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Jamail Lecture Hall.

Tuesday, November 14

  • “Human Rights in Africa: A Discussion with African Human Rights Advocates” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Teachers College, Room 306.
  • “The State of the Environment: How to Get a Better Future?” 1:00 – 7:00 pm. Barnard Hall, Room 418.
  • “Harvest without Violence: A dialogue with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers” 5:30 – 6:30 pm. TBD.
  • “Exhibit opening. mikhail karasik: the ussr’s tower of babel” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. IAB, Harriman Institute Atrium.
  • “Writing the Great War: Nicolas Beaupré and Thomas Dodman” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery.

Wednesday, November 15

  • “Immigration Attorney Workshop – All Students” 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Faculty House, Board Room.
  • “Travel Signatures – All Students” 12:00 – 3:30 pm. Lerner Hall, East Ramp Lounge.
  • “Business Dealings of the Chinese Ruling Elite” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB, Room 918.
  • “Language Lounge: Conversations on Language Instruction” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Butler Library, Room 208B.
  • “Congressional Internship Information Session” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Lerner Hall, Broadway Room.
  • “Office of the Executive Vice President for Research’s Fall 2017 Research Social: Technology Accelerator Programs” 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Vagelos Education Center, Room 401.
  • “The Politics of the Resident Alien: Migration as Foundation – A lecture with Yvonne Sherwood” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Milbank Hall, Room 223.
  • “Launch Event: Local News in a Digital World” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Brown Institute.
  • “”Nomadland” by Jessica Bruder: a reading & conversation with Dale Maharidge” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, World Room.
  • “American Models and Nazi Solutions: The Mechanics of Race Law” 6:15 – 7:15 pm. Heyman Center for the Humanities.
  • “Author Talk with Dr. Geoffrey West, Theoretical Physicist & Former President of The Santa Fe Institute” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. William and June Warren Hall, Room 309.

Thursday, November 16

  • “Talk: War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon. Sami Hermez introduced by Nadia Abu El-Haj” 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Knox Hall, Room 208.
  • “Shrinking Options – The Nexus Between Climate Change, Displacement and Security in the Lake Chad Basin” 1:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 501A.
  • “The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World” 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Lerner Hall, Room 555.
  • “Book Talk: Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan” 4:10 – 6:00 pm. Knox Hall, Room 208.
  • “The Politics of Secularism” 4:30 – 5:45 pm. IAB, Lindsay Rogers Room.
  • “Gender and the Technologies of State Violence: Innocence-Disposability-Resilience” 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Columbia Law School, Case Lounge.
  • “Book Talk. There Was No Adderall In The Soviet Union, By Olga Breininger” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “A Centennial Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks” 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Barnard Hall, Held Lecture Hall.

Friday, November 17

  • “Quench: Exploring Genders Across Cultures” 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Schapiro Hall, Main Lounge.
  • “Narcotraffic, Banks, and the Lie of Legality” 12:00 – 1:15 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Room 709C.
  • “Japan’s Foreign Policy in a Time of Shifting Geopolitical Goals” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB, Room 918.
  • “New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Jane Austen, and Women Writers “At Home in the World”” 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Saturday, November 18

  • ““Climate Change and What You Can Do about It” plus “Using LDEO Core Repository Resources in Your Classroom” with Maureen Raymo (Bruce C Heezen Research Professor), Nichole Anest (Curator), Clara Chang, Ashley Braunthal” 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Seismology Seminar Room.
  • “Tow Hackathon: Hacking Social Media Sources” 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous You, too, can be attorney general! Just have the hutzpa to hold Michael Sovern, Jonathan Cole and Jeff Sachs hostage!

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