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Bucket List: Women’s History Month Edition

Bucket List brings to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for the week are below, followed by a full calendar of events.

If you notice any events excluded from the list or have a correction, let us know in the comments or email


  • Beyond the Game: Women, Sports and Competition.” Monday, March 11, 6:30 – 8 PM. Diana Center Event Oval.  In celebration of Women’s History month, Olympic medalist Meghan Duggan, CU coach Caroline Nelson-Nichols,  CU Hall of Famer Judie Lomax, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts, (moderated by NBC’s Dylan Dreyer) will be talking about how sports impacts women’s lives on and off the field. Introductions by Barnard President Sian Beilock and athletic director Peter Pilling. Register for free here.
  • Women, War & Peace II: New York Launch Event.” Tuesday, March 12, 7 – 8:30 PM. The Forum at Columbia Auditorium. Executive producer Abigail E. Disney, Nobel laureate and Executive Director  of the Women, Peace and Security Program Leymah Gbowee, join filmmakers Julia Bacha, Geeta Gandbhir, Eimhear O’Neill, Gini Reticker, and moderator Alicia Menendez to discuss the stories of 4 women who risked their lives for peace. Scenes from the upcoming documentary series Women, War & Peace II will also be shown.
  • Corporate Feminism and its Discontents.” Wednesday, March 13, 6 – 8 PM. Buell Hall, East Gallery.  Panelists Yasmine Ergas, Melissa Fisher, and Kathy Phillips will discuss the success, limitations and backlash to policies meant to promote diversity in the US and Europe. Two other panelists seem to be in the words as well. RSVP here.
  • Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism: Panel on True Crime.” Wednesday, March 13, 6 – 7  PM. Pulitzer Hall, World Room. Ginger Thompson (ProPublica and J-school Professor), Patrick Radden Keefe (New Yorker staff writer and author of a book on the IRA), and Casey Cep (author of a true crime book/biography of author Harper Lee) will be talking about the increasingly-popular true crime genre,  moderated by Kathryn Schulz. 
  • “Why is the Economics of Climate Change so Difficult & Controversial? (An Economist’s Apology).” Thursday, March 14, 5 – 6:30, Buell Hall, East Gallery. Harvard professor Martin L. Weitzman, alongside discussant Geoffrey Heal and event chair Scott Barrett, talk the difficulties of the economics of climate change and why those questions are so controversial.

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  • Barnard Well-Woman is hosting an interactive workshop from 6 to 7 PM in 119 Reid Hall on sex toy and lube safety. Whether you think you’re an expert or curious about the industry, Cristen Kennedy from Being Barnard and Peer Eds will be there to answer all your questions. You’ll also be entered into a raffle for a free vibrator!

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Thursday, March 14

Friday, March 15

Looking Forward

  • Registration for the Edward Said Memorial Lecture is now open! The annual lecture will be held on April 8 at 6:15 PM in the Italian Academy and will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen giving a talk called ” Out of Place: Refugees, Immigrants, and Storytelling.”

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