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 email@example.com.
- Viet Thang Nguyen will be giving this year’s Edward Said Memorial Lecture on Monday, April 8. Join him for a conversation and Q&A in the Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room from 4 – 5:15 PM, joined by Deborah Paredez and Hang Nguyen of the Center for Study of Ethnicity and Race. His lecture, “Out of Place: Refugees, Immigrants, and Storytelling” will take place in the Teatro of Casa Italiana starting at 6:15 PM.
- “The Future of the US-Japan Alliance: Advancing the Vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.” Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 – 7 PM. Faculty House, 3rd Floor Presidential Room. Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster; Opening Remarks by Merit Janow; Introduction by Richard Betts; Moderated by Takako Hikotani. Registration required.
- “Filipina Diaspora: Writing Back to Empire.” Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM. 420 Hamilton Hall. Grace Talusan, Gina Apostol, Meredith Talusan. RSVP here.
- “Populists, Reformers, Russian Soft Power and War: Ukraine’s 2019 Elections.” Thursday, April 11, 4:15 – 5:15 PM. IAB 1219. Taras Kuzio.
- “Talking Translation with Margaret Jull Costa and Ana Luísa Amaral.” Thursday, April 11, 7 PM. Dodge Hall 413.
Student Event Spotlight
- Surf & Turf is Surf, Turf, and Earth this year (try saying that 5 times fast)! On Thursday from 5 to 8 PM, you can enjoy ice cream, lobster tails, and NY strip steak on Butler Lawn !(Non-meal plan students pay a premium price of $25 to participate.)
Monday, April 8
- “Book Talk with Ambassador William Burns: The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal.” 1 – 2 PM. IAB 1501. Moderated by Avril Haines, and former Deputy Director of the CIA, Dean Merit Janow.
- “Murat Yülek book presentation.” 1 – 2 PM. IAB 1302.
- “Book Discussion with Carlo Monticelli: Unsettled order: reforming global economic governance.” 4 – 6 PM. IAB 918. Registration required.
- “Bettman Lecture: Christine Mehring, “Material Matters” 6:15 – 8:15 PM. Schermerhorn 612.
- “HIGH PEAKS PURE EARTH: Ten Years of Tibetan Cyberspace in Translation.” 6 – 8 PM. Kent 403. Dechen Pemba, Palden Gyal, Riga Shakya, with video contributions by Tsering Woeser, Bhuchung D Sonam, Introduction by Eveline Washul.
Tuesday, April 9
- “Garu Lobzang Sherap: A Tibetan Painter at the Qing Court.” 12 – 1:30 PM. IAB 918. Tsangwang Gendun Tenpa, moderated by Gray Tuttle.
- “Sunset Yoga Series.” 5 – 6 PM. Wien Lounge. Registration recommended but not required. Bring your CUID.
- “Film Screening & Discussion. ‘The Wild Fields’ with writer Serhii Zhadan.” 7 – 8 PM. Deutsches Haus. Serhii Zhadan, moderated by Professor Yuri Shevchuk.
- “The Extraordinary 2018 Eruption of Kılauea Volcano, Hawaii.” 6:30 PM. Barnard Hall, James Room.
- “Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement.” 6:15 PM. The Heyman Center, First Floor Board Room. Katherine M. Marino, Anna K. Danziger Halperin, Gabriela Cano, Rachel Nolan.
- “Language at the Center of the American Justice System: Miranda Warnings, Case Law, and The Police Interrogation.” 6:15 – 8 PM. Heyman Center Common Room. Marianne Mason.
- “The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, And The Race To Save Jewish Treasures From The Nazis.” 7 – 8:30 PM. Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. David E. Fishman.
Wednesday, April 10
- “Lessons from the Ground: Framing and Interpreting Human Rights in the Balkans – Day 1.” 6 – 9 PM. Buell Hall, East Gallery. Full schedule of symposium speakers here.
- “CU Stories: Inclusion and Belonging.” 6 – 8 PM. Wien Lounge. Light dinner will be served. Registration recommended, not required. Bring your CUID.
- “Politics of the Present: Border People.” 7 PM. The Forum, Lenfest Center for the Arts. Dan Hoyle. RSVP here.
- “Book Talk: Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw and a City Transfixed, by Michał Murawski.” 6:15 – 7:15 PM. IAB 1219.
- “Creative Writing Lecture: Elizabeth McCracken.” 7 PM (doors open for Columbia Writing students at 6:30 and the general public at 6:45 PM). Dodge Hall, 501.
Thursday, April 11
- “Politics of the Present: Crises of Democracy at Columbia.” 10:15 AM – 5 PM. Heyman Center Common Room. Full schedule of panels and speakers here.
- “Lessons from the Ground: Framing and Interpreting Human Rights in the Balkans – Day 2.” 9:05 AM – 3:30 PM. Deutsches Haus. Full schedule with panelists and speakers here.
- “World Leaders Forum: Shaping the Future – The 2018 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leaders.” Casa Italiana, Teatro. Pastor Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Rafael Yuste
- “Ann Hamilton.” 7 PM (Check-in begins one hour prior). Lenfest Center for the Arts, Second Floor Screening Room. Register here (does not guarantee seating)
- “Lecture by Friedrich Balke: “Excessive Mimesis: From Plato to Burckhardt and Freud” 8 PM. Deutsches Haus.
- “The Kindness Advantage: Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children.” 7 PM. Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor. Amanda Salzhauer, Dale Atkins.
- “Resisting Gendered State Violence Across Turtle Island: Cross-Border Solidarity Against Anti-Blackness.” 6:30 PM. Event Oval, Diana Center.
- “New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Celebrating Recent Work by Beth Berkowitz.” 6 PM. 617 Kent. Beth Berkowitz, Sergey Dolgopolski, Naama Harel.
- “Why Does Cuba Matter?” 6:15 – 8 PM. IAB 802. Rafael J. Betancourt.
- “Sudan’s Political Transition: Ending Decades of Dictatorship.” 1 – 3 PM. Faculty House, Garden Room 2. John Prendergast, Suliman Baldo, in conversation with David L. Phillips
- “Animals and Animality in the Babylonian Talmud.” 6 – 7:30 PM. Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. Beth A. Berkowitz, Sergey Dolgopolski, Naama Harel.
Friday, April 12
- “Proust 2019: Conference.” 10 AM – 7 PM. Buell Hall, East Gallery. A full list of panels and speakers can be found here. RSVP here.
- “Annual Saltzman Forum Panel I: “Russia’s Tilt to China: Is the Bear” 10 AM – 12 PM. IAB 1501. Eugene Rumer, Cynthia Roberts, Peter Clement. “
- Annual Saltzman Forum: Panel II: The Rise of China and Security Challenges in Asia.” 12:10 – 2 PM. IAB 1501. Thomas Christensen, Oriana Mastro, Andrew Nathan.
- “Can we feed a mid-century global population of 10 billion healthily, sustainably and equitably?” 2:30 – 3:30 PM. Low Library Faculty Room (207). Professor Sir Charles Godfray
- “Classics Colloquium: ‘The Politics of Plutarch’s Symposium of the Seven Sages‘” 4:10 – 5:30 PM. Hamilton 603. Zoe Stamatopoulou.
- “Film Friday – Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists” 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Pulitzer Hall, Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall. Q&A afterward with filmmakers Jonathan Alter, John Block, and Steve McCarthy. Pizza will be served.
- “American Document, American Music, American Minstrelsy.” 3 PM. Dodge Hall, Room 622. Daniel Callahan.
Saturday, April 13
- “‘Personal Statement,’ a Documentary About Guidance Counseling Crisis.” 12 – 2 PM. Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College. Director Julianne Dressner; Enoch Jemmott and Christine Rodriguez, two students featured in the film; Dr. Riddhi Sandil, Liz Willen.
- “New York Classical Clubs Contests 2019: Oral Reading of Greek and Latin.” For information on the competition and the prizes, look here.