Bucket List: Presidential Motorcade Edition
Bucket List brings to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you notice any events excluded from the list or have a correction, let us know in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The UN is convening in New York and that means it’s time for the World Leaders Forum to convene at Columbia. Throughout the week, leaders countries around the world will come to the Low Library Rotunda (and some other campus hot spots) to talk about the biggest issues facing their countries and the world. Some highlights include a panel on Global Health Security on Tuesday, President Salih of Iraq and President Kagame of Rwanda on Thursday and more! Check out the World Leaders Forum website for more information and to register for events (many are full, but all have a waitlist!)
- To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in Jamestown, VA, Columbia will be hosting a symposium entitled “1619 and Its Legacies” from Wednesday, September 25 to Friday, September 27. Some highlights include a panel on the Columbia Slavery Project on Thursday from 11:15 am – 12:45 pm, and a poetry reading by Tongo Eisen-Martin from 7:15 – 8 pm. All events will take place in Faculty House unless otherwise indicated; look here for a full list of panels and speakers.
- Sports and Politics in a Time of Political Polarization.” Monday, Septemeber 23, 6 – 7 pm. Fayerweather Hall, Room 411. Professor Frank Guidry places today’s progressive fights for political equity in the sports arena in context and conversation with “the 1960s and early ’70s, another era when sports emerged as a site of contestation, especially for the Black Freedom and Second-Wave Feminist movements in the United States.” Register here.
- “Ancient Graffiti in Context.” Monday, September 23, 11:30 am – 1 pm. Hamilton Hall, Room 618. Join experts in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek graffiti to discuss this ancient graffiti in its historical and archeological contexts. Pizza will be served.
Monday, September 23
- “Estonia, the Land of Skype, the Small State Voice in the United Nations.” 9:30 – 11 am. International Affairs, Room 1512. Urmas Reinsalu, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Register here.
- “America’s Jewish Women: A History From Colonial Times To Today.” 12 – 1:30 pm. Kent Hall, Room 617. Pamela Nadell. Register here (waitlist).
- “The Common Ground Approach: An Introduction to Search for Common Ground.” 1 – 2 pm. International Affairs, Room 801. Kimberly Brody Hart, Senior Manager for Global Affairs and Partnerships, Search for Common Ground. Register here.
- “Town Hall Meeting on Europe with Frans Timmermans.” 1 – 2 pm. International Affairs, Room 1501. Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the EU Commission; Welcome Remarks: Shailagh J. Murray; Moderator: Pierre Vimont, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs. Register here.
- “Developing Trends in Central Asian Cooperation: A View From Kyrgyzstan.” 3:30 – 5 pm. International Affairs, Room 1512. Aidarbekov Chingiz Azamatovich, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic. Register here.
- “The Elite Uneducation & Imposed Nonage.” 4 – 5:30 pm. International Affairs, Room 918. Chenjian (C.J.) Li, University Chair Professor, Peking University; Moderated by Andrew Nathan, Professor of Political Science.
- “Article 370 and Its Aftermath: A Panel Discussion.” 6:10 – 8 pm, International Affairs, Room 1501. Partha Chatterjee (MESAAS and Anthropology); Hafsa Kanjwal (History, Lafayette College); Madhav Khosla (Ashoka University, Columbia Law School); Suchitra Vijayan (The Polis Project). Moderated by Gauri Viswanathan. Attendees should be prepared to present photo ID at the door.
- “A Byzantine Icon in Medieval Thessaloniki and Renaissance Rome.” 6:10 – 8 pm. Schermerhorn Hall, Room 612. Robert Nelson (Yale).
- “In Conversation: Ryan RedCorn and Tiffany Hale.” 6:30 pm, Hamilton Hall, Room 420.
- “The Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture: Marina Tabassum.” 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Avery Hall, Wood Auditorium.
- “Anneliese Landau’s Life in Music: Nazi Germany to Émigré California.” 7 pm, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street. Professor Ellie Hisama will be the respondent for a presentation given by Dr. Lily E. Hirsch.
Tuesday, September 24
- “New Directions in Tibetan Studies Research in China” 11:30 am – 1 pm. International Affairs, Room 918. Gyelmo Drukpa.
- “Jack Donnelly: Mechanisms, Causes, and Explanations.” 12:10 – 2 pm. International Affairs, Room 1302.
- “Why Central Banks need to worry about Climate Change.” 2 – 4 pm. International Affairs, Room 1501. Morgan Després – Deputy Head Financial Stability Department, Banque de Franc, Frank Elderson – Executive Director: Supervision, De Nederlandsche Bank NV. Register here.
- “The Aura of the Dead in a Disenchanted World.” 5 – 7 pm. International Affairs, Lindsey Rogers Room (7th Floor). Thomas W. Laqueur, History Professor at UC Berkeley. Register here.
- “Cuba and China: The Trouble with Trust.” 6:15 – 8 pm, International Affairs, Room 802. Professor Adrian H Hearn, University of Melbourne.
- “Book Talk: Rock, Paper, Scissors and Other Stories by Maxim Osipov.” 6:30 – 8 pm. International Affairs, 12th Floor Atrium.
- “Climate Change, Water & National Security for Jordan, Palestine and Israel.” 7 – 8:30 pm. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103. Gidon Bromberg, Nada Majdalani, Yana Abu Taleb. Moderator: Michael B. Gerrard. Register here.
- “The Political Economy Of The News Media In Israel.” 7 – 8:30 pm, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. Guy Rolnik, founder of Israel’s leading financial newspaper. Register here.
Wednesday, September 25
- “Toward a New Path for Sustainable Development: a French Perspective.” 12 – 1 pm, Buell Hall, East Gallery. Dialogue between Rémy Rioux, Director of the French Development Agency and Scott Barrett, Vice-Dean of SIPA. Register here.
- “Transforming Rural Livelihoods through Effective Climate Services.” 1:30 – 5:30 pm. Pulitzer Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall. Find a full list of speakers and registration here.
- “The Global Pact for the Environment and the Sustainable Development.” 5:15 – 7:30 pm. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101. Full list of speakers here. Registration here. Reception to follow.
- “Jail for the Dead: How New York City Buries the Unclaimed.” 5 – 7 pm. Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room. Thomas Laqueur, UC Berkeley History Professor; Melinda Hunt, President of the Hart Island Project. Register here.
- “Film Screening & Discussion: The Turtledove’s Nest.” 7 – 9 pm. Deutsches Haus. Director Taras Tkachenko. Film in Ukranian with English subtitles.
- “Amazon on Fire: from Ashes to Action.” 7 – 10 pm, Faculty House. Sonia Guajajara and Marina Silva. Event in Portuguese, register here.
Thursday, September 26
- “Fall 2019 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series.” 12:10 – 1 pm. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546. Paolo di Rosa.
- “Impact Investing and the IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management.” 12:45 – 1:45 pm. International Affairs, Room 1501. Neil Gregory; Introduction by Dean Janow; Opening remarks by Professor Howard W. Buffett.
- “Living While Black: What Black Folk Know.” 4 – 5:30, Buell Hall, East Gallery. Professor Elijah Anderson (Yale University). Register here.
- “The Fears Have Gone Away: Exploring the Roots of Insurgent Citizenship in India’s Bhil Heartland.” 5 – 6:30 pm. Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room. Alf Gunvald Nilsen.
- “Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father.” 6 pm, Milbank Hall, Ella Weed Room. Author: Nara B. Milanich; Speakers: Dorothy Y. Ko, Maya Jasanoff, Emmanuelle Saada.
- “Emily Wilson: Translating the Classics.” 6 – 7:30 pm. Miller Theater. Emily Wilson, translator of the Odyssey.
- “Period. End of Sentence.’ Film Screening and Critical Panel.” 6 – 7:30 pm, Schermerhorn Extension, Room 724. Lauren Houghton, Shobita Parthasarathy, Emily Hoppes.
- “Professor Christopher Peacocke: Expression in Music.” 6:15 pm, Hamilton Hall, Room 501.
- “Talk by Zeynep Celik Alexander: Bauhaus Equipment.” 8 – 9 pm. Deutsches Haus.
Friday, September 27
- “Celebration of the Core Centennial — Opening Event.” 9 am – 12:30 pm, Low Library Rotunda. Opening Remarks: President Bollinger; Panel on Core Experiences; Panel on the “Enduring Core”. Refreshments provided.
- “The Climate Crisis, Global Land Use, and Human Rights.” 9 am – 5 pm. Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 E 43rd St. Register here and a full list of speakers here.
- “Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains.” 10 am – 12 pm. International Affairs, Room 1501. Speakers: Ana Margarida Fernandes, Bob Rijkers. Discussants: Belinda Archibong, Nancy Chau, Ravi Kanbur, Jan Svejnar. Register here.
- “The Khashoggi Case: Silence is Not an Option.” 11 am – 12:15 pm, Pulitizer Hall, The Brown Institute. Dean Steve Coll (staff writer at The New Yorker) Agnès Callamard (international human rights expert); Hatice Cengiz (writer, doctoral student, fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi).
- “Rethinking Development in Africa.” 12:30 – 2:30 pm. International Affairs, Room 1512. Speaker: Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency; Discussants: Professors Akbar Noman and Belinda Archibong. Register here.
- “Bringing the Literatures of East Central Europe to English-speaking Readers.” 4 – 6:30 pm. International Affairs, Room 1219. Panelists: Sean Gasper Bye, Translator from Polish; Ellen Elias-Bursać, Translator from Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian; Claudia Serea, Translator from Romanian; Alex Zucker, Translator from Czech. Moderated by Christopher Caes.
- “Reclaiming Space: The Rehabilitation of 50 Villages in Rural Palestine.” 4 – 7 pm, Schermerhorn Extension, Room 963. Architects Shatha Safi and Michel Salameh.
- “Translating Girlhood with Karen Van Dyck and Xiaolu Guo.” 7 – 8 pm, Book Culture (112th Street).
A real life presidential motorcade via Wikimedia Commons