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- “The Podcasting Revolution: Keynote.” Monday, September 16, 7 pm. Diana Event Oval. Sam Sanders of NPR’s It’s Been a Minute will deliver the keynote address to kick off Barnards lecture series that explores” issues of storytelling, politics, funding, and representation that occupy today’s podcasters.”
- “Expanding the World of Literature.” Tuesday, September 17, 6 – 7 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery. Tash Aw (novelist) in conversation with Professor Mark Mazower. RSVP here.
- “Concerning Measles: A Panel Discussion on the Outbreak and Jewish Community Responses in New York City.” Thursday, September 19, 6 – 8 pm. Dodge Hall, Earl Room. Zackary Berger, Associate Professor of Medicine; Alyssa Masor, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene; Blima Marcus, Nurse Practitioner; Michael Yudell, Chair of Community Health and Prevention; Moderated by Ayala Fader, Professor of Anthropology. Register here.
- “From Refugee Children to Climate Change: Global Challenges in an Age of Nationalism.” Friday, September 20, 6 – 7 pm. Pulitzer Hall, World Room. H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly and former Foreign Minister of Ecuador, in conversation with NPR International Correspondent Deborah Amos. RSVP here.
Monday, September 16
- “The Rise of Narrative Journalism.” 10 am – 12 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Room 601B. Thomas Schmidt, author of Rewriting the Newspaper.
- “Reenacting Homecoming: Early Memoirs of Tibetan Exile Life and the Writing of History.” 12 – 1:30 pm. International Affairs, Room 918. Speaker: Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Assistant Professor, Villanova University; Tibetan poet. Moderated by: Lauran Hartley, (Tibetan Studies Librarian).
- “#DisruptWikipedia and Edit-a-thon.” 2 – 6 pm (panel: 2 – 3 pm; edit-a-ton: 3 – 6 pm). Butler Library. Room 208B. Alice Backer and Sherry Antoine (AfroCrowd) and Merrilee Proffitt (OCLC).
- “Thematic Transmission in the Tradition of Chinese Painting.” 4:10 – 6 pm. Kent Hall, Room 403. Cheng-hua Wang (Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University).
- “Covering Migrants and the US-Mexico Border Crisis.” 6 – 8 pm. Pulitzer Hall, World Room. Carolyn Van Houten(The Washington Post), Jika Gonzalez (photo and video journalist), moderated by Nina Berman.
- “Landscapes of Fulfillment.” 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Avery Hall, Wood Auditorium. Jesse LeCavalier, response by Kate Orff, Director of the Architecture and Urban Design program.
- “Film@IIJS: Refugee Lullaby.” 7 – 9 pm. Kent Hall, Room 617. Screening followed by Q&A with director Ronit Kertsner
Tuesday, September 17
- Constitution Day 2019! The University will be giving out pocket Constitutions and hosting several events in honor of the day.
- “Book Talk: The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence.” 12 – 2 pm. International Affairs, Room 1219. Claudia Leeb.
- “The War Scare That Wasn’t: Able Archer 83 and the Myths of the Second Cold War.” 12:10 – 2 pm. International Affairs, Room 1302. Simon Miles (Duke University); moderated by Stephen Biddle, Professor of International and Public Affairs.
- “Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.” 4 – 5 pm. Low Library Rotunda. Introduction by Carol Gluck (Professor of History Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures) and moderated by Vishakha N. Desai (Vice Chair, Committee on Global Thought). Register here.
- “The Russian-Speaking Community and the Trump Presidency.” 6 pm. Kraft Center, Rennert Hall. Steven Kaplan (host of the radio and TV show “Tolkovishche with Seva Kaplan”) and Rafael Shimunov (an artist and activist from Queens). Moderated by Professor Anna Katsnelson.
- “Our America: Utopia and Persistence of a Jewish Family.” 6 – 8 pm. Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor (3rd Floor). Claudio Lomnitz.
- “Lessons from Rebuild by Design .” 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The Forum at Columbia. Shaun Donovan (former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development) and Professor Kate Orff.
Wednesday, September 18
- “A New Way of Doing Politics: Making Political Activity Appealing.” 12 – 2 pm. International Affairs, Room 802. Eduardo Mufarej.
- “The US-China Trade Negotiation: A Contract Theory Perspective.” 12:10 – 1 pm. Jerome Greene Hall, Room TBA. Angela Zhang, (Associate Law Professor and Director of the Centre for Chinese Law, University of Hong Kong).
- “Connecting People and Water/Ways Through Oral History.” 3 – 4:30 pm. Butler Library, Room 523. Megan Bucknum and Dr. Jennifer Kitson (Rowan University’s Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability).
- “A Roundtable Discussion Of Guy Ortolano’s Thatcher’s Progress (With Susan Pedersen).” 4 – 6 pm. Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room. Matthew Hart, Thomas H. Bender, Susan Pedersen.
- “Book Release: Guide to Chinese Climate Policy 2019.” 6 – 7:30 pm. International Affairs, Room 1501. David Sandalow, Peggy Liu, Deborah Seligsohn, and Weiping Wu.
- “From Fiction to Lies: Literary Imagination in the Age of Post-Truth, Lecture 1.” 6:30 pm. Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall. Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombian writer).
- “The Novel and its Discontents.” 7:30 pm. The Lantern (Eighth Floor), Lenfest Center for the Arts. John Banville and Richard Ford (authors and apparently, longtime BFFs). Register here (currently closed).
Thursday, September 19
- “Music and Human Rights.” 1 – 2 PM. International Affairs, Room 1219. Justin Jalea.
- “University Life Events Council Meet & Greet.” 6 – 7 pm. Case Lounge, Jerome Greene Hall. Registration recommended but not required. Bring your CUID for free snacks and swag.
- “Eurasia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Potential Impact, Potential Disputes, and How to Address Them.” 6 – 7:30 pm. Barnard Hall, James Room (418). Keynote speaker: Bruno Maçães; Discussants: Lanxin Xiang and Nargis Kassenova; Moderator: Alexander Cooley. Register here.
- “The Far East Sound in Jamaica.” 7:30 pm. Dodge Hall, Room 622. Andrew F. Jones (UC Berkeley).
- “University Seminar: Roman teamsters: muliones (muleteers) and the (dis) organization of land transport in the Roman empire.” 7:30 – 9 pm. Faculty House. John Bodel.
Friday, September 20
- “Religion and Rituality: Fourth Annual Conference of the Francophone Society of the Philosophy of Religion.” Friday 9 am – Saturday 2 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery. Register here. Most talks presented in French.
- “Four Questions and a Challenge: Interpreting ICT4D.” 1 – 2 pm. International Affairs, Room 1302. Tim Unwin, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D.
- “Columbia 101: Free Naloxone Training.” 4 – 5 pm. John Jay Hall, First Floor Lounge. Register here. Get a free naloxone kit and $20 gift card for participating.
- “A Cosmology of Conservation: Diverse and Sustainable Resource Management among the Ancient Maya.” 4:10 pm. Schermerhorn Extension, Room 915. Lisa Lucero.
- “Coining Chinese Civilization: The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China.” 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Faculty House. Uffe Bergeton (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
- “Film Friday: One Child Nation.” 6 – 9 pm. Pulitzer Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall. Q&A after with Director Nanfu Wang.
H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés via Columbia Events