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For those looking ahead in their calendars, next Thursday (November 14) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Lerner 555, the Columbia Debate Society will be hosting the Rikers Debate Project alumni to debate the topic: “This house would abolish pretrial detention.” Debaters and judges include Lewis Conway Jr., Professor Gregory Wawro, Pastor Isaac Scott, and Felix Guzman and the debate will be judged by a panel of Columbia community members and Rikers Debate Project alums, who will also be there to discuss the important work their project undertakes and how community members can get involved. Food will be provided and you can find more information about the event and its sponsors here.


  • Today at 6 pm in Riverside Church and Thursday at 6 pm in Miller Theater, Theater of War will be presenting Ajax to students in the Core Curriculum and other members of the Columbia community. The reading will feature actors Kathryn Erbe, Glenn Davis, and David Zayas and will be facilitated by Bryan Doerries. Register here.
  • Head to the Buell Hall East Gallery this Thursday from 6 – 7:30 pm to hear Dennis Lacone and Bernard E. Harcourt debate “Should We Tolerate the Intolerant?” In our increasingly divided political landscape, the word “tolerance” has been thrown around more and more but with it, there’s been an increasing debate over what the limits of our tolerance should be (even here on Bwog). Register and find out more about the speakers here.
  • The Women Mobilizing Memory project will be launching the eponymous book this Friday at 4 pm in Butler 523. There will be a reception and brief presentations from the contributors (listed here) as well as remarks by Dean of Humanities Sarah Cole and Professor Jean E. Howard. No registration needed!
  • If book launches aren’t your thing, check out “Teach Peace: The Ethics of Liberation” with Dr. Elizabeth Bishop this Friday from 6 – 7 pm in Milbank Chapel. The description literally just says “Dr. Elizabeth Bishop will address the Jaffe Peace Corps Fellows and Columbia Community with a talk entitled “Teach Peace: Education and the Ethics of Liberation” in Milbank Chapel (525 West 120th Street, ZB 125) on Friday, November 8th from 6-7 pm.” so your guess about what will happen is as good as mine.

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