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Student Event Spotlight
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MONDAY, FEB 15
Unfamiliar Ecologies | Susan Ratner ’86 Pedagogy Series, 5:00pm – 6:
- In recent years, scholars have begun to pay more attention to the processes by which anti-Black violence, hierarchies of gender, and coloniality create and mediate the instability of global ecosystems. By meditating on the work of key contemporary Black women eco-artists, Dr. Frazier’s talk examines the possibilities that emerge when race, gender, and decoloniality reconfigure traditional pedagogical perspectives in the environmental humanities.
WEDNESDAY, FEB 17
Celebrating Recent Work by Margaret Schabas and Carl Wennerlind, 4:00 pm
- Authors Margaret Schabasand and Carl Wennerlind discuss their recent work on David Hume, A Philosopher’s Economist. In their talk, they offer the definitive account of Hume’s “worldly philosophy” and argue that economics was a central preoccupation of his life and work. Reconsider the centrality and legacy of Hume’s economic thought—for both his time and ours— in the book that serves as an important springboard for reflections on the philosophical underpinnings of economics.
THURSDAY, FEB 18
Imperial Japan’s Islamic Policies in World War II, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
- Join Kelly A. Hammon (Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, and an associate editor at The Journal of Asian Studies) and Paul Kreitman (Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University) in examining some of the ways that the Japanese Empire curried favors to Muslims in China, and later throughout East Asia, in the lead up to and throughout World War II.
Tech for Social Good?: Pathways to Digital Inclusion, 5 – 6pm
- The rapid rise of tech giants and information networks has had global consequences, from the information-sharing fueled rise of conspiracy-driven populism, to disparate calls for regulatory responses to disinformation and hate speech, to questions on how AI can be used to infringe upon basic human rights. How can the same technological forces triggering disruption be harnessed for social good? What social, legal, and philosophical pathways could pave the way for this paradigm shift? Join the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought for a discussion of the global implications of the rise of big tech and the possible pathways to achieving digital inclusion on a global scale.
FRIDAY, FEB 19
Dai-Ōji: The Ōji Paper Company and the Politics of Pulp in Asia, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
- David Fedman’s recent monograph, Seed of Control: Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea (University of Washington Press, 2020) explores how Japanese colonial rule in Korea (1905–1945) ushered in natural resource management programs that profoundly altered access to and ownership of the peninsula’s extensive mountains and forests. Under the banner of “forest love,” the colonial government set out to restructure the rhythms and routines of agrarian life, targeting everything from home heating to food preparation. Timber industrialists, meanwhile, channeled Korea’s forest resources into supply chains that grew in tandem with Japan’s imperial sphere. These mechanisms of resource control were only fortified after 1937, when the peninsula and its forests were mobilized for total war.
Women In Media: Lynn Povich & Jessica Bennett on the 1970 “REVOLT”, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
- Women In Media at Columbia Journalism School invites you to a talk with Lynn Povich and Jessica Bennett on how forty-six women at Newsweek changed the path for female journalists through a historic class action lawsuit in 1970.
Book Talk: Reporting the Siege of Sarajevo, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
- Reporting the Siege of Sarajevo provides the first detailed account of the reporting of this siege and the role that journalists played in highlighting both military and non-military aspects of it.
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