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Student Event Spotlight

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Sputnik V and Russia’s New Vaccine Politics, Monday March 8, 12:00 -1:45 pm

In August 2020, Russia was the first country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID vaccine—Sputnik V. This event, which is part of the New York-Russia Public Policy Series, co-hosted by the Harriman Institute, will explore vaccine development in Russia. Topics of discussion will include issues surrounding scientific review of the vaccine and how “vaccine diplomacy” has become part of the Kremlin’s foreign policy strategy. 

Decarbonizing Industry: Low-Carbon Production of Iron and Steel,Tuesday March  9, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Iron and steel production accounts for more than $2.5 trillion of sales every year. However, this production also accounts for more than 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing emissions from the sector poses a significant challenge, as facilities will continue to run for at least 3-4 more decades, and half of the emissions are tied to the chemistry of iron production. The Center on Global Energy Policy is hosting an event exploring the findings of new peer-reviewd research, “Low-Carbon Production of Iron & Steel: Technology Options, Economic Assessment, and Policy Options,” which examines four potential approaches to reducing emissions from sectors where it is difficult to lower emissions. The event will feature several speakers, including US Representative Sean Casten (IL-06).

Debating the Future of Europe: Can Europe Be Sovereign? – Tuesday March 9, 1:00 – 2:15 pm

In the final session of the “Debating the Future of Europe” series hosted by the Columbia Global Center in Paris, participants will discuss whether Europeans have made progress towards becoming more democratic and united.

Theorizing The Environment – Wednesday March 10 12:00 – 1:30 pm

This is the first session of the Center for Engaged Pedagogy and the Sustainable Practices Committee’s Sustaining Curricula workshops. These workshops are designed to support faculty in their efforts to integrate environment, sustainability and climate change into curricula, as well as think through strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration on these topics.

When Climbing Became Competitive – Wednesday March 10, 2:00 – 3:45 pm

In the past two decades, climbing gyms have turned climbing into a niche activity to a mainstream sport that will be featured for the first time in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. In this talk, hosted by the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute, Caroline Roeder will discuss the history of climbing, including a Russian climbing instructor, Polish climbing diplomacy, and why Tokyo 2021 is a Soviet dream come true.

Climate Variability and Steppe Empires – Wednesday March 10, 6:00-7:30 pm

Decades of climatological research in Mongolia and surrounding regions have allowed high-resolution climatic reconstructions, which, when placed in historical contexts, give us clues about how people in the past responded to climatic variability. This event will use representative historical case studies to examine the impact of climate on pre-modern nomadic peoples.

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EI LIVE K12The Earth’s Blanket – Physics of Glaciers – Thursday Mar 11, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This lecture, hosted by the Earth Institute, will discuss how scientists use math and physics to understand the movement of glaciers, and will introduce some simple equations to help participants understand how ice insulates Earth’s surface. Some familiarity with glaciers, heat flow, and basic physics (high school level) is useful but not required.

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“Don’t Get Sick After June”: Maria John on Native Health Inequality – Thursday March 11 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Maria John, Assistant Professor of History at UMass Boston, will discuss the precarious reality of funding for the IHS for reservation and urban communities and how the underfunded healthcare system is one of the worst examples of structural inequality and racialized disparity created by the US government. She will discuss why chronic underfinding, medical neglect, and barriers to access have meant that for almost 70 years the refrain “don’t get sick after June” has remained painfully relevant for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. 

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