The events in this week’s EEOC highlight marginalized communities from across the globe!

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Student Event Spotlight

  • On Monday, February 20, at 8 pm, Columbia Undergraduate Film Productions (CUFP) will be hosting an editing workshop where students can learn the basics of film editing and get familiar with different editing software. Please register to attend!

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  • On Monday, February 20, from 12 to 2 pm, Butler Library will host the program “Engaging Our Communities: Transformative Scholarship for Dismantling Anti-Black Racism and Fostering Black Joy.” This event will highlight the research contributions of recently hired Columbia faculty engaged in scholarship that elevates Black youth, promotes racial justice, and supports the dismantling of structures that hinder Black joy. The panelists, Columbia faculty members, will describe how their research makes room for Black joy, and how to engage with and encourage Black youth communities. The program will take place in Butler Room 523. All Columbia affiliates and neighboring community members, including children, are invited to attend. A light lunch will be provided immediately following the panel discussion. Please register online to attend.
  • Also on Monday, February 20, from 5 to 7 pm, please join Columbia Journalism School for a film screening and discussion of Queer Egypt: Under Attack. Queer Egypt is a new BBC investigation that reveals how police and criminal gangs are using dating apps and social media to target and criminalize the LGBTQ+ community in Egypt. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin J’07 (in person) & Nora Nora Ila (via Zoom) will be here to screen & discuss. The screening will take place in the Lecture Room of Pulitzer Hall.
  • On Tuesday, February 21, from 12 to 1:30 pm, the Harriman Institute will host Julia Lajos, a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of History, for a lecture on the “Warming of the Arctic” in the 1920s–40s. The arctic climate is currently changing faster than the climate of the planet; this phenomenon is known as “Arctic amplification.”  However, even before the beginning of anthropogenic global climate change, the Arctic climate was quite changeable. The observations of the rapid warming of the Arctic caused by natural factors in the 1920s–40s led scientists to acknowledge the possibility of short-term changes of the climate in general. This talk illustrates climate as a driver for changes in abundance and migrations patterns of fish species important for these ecosystems and for the economy. On the other hand, the talk focuses on Russian scientists and their international networks, through which new knowledge on the changes of Arctic climate circulated. The talk will take place in the Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219, of the International Affairs Building. Please register online.
  • On Wednesday, February 22, from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm, will be the Global Health Certificate Inaugural Lecture, “Under Poisoned Skies from Northern Manhattan to Southern Iraq.” This hybrid discussion will focus on researching PAH metabolites in a setting of childhood cancer and oil extraction, and the role of investigative journalism in moving public health science forward, with the journalists who produced the BBC News Arabic documentary and the scientists who informed the work. The event will take place on Zoom and at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Please register online to attend either in person or on Zoom.
  • Also on Wednesday, February 22, from 12 to 1:30 pm, Dr. Leonard N. Moore, the George Littlefield Professor of American History at UT Austin, will discuss the chosen Columbia Climate School Black History Month 2023 book selection, Teaching Black History to White People, through an engaging virtual presentation. Dr. Moore will discuss lesser known histories and unapologetic truths about the multi-faceted African American experience in the United States. Please register for the Zoom link.
  • On Thursday, February 23, from 1 to 2 pm, please join the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs for a roundtable discussion with Diego Mesa Puyo, former Minister of Energy and Mines, Colombia, and CGEP Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Diego Mesa Puyo will discuss his academic and career histories and current work. Following introductions, he will move into an open conversation. Light refreshments will be provided. This roundtable is open only to currently-enrolled Columbia University students and faculty. Please register online to attend.
  • Also on Thursday, February 23, from 7 to 8:30 pm, anthropology PhD candidate Urpi Saco will present, “Ways of knowing, feeling, and being indigenous within the United Nations system: Indigenous Peruvian Participation,” as part of the University Seminar on Indigenous Studies series. According to the speaker, “I would like to share some reflections on the indigenous peoples’ participation within specific United Nations mechanisms. These ongoing insights are being crafted from my doctoral research on how indigenous participation becomes concrete and can advance indigenous peoples’ rights within the United Nations system and in their territories.” The talk will take place at Faculty House. Please email Sara Pan ( to RSVP.

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