Happy first full week of fall! Events this week include a book launch, a discussion with the Dutch Minister of Defense, and a panel analysis on the effects of the Supreme Court’s 2023 decision on affirmative action in college admissions.

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Student Event Spotlight

Changing Order in the Middle East

  • Wednesday, September 27, 8 pm, Roone Cinema Lerner.
  • Columbia Women in Law and Politics, in conjunction with Pi Lambda Sigma and the Columbia University Muslim Students Association, are hosting a conversation with Professor Rashid Khalidi, moderated by Khalidi’s co-author Professor Lisa Anderson. The discussion will cover topics including China’s involvement in the Middle East and shifting power dynamics in the Gulf.
  • Registration can be found here at the link in bio.

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Discussion with the Dutch Minister of Defense, Kajsa Ollongren

  • Monday, September 25, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Jerome Greene Hall 104.
  • In an event moderated by Professor Lori Damrosch, Columbia Law School will host Kajsa Ollongren, the Dutch Minister of Defense, in a discussion on civilian protection during times of armed conflict.
  • Register for the event here.

Book Launch: After The Ottomans

  • Monday, September 25, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, School of Social Work, C03.
  • Hosted by the Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Department (MESAAS), the Columbia University Armenian Center, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), co-authors Hans-Lukas Kieser, Seyhan Bayraktar, and Khatchig Mouradian will discuss their book “After the Ottomans: Genocide’s Long Shadow and Armenian Resilience.”
  • Find more information about the book launch here.

Challenges and Solidarity: A Dialogue on Human Rights Defenders

  • Tuesday, September 26, 4:30 pm – 6 pm, Jerome Greene Hall 105.
  • Three recipients of the 2023 Front Line Defenders Annual Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk will discuss their work and associated risks of defending human rights, and examine human rights conditions around the world.
  • Reserve your seat here.

Covering Democracy: Protests, Police, and the Press

  • Tuesday, September 26, 6 pm to 8 pm, Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320E.
  • The event, co-hosted by the Knight Institute and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, will include a pre-release screening of the Knight Institute’s documentary “Flashpoint: Protests, Policing, and the Press” and focus on the Knight Institute report written by 2022-2023 Knight Institute senior visiting fellow, Joel Simon, titled “Covering Democracy: Protests, Police, and the Press.”
  • Register for the event here.

Studying the Now: Affirmative Action

  • Tuesday, September 26, 12 pm to 2 pm Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall Third Floor, and Live Streaming.
  • Moderated by Barnard’s President Laura Rosenbury, Professor Melissa Murray, a Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU, and Jennifer Rosales, Vice President for Inclusion and Engaged Learning and Chief Diversity Officer at Barnard College, the discussion will examine the Supreme Court’s 2023 decision on affirmative action, as well as the implications and opportunities it presents.
  • Register and find more information here.

Tunç Sen – Empire of Experts, Experts of Empire

  • Wednesday, September 27, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Fayerweather Hall 513.
  • As part of the  New York History of Science Lecture Series, Tunç Sen, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University will answer fundamental questions about the Ottoman Empire and its “experts of the empire.”
  • Find more information and event registration here. The event is open to all, but pre-registration is required.

Bulgaria & Jews during the Holocaust: Between Mythology and Reality

  • Thursday, September 28, 12 pm to 1:30 pm, International Affairs Building, Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219.
  • The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and the Harriman Institute will host Professor Rumyana Christidi in a talk about Judaism in Bulgaria. Moderated by Rebecca Kobrin, the speakers will examine questions about existing narratives, what the facts behind them are, and how historians interpret information.
  • Reserve your seat here.

Propaganda Addiction: How Russians Learn to Trust Kremlin Falsehoods

  • Friday, September 29, 12 pm to 1:30 pm, International Affairs Building, Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219.
  • The Harriman Institute will host a Director’s Seminar with Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Russian Politics, Anton Shiriko, about his work to understand how Vladimir Putin addresses public opinion and ensures acceptance of the war in Ukraine. The discussion will be moderated by Harriman Institute Director, Valentina Izmirlieva.
  • Register for the event and find more information here.

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