Happy first week of December! This week’s events include a student-led panel on immigration advocacy, a panel on the Espionage Act, and a half-day workshop on storytelling in times of crisis.

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Student Spotlight:

Astronaut Mike Massimino

  • Friday, December 8, 7 pm, location TBD.
  • Columbia Space Initiative’s advisor and former Astronaut Mike Massimino will be closing off the semester by sharing his space stories from his new book Moon Shot: A NASA Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible.

Global Head of Christie’s Ventures: Devang Thakkar

  • Tuesday, December 5, 8 to 9 pm, Fayerweather 313.
  • Join the Columbia Art Market Society and Columbia Venture Partners for a talk with Devang Thakkar, the global head of auction company Christie’s.
  • Register here.

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City of Migrants

  • Monday, December 4, 4 to 5:30 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 802.
  • This panel organized by the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), will spotlight undergraduate and graduate students involved in local immigration advocacy and activism to discuss and share their experiences on all about being involved in these issues.

On Feminism and Palestine

  • Monday, December 4, 6 to 7:30 pm, Pulitzer Hall, Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall.
  • This roundtable discussion will feature faculty from several University departments to have a fruitful conversation surrounding feminism and Palestine. Co-presented by Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Center for Palestine Studies, Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.
  • Registration required.

Strategies for Combating Political Misinformation

  • Tuesday, December 5, 6 to 8 pm, Casa Italiana.
  • Join the M.S. in Strategic Communication and M.S. in Political Analytics programs for a panel with experts on public opinion research, political psychology, and media to explore strategies for combating political misinformation.
  • Registration required.

State of Silence: The Espionage Act, Politics, and Press Freedom

  • Wednesday, December 6, 5:30 to 7 pm, Pulitzer Hall, World Room.
  • Co-sponsored by the Knight First Amendment Institute and the Columbia Journalism School, this panel of legal experts and journalists will delve into the contemporary politics of the Espionage Act, including a discussion of State of Silence: The Espionage Act and the Rise of America’s Secrecy Regime by Sam Lebovic. A reception will follow.

The Spiritual Life of Social Movements

  • Thursday, December 7, 1:15 pm, The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, online.
  • Organized by the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, this event will explore the spiritual dimensions of current social movements, the forces that bring to life these efforts to change society. The lecture will be given by Fellow and Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies nyle fort.
  • Registration required.

The Power of Stories: A Literary Interpretation and Storytelling Workshop

  • Friday, December 8, 9 am to 1 pm, location TBD.
  • This half-day workshop will explore the power of stories in times of crisis, using poetry and literature related to the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict to write their own stories (fictional or biographical). Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Barnard, Barnard Center for Engaged Pedagogy, and the Athena Center for Leadership. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Registration required.

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