Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re looking for a place to take your special someone or searching for ways to fill the lonely void, check out this week’s events lineup.

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Student Spotlight:

The 2024 Election: Where are we now? Where are we going?

  • Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 pm, Hamilton 401.
  • Join the Columbia Political Science Students Association for a discussion on the 2024 election with Professor Michael Miller. Miller and students will discuss polling, projections, and other election events.
  • Registration not required.


  • Thursday, February 15, 6 to 8 pm, Diana Center, Event Oval.
  • This event showcases a series of short speeches by students on a variety of topics, including university responses to climate change, accessibility on campus, and FGLI experiences at Columbia and Barnard. A reception will follow student speeches and remarks from alumni.
  • Register here. Registration is only open to Barnard students, faculty, and alumni.

Blind Date with a Movie

  • Thursday, February 15, 8:30 pm, Hamilton 411, 413, and 507.
  • Ferris Reel Film Society is celebrating Valentine’s Day “the right way” with three movie screenings and popcorn a day late. You can make your own movie snacks and meet new film fanatics (or maybe even The One)! 
  • Registration not required. Learn more about the film options on their Instagram @ferrisreelfilm.

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Of Door Knockers, Book Bindings, and Beehives

  • Monday, February 12, 5 to 6:30 pm, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room.
  • Indiana University Professor Emeritus Paul Losensky will discuss the work of Sā’eb Tabrizi and his poetry’s interaction with Sā’eb’s life experience and environment. Losensky will explain how Sā’eb’s use of three objects—door knockers, book bindings, and beehives—in his poetry create meaning out of the everyday experience.
  • Register here to attend in person or here to attend on Zoom.

What if the economy worked for democracy?

  • Tuesday, February 13, 6 to 7:30 pm, The Forum Auditorium.
  • Hosted by Columbia’s Center for Political Economy, this event features a discussion with law, economics, classics, and political science scholars on economic policymaking and promoting a political economy that serves democracy. The event’s speakers include Columbia President Minouche Shafik and professors from Columbia, Yale, Stanford, and the University of Chicago. 
  • Registration required.

Mindfulness, Emotional Segregation and Connecting Across Difference

  • Wednesday, February 14, 12:10 to 1 pm, Columbia Law School, Room 103.
  • Co-sponsored by the CLS Mindfulness Program, Student Services at the Law School, and the Vice Dean for Intellectual Life, this event focuses on mindfulness practices that can prompt us to consider our unique experiences and to empathize with the experiences of others. Professors Elizabeth Emens and Kendall Thomas will be joined by Columbia Law students to share how mindfulness impacts their lives, work, and research. The event will be moderated by Professor Kathryn Judge, and lunch will be provided.
  • Registration required at least 48 hours in advance for non-Law School affiliates.

Awakening Our Democracy: What’s At Stake In These Polarized Times

  • Thursday, February 15, 6 to 8 pm, Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, Third Floor.
  • Listen to panelists from various Columbia schools discuss the influence of binary views on current events in shaping our understanding of democracy, the elements that prevent civil discourse and group problem-solving, and where to go next. Dinner will be served to registered guests.
  • Register here or watch the Youtube livestream here.

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