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by / on March 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Campus, Events

**Events March 24-30**

…ikelihood of mass violence in the Niger Delta. Book Talk: Democracy Disfigured by Nadia Urbinati 4:00pm - 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor A panel discussion and reception on the occasion of a new publication by Prof. Nadia Urbinati: Democracy Disfigured Panelists: Nadia Urbinati, author and Professor of Political Theory, Columbia University Federico Finchelstein, Associate Professor…

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by / on March 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Events

*Updated* Exciting Events March 3rd-9th

…  A New Balkans? Challenges of Democratization in the Former Yugoslavia Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 707 Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a panel discussion on the Balkans. Participants: Dario Čepo is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and a senior research assistant at th…

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by / on March 9, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Campus, Events

*Events* March 10th-14th

…at Harriman Institute.Introduction by David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Phillips served as senior advisor and foreign affairs expert in the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations “An Inconsolable Memory: Films by Aryan Kaganof” 3:30pm - 8:30pm Columbia University Morningside Campus The Italian Academy Join Richard Pea (C…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 5:07 am / in Content, Education, Issue

The Tenure Question

by The issue of academic tenure has been a persistent catalyst for academic disputes. Proponents of tenure claim that it preserves academic freedoms on campuses, whereas opponents refer to the stagnation of research and publications that may occur once tenure is granted. The Columbia tenure process has recently come under fire due to the controversial decision to grant tenure to Barnard Professor of Anthropology Nadia Abu-El Haj. Abu-E…

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by / on April 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion

As the Crow Flies

by The Columbia University Senate voted on April 1, 2011 to lift the ROTC ban on campus. Columbia couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate date to pass this resolution. The 51 individuals who voted for this measure truly are April fools. Why? Because they allowed the program back on campus under the premise of “non-discrimination” after the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT), while ROTC wa…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:52 am / in Domestic, Education, World

Didactic Deceit

by Illustration by Stephanie Mannheim In April 2009, Columbia University’s Task Force on Undergraduate Education released “An Agenda for the Future,” a cheery strategic document, which, translated into two words, read: excelsior, Columbia! On pages 16 and 17, the report rejoices in and urges forward the internationalization of Columbia ­– not just the establishment of foreign outposts vis-à-vis Global Centers and the development of th…

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by / on October 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

An Incomprehensive Overview of CU Activism

by photo from Wikimedia Commons “On October 17, 2012 at 9:00am a Tabletop Exercise was conducted by Columbia University’s Emergency Management Operations Team in room 555 of Lerner Hall located on the Morningside Campus.  The exercise provided an open, no-fault environment where participants collectively evaluated emergency protocol plans and the coordination of campus Emergency Management Operations Team personnel in the event of a s…

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by / on April 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm / in Issue, Middle East, World

Israel/Palestine Debates

by PROMPT:  What is the academic boycott of Israel and why is it so important? PANELISTS:  Isabel Peñaranda, CC ’14, is studying Anthropology, and uses it to draw connections between the dispossession of poor communities of color in Harlem due to Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion, the people of Palestine by the Israeli state, and peasants by state and paramilitary violence in Colombia, where she is from. She hopes to retur…

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by / on September 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm / in Campus, Uncategorized

Political Minutes: Touring a Tense Manhattanville

by Christopher Brennan/CPR As another school year begins, the confrontation between neighborhood members and Columbia University over the ongoing Manhattanville expansion continues unabated, seeking to bring in more fresh faces to its respective sides. This Sunday the Coalition to Preserve Community held a walking tour up towards the site of the current Manhattanville construction. The tour was led by co-founder of the coalition and C…

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by / on May 27, 2008 at 9:27 pm / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

The Critical Language Gap

by A little problem with language in the past In 2006, President Bush delivered a speech unveiling the National Security Language Initiative. Delivering the speech to a crowd that included then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, and Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, President Bush began in a lighthearted manner. “I’ve had a little problem with the language in the past,” he…

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