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Events 9/22 - 9/28

Events 9/22 - 9/28

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Monday, September 22, 2014

EIA International Energy Outlook 2014: Projections to 2040

9:30am - 11:00am

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion with Adam Sieminski, Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), on the EIA's latest assessment of long-term global petroleum and other liquid fuels markets in the International Energy Outlook 2014 (IEO2014). World markets for petroleum and other liquid fuels have entered a period of dynamic changein both supply and demand. The changes in the overall market environment have led EIA to reassess its outlook for long-term global liquid fuels markets. The IEO2014 report includes projections of regional liquid fuels consumption and production that extend to 2040. In addition to a business-as-usual Reference case, EIA includes alternative High and Low Oil price cases to examine a range of potential interactions of supply, demand, and prices in world liquids markets. Center Director Jason Bordoff will moderate the discussion following the presentation.

Registration is required. This event is open to press. It will also be livestreamed at:http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch. For further information regarding this event, please contact Ke Wei by sending email to kw2373@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2745.

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia

11:00am - 11:50am

Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia, titled The Arab Spring and the Tunisia Initiative on Creating an International Constitutional Court, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East (Amman).

Registration for this event is full and closed. This event will be streamed live on the World Leaders Forum website. A link will be provided on the day of the event.For further information regarding this event, please contact World Leaders Forum by sending email to worldleaders@columbia.edu .

Intellectual Property and Global Warming: Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice

12:10pm - 1:00pm

Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law will co-host a talk and discussion with Matthew Rimmer on Intellectual Property and Global Warming: Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice.

The United Nations Climate Summit in New York will provide a focal point for a number of outstanding issues on climate change including intellectual property. Engaging in a close analysis of legal and political discourse, Dr. Rimmer will present on conflicts over intellectual property and climate change in three key arenas: climate law; trade law; and intellectual property law. First, Dr. Rimmer will discuss the debate over intellectual property and climate change under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1992, and the establishment of the UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre and Network. Second, he will examine the discussion of global issues in the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO GREEN. Third, Dr. Rimmer will discuss the dispute in the TRIPS Council at the World Trade Organization over intellectual property, climate change, and development. He will argue that intellectual property law reform should promote climate justice in line with Mary Robinsons Declaration on Climate Justice 2013.

Dr. Matthew Rimmer is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow; an associate professor at the ANU College of Law; and an associate director of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA). He is a member of the ANU Climate Change Institute. Amongst other things, he is the author ofIntellectual Property and Climate Change: Inventing Clean Technologies. He was one of Managing IPs 50 most influential intellectual property people in 2014.

Lunch and refreshments will be served. For further information regarding this event, please contact Paulo Cunha by sending email to pcunha@law.columbia.edu .

Iraq Update: Destroying ISIS

12:15pm - 1:30pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights invites you to a discussion with David L. Phillips: "Iraq Update: Destroying ISIS?"

Mr. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, former Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of State and Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations, CNBC Middle East Expert and Contributor and author of the forthcoming book "The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East."

For further information regarding this event, please contact Danielle Goldberg by sending email to dg2651@columbia.edu

European Energy Security, Russian Policy, and US LNG Exports

5:15pm - 7:15pm

Italian Academy, Teatro Room

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion about the relationship between European energy security and Russian foreign policy, and the potential impacts of US natural gas exports on both, a topic that has taken on even greater urgency in light of the current Ukraine crisis. This event will also serve as the launch of the Center's new report "American Gas to the Rescue? The Impact of US LNG Exports on European Energy Security and Russian Foreign Policy, co-authored by Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, and Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group.

The event will begin with a presentation of the report, after which Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, will offer keynote remarks followed by an on-stage discussion. The event will conclude with a panel discussion featuring the reports co-authors as well as:

  • Timothy Frye, Director, Harriman Institute and Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Columbia University
  • Teddy Kott, Head of Global Gas Analysis, EDF Trading
  • Amb. Carlos Pascual, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. State Department
  • Laszlo Varro, Head of Gas, Coal and Power Markets Division, International Energy Agency

The panel discussion will be moderated by Ed Crooks of the Financial Times

Registration is required for in-person attendance. It will also be livestreamed at:http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch (no registration necessary for livestream viewing). This event is open to press. All media must register directly with Connor Osetek (connor.osetek@berlinrosen.com) For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu. For further information regarding this event, please contact Ke Wei by sending email to kwei@columbia.edu

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Crisis in Ukraine and Its Implications for International Relations

12:00pm - 1:30pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and The Harriman Institute present "The Crisis in Ukraine and Its Implications for International Relations, a panel discussion with Alexander Dynkin, Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) in Moscow and adviser to the prime minister of Russia (19981999); Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Department of Political Science; Valerii Kuchynskyi, Adjunct professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA and formerly Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations; Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College.  Moderated by Jack Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maggie Li by sending email to mL3408@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-7879.

Roundtable Discussion on the 2014 Brazilian Presidential Election

12:30pm - 2:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 802

This years Brazilian presidential election has been a highly contested political battle with high stakes. Slowed economic growth, creeping inflation, corruption scandals across the political spectrum, the increasingly vocalized impatience of ordinary citizens with politics as usual, polarizing interpretations of the impacts of social programs, and other salient issues have created a very divisive political landscape. With the unexpected death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, this landscape became even more complex and unpredictable, with a rapidly evolving election scenario that has vital implications for Brazil and the regions future. This roundtable convenes leading experts on Brazilian and Latin American politics and economics for a discussion of the stakes, potential outcomes, and implications of the elections for Brazils economic development and governance.

For further information regarding this event, please contact David Luna by sending email to dl2714@columbia.edu

His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency, Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Co-Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.

Registration for this event is full and closed. This event will be streamed live on the World Leaders Forum website. A link will be provided on the day of the event. For further information regarding this event, please contact World Leaders Forum by sending email to worldleaders@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7421.

Pogroms, Networks, and Migration: Jewish Migration from the Russian Empire to the United States 1881-1914

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Barnard College Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

What determined the magnitude and the timing of the Jewish migration from the Pale of Settlement in czarist Russia to the United States? Using new data on the evolution of the geographic origins of the Jewish migration, Yannay Spitzer proposes a new narrative to explain this migration. As is commonly thought, economic motives and pogroms both played a role, but the dominant pattern is largely explained by a process of diffusion of migration networks. Yannay Spitzer is a postdoctoral fellow at the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University and next year will join the department of economics at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, as an assistant professor.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037

Women in Politics with Mara Liasson, Katha Pollitt, and Vuslat Dogan Sabanci and moderated by Alondra Nelson

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Lerner Hall

The Center for the Study of Social Difference, the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and the Columbia Alumni Association invite you to a Panel Discussion on: WOMEN IN POLITICS

Featuring Mara Liasson, Katha Pollitt, and Vuslat Dogan Sabanci in a conversation moderated by Professor Alondra Nelson

2015 promises to be an important year for women in politics. In the United States, women currently hold 99 seats in the US Congress: 20 in the Senate and 79 in the House. In 2016 we will probably see a woman Presidential candidate. In a number of countries across the world, women serve as presidents or prime ministers or are prominently involved in political work through NGOs and grassroots organizations. What difference do women make when they assume positions of political leadership? What liabilities do they face? How do they create change?

For further information regarding this event, please contact Laura Ciolkowski by sending email to lec30@columbia.edu

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Trends and Drivers of Global Energy Investment

8:30am - 10:00am

Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a presentation and discussion on the trends and drivers of global energy investment today and in the future. Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Nobel Laureate, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India, will offer keynote remarks. Amb. Carlos Pascual, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. State Department, will then moderate a discussion with Dr. Pachauri as well as additional participants, including:

  • Richard Kauffman, Chairman, Energy and Finance, New York, and Chairman, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • Ted Roosevelt IV, Managing Director & Chairman of Cleantech Initiative, Barclays

Registration is required for in-person attendance. It will also be livestreamed at: http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch (no registration necessary for livestream viewing). This event is open to press. For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu. For further information regarding this event, please contact Ke Wei by sending email to kwei@columbia.edu

His Excellency Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland

10:00am - 11:00am

Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Co-sponsored by The Harriman Institute.

Online registration is required and currently open. To register click here. For further information regarding this event, please contact World Leaders Forum by sending email toworldleaders@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7421.

Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Air Act: Who, What, Why?

11:00am - 12:50pm

International Affairs Building, Room 407

The Earth Institute presents Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series Description: Introduction to Early Environmental Legislation, Pre-1969.

This seminar is part of a semester-long lecture series entitled The Origins of Environmental Law: Regulation and Evolution. Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling are the two senior staff members who led the Senate environment subcommittee which originated and developed major environmental legislation in the 1970s, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Superfund Act. Over the course of a single decade, Congress enacted a series of environmental laws that defined the direction and character of environmental policy in the US and globally. Learn about the process that led to these seminal laws from the writers of the legislation themselves.

This talk will cover the basics of the Clean Air Act. It will look at everything from the impact of air pollution episodes, to identifying key players and influences, to examining the evolution of specific provisions within the law. It will also examine the role of lobbyists, citizen suits and judicial review, and the public health premise for the legislation.

RSVP is required for this event. Please note this lecture is part of a regularly scheduled course. Guests will join registered students in the class for the lecture and discussion.

For more information about the Earth Institute education programs and certificates, please click EARTH ED. For more information on the Earth Institute, please click earth.columbia.edu. For further information regarding this event, please contact Hayley Martinez by sending email to hmartinez@ei.columbia.edu .

Li Weidong: Xi Jinpings Coup from the Top: Anti-Corruption and Political Reform

4:10pm - 6:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 918

Part of the Human Rights in East Asia and Beyond: Critical Perspectives series, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute's year-long critical examination of the issue of human rights. Li Weidong is a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. This talk will be presented in Mandarin with simultaneous interpretation provided by Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, at Columbia University.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mack by sending email to lem2111@columbia.edu .

Free French Africa in World War II

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall

Eric Jennings new book, La France libre fut africaine, (Perrin, 2014, forthcoming in English with Cambridge UP) is a study of French Equatorial Africa and Cameroon under Gaullist rule during World War II. It considers the centrality of sub-Saharan Africa for the early Fighting French movement, paying special attention to issues of legitimacy and coercion.

Eric Jennings is Professor of History, University of Toronto (fellow of Victoria College). He is the author of four books that have appeared in both French and English on various aspects of French colonialism, spanning the Indian Ocean, Africa, the Caribbean and Asia.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Franaise, Institute of of African Studies, and Department of History. For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to ll2787@columbia.edu .

Armenian Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities

6:00pm - 7:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

His Excellency Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia, will give a talk on Armenia and foreign policy. The discussion will be moderated by Merit E. Janow, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Professional Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs. This event is co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute.

For further information regarding this event, please contact JoAnn Crawford by sending email to jac12@sipa.columbia.edu .

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Governpreneurship: Ten Golden Rules to Accelerate Success

1:00pm - 2:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1512

Join us for a talk by His Excellency Amr Al-Dabbagh, founding chairman of the Stars Foundation, on his time as the Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). He will also discuss the book he co-authored after leaving office titled Governpreneurship: Establishing a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Government. This event is co-sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Middle East (Amman).

For further information regarding this event, please contact JoAnn Crawford by sending email to jac12@sipa.columbia.edu

Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway

1:30pm - 2:15pm

Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway titled, To End Poverty, We Need Peace, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Co-sponsored by the Blinken European Institute.

Online registration is required and currently open. For further information regarding this event, please contact World Leaders Forum by sending email to worldleaders@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7421.

Reimagining Asia: A Discussion About a Possible New Asia Wing at the American Museum of Natural History

5:00pm - 6:30pm

International Affairs Building, Room 918

Join Laurel Kendall, Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collection; Chair, Division of Anthropology, AMNH; Ross MacPhee, Curator, Department of Mammalogy, AMNH; and David Harvey, Senior Vice-President of Exhibition, AMNH for a discussion about a possible new Asia Wing at the American Museum of Natural History.

This event is part of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute's new Museums & Material Culture: East Asia series which aims to engage New York-based museums, galleries, and art institutions and their key players, experts, and artists in conversation about a variety of issues and topics, from museum anthropology to collecting and selling art. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mack by sending email to lem2111@columbia.edu .

Framing the Immigrant Movement as about Rights, Family, or Economics: Which Appeals Resonate and for Whom?

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Barnard College Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

This presentation examines the principal narratives employed by the immigrant rights movements in the United States, how these resonate with different sector of the public, and the challenge posed by the fact that narrative frameworks that appeal to some groups for example, liberals or conservatives often alienate others. Irene Bloemraad is an associate professor of sociology and Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada (2006).

For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.

Ukraine Between East and West

6:00pm - 8:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1512

Ambassador Lamberto Zannier of Italy took up the post of OSCE Secretary General on 1 July 2011. Zannier is an Italian career diplomat. From June 2008 to June 2011 he was UN Special Representative for Kosovo and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). From 2002 to 2006, he was the Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre of the OSCE. Previous senior positions include Permanent Representative of Italy to the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague (2000-2002), chairperson of the negotiations on the adaptation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (1997-2000) and Head of Disarmament, Arms Control and Cooperative Security at NATO (1991-1997).

For further information regarding this event, please contact Rebecca Dalton by sending email to rld2130@columbia.edu .

Friday, September 26, 2014

Challenges to Peace and Security in Europe

10:00am - 11:00am

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

His Excellency Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia, will give an address on recent geopolitical developments in Europe and the challenges facing international peace and security today. The discussion will be moderated by Merit E. Janow, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Professional Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs. A question and answer session with the audience will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute.

For further information regarding this event, please contact JoAnn Crawford by sending email to jac12@sipa.columbia.edu .

 

This list is drawn from the Columbia University Events Calendar: http://www.columbia.edu/events/today.html

 

 

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