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Events 10/20 - 10/26

Events 10/20 - 10/26

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Monday, October 20th

 

To lose without fighting? The US, China, Southeast Asia and the South China Sea

12:00pm - 1:30pm

International Affairs Building, Room 918

Brown Bag Lecture featuring Bill Hayton, reporter at BBC. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the APEC Study Center, SEASI, and Asia American Journalists Association at Columbia.

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

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Legal Globalization and Transitions Forum

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jerome L. Green Annex

Join the organizers of Harriman Institute's 2014-15 Core Project Learning from Transition: from Local to the Global for an open forum on "Legal Globalization and Transitions." The forum will be devoted to exploring the extent to which transition economies have outsourced law to supranational agents (e.g., the EU) or allowed domestic agents to opt into foreign legal systems. These underexplored developments raise fundamental questions about the future of transition economies, the role of the state in regulating legal globalization and broader issues of democratic self-governance. The forum is the first event of this years Core Project, which aims to unpack assumptions about the path of political, social and economic reforms in the region by critically examining the conditions for scalability and portability of institutions. The Core Project is co-directed by Katharina Pistor and David Stark.

Panelists:

Matej Avbelj, Assistant Professor of European Law and Dean of the Graduate School of Government and European Studies in Kranj, Slovenia

Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia Law School, and Director of the European Legal Studies Center

Alex Cooley, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute

Delphine Nougayrede, Senior Counsel at DLA Piper

Jason Sharman, Professor and Director of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University in Australia and Visiting Professor at Barnard College

Moderator: Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School

Commentators: Elena Krumova, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harriman Institute

Igor Logvinenko, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harriman Institute

For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

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How Do the 'Abject' Bodies Reply? - Dispersing the Ethnological Gaze of the Empire

5:00pm - 6:30pm

International Affairs Building, Room 918

Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies: "How Do the 'Abject' Bodies Reply? - Dispersing the Ethnological Gaze of the Empire Kim Chul, Professor of Korean Literature, Yonsei University Discussant: Richard Calichman, Professor of Japanese Studies, The City University of New York

No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

For further information regarding this event, please contact Jooyeon Kim by sending email to jk2857@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1728.

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The War in Syria: A View from the Ground Up

6:00pm - 8:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University presents

"THE WAR IN SYRIA: A VIEW FROM THE GROUND UP" a panel discussion featuring:

Dipali Mukhopadhyay joined the SIPA faculty as an assistant professor in July 2012.  She received her doctorate from Tufts University's Fletcher School in the fall of 2010 and spent 2011 as a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University.  She studies modern state formation in conflict and post-conflict settings.  Her research interests lie, in particular, with the challenges weak political centers face as they attempt to grow their authority in the midst of formidable competitors. She is currently finishing a forthcoming book manuscript with Cambridge University Press entitled Warlords, Strongman Governors and State Building in Afghanistan.  She has been conducting research in eastern and northern Afghanistan, as well as Kabul, since 2007 and made her first trip to the country  for a project with the Aga Khan Development Network in 2004.

Mukhopadhyay teaches in the field of international security.  This fall, she will teach a course on state formation, violence, and intervention in the modern world with a case study on Afghanistan.  Next spring, she will teach a course on warlords, militiamen, and mafias and another on foreign intervention and conflict management.

Her research has been funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the Eisenhower Institute, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the US Institute of Peace, Harvard Law School, and the US Department of Education.  Her writings have been published academically as well as by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and US News & World Report.  She has worked in consultation with the US Department of Defense, the Canadian government, the US military, and the World Bank.

Adam Baczko is an Order, Conflict and Violence Fellow at Yale University and a PhD Candidate in Political Science at School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris). He researches how armed groups establish judicial systems in the midst of civil war. Adam carried out fieldwork in Afghanistan, Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Irak. He is general editor at Noria, a Paris-based think tank (www.noria-research.com), and co-authored reports on Syria for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the New American Foundation. In collaboration with Gilles Dorronsoro and Arthur Quesnay, he is currently finishing a book on the Syrian Revolution and the ensuing Civil War. He holds an MA in Political Science from the EHESS and BA in War Studies from King's College London. His publications are available at https://ehess.academia.edu/AdamBaczko.

Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan is an expert on gender and violence, and the creator of deviarchy.com. She is currently a Fellow at the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery, developing a new initiative on Sexual Violence in War and the Gender Expert for the United Nations Human Development Report on Afghanistan. She has recently been a policy consultant for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the International Crisis Group, researching and analyzing gender inclusion in peacebuilding and womens insecurities in conflict zones. She is also developing a special series on Women in/at War for Vice News. She was formerly the Director of South Asia Programs and UN Representative for Operation USA, and international disaster relief organization. In this capacity she has lived and worked in Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan monitoring small grants to community-based organizations. Dr. Gowrinathan received her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published both academic articles and journalistic pieces on humanitarian intervention and gender and violence for Foreign Affairs, Huffington Post, Monkeycage.org, Humanitarian Practice Network, Oxfords STAIR Review, World Policy Institute, and Gawker.com among others. She has guest lectured and hosted student workshops at Vassar College, Barnard University, Columbia University, Yale University, and the University of Dar Es Salaam. Her most recent article in Foreign Affairs, "The Women of ISIS", examines the political identities of women in violent movements.

Michael Shaikh is an independent consultant based in Yangon, Myanmar. For the past year he led the UNs Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights human rights in humanitarian action programs in Myanmar. Prior to that, Michael was Director of Country Operations at the Center for Civilians in Conflict, a Washington DC-based NGO that works with warring parties to develop civilian protection strategies. While at the Center he managed the organizations field operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Mali and Syria. Between 2007 and 2012 Michael was based in Bangkok with International Crisis Group where he severed as Asia Senior Analyst, reporting on regional political issues such as East and South China Sea disputes; Indias regional foreign policy; Chinas relationship with Myanmar; Bangladesh and Thailands coups; and Sri Lankas civil war. Prior to Bangkok, Michael was based in Kabul where he severed first as International Crisis Groups Afghanistan Analyst and then as Human Rights Watchs Afghanistan Researcher.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maggie Li by sending email to ml3408@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-7879.

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The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture The Palestinian Future After Gaza

6:15pm - 8:15pm

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

Professor Richard Falk will deliver the annual Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture, now in its 10th year. His talk will focus on the present reality and future direction of the Palestinian struggle, taking account of the continuing relevance of Edward Said's views of the grounds of a sustainable peace and proceeding from his prophetic premise that the two-state approach should no longer becloud our judgment.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Nicholas Obourn by sending email toheymancenter@columbia.edu .

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A Sort of Chautauqua

7:30pm - 8:30pm

International Affairs Building, Harriman Atrium (12th floor)

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute and the Kennan Institute for a talk by Oleksandr Boichenko.

Oleksandr Boichenko is a literary critic, publicist, essayist and translator. A graduate of Chernivtsi University (1992), he went on to complete his PhD at the Institute of Literature of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in 1996. From 1995 to 2008, he taught foreign literature and literary theory at Chernivtsi University. Since 2008, he has been working as a freelance journalist. Between 2002 and 2010, Mr. Boichenko co-edited the internet journal Poitah76 with writer Yuri Andrukhovych. He has received the Gaude Polonia scholarship from Polands Ministry of Culture three times. In 2003, his book Shchos na kshtalt shatokua (A Sort of Chautauqua, 2003) was awarded the top prize in the creative essay category at the prestigious Knyha Roku (Book of the Year) competition.

His published translations from Polish into Ukrainian include a collection of stories by Tadeusz Borowsky entitled "U nas, v Aushvitsi" ("At Our Place, in Auschwitz"), Daniel Odijas novel Tartak (The Sawmill), several plays by Michał Walczak, Małgoryata Sikorska-Miszczuk, Paweł Demirski and Michał Zadara, as well as short prose works by Marek Hłasko, Jzef Hen, Andrzej Stasiuk, and Olga Tokarczuk, among others.His translation from Russian into Ukrainian include Victor Erofeyevs novel Khoroshyi Stalin (The Good Stalin) and Igor Pomerantsevs story "Baskskyi sobaka" ("The Basque Dog").

Oleksandr Boichenko lives and works in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

The event is part of the Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

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Tuesday, October 21st

 

Human Rights and Migrant Workers: Global Challenges and Promises

11:00am - 6:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

International migration is growing in volume and complexity. Differentiated demographic and income trends are adding to migratory pressures, and environmental factors such as climate change are becoming strong drivers of migration within, and across, borders. Twenty years ago, south-to-north migration predominated. Today, south-to-south and south-to-north migration equally represent a third of the global migrant stock. This represents enormous benefits, but also serious human rights challenges.

11:00 11:30 Opening session Introduction and welcome: Elazar Barkan, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs Keynote remarks: Franois Crpeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants

11:30 13:00 Panel I: Human Rights and Migration: Ethics or Realpolitik? Chair: Dirk Salomons, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs Michele LeVoy, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants Emily Tucker, The Center for Popular Democracy Michele Klein Solomon, International Organization for Migration

13:00 14:00 Lunch

14:00 15:30 Panel II: Safe, Fair, Orderly and Regular Migration Chair: Michael Doyle, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs Gregory A. Maniatis, Migration Policy Institute Ryszard Cholewinski, International Labor Organization Pietro Mona, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

15:30 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 17:15 Panel III: A Gender-responsive Approach to Migration and Development Chair: Lindsay Stark, Columbia University Medical Center Nisha Varia, Human Rights Watch Yasmine Ergas, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs Gloria Moreno-Fontes, International Labor Organization

17:15 Closing Reception, wine and cheese will be served

For further information regarding this event, please contact Isabela Pereira Cunha by sending email to icp2122@columbia.edu .

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CCNMTL rewirED Series @ CUMC: PRODUCE the Media

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Columbia University Medical Center Campus Hammer Health Sciences Building HSC 202A

Welcome to CCNMTL's rewirED series; a place to discuss how Columbia faculty, staff, and teaching assistants can harness the power of technology to make learning environments as effective as possible.

This week we will discuss how video can be used as an effective instructional tool. We'll address these questions: Is video mainly for content delivery? What are other ways that video can be used in our courses? What are some best practices for creating effective educational video content? What software and equipment is required for educational video creation?

An optional hands-on open lab will follow this discussion from 1-2 pm. Educational technologists will be on hand to guide you through the process of customizing your own blended learning environment; one that meets your needs, goals, and objectives.

We'll provide the technology, you bring your ideas, and together we'll continue the blended learning conversation.

For further information regarding this event, please contact CCNMTL by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.

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Cuba's Challenge: Foreign Financial Restrictions on the Cuban Economy

12:00pm - 1:30pm

International Affairs Building, Room 802

Dr. Marln Snchez is an economist at the Center of International Economic Research at the University of Havana, where she is a specialist in International Finance. Cuba has experienced substantial decline in its external finance as a result of its deficit in the balance of payments, its lack of reserves, its high foreign debt, its credit qualification and the limited diversification of official financing sources. In the context, what might be the role of the international and regional multilateral banks? What are the main obstacles?

For further information regarding this event, please contact David Luna by sending email to Dl2714@columbia.edu

Inequalities in Health and Inequalities in Income: Themes from The Great Escape

2:00pm - 4:00pm

School of Social Work Concourse Level (Ground Floor), Room 05,

ABOUT: In The Great Escape, Angus Deatonone of the foremost experts on economic development and on povertytells the remarkable story of how, starting 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, The Great Escape is a guide to addressing the well-being of all nations. In this talk, Deaton will explore a myriad of themes from the book. Click here to learn more about The Great Escape.

WHO: Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His many books include The Analysis of Household Surveys and Economics and Consumer Behavior. He is a past president of the American Economic Association.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Terrell Frazier by sending email to tf2292@columbia.edu .

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Umpire or Empire? American Foreign Relations in World History

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Faculty House

The Columbia University Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society presents UMPIRE OR EMPIRE? AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS IN WORLD HISTORY

A talk by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Free & open to the public

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman is the Dwight E. Stanford Chair in U.S. Foreign Relations at San Diego State University. A historian and novelist, she is the author most recently of American Umpire (Harvard, 2013). Her previous nonfiction books include The Rich Neighbor Policy: Rockefeller and Kaiser in Brazil (Yale, 1992), which won the Allan Nevins Prize and the Stuart Bernath Award, and All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s (Harvard, 1998). She is co-editor of Major Problems in American History with Edward Blum. Her recent novel, Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War, won the 2009 San Diego Book Award for "Best Historical Fiction" and Director's Mention for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. She recently served two terms as a member of the Historical Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of State, and the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

An optional dinner directly follows the talk. All are welcome to come. We will dine in Faculty House at 6:30 pm. Meals, buffet style, cost $25 (payment by check only). Please sign up for dinner atsaw2156@columbia.edu and provide two days notice if you cannot attend.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Stephen Wertheim by sending email to saw2156@columbia.edu

 

"Knowledge is the Beginning"

6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Italian Academy

The "Senza Frontiere" Film Festival, the Italian Academy and the Heyman Center for the Humanities present a screening of "KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING"

Paul Smacznys, 2005 Emmy-winning documentary on Daniel Barenboim and Edward Saids youth orchestra of musicians who are Israeli, Palestinian and from countries across the Middle East.

Followed by discussion with members of the "West-Eastern Divan Orchestra", Mariam Said (VP of the Barenboim-Said Foundation) and Fiamma Arditi (Founder and Chair of the "Senza Frontiere" Film Festival, Italy)

Free and open to the public. Register at www.italianacademy.columbia.edu Organized by Fiamma Arditi

This is not a simple feel-good storyRather the film is almost an instruction manual of how much cultural good can be done in the worst of political times. "The Boston Globe"

In 1999, the Israeli Jewish conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim and the Palestinian literary theorist Edward Said founded the West-Eastern Divan as a workshop for Israeli, Palestinian and other Arab musicians. With his documentary portrait "Knowledge is the Beginning", filmmaker Paul Smaczny chronicles the pair's awe-inspiring accomplishments, writes Nathan Southern in the "NY Times". Within the workshop, individuals who had interacted with each other only through the prism of war found themselves living and working together as equals. As they listened to each other during rehearsals and discussions, they traversed deep political and ideological divides. Though this experiment in coexistence was intended as a one-time event, it quickly evolved into a legendary orchestra. The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is named after a collection of poems by Goethe inspired by the Persian poet Hafiz.

Following the screening, the workshop and its continuing relevance to contemporary life will be discussed by special guests Mariam Said (VP of the Barenboim-Said Foundation), Fiamma Arditi (founder and Chair of the "Senza Frontiere" Film Festival, a series partly inspired by this documentary) and several musicians from the West-Eastern Divan orchestra.

Biographies

Fiamma Arditi is an Italian writer and journalist who lives and works in New York. She writes for the Italian daily paper "La Stampa" and recently published the book, "Buongiorno Palestina" with Fazi Editore. In 2008, she founded "Senza Frontiere-Without Borders", an international film festival dedicated to films and documentaries that seek to embrace our common humanity.

Mariam C. Said together with Daniel Barenboim, is a major force behind the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO) and serves as the Vice President of the Barenboim-Said Foundation USA. Mrs. Said serves on the boards of The Freedom Theatre in Jenin, Palestine, and ArteEast, a New York-based international non-profit organization that supports and promotes artists from the Middle East and its Diasporas. She is a founding member of the board of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee and served on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of North America of the American University of Beirut. She is also an active participant in Senza Frontiere (Without Borders), a group that evaluates and recommends films for their summer film festival in Italy. In 2009, Mrs. Said published the critically acclaimed memoir "A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman", by her mother Wadad Makdisi Cortas.

Institutions

The "Senza Frontiere" (Without Borders) Film Festival, Italy is a dedicated to screening films that embrace our common humanity. The festival, founded by Fiamma Arditi in 2008, and inspired by the film, "Knowledge is the Beginning" is created to present the work of filmmakers who tell powerful individual stories, which transcend mental and physical borders.

The Barenboim-Said Foundation supports a number of music education programs in Palestine and Israel: the Barenboim-Said Music Centre and the Edward W. Said Music Kindergarten in Ramallah, and the Barenboim-Said Conservatories in Nazareth and Jaffa. The Foundation is sponsored by the Regional Government of Andalusia and holds an annual summer workshop in Seville, Spain.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Allison Jeffrey by sending email to aj211@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8942.

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Removal of Criminals? The Massive Deportations of Mexican Migrants from the U.S.

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Barnard College Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

In addition to detaining and deporting migrants during undocumented border crossings, the U.S. government has removed more than two million Mexican from the interior of the country since 2003 using the argument that many of them are criminals. This presentation analyzes whether these migrants have committed serious crimes other than having undocumented status. Rafael Alarcn is an internationally renowned sociologist, the author, most recently, of Mobile Human Capital: Skilled Immigrants in the Booming Times of Silicon Valley, and currently a visiting Tinker Professor at Barnard College.

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

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Alumni Author Event - The Quantum Moment

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Campus Bookstore, Lerner Hall

Please join us in the Columbia University Bookstore at 6:30pm as we welcome Robert P. Crease (who received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University) and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber to discuss their new book "The Quantum Moment - How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty."

The authors—one a philosopher, the other a physicist—draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum's rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding. Their book explores the quantum's manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace. Understanding and appreciating quantum language and imagery, and recognizing its misuse, is part of what it means to be an educated person today.

"The Quantum Moment" is a celebration of language at the interface of physics and culture, perfect for anyone drawn to the infinite variety of ideas.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarah Haze by sending email to bkstore707@bncollege.com or by calling 212-854-4265.

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Wednesday, October 22nd

 

Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Water Act: Conference with the House Public Works Committee

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 lecture explores the Conference with the House Public Works Committee as it relates to the Clean Air Act- how it began, the nature of the political process, and personalities of the committee and other staff. It will go over the role of acting Chair Bob Jones, the House Hearings and Conference with the House, and the role of major federal assistance to construct municipal waste treatment plants.

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.

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For further information regarding this event, please contact Hayley Martinez by sending email to hmartinez@ei.columbia.edu .

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Indonesias Presidential Election: Analysis and Outlook

12:00pm - 1:30pm

International Affairs Building, Room 918

Talk with Dr. Marcus Meitzner, Associate Professor, College of the Asia Pacific, Australian National University, Ann Marie Murphy, Associate Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University. No registration required. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Southeast Asian Student Initiative

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

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Judging Science: The Historian, the Courts, & Discerning Responsibility for Environmental Pollution

6:15pm - 8:15pm

The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium

Over the past twenty years a vast public negotiation has taken place over the causes of, and responsibility for, disease. For the most part this discussion has flown under the radar of doctors, historians and public health professionals. To the extent they have participated, the professionals and scholars have been called in as "experts," as witnesses, to be either listened to, or rejected, by juries and judges.

This talk will look at a number of cases over the course of the past two decades in which Professor Rosner has participated. The talk will place his experience in the context of a much longer history of how courts have been used and abused in a contentious struggle over the health of working people and consumers faced by occupational and environmental dangers.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Nicholas Obourn by sending email to heymancenter@columbia.edu .

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Editor's Night

6:30pm - 8:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 801

Editors and producers working in different aspects of international journalism will be visiting professor Claudia Dreifus' classroom on Wednesday, October 22nd.

This is an annual feature of "Writing Feature and Magazine Articles With An International Dateline," a course offered every Fall by the International Media and Advocacy specialization.

Jeffrey Delviscio, editor/producer, New York Times/Science Times Yaffa Frederick, Managing Editor, the World Policy Journal of the World Policy Institute. Paul Golob, Executive Editor, Henry Holt and Company Peter Kaufman, founder, President, Intelligent TV, associate director, Columbia University Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. Pamela Yates, Emmy Award winning documentary film producer and director, "Granito: How To Nail A Dictator" Thomas Lin, founding editor, Quanta Magazine, former New York Times producer

They'll discuss what they do and how they got to do it.  Q and A, too.

Room 801, IAB 6:30-8:00 October 22nd.

Because seating is limited, please RSVP to cd2106@columbia.edu

For further information regarding this event, please contact Claudia Dreifus by sending email to cd2106@columbia.edu .

 

Thursday, October 23rd

 

Southern Gas Corridor: Progress and Challenges

9:30am - 10:45am

International Affairs Building, Room 1512

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for an assessment regarding the progress and the challenges of the Southern Gas Corridor. The $45 billion dollar project was launched in December 2013 and aims to bring the first new natural gas volumes to Europe in decades. The project transits seven countries and six regulatory systems, with over a dozen investing companies and gas buyers involved in the endeavor.

Dr. Vitaliy Baylarbayov, Deputy Vice President of SOCAR, the national oil company of Azerbaijan, will discuss the progress and challenges of launching this complicated project. He will also discuss the goals of the project and its projected impact on the energy security of various European states. Prof. Brenda Shaffer, a Visiting Professor and researcher at Georgetown University, will moderate a discussion after Dr. Baylarbayov's remarks. Registration is required. 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 .

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Legislative Networks in the Ukrainian Parliament: Will Any Key Players Survive After the Elections?

12:00pm - 1:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a talk by Tetiana Kostiuchenko.

The presentation will include the outcomes of the network study of legislative connections between the Ukrainian MPs of the current and former Parliaments since 2007. The central research questions to be covered are: Who are the influential legislators among the current parliamentarians? Do they have any common past connecting them together? What kind of joint legislative activities did they conduct? Do they meet lustration principles or are they affiliated with the old regime? These questions lead to a debate about the changing structure of the legislative network and possible changes to occur after the pre-term parliamentary elections.

Tetiana Kostiuchenko is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine) and Carnegie Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology in the University of Minnesota during Fall 2014. Ms. Kostiuchenkos dissertation focuses on the structure and features of the political elite network in Ukraine from 2007 to 2012. She has also studied the role of various social groups in state functioning, and is working on the application of network analysis for studying the interaction of social agents.

This event is free and open to the public.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

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The Development of the United Nations Security System

12:10pm - 1:10pm

Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 102B

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy Faculty-Student Intellectual Life Series and The Center on Global Governance present Dr. Hans Blix, who served as Foreign Minister of Sweden, as Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and as Chief United Nations Weapons Inspector, will speak on "The Development of the United Nations Security System."

For further information regarding this event, please contact Olena Jennings by sending email to omj2101@columbia.edu .

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Dr. Hans Blix: Non-Use of Armed Force in State Relations - an Evolving Norm

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus Teatro, Italian Academy

This World Leaders Forum program titled, Non-Use of Armed Force in State Relations an Evolving Norm, features an address by Dr. Hans Blix, former Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission for Iraq, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Online registration is required and will open on Wednesday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. For further information regarding this event, please contact World Leaders Forum by sending email to worldleaders@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7421.

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Responding to Sexual Assault: A Teach-In

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jerome Green Annex Building

Responding to Sexual Assault: A Teach-In

For further information regarding this event, please contact Tess Drahman by sending email to td2430@columbia.edu

The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil with Christine Bader

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Havemeyer, Room 309

The Earth Institute, in collaboration with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development, MS in Sustainability Management and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment present The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, a book talk with Christine Bader, author, adviser, and speaker on corporate responsibility.

Copies of books will be available for purchase.

RSVP is required.

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For more information on the MS in Sustainability Management Program, please clickSUSTAINABILITY.

For more information on the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, click CCSI.

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For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Sotomayor by sending email to jsotomayor@ei.columbia.edu .

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From Across the Genkai Sea: Kim Talsu and the Korean War in Japan

5:30pm - 7:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 918

Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies: "From Across the Genkai Sea: Kim Talsu and the Korean War in Japan Sam Perry, Assistant Professor of Korean and Japanese Literature, Brown University Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:30PM - 7:00PM 918 International Affairs Building No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

For further information regarding this event, please contact Jooyeon Kim by sending email to jk2857@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1728.

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Sex, Politics, and Silence in Restoration France

6:00pm - 7:30pm

East Gallery, Buell Hall

The famous ellipses that punctuate Stendhals Le Rouge et le noir tend to intervene when the story comes too close to one of two topics: sex and politics. Andrew Counter argues that Stendahl's use of ellipses to designate forbidden sexual or political topics was a basic convention of early 19th-century public discourse. The parallel rhetorical treatment of sex and politics, meanwhile, intensified the pre-existing association between the two, producing doubly subversive textual hotspots that reveal much about the cultural fault-lines of the era. Counter explores these hotspots in fiction writers of the Bourbon Restoration (1815-1830), including Stendhal, to show how silence becomes politically and erotically productive in an era of censorship.

Andrew Counter teaches French at Kings College London. His book Inheritance in Nineteenth-Century French Culture: Wealth, Knowledge and the Family appeared in 2010, and he is currently finishing his second, The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email toll2787@columbia.edu .

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Solving the Carbon Problem Together

6:00pm - 7:15pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for remarks and a discussion with Roger W. Sant, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation and Chairman, The Summit Foundation. Drawing on lessons from his forty years of experience in the energy industry, Sant will discuss the problem of carbon pollution, arguing against the pessimism that often pervades discussions on this topic and offering insights on ways to move forward.  Following these remarks, CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow will moderate a panel discussion with Sant as well as:

  • George Frampton, Principal, New Energy Advisors and Co-Founder, Partnership for Responsible Growth, and former Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality;

  • Mona Sutphen, Partner, Macro Advisory Partners, and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy.

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 further information regarding this event, please contact Center on Global Energy Policy by sending email to energypolicy@columbia.edu .

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Friday, October 24th

 

"A Long Strange Trip: Latin Americas Global Drugs"

2:10pm - 2:00pm

Schermerhorn Extension Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457

Part of the of the Americas South Seminar, we present Paul Gootenberg (Stony Brook University) A Long Strange Trip: Latin Americas Global Drugs. Discussant: Fernando Montero (Columbia University).

For further information regarding this event, please contact Esteban Andrade by sending email to eaa2127@columbia.edu

 

CCNMTL rewirED Series @ Morningside: PRODUCE The Media

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Butler Library, Room 523

Welcome to CCNMTL's rewirED series; a place to discuss how Columbia faculty, staff, and teaching assistants can harness the power of technology to make learning environments as effective as possible.

This week we will discuss how video can be used as an effective instructional tool. Well address these questions: Is video mainly for content delivery? What are other ways that video can be used in our courses? What are some best practices for creating effective educational video content? What software and equipment is required for educational video creation?

An optional hands-on open lab will follow this discussion in 204 Butler Library, from 2-3 pm. Educational technologists will be on hand to guide you through the process of customizing your own blended learning environment; one that meets your needs, goals, and objectives.

We'll provide the technology, you bring your ideas, and together we'll continue the blended learning conversation.

For further information regarding this event, please contact CCNMTL by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.

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