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Events 10/27 - 11/02

Events 10/27 - 11/02

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Monday, October 27th

Conversation with Istvan Deak: "Life in War and Peace"

12:00pm - 1:15pm

International Affairs Bulding, Room 1219

Please join us for lunch Conversation with Istvan Deak, who will share his unique experience with events that many head read about, but few lived. The large concepts of war, political transition, emigration all have personal stories behind them. We will discuss heroism and on the background of events that had shaped history of the second half of the 20th century.

Istvan Deak left Hungary in 1948, following the communist takeover. He worked as a journalist in France and for Radio Free Europe in West Germany. In 1956 he settled in New York City where he obtained his doctorate from Columbia University and spent the next decades as a faculty member. He served as the Director of East Central European Center. Mr. Deak has written extensively on eastern and central European history and politics.

The event is organized by Columbia University Central and Eastern European (CUCEE) Club, and sponsored by East Central European Center.

Light lunch will be served.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to ft2439@columbia.edu or by calling 9294218583.

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The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West Africa and the World

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Faculty House Presidential Ballroom, 3rd Floor

The Ebola crisis is growing, requiring a massive emergency response. The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), in collaboration with the Earth Institute, will bring together experts and stakeholders for a timely and educational conference on the outbreak. Multi-disciplinary dialogue will focus on how best to curb the epidemic, understand its impactsparticularly in terms of bioethical and sustainability implicationsand mitigate future high-fatality events.

1:10-1:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, - Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Irwin Redlener, MD - Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

1:40-2:10 Covering an Epidemic What Were Learning from Ebola and What Journalists Need to Know

  • Richard Besser, MD - Chief Medical Editor, ABC News; former Acting Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2:10-3:30 Panel 1: Ebola Fundamentals: What are the Major Challenges? Moderator: Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH, MBA - Managing Director for Strategic Planning and Operations, National Center for Disaster Preparedness

  • Ranu Dhillon, MD Senior Health Advisor, Earth Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor, SIPA; Columbia University
  • Anne Liu, MPH Program Manager, Health Systems Development, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Jay Varma, MD - Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; former Medical Epidemiologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Robert Kanter, MD Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA 3:30-3:45 Break 3:45-4:45 Panel 2: Is Science Keeping Up with the Demands of Ebola and Challenges to Come? Moderator: David Abramson, PhD, MPH - Deputy Director and Director of Research, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Robert Klitzman, MD Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Masters of Bioethics Program; Director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University
  • Stephen Morse, PhD Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate program, Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center

4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks

  • Chernor Bah, MA Sierra Leonean Peace Activist and Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, UN Global Education First Initiative 5:00 Adjourn Jeffrey Sachs and Irwin Redlener, MD To Join:

In-person (RSVP Required): Register Now Live Stream: http://bit.ly/ebolaconference2014  Live Tweets: #ebolacrisis14

For further information regarding this event, please contact Tamara Plummer by sending email to tcp2114@columbia.edu .

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SAI: A talk by C.M. Naim on "Urdu Mystery Fiction"

4:00pm - 5:30pm

South Asia Institute Knox Hall, Room 208

Monday, October 27, 2014

A talk by C.M. Naim (Prof. Emeritus Chicago)

"Urdu Mystery Fiction: The First Fifty Years"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A discussion with C.M. Naim, with Allison Busch (MESAAS),

Manan Ahmed (History) and Frances Pritchett (Prof. Emeritus MESAAS)

Times:  4:00pm-5:30pm (Monday) and 6:15pm-8:00pm (Tuesday)

C. M. Naim is Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago.  He served as Chair of the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 1985-91, and taught in the Department from 1971-2001.  Naim has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Pennsylvania, California (Berkeley), Rochester, and at Aligarh Muslim University.  His many monographs, edited volumes, translations, and articles includes two recent collections A Killing in Ferozewala: Essays / Polemics / Reviews (2013) and The Muslim League in Barabanki: Essays / Polemics (2013).

For further information regarding this event, please contact Bill Carrick by sending email towac2112@columbia.edu .

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Defensa imaginaria de una Texas imaginada

4:30pm - 6:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 802

A talk with Carmen Boullosa, Mexican novelist, poet, and playwright.

For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS by sending email toilasRSVP@gmail.com .

 

India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Miller Theatre

India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

A conversation presented by Columbia University. This event is free and open to the public. It is part of Columbia's World Writers' Festival: Writers of India, sponsored byColumbia Global Centers | Europe (Paris) and la Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway at West 116th Street Columbias Morningside Heights campus Transit: 1 train to 116 Street/Columbia University

Monday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Featuring authors

Pankaj Mishra, From The Ruins of Empire

Urvashi Butalia (in photo at right), Founder, Zubaan Books, India and author ofThe Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India

Vikas Swarup, Slumdog Millionaire

Suketu Mehta, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found

In Conversation with Vishakha Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University, Special Advisor for Asia to the Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, and Professor of Professional Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs

Modern technology and the Internet have created an easily navigable and fluid global culture, where information is accessible, languages can be translated and deep customs transmitted to other countries via smartphones and other devices. Yet authors who write in languages other than English oftentimes find themselves as isolated from the mainstream as they ever were.

Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in India where some 700 languages are spoken and 86 different scripts are used.

Yet more than ever, Indian literature and its authors are playing an impactful role in the representation of India and its image around the world.

Dont miss this fascinating conversation about the impact and agency of Indian literature in a global world featuring Vikas Swarup whose book Slumdog Millionaire (originally titledQ&A) has been translated into 42 languages and whose big screen adaptation grossed $375 million at the box office; Indian feminist publisher and author of The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, Urvashi Butalia; author of From The Ruins of Empire and public intellectual Pankaj Mishra, who the Economist says is the heir to Edward Said; and Suketu Mehta, whose Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

SPONSORS: The Columbia-Bibliotheque nationale de France World Writers Festival, an initiative of Columbia Global Centers | Europe (Paris) in partnership with the Columbia Global Centers | South Asia (Mumbai) and The New York Review of Books. To learn more, visit: www.globalcenters.columbia.edu

For further information regarding this event, please contact Jeffrey Ballinger by sending email to cgc@columbia.edu or by calling 2128514001.

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Tuesday, October 28th

Return to the Unknown

12:00pm - 1:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Polish poet and Columbia University Senior Lecturer Anna Frajlich-Zajac as she recounts her recent return to Kyrgyzstan, the country of her birth.

In the summer of 2014, Anna Frajlich-Zajac for the first time returned to Kyrgyzstan, the country of her birth, at the invitation of former president Roza Otunbayeva. During the war, Frajlich's mother, separated from her mobilized husband, was evacuated from Lvov to Kyrgyzstan, where she gave birth to Anna near the city of Osh, on the Roof of the World. Frajlich will share the story of her return to the unknown, the curious chain of events of how it came about, and the incredible homecoming that was organized in her honor.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email tozid2000@columbia.edu .

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Writing for Life: The Shadow of Imana: Travels in the Heart of Rwanda

5:00pm - 7:00pm

East Gallery, Buell Hall

As evidence emerged of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the outside world reeled in shock. What could have motivated these individual and collective acts of evil? In 1998, author Vronique Tadjo travelled to Rwanda to attempt to find out. The talk will be a reflection on the process of writing and the transforming experience that her journey entailed.

Vronique Tadjo is a poet and a novelist. Based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, she is Visiting Professor at Rutgers University in Fall 2014.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Franaise, Institute of African Studies and Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to ll2787@columbia.edu .

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Inaugural George McGovern Lecture: "Ten Theses: Lessons from America's War for the Greater Middle East"

6:00pm - 7:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Professor Bacevich, a specialist in twentieth century U.S. diplomatic and military history, is professor emeritus at Boston University, where he taught from 1998 to 2014. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton. His most recent book is Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013).

For further information regarding this event, please contact JoAnn Crawford by sending email tojac12@sipa.columbia.edu .

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Speaking Out or Healing the Wounds: MSF's Dilemma

6:00pm - 8:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 802

Doctors Without Borders have adopted the mission of "tmoignage", or testimony. It means to speak on behalf of the people they assist and thoroughly report the situation on the ground while remaining impartial. Naturally, these testimonies are used as means of advocacy. MSF renounced the silent diplomacy embraced by other humanitarian agencies and it constitutes a respected voice for the victims of natural and man-made disasters worldwide.

This mission oftentimes produces tensions with the local power structures (government, armed groups) and it can threaten the very existence of MSF missions is several places.

Laurence Binet, Director of studies of the MSF Foundation (based in Paris) will be at SIPA discussing what are the tensions between the mission of testimony and the diplomacy necessary to keep operating in the field. The talk will be moderated by Prof. Dirk Salomons, Director of the International Organizations Specialization.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Isabela Cunha by sending email toicp2122@columbia.edu .

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Is Health a Human Right?: The European Perspective

6:15pm - 8:15pm

Heyman Center for the Humanities 2nd Floor Common Room

From within that perspective, he will examine the international protection provided by the Treaty of the EU and the European Declaration of Human Rights and will analyze the existing international legal discourse.

Yatagantzidis will locate the limits of protection provided by the existing legal framework in the EU, and with a commitment to the social welfare state and the principles of Democracy, he will arrive at a number of conclusions that will envelope within them the protection of health.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Heyman Center for the Humanities by sending email to heymancenter@columbia.org .

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Wednesday, October 29th

Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Nixon Veto and the Override

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.

Why did Nixon veto the Clean Water Act? How did this lead to changes in progressive policy? This talk will focus on the EPA and its first administrator, William D. Ruckelshaus, and the implementation of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. It will touch upon topics of impoundment and litigation, and look at the auto emission deadline extension and the nature of auto emission technology in the early 1970s.

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.

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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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Arguing for Justice in China: Public Opinion, Legal Controversy, and the Chinese Dream

12:10pm - 1:10pm

Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

Brown Bag Lecture with Joshua Rosenzweig, Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

No registration required.

Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Columbia Law School.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mack by sending email tolem2111@columbia.edu

 

"The Cultural War on Terror": Race, Art and America Public Diplomacy

2:15pm - 2:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

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

Hisham Aidi will discuss his recently published, critically acclaimed book Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Culture (Pantheon 2014), a study of American cultural diplomacy towards the Muslim world over the last decade.  Aidi is a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs. He is also the author of Redeploying the State (Palgrave 2008), and editor, with Manning Marable, of Black Routes to Islam (Palgrave 2009). His most recent book has been described by the New York Times as "highly original" and "breathtaking."  Writing in the Washington Post, political scientist Marc Lynch praised Rebel Music as "brilliant, utterly unique, effortlessly transnational."

Hisham Aidi is Lecturer in Discipline at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. His research interests include cultural globalization and the political economy of race and social movements.  He received his phd in political science from Columbia University, and has taught at Columbias School of International and Public Affairs, and at the Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Redeploying the State (Palgrave 2008) a comparative study of privatization and labor movements in Latin America and the Arab world.  From 2002-2003, Aidi was a consultant for UNDPs Human Development Report. As a journalist, he has written for various outlets. From 1999-2003, he worked as a cultural reporter, covering Harlem and the Bronx, for Africana.com, The New African, colorlines, and Socialism and Democracy.  More recently, his work has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Al Jazeera and Salon.  Since 2007, he has been a contributing editor of Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Culture, Politics and Society.  In 2008, Aidi was named a Carnegie Scholar.  In 2010, he was a Global Fellow at the Open Society Foundation.For further information regarding this event, please contact Maggie Li by sending email toml3408@columbia.edu or by calling 2128547879.

The Politics of Inequality at Brazil's Launch Center

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Avery Hall, Room 115

A talk with Sean T. Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University.

For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS by sending email toilasRSVP@gmail.com

Leading Experts Discuss the State of the Eurasian Union

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Faculty House Presidential Rooms 1 and 2 (3rd floor)

Please join the Harriman Institute for a roundtable discussion on the current state of the Eurasian Union.

Panel participants include Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Fellow of the Russian and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Nate Schenkkan, Program Officer of Eurasia Programs at Freedom House. Moderated by Alexander Cooley, Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Barnard College and Deputy Director for Social Science Programming at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

Follow the link for directions to Faculty House.

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

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Thursday, October 30th

Faith-Based Responses to Relationship Violence

9:30am - 11:00am

Faculty House

Sexual Violence Response, in collaboration with CONNECTOpens in a new window will host a breakfast and panel discussion. Leaders and scholars from various spiritual communities will address how different faiths work against and respond to relationship violence.

Accessibility Accommodations

Columbia Health makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event sponsored by Columbia Health, or by the University, please contact Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 at least 10 days in advance of the event.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Health by sending email tohealth@columbia.edu

"I Will Hold Out Until the Very End": Politically-Motivated Imprisonment in Uzbekistan

12:00pm- 1:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join the Harriman Institute for a presentation by Human Rights Watch Central Asia Researcher Steve Swerdlow on political imprisonment in Uzbekistan.

This Human Rights Watch report highlights the cases of thirty four of Uzbekistans most prominent individuals imprisoned on politically-motivated charges, some of whom have been imprisoned for over two decades, and calls on the Uzbek government for their immediate and unconditional release. Drawing on over 150 interviews and newly-acquired documents, information gathered by Human Rights Watch illustrates the egregious abuses imprisoned human rights activists, journalists, political opposition activists, religious figures and believers, witnesses of the 2005 Andijan massacre and other perceived critics face in custody, including beatings and torture, harsh prison and dire medical conditions, and the repeated extension of their prison sentences.  All have been punished for the peaceful exercise of their fundamental rights. Human Rights Watchurges Uzbekistans international partners, including the UN Human Rights Council, the United States, and the European Union, to re-double efforts to secure political prisoners release and hold Uzbekistan accountable for rights abuses. A short film will also be shown at the event. Discussant: Nate Schenkkan, Program Officer in Eurasia Programs, Freedom House.

Moderator: Alexander Cooley, Chair and Professor of Political Science at Barnard College; Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute.

Steve Swerdlow is a Central Asia researcher in the Europe and Central Asia division of Human Rights Watch, focusing on Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.  Swerdlow is an attorney with over ten years of scholarly and human rights experience on Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs with a certificate in Post-Soviet Studies from the Harriman Institute.  He was a fellow in the U.S. State Department's Young Leaders for Public Service Program in Russia.  He worked earlier as a human rights monitor for the Union of Council for Soviet Jews (UCSJ) in the north and south Caucasus, as well as for CARE International in Georgia, the European Centre for Minority Issue (ECMI), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Russia with the displaced Meskhetian Turk population.  Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Swerdlow practiced law in San Francisco at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Berstein, LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Dean Pregerson of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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

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A Fireside Chat with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

12:00pm - 1:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Eric Schmidt will discuss his latest book, How Google Works, a look at fostering the growth of smart creatives, data-driven decision making, dealing with disruption, and operating in a complex and global world.

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

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

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"Legislating Dissent: Race, Republicanism and the Public Sphere in Post-Independence Nicaragua"

12:10pm - 2:00pm

Schermerhorn Extension Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457

Justin Wolfe (Tulane University) Legislating Dissent: Race, Republicanism and the Public Sphere in Post-Independence Nicaragua Discussant: Luciana Chamorro (Columbia University)

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

 

International Development: At a Turning Point

12:10pm - 1:10pm

Jerome Greene Hall, Room 304

The Center on Global Governance at Columbia Law School presents David Malone, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Rector of the United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo.

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

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Rebel Governance and the Survival of Insurgencies

4:10pm - 6:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1512

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies, Columbia University presents: Chris Day and Zachariah Mampilly.

Chris Day is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College of Charleston. Day earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  His teaching and research interests are in Comparative Politics, with a particular emphasis on African politics, political violence, and civil wars. He has published articles in Comparative Politics and Civil Wars, and has written opinion pieces for Al-Jazeera, The Daily Beast, and the Post & Courier. His current book project examines the various fates of different rebel groups in Africa.

Zachariah Mampilly is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College. In 2012/2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War  (Cornell U. Press 2011). Co-written with Adam Branch, Africa Uprising! Popular Politics and Political Change is forthcoming from Zed Press.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maggie Li by sending email toml3408@columbia.edu or by calling 2128547879.

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The Argentine Supreme Court: A View from the Chief Justice

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 104

Dr. Ricardo Lorenzetti is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Argentina and a tenured Professor at the University of Buenos Aires. He holds several Doctor Honoris Causa awards from Argentine and Latin American universities, and is the author of more than 35 books and more than 150 articles in specialized law reviews. Amongst other distinctions, Lorenzetti serves as the Co-President of the United Nations Environment Program's World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability.

For further information regarding this event, please contact David Luna by sending email todl2714@columbia.edu .

Hong Taeyong on China: An 18th Century Korean Sirhak Scholar's Views

5:30pm - 7:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 918

Part of the Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies, "Hong Taeyong on China: An 18th Century Korean Sirhak Scholar's Views" will feature remarks by Gari Ledyard, King Sejong Professor Emeritus and George Kallander, Associate Professor, Department of History, Syracuse University. No registration required.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Jooyeon Kim by sending email tojk2857@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1728.

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Bosnia's 2014 General Elections: New Possibilities and Challenges Going Forward

6:00pm - 8:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center for an expert panel reflecting on Bosnias 2014 general elections. What challenges and opportunities do the elections bring to the future of Bosnia and the wider Balkan region?

The distinguished panelists will provide interesting insight into the dynamics of domestic and regional political and societal developments. Questions and Answers session will follow after the speakers' presentations.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to ft2439@columbia.edu or by calling 9294218583.

The Sixth Annual Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture in International Relations: Why American Restraint Makes Sense in a World Going to Hell

6:00pm - 8:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1512

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University presents: Dr. Barry Posen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Why American Restraint Makes Sense in a World Going to Hell.

Barry R. Posen is Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT, Director of the MIT Security Studies Program (http://web.mit.edu/ssp/), and serves on the Executive Committee of Seminar XXI (http://semxxi.mit.edu/). He has written two books, Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks and The Sources of Military Doctrine. The latter won two awards: The American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Foundation Book Award, and Ohio State University's Edward J. Furniss Jr. Book Award. He is also the author of numerous articles, including "The Case for Restraint," The American Interest, (November/December 2007) and "Command of the Commons: The Military Foundation of U.S. Hegemony," International Security, (Summer, 2003.) He has been a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow; Rockefeller Foundation International Affairs Fellow; Guest Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow; Smithsonian Institution; Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and most recently Visiting Fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center at Dartmouth College.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maggie Li by sending email to ml3408@columbia.edu .

 

Halloween

Discussion with Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament and Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee

12:30pm - 2:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Harriman Institute invite you to a discussion with Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee:

"The EU Response to Deadly Conflict: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine."

Welcome: Alex Cooley, Director of Political Science at Barnard College, Deputy Director of Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Moderator: David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights

For further information regarding this event, please contact Danielle Goldberg by sending email todg2651@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2417

The EU Response to Deadly Conflict: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine

12:30pm - 2:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Harriman Institute invite you to a discussion with Ana Gomes.

The discussion will feature a welcome by Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science and Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute, and will be moderated by David Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

Ana Gomes has been a member of the European Parliament since 2004.  She is a full member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and of the Subcommittee for Security and Defence, as well as a full member of the Delegation for the relations with the United States and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.  She is a substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. Ms. Gomes has been Rapporteur for Libya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the PCA with Indonesia, and on the "EU CBRN Action Plan," "Maritime Dimension of CSDP," and "Human Rights and Corruption" reports.  Her work focuses on foreign affairs, namely security, defence and human rights, justice and home affairs, fight against tax havens and corruption, and the rule of law.

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

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Saturday, November 1st

In Plain Sight: Towards Engendering the Fight for Racial Justice in the 21st Century

9:00am - 6:00pm

Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104

Why Are Women of Color! ?

KILLED BY STATE VIOLENCE, but their names, faces and stories unknown? EXPERIENCING PRIVATE VIOLENCE, but silenced by community politics? OVER-REPRESENTED IN THE PRISON SYSTEM, but considered outside the fight against the New Jim Crow? MORE DEEPLY IMPACTED BY THE RECESSION, but not represented in economic justice agendas? TARGETED BY RACISM but excluded from racial justice initiatives?

Join us as we work together to build a holistic racial justice agenda that addresses gendered needs and systemic conditions. Please RSVP for this event in advance.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Gilmer by sending email to rg2963@columbia.edu .

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This List is drawn from the Columbia University Events Calendar

Jockeying for Position

Jockeying for Position

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