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Events 11/17 - 11/23

Events 11/17 - 11/23

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Monday, November 17th

Implementation of Mexico's Energy Reforms

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Low Library Rotunda

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy and the New York Energy Forum for a presentation and discussion on the implementation of Mexico's historic reforms to open its hydrocarbons sector to private investment. The event will feature remarks from three senior Mexican government officials:

  • Lourdes Melgar, Deputy Minister of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Energy;
  • Miguel Messmacher, Deputy Minister of Income, Ministry of Finance; and
  • Juan Carlos Zepeda, Chair Commissioner, National Hydrocarbons Commission.

After the remarks, Center Fellow Carlos Pascual, former US Ambassador to Mexico and Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs and at the US State Department, will moderate a discussion. Center Advisory Board Member Dr. Edward L. Morse, Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities Research, Citi and Chairman, New York Energy Forum, will join the discussion.

This event is open to press. It will also be livestreamed at: energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch (no registration is required to view the livestream).

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu

For further information regarding this event, please contact Jesse McCormick by sending email to jmm2352@columbia.edu .

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Book Launch for the The Kenneth J. Arrow Series

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Faculty House, Third Floor

The Book Launch will celebrate the publication of the first four volumes within the Series and feature a roundtable discussion with:

Kenneth Arrow, Scott Barrett, Patrick Bolton, Bruce C. Greenwald, Geoffrey Heal, Eric Maskin, Paul Milgrom, Bernard Salanie, Jose A. Scheinkman, Jay Sethuraman, and Joseph E. Stiglitz, moderated by Jan Svejnar.

With a welcome by David Madigan and a dedication to William Vickrey by Ronald Findlay.

Book signing and reception to follow.

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Please also join us for the 7th Arrow Lecture: "Prices and Decentralization without Convexity" on Tuesday, November 18.

Sponsored by the Center on Global Economic Governance, the Program for Economic Research, the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University Press, and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Center on Global Economic Governance by sending email to cgeg@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0049.

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A Roundtable on The History Manifesto: The Role of History and the Humanities in a Digital Age

6:15pm - 8:15pm

Heyman Center for the Humanities 2nd Floor Common Room

How should historians speak truth to power - and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months or five years as a planning horizon? And why is history -- especially long-term history -- so essential to understanding the multiple pasts which gave rise to our conflicted present? The History Manifesto is a call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society.

Leading historians David Armitage and Jo Guldi identify a recent shift back to longer-term narratives, following many decades of increasing specialization, which they argue is vital for the future of historical scholarship and how it is communicated. This provocative and thoughtful book makes an important intervention in the debate about the role of history and the humanities in a digital age. It will provoke discussion among policymakers, activists and entrepreneurs as well as ordinary listeners, viewers, readers, students and teachers.

Armitage and Guldi will be in conversation with Matthew L. Jones, James R. Barker Associate Professor of Contemporary Civilization at Columbia University; Dan Edelstein, Professor of French and History at Stanford University; and Mark Mazower, Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

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

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Tuesday, November 18th

Media, Business, and Politics in Eastern Europe: Public Relations Development and its Power

12:00pm - 2:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join us for an engaging Round table discussion Media, Business and Politics in Eastern Europe: Public Relations Development and its Power. Three of the leading academics and business representatives will discuss the transformation of Public Relations industry in Eastern Europe, its overlap with politics and influence on those in power.

Central and Eastern European countries witnessed complete restructuring of business, media and politics throughout the 1990s. Free press emerged and public relations have turned into a multimillion dollar business. Despite new ways of communications and legislative progress, journalists are still experiencing threats to their independency from (self)censorship, local media oligarchs and powerful politicians. Media, business and politics thus overlap in the region, with fascinating specifics in each country.

Denisa Hejlova and Anastasiia Grynko are leading scholars focusing on Public Relations development and power in politics. They recently co-authored a book titled Eastern European Perspectives on the Development of Public Relations, the first reflection on the recent history of PR in the region. Milan Hejlis Co-Founder and Director AMI Communications, the biggest Non-Russian PR agency in Central and Eastern Europe.

Filip Tucek, President of the Columbia University Central and Eastern European Club, will moderate the discussion.

This event is sponsored by the East Central European Center and Columbia University Central and Eastern European (CUCEE) Club.

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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Measuring Digital Censorship: A Collaborative Path Forward

4:00pm - 5:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1512

What information is or should be censored online? How can we measure online censorship? And what challenges does online censorship present?

Join Professor Anya Schiffrin for a presentation by Meredith Whittaker, Open Source Research Lead, Google Research; Jordan McCarthy, Measurement Systems Manager, Open Technology Institute; and Jason Q. Ng, Lecturer, School of International and Public Affairs for a presentation and discussion of cutting-edge work in this exciting new area of inquiry.

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

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East Asian Historical Thought in Comparative Perspective --- What History Is, Knows, Does: CHINA

6:00pm - 8:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 918

A lecture featuring Viren Murthy, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin. No registration required. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of History.

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

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Wednesday, November 19th

"New Perspectives on Globalization and Gender in Central Asia"

12:00pm - 1:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Marina Kayumova and Natalia Zakharchenko (Central Asian Fellows at George Washington U); moderated by Alexander Cooley.

Marina Kayumova (Uzbekistan) has worked for the GSM Association, European Parliament and Patent Office. She was also a strategy consultant for SMEs. Marina holds MPhil degree in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation from the University of Cambridge and BA from the University of Westminster, and a Masters in International Relations from the European Institute, where she explored EU-Russia and Central Asia relations in the domain of energy cooperation.

Natalia Zakharchenko (Kyrgyzstan) is an alumna of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is currently working as an analyst for the Norwegian Helsinki Committee. Previously, Natalia worked as a Junior Professional Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and completed her research fellowship at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.

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

Helping and Rebuilding Our Communities: Theoneste Bizimana

12:15pm - 1:45pm

School of Social Work Rm. C06 - Concourse Level

Don't Miss: Theoneste Bizimana's visi to Columbia School of Social Work to present on the work of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC), the organization he co-founded in Rwanda in 2003 to provide trauma-healing workshops and anti-violence trainings to survivors or the 1994 genocide and other traumas such as sexual and domestic violence. The organization aims to rebuild and empower communities and individuals throughout Rwanda.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Meagan Patrick by sending email to ssw-iss@columbia.edu

Franz Boas Seminar by Barbara Voss, Anth Dept., Standford U

4:10pm - 6:00pm

963 Schermerhorn Extension

Talk Title:  Burn Layer: The Archaeology of Anti-Immigrant Violence

For further information regarding this event, please contact Marilyn Astwood by sending email tomp20@columbia.edu

Gender, Power and Leadership: Aldur Church Women in Nigeria and the U.S.

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Barnard College, Sulzberger Parlor 3rd Floor

Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome examines womens strategies of empowerment, both spiritual and material, in the Aldur church in the Nigerian homeland and 
its immigrant communities in 
the United States, especially since the 1980s. Scholars agree that womens roles in these churches are circumscribed by prohibitions against menstruation and women in the immediate postpartum period. Yet Okome shows how, despite these formal restraints, Aldur women find ways to exercise significant power in practice and why this is more pronounced in Nigeria than in the U.S. immigrant churches.

Okome is professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the editor of the scholarly journals Africa Migration and Jenda Journal. Information: fom.barnard.edu

For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 2128542037.

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Statelessness in the United States: A Panel Discussion

6:00pm - 7:30pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Join a panel of stateless people and experts for a discussion on the largely unknown challenge of statelessness in the United States. Thousands of people are stateless in this country. But because the United States does not recognize statelessness under its immigration law, many people are subject to arbitrary detainment and in some cases are never able to legalize their status or even gain travel documents to leave the country. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the International Organizations Specialization, the International Media Advocacy and Communications Specialization, the Human Rights Working Group, the Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy Concentration and the Migration Working Group.

Speakers Julia Harrington Reddy, Senior Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative Pamela Goldberg, Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Natalia Jourbina, Stateless person Alex Shilov, Stateless person

For further information regarding this event, please contact Moises David Mendoza by sending email to mdm2201@columbia.edu

The Dynamics of Gender: Women Writ, Women Writing in Seventeenth-Century France

6:00pm - 7:00pm

East Gallery, Buell Hall

Domna Stanton in conversation with Madeleine Dobie

Domna Stanton discusses her new book that examines shifting notions of gender in 17th-century France and probes the specifics of conformity and resistance to gender norms from a feminist perspective. Her conversation with Madeleine Dobie will also expand to consider differing French and American perspectives on gender studies in the present day.

Domna Stanton is Distinguished Professor of French at the Graduate Center, CUNY. A specialist of 17th-century French literature and culture, her research areas include women writers, feminist and critical theory, and human rights. She is now writing the 17th-century section of a multi-authored Les femmes en littrature (Gallimard 2017).

Madeleine Dobie is Associate Professor of French at Columbia.

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

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Thursday, November 20th

The Beginning of the End of the Georgian Dream Coalition?

12:00pm - 1:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Lincoln Mitchell, research scholar at Columbia University's Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, who will analyze what Georgia's most recent political developments mean for the future of its democratic development and foreign policy orientation.

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

In Search of Froyln Turcios: The Life and Times of Armando Mndez Fuentes (1925-2003)

12:10pm - 2:00pm

Schermerhorn Extension, Room 457

Dario A. Euraque (Trinity College) In Search of Froyln Turcios: the Life and Times of Armando Mndez Fuentes (1925-2003) Discussant: Diego Azurdia (Columbia University)

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

Colombia's Road to Peace/Camino hacia la paz

5:30pm - 6:30pm

International Affairs Building, Room 802

A conversation with journalist and author Patricia Lara about the peace negotiations being conducted between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas in Havana, Cuba. The conversation will be in Spanish and English. Patricia Lara Salive earned postgraduate degrees on commuication and journalism from the Universit de Paris II and Columbia University, and several prizes for her work as a journalist and writer. She is a correspondent for major Colombian newspapers, was a professor of journalism at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, and is the author of books and novels such as Siembra Vientos y Recogers Tempestades (1986), Las mujeres en la Guerra(2000), Amor enemigo (2010), and Hilo de sangre azul (2014). Sponsored by ILAS's Center for Greater Caribbean Studies.

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

South Korean Feminists' Bargain: Feminist Discourse and the Movement to Abolish Prostitution

5:30pm - 7:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 918

Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies

South Korean Feminists Bargain: Feminist Discourse and the Movement to Abolish Prostitution

Seung-kyung Kim, Professor of Womens Studies, University of Maryland

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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How to Enhance the European Public Sphere: A Talk with Christine Landfried

6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Heyman Center 2nd floor Common Room

Speaker: Christine Landfried, Max Weber Chair for German and European Studies at New York University

The Europe Seminar brings scholars from North America, Europe, and the world to Columbia for intense talks on European history, politics, economics, and society.

This talk is Part IV of The 2014-15 Europe Seminar on the European public sphere.

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For further information regarding this event, please contact Samantha Amazan by sending email to sa3268@columbia.edu .

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Cinema Thursday: J'accuse

6:30pm - 10:00pm

East Gallery, Buell Hall

J'accuse

Abel Gance, 1919, restored and reissued 2008, 166 min.

Introduced by Professor Antoine Compagnon

This French silent film released in 1919 by director Abel Gance juxtaposes a romantic drama against the backdrop of the horrors of World War I, including some scenes filmed on real battlefields, and a climactic final sequence of the "return of the dead." Gance referred to it as  "a human cry against the bellicose din of armies." It is considered to be among the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film, and confirmed Gance's international reputation as one of most important directors in Europe.

This is the fourth film in a series of films on World War I presented this fall by The Maison Franaise and School of the Arts. Screening is free and open to the public.

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

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Bryonn Bain: Lyrics From Lockdown

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus Miller Theater

One man. One mic. 40 characters. Two unbelieveable true stories of wrongful imprisonment.

This unbelievably true story begins when Brooklyns own hip hop theater innovator and spoken word champion, Bryonn Bain (60 Minutes, The Village Voice, BETs My Two Cents), is wrongly imprisoned in NYC jails while studying law at Harvard. Weaving together the voices of over 40 characters into a one-man tour de force, "Lyrics From Lockdown," executive produced by Gina and Harry Belafonte, is receiving extraordinary reviews around the world. A groundbreaking multimedia production, this critically acclaimed show uses a live band and video DJ, fusing hip hop, theater, spoken word poetry, rhythm and blues, calypso and classical music, to tell a provocative story exposing racial profiling and wrongful incarceration in a nation imprisoning more people than any other in the world.

Written and performed by Bryonn Bain.

Praise for "Lyrics From Lockdown"

Every moment on stage was filled with a thing of beauty. --Anna Deavere Smith

"He has style and considerable talent, and his lyrics a stirring mix of lament and demand pack a punch." --The New York Times

Tickets available through the Miller Theatre Box Office.

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

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SAI: Film Screening and Discussion: "Zinda Bhaag" [Run for Your Life]

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:45pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall, Room 304

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Film Screening and Discussion

Zinda Bhaag [Run for Your Life]

(2013, 180 minutes, Punjabi and Urdu with English subtitles)

Followed by a discussion with director Meenu Gaur and producer Mazhar Zaidi.

Co-sponsored by the Film Program at the Columbia School of the Arts and the SIPA South Asia Association

Time:  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location:  Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall Room 304, Barnard College (entrance at 118th and Broadway)

Zinda Bhaag, was co-directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, and features the award-winning actor Naseeruddin Shah.  Zinda Bhaag was the second-highest grossing movie in Pakistan in 2013.  It won four awards at the International South Asian Film Festival in Vancouver, and a 'Special Jury Award' at the Jaipur International Film Festival.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Bill Carrick by sending email to wac2112@columbia.edu .

 

Friday, November 21st

Syria: From Revolution to Civil War

2:15pm - 2:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1302

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

Adam Baczko, an Order, Conflict and Violence Fellow at Yale University, a PhD Student in Political Science at the EHESS in Paris and General Editor at Noria Research;

Gilles Dorronsoro, professor of political science at the Sorbonne and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, author of  "Afghanistan, Unending Revolution", Hurst and Columbia, 2005; and Arthur Quesnay is a PhD Student in Political Science at the Sorbonne, a Research Fellow at the French Institute for Near East (Ifpo) and an analyst at Noria Research.

Together, they are currently finishing a forthcoming book on the Syrian Revolution and Civil War. They authored several article among which, "Building a State in Time of Civil War", Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013 and "Between Al Qaeda and the Syrian Regime", New America Foundation, 2013.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maggie Li by sending email toml3408@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-7879.

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Events 11/24 - 11/30

Events 11/24 - 11/30

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