Events 11/24 - 11/30


Monday, November 24th

Forests of Memory, A Public Lecture by Eduardo Cadava

6:00pm - 8:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The School of the Arts, the Department of Art History & Archaeology, and Global Cultural Studies Welcome you to a public lecture by: Eduardo Cadava, Department of English, Princeton University The tree crosses global boundaries. In its dealings with the sun, it is a natural photograph. Reading Argentine photographer Marcelo Brodsky's memory-work on trees, this essay explores the braided relationship between photography, writing , literature and the question of how to read in a time of political and environmental catastrophe.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Kristen Reichardt by sending email to or by calling 212-870-2781.

Serving Paris, Serving the World: Gender, Domestics, and Migration

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Barnard College Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor

Young Breton women were for
 a long time the stereotypical domestic servants in Paris.
 In this lecture, Leslie Moch explores their migratory path from rural Brittany to settlement in the French capital, and looks at the roles that work and religion, strategies of adaptation, and the organizations they create play in defending their interests and helping them to claim their rights.

Professor of history at Michigan State University, Moch specializes in European migration. Trained as a historian of France, she has written extensively on France and Western Europe and the history of migration in Russia. She is the author of The Pariahs of Yesterday: Breton Migrants in Paris; Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650; and, most recently, Broad is My Native Land: Repertories and Regimes of Migration in Russias 20th Century, coauthored with Lewis Siegelbaum. Information:

For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email or by calling 2128542037.

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The Changing Face of Romania: 25 Years After the Fall of Communism

6:00pm - 8:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1512

Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a discussion with Dr. Iona Gabriela Costache, Consul General of Romania in New York City. Dr. Costache will elaborate on the Changing Face of Romania 25 years after the fall of Communism in the country.

A career diplomat, Ioana Gabriela Costache was appointed Consul General Romania in New York in September 2013. Prior to this, she served as Charg d'Affaires a.i. at the Romanian Embassy in the Republic of Poland. From 2007 to 2010, she worked as counselor/minister counselor with the UN and International Organizations Department, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and previously, from 2005 to 2007, served as Deputy Head of Mission with the Romanian Embassy in Ireland.

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

The Lionel Trilling Seminar with Katharine Park

6:10pm - 8:30pm

Heyman Center 2nd Floor Common Room

Katharine Park, Samuel Zemurray, Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of the History of Science, will deliver the Fall 2014 Lionel Trilling Seminar. Parks research and teaching focuses on the history of science and medicine in medieval and early modern Europe, with special attention to gender, sexuality, and the history of the body. Her work stresses the interconnection of knowledge and practice and the importance of relating both to the social, institutional, and cultural contexts that produced them.

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 .

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Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Faculty House, 2nd Floor

Coherence and Resonance: How to Read Film Openings III. Opening-as-Action Monday, (including clips from The Graduate, The Player, Three Colors: Red, Aguirre, Hiroshima Mon Amour)

Annette Insdorfs criteria of valuefor the past few decades of teaching cinema at Yale and Columbiahave been internal coherence of the cinematic text, and the films resonance (whether cultural, political or aesthetic) beyond the frame. Her point of departure is close analysis of the opening sequences of motion pictures. Using clips, she explores how the introduction is the anchor of a rich audio-visual experience.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Alice Newton by sending email to or by calling 212-854-2389.

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Tuesday, November 25th

IEA World Energy Outlook 2014

12:30pm - 1:45pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion of the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2014 (WEO-2014) with Dr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist and Director of Global Energy Economics, International Energy Agency (IEA).

The global energy landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, reshaping long-held expectations for our energy future. The WEO-2014 (to be released on November 12) presents analyses and projections of medium- and longer-term energy trends and the potential impact of these developments on energy security, the economy, and the environment. Dr. Birol will discuss the main findings from the WEO-2014, as well as the special topics covered in-depth in this year's edition, including:

  • Trends in energy sector investment, including an examination of the scale of investment required and financing options;
  • Energy outlook for Africa, with a focus on the prospects for improving access to modern energy services and developing the region's resource potential;
  • Outlook for nuclear power, including policy trends, financing options, and competitiveness versus other generation sources

Center Director Jason Bordoff will moderate the discussion following the presentation.

Registration is required for in-person attendance. This event is open to press. It will also be livestreamed at: (no registration is required to view the livestream).

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For further information regarding this event, please contact Ke Wei by sending email to .


Screening of "Once My Mother," An Award-Winning Wartime Drama

6:00pm - 9:00pm

International Affairs Building, Room 707

Please join us for the screening of Once My Mother, an award-winning film by Polish filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz. The film will be presented by Columbia Senior Lecturer Anna Ferens and the event will be moderated by Sophia Turkiewicz and the films producer Rod Freedman.

When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story behind Helens miraculous wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, her subsequent survival against the odds and the truth about an historic betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies.

With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late?

Polish dinner will be served.

The screening is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Harriman Institute, East Central European Center, and Columbia University Central and eastern European (CUCEE) Club

Please RSVP to Anna Nejedla at

The awards include:

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, Australian Directors Guild Awards AUDIENCE AWARD, Krakow Film Festival AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY, Adelaide Film Festival AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FILM, Canberra International Film Festival BEST DOCUMENTARY BIOGRAPHY, ATOM Awards BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY Nomination, AACTA Awards BEST SOUND Nomination, AACTA Awards FINALIST, Sydney Film Festival Documentary Competition FINALIST, FIPA Festival Biarritz, In Competition

For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email or by calling 9294218583.

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