Events 02/16 - 02/22
Monday, February 16th
The Politics of the 1998 and 2015 Ruble Crisis Compared
Wednesday, February 18th
Exclusionary Inclusion: Popular Sectors and Social Movements in Venezuelan 21th-Century Socialism
The Venezuela popular model of incorporation under Chavismo could be defined as tutelary and exclusionary: tutelary because it involved the creation and promotion of popular organizations by President Chvez and exclusionary because the reason for mobilizing and controlling those organizations the creation of a social base of support for his governments project meant the rejection of social organizations that did not align politically and ideologically with the Bolivarian Revolutionary project. This form of incorporation compromised the autonomy of aligned popular sector organizations and also perpetuated time honored clientelist practices and undermined representative democracy at the local level.
Maria del Pilar Garcia-Guadilla Mara Pilar Garca-Guadilla is a Tenured Professor at the Universidad Simon Bolvar in Caracas, Venezuela , the Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory in Environmental, Urban and Sociopolitical Conflicts Management (GAUS) and an activist in the Human Rights, Environmentalist and Womens Social Movements. She holds a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Chicago and a Postdoc. in Social Movements from the University of London. Currently, she is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research (CIPR) at Tulane University where she is working in the book: De la democracia liberal al Estado Comunal en Venezuela (1961-2014): las luchas por el reconocimiento la inclusin y la participacin.
For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS by sending email to ilasRSVP@gmail.com .
Syria: A Chance for Peace? The Perspective of the United Nations Special Envoy
The United Nations Studies Specialization at SIPA and the International Conflict Resolution Specialization at SIPA invite Columbia students and faculty to a conversation with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The Special Envoy will outline his assessment of the country's ongoing civil war and the prospect for peace. After his opening remarks, Professor Elisabeth Lindenmayer, Director of United Nations Studies at SIPA and Acting Director of International Conflict Resolution at SIPA, will moderate a conversation followed by a question-and-answer period. Advance registration and CUID are required. This is the latest installment in the United Nations Studies Specialization's series of discussions with Special Envoys and Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General known as Voices from the Field.
For further information regarding this event, please contact Ryan Berger by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thursday, February 19th
Technology and the City: Democracy, Equity, and Engagement
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Join Dean Merit E. Janow for presentations by the winners of the first year of the Deans Public Policy Challenge Grant
Keynote speaker: Minerva Tantoco, New York Citys First Technology Officer
Nick Beim, Partner at Venrock and leading technology investor in pioneering internet companies and big data innovators
Ted Bailey, Founder and Chairman of Dataminr, which revolutionizes real-time analysis of Twitter and was praised by the Wall Street Journal for a business model [that] suggests almost infinite possibilities For further information regarding this event, please contact Stacie Burroughs by sending email to email@example.com.
SAI: Patnaik and Chandrasekhar on "Modi, Development, and the Indian Economy"
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:15pm - 8:00pm Knox Hall, Room 208
A discussion with Prabhat Patnaik and C.P. Chandrasekhar "Narendra Modi, 'Development', and the Indian Economy Today"
Prabhat Patnaik held the Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair of Planning and Development at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP) in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University at the time of his retirement in 2010. C.P. Chandrasekhar is a Professor at Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), School of Social Sciences, at Jawaharlal Nehru University. For further information regarding this event, please contact Bill Carrick by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friday, February 20th
Symposium on "Monuments and Memory: Material Culture and the Aftermaths of Histories of Mass Violence"
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:00am - 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a groundbreaking symposium will be held at Columbia University and sponsored by the Armenian Center of Columbia University, Columbia's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University and the Armenian General Benevolent Union. Peter Balakian, Donald M. Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities at Colgate University, and Rachel Goshgarian, Assistant Professor of History at Lafayette College, are organizers and hosts of the event.
The sympo! sium will be groundbreaking in its comparative analysis of Jewish monuments in eastern Europe, Muslim monuments in the Balkans, and Armenian Christian monuments in Turkey. Issues of preservation, social justice, and restitution will be discussed. The symposium will take place in Room 1501 of Columbia University's Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, located at 420 West 118th Street, from 10 am until 6 pm with breaks for lunch and coffee. A reception will follow.
This event is free and open to the public.