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Events 02/23-03/01

Events 02/23-03/01

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Monday, February 23rd

Speech and Media Freedom New Lessons of the Umbrella Revolution

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107

Brown Bag Lecture with Margaret Ng, Barrister and Former Legislative Council Member, HKSAR. Moderated by Ben Liebman, Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Director, Center for Chinese Legal Studies. No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Columbia Law School.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Katherine Forshay by sending email to kdf2116@columbia.edu.

USP Internship Information Panel

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
International Affairs Building, Room 413

Join the USP (Urban and Social Policy) Department for an internship information panel, and hear from second year USP students who have been there, done that, and lived to tell about it. This panel will feature second year USP students sharing all their secrets to finding internships, filling out applications, and navigating the interview process. Come hear how students found internships in city government, education policy, foundations, and more!

For further information regarding this event, please contact Kevin Gully by sending email to kg2515@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-0264.

South Asia Institute: Gyan Prakash on :Between Politics and Law: Emergency in India, 1975-77"

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Knox Hall, Room 208

Gyan Prakash is Dayton-Stockton Professor in the History Department at Princeton University.  Educated in India and the United States, Prakash specializes in the history of modern India. His general field of research and teaching interests concerns urban modernity, the colonial genealogies of modernity, and problems of postcolonial thought and politics. His recent publications, Mumbai Fables, and an edited volume, Noir Urbanisms: Dystopic Images of the Modern City, and a co-edited volume, Utopia/Dystopia: Historical Conditions of Possibility, were published in 2010.

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

Mexican Mondays: Rural Education and Indigenous Incorporation in Mexico, 1910 -1933

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
International Affairs Building, Room 802

Talk with Marco Caldern. In collaboration with Teachers Colleges Department of International and Transcultural Studies. Part of the Mexican Mondays series, Center for Mexican Studies - Institute of Latin American Studies.

Panel Discussion with Human Rights Watch's MENA Experts

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1302

Please join the Human Rights Humanitarian Policy Concentration for a lively discussion on Human Rights Watch's work in the Middle East and North Africa region. Speaking on the panel are three HRW researchers who have expertise on Yemen, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. They are: Belkis Wille, Adam Coogle, and Nicholas McGeehan. Also joining the panel discussion is Gary Sick, senior research scholar at Columbia Universitys Middle East Institute.

This event is co-sponsored by Columbia University's Institute for Human Rights (ISHR), SIPA's Middle East Dialogue Group, ISHR's MA Human Rights Working Group and SIPA Human Rights Working Group Information.

Room 1302, Pizza and beverages will be provided!

On panelists:

Adam Coogle is a Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch, which he joined in 2010. He has written extensively based on his investigations into human rights abuses in the region. Adam received an M.A. in Arab Studies at Georgetown University in 2009, focusing on cultural anthropology in the MENA region. While at Georgetown, he completed a 15 month residency in Damascus, where he studied Arabic and worked with Iraqi refugees for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. He was a Fulbright fellow in Jordan during 2005 and 2006, conducting research and studying Arabic.

Belkis Wille is the Yemen and Kuwait researcher with Human Rights Watch. She is responsible for researching abuses and conducting local and international advocacy on human rights issues affecting these countries. Previously, Wille worked at the Geneva-based World Organisation Against Torture, leading its Middle East and North Africa work from Tunisia and carrying out advocacy and trainings on torture prevention in Libya. In 2011, Wille was a consultant to the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva. In 2009, she documented alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity with the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza. At a London solicitors firm, she subsequently helped bring these cases to UK courts under universal jurisdiction. Wille received her bachelors degree from Harvard University, her graduate diploma in law from City University London, and her LLM in human rights and humanitarian law from the University of Essex. She speaks English, German, French, and Arabic.

Nicholas McGeehan is the Bahrain, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates researcher at Human Rights Watch. He has a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, an LLM from the Irish Center for Human Rights in Galway, and an MEng from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Prior to working for Human Rights Watch, he founded and ran an NGO that campaigned for migrant workers rights in the Gulf. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and comment pieces.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Isabela Pereira Cunha by sending email to icp2122@columbia.edu .email to wac2112@columbia.edu .

Tuesday, February 24th

Conflict Resolution in South Caucasus: Challenges to International Efforts

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Dr. Esmira Jafarova holds her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria), MA from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and BA from Baku State University (Baku, Azerbaijan). She is also the alumnus of the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP, in Geneva, Switzerland), Vienna Diplomatic Academy (Vienna, Austria) and George Marshall Center for Security Studies (Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany). In 2014 she was a Visiting Scholar in the Harriman Institute, Columbia University in the city of New York, where she did a further post-doctoral work and completed writing her new book (Conflict Resolution in South Caucasus: Challenges to International Efforts). She has previously held diplomatic positions at the Permanent Missions of Azerbaijan to the OSCE (Vienna) and to the United Nations (New York). Her research interests spans across different disciplines that mostly include international organizations, international relations theory, European Union politics in South Caucasus, conflict resolution, security policy, security sector reform, and security in South Caucasus.
For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu.

East Asia's Changing Security Environment and Japan's Response

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 918A Brown Bag Lecture with Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute; Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo. Moderated by Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University. No registration required. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. For further information regarding this event, please contact Katherine Forshay by sending email tokdf2116@columbia.edu.

Building Democracy in Europe? Political Foundations and the Union's Enlargement Process

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 707
Please join us for a lecture by Dorota Dakowska on Building Democracy in Europe? Political Foundations and the Unions Enlargement Process.The European Unions enlargements have been analyzed mainly from the institutional and public policy perspective. The case of party political foundations invites us to shed light on the dimension of politics and the way in which the relations between political parties from Central-Eastern and Western Europe were established and managed. The international activity of German political foundations can be discussed through the lenses of democracy promotion in post-authoritarian regimes but also of network building and transnational transfers in the European political space.Dorota Dakowska is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Strasbourg (Sciences Po). Her recent book (Le pouvoir des fondations, 2014) analyses the German political foundations system, their contribution to foreign policy and their involvement in the Central and Eastern European transitions. She has published on EU Eastern enlargement, transnational party cooperation, and how Germany and Poland deal with their communist past. Her current research focuses on higher education reforms, Europeanization and internationalization.

This event is Part 5 of the 2014-15 Europe Seminar. The Europe Seminar brings scholars from North America, Europe, and the world to Columbia for intense talks on European history, politics, economics, and society.

Co-sponsored by the European Institute and the East Central European Center For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email toft2439@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4618.

Wednesday, February 25th

The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1302
The Comparative Defense Studies Program at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University presents Professor Johnathan Rynhold in a discussion moderated by Professor Stephanie Neumann. For further information regarding this event, please contact Maggie Li by sending email to ml3408@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4616.

The EU and BRICS: An Irresistible Affair

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 707
A Conversation with:Mikhail Kalugin, Head of Economic Section, Embassy of the Russian Federation to the U.S. Ambassador Ioannis Vrailas, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the UN Marcos Troyjo, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs & Co-Director of BRICLab, Columbia University Xiaobo L, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University Moderated by Franois Carrel-Billiard, Associate Director, European Institute
For further information regarding this event, please contact Lily Glenn by sending email to lg2637@columbia.edu .

The Wall Street Perspective on Brazil

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:10pm - 8:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 802 In this session we will discuss the rationale behind Wall Street's investment decisions, confronting short-term scenarios vis-a-vis long-term structural changes in Brazil.

This event is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development in Brazil (Instructor Sidney Nakahodo). For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS by sending email toilasRSVP@gmail.com .

Thursday, February 26th

Sex, Politics, and Putin: Masculinity and Russian Foreign Policy

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219 Valerie Sperling is Professor of Political Science at Clark University (Worcester, MA). She is the author of Organizing Women in Contemporary Russia (Cambridge University Press, 1999), and Altered States: The Globalization of Accountability (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Her new book, Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia (Oxford University Press, 2015) explores the use of gender norms and sexualization in Putin-era Russian politics, with a focus on pro- and anti-regime organizing and feminist protest. For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu

Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief of The New York Times Magazine, speaks as part of the 2015 Delacorte Lecture Series.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Journalism School Pulitzer Hall World Room (third floor)

Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief of The New York Times Magazine, speaks as part of the 2015 Delacorte Lecture Series.

Event begins promptly at 6:00PM. Refreshments will be provided.

The Delacorte Lectures, presented in the spring semester, examine aspects of magazine journalism by a leader in the field of magazine publishing. The series is headed by Victor Navasky, the George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism and director of the Delacorte Center. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

JAKE SILVERSTEIN is the Editor in Chief of The New York Times Magazine. He was the editor of Texas Monthly from 2008 to 2014, during which time the magazine was nominated for 13 National Magazine Awards and won four. A former contributing editor to Harper's Magazine, he is the author of Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction, which was published in 2010 by W.W. Norton. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut; received graduate degrees from Hollins University, in Roanoke, Virginia, and the Michener Center for Writers, at the University of Texas at Austin; and was a was a Fulbright scholar in Mexico in 2002. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two sons. For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Schaefer by sending email tols2999@columbia.edu .

Friday, February 27th

The Scholar & Feminist XL: Action on Education

Friday, February 27, 2015 (All day) - Saturday, February 28, 2015 (All day) Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College

Barnard was founded 125 years ago with the feminist mission of providing education to those who were excluded from major avenues of education. In honor of this legacy and the 40th anniversary of BCRWs signature Scholar & Feminist Conference, this years conference builds a feminist framework for understanding the institutional, social, and pedagogical facets of teaching, learning, and schooling. Scholars, activists, educators, and artists explore the K-12 landscape and investigate who can attain post-secondary education, under what circumstances, and at what cost. They discuss diverse feminist approaches to such topics as the Common Core standards, educational alternatives, the school-to-prison pipeline, adjunct labor, sexual violence on campus, and continuing racial and economic segregation within educational spaces. Speakers include Nuala Cabral, Natalia Cecire, Kandice Chu, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Rod Ferguson, Che Gossett, Ileana Jimnez, Liz Losh, Jen Nash, and many more! Registration & Information bcrw.barnard.edu For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.

Technology and Innovation for Development

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 8:30am - 7:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501 The Columbia University Partnership for International Development (CUPID) and Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a one-day conference on technology and innovation for international development. This conference will examine opportunities for the international development sector to integrate innovative techniques to better empower individuals and communities. Technology is playing an increasingly important and expanding role in the daily lives of people in developed and developing countries. Mobile phone penetration is approaching 100% globally, and internet access is expanding rapidly in Africa and Asia. This is occurring at the same time as the world reckons with the failure to achieve many of the Millennium Development Goals and increasing demand from donors pressured by austerity calling for development actors to innovate for efficiency and effectiveness. This year's conference will bring together leaders from private sector, non-profits, governments, and international institutions to share their experiences of innovating using technology. Panelists and attendees will have an opportunity to discuss and network to apply new technological solutions to development, or find opportunities to scale up current innovations. The conference will focus on three thematic areas: ● financial technology innovation, ● (big and small) data analytics, and ● social media for social good For further information regarding this event, please contact Maelis Carraro by sending email to mc3682@columbia.edu or by calling 9172326060.

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Events 02/16 - 02/22

Events 02/16 - 02/22