Monday, Apr 6th
South Asia Institute: Joyce Flueckiger on "Performativity and Agency in a South Indian Goddess Tradition"
A talk by Joyce Flueckiger (Emory)
"Performativity and Agency of the Material Guise (Vesam) in a South Indian Goddess Tradition"
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University. She earned her Ph.D. in South Asian Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has carried out extensive fieldwork in central and south India, working with both Hindu and Muslim traditions. Her research projects focus on indigenous categories and in everyday, vernacular religion, to bring unwritten traditions into the mainstream of the study and teaching of religion, with an emphasis on gendered performance and experience. Flueckigers latest publication is When the World Becomes Female: Possibilities of a South Indian Goddess (2013). She has received a John Simon Guggenheim and Summer NEH fellowships for 2014-2015 to support her new project titled Material Acts: The Agency of Materiality in India.
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Tuesday, Apr 7th
The 'New Path' to Peace: Cultivating 'Good Muslim' Masculinities in Southern Thai Counterinsurgency
Beyond Piketty (and Before the Deluge): Natural Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Pikettys Capital in the Twenty-First Century, is a major contribution to economics, economic history and our understanding of fundamental social and political issues we face today. Equally fundamental, as far as capital in the twenty-first century is concerned, is the condition of those components of natural capital biodiversity, water, soil, energy, climate that will shape the future of mankind on earth.
This distinguished panel will discuss natural capital from the perspectives of a physicist turned economist, geochemist, architect/urban planner, and professor of public policy and corporate responsibility.
This event is sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and Alliance Program, with support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. It is part of a series of events on Paris Climate 2015 presented in anticipation of the next major international climate conference, the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), that will take place in Paris in December 2015.
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States of Division: Borders and Boundary-Formation in the Cold War and Beyond
Wednesday, Apr 8th
The Ukrainian Crisis Perspectives from Estonia and the European Union -- by Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
Urmas Paet was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia from 2005 to 2014, and is now a Member of the European Parliament. Previously, Paet was the Minister of Culture. Prior to entering politics, Paet was a career journalist for the leading Estonian national newspaper Postimees and an Editor for Estonian Public Broadcasting.
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Islam and the Global City
LAIC Public begins with a roundtable on "Islam and the Global City" in the lobby of the Casa Hispnica at 6pm on Wednesday April 8th. The conversation will be moderated by LAIC assistant professor Seth Kimmel, and the participants include: Marta Ferrer, LAIC doctoral student; Eliana Kanefield, LAIC undergraduate student; Zead Ramadan, community activist, businessman, board member of The Council on American Islamic Relations of New York, and board chair of the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center; Jess Rodrguez-Velasco, LAIC professor and department chair; Sarah Sayeed, director of community partnerships at the Interfaith Center of NY Our "Islam and the Global City" roundtable will focus on Islam and globalization, both contemporary and premodern. The goal is to foment a dynamic and informal conversation about religion and society by using cities like New York, Paris, Damascus, and Cordoba as points of departure. The topics of our discussion will include the potential and limits of interfaith dialogue, the legacy of religious polemic, the history of learned debates over scriptural interpretation, the relationship between religion and gender, and more. Moreover, we hope to explore how students, scholars, and community leaders might find ways to be better and more regular interlocutors.
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Next Generation Nuclear Power, The Solution to Climate Change?
The Columbia University Coalition for Sustainable Development (CUCSD) and the Ferris Reel Film Society invite you to an event with Bill Nye, the science guy on Next Generation Nuclear Power. The event will start with the screening of the film Pandora's Promise by academy award nominated director Robert Stone. Following the movie, Bill Nye will give a keynote speech, and then will be joined by the New York Times' Andy Revkin, Robert Stone, and Gernot Wagner for a panel discussion.
CUID holders may purchase tickets at: http://columbiasd.org/nye.
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Thursday, Apr 9th
Competition, Conformism, and Coping: Elementary Education in Contemporary Japan
Brown Bag Lecture with Kumiko Makihara, Adjunct Associate Research Scholar, Columbia University. Moderated by Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Language and Cultures, Columbia University; Chair, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Publications Program.
No registration required. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
The Future of War and Armed Conflict: How Technological Change is Altering the Nature of Conflict in the 21st Century
The Future of War & Armed Conflict: how technological change is altering the nature of conflict in the 21st century
The panel will examine how political and military strategy are changing as new weapons - from drones in the air to bots in our computer systems - challenge existing norms and erode state sovereignty. Featuring:
Yasmin Green, Head of Strategy & Operations, Google Ideas
Shane Harris, Author and Senior Correspondent, The Daily Beast
Alec Ross, Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs, SIPA
Ari Wallach, Founder and CEO, Synthesis Group, and Adjunct Associate Professor, SIPA
Matthew Waxman, Liviu Librescu Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
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Friday, Apr 10th
The Future of the Responsibility to Protect
The Columbia Global Policy Initiative and the International Relations Research Center of the University of So Paulo invite to you to a day-long discussion of the Future of the Responsibility to Protect and the Brazilian concept of Responsibility while Protecting.
- Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota,Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN
- Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect
The event will be held at Columbia University Faculty House, Presidential Rooms 2 & 3.
The event will be livestreamed only to Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro) and we invite you to watch the discussion with us:
April 10th, 2015
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Brazil time) - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro) | Rua Candelria, 9 - 3rd floor.
Limited space available.
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Strategic Communications Workshop: The Olympics and the Culture of Brazil: How Brands Can Successfully Leverage a Major Media Event with Cultural Understanding
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Northwest Corner Building Room 501
Capitalizing on strategic opportunities connected to major cultural and media events, such as the 2016 Olympics, can translate into major marketing wins for brands. In this seminar, we will discuss the following: Why is leveraging cultural events so important for brands to get right in todays media saturated landscape? What are the important perspectives, strategic approaches and best practices for brands who want to leverage the 2016 Olympics? Why is it so important for brands to reach beyond the institutional marketing opportunities that an event like the Olympics traditionally offers? Why is it so important for brands to possess a cultural understanding of the Olympic Event as well as a cultural understanding of Rio and Brazil as setting and host? We will share examples and insights from a recently completed cultural and consumer research project, The Culture of Brazil in America. Speaker: Tasha Space Tasha Space is a highly regarded strategist whose clients include Nike, Virgin, Citi, ESPN, Pfizer, and Comedy Central, among many others. Prior to founding CS SPACE, a culture, strategy and business consultancy, Space held two vice president positions at two global, award winning advertising agencies in Manhattan. Before that, Space had a career as an analyst at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in NYC where she was part of building a consumer analytics team as well as working on the strategy for Viagra.
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Saturday, Apr 11th
Unweaving the Core: Homer, Bearden & Us
Romare Beardens collages and Penelopes unweaving in The Odyssey offer students exciting models for how to unweave the Core and amplify the voices of those marginalized because of race or gender. The Unweaving the Core installation will create a new artistic tapestry with marginalized voices at the core of the canon, encouraging students to think creatively about the relationship between Homer and Harlem. Staged in Hamilton Hall on April 10, 2015, the installation will feature new student writing, art, music, and puppetry, as well as a performance of The Odyssey interwoven with other texts including narratives by people who were enslaved, war poetry, stories about migration, and other works from the Lit Hum syllabus and beyond.
Online registration is not required and is open to everyone.
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