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Events 04/27-05/01

Events 04/27-05/01

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Monday, Apr 27th

Brazilian Income Distribution: Past/Current Changes and Prospective Agenda

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
International Affairs Building, Room 802
A talk by Marcelo Neri, professor, Getulio Vargas Foundation Graduate School of Economic.
For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS RSVP by sending email toilasrsvp@gmail.com.

Film description: A personal journey of the aftermath of the Bosnian War with interwoven stories of the Selimovic family from Srebrenica, Bosnia who resettled in Columbia, Missouri after the fall of the former UN "safe area". Ten years later, the family re-visits the July 1995 massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnians, considered the worst single act of genocide in Europe since the end of the Second World War. Neither Here Nor There traces the complexities of starting over in a new place when ties to the past remain unbreakable. 58 Minutes.

Opening remarks by Ajla Delkic, Executive Director, Advisory Council for Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Eldin Elezovic, Vice-President, Congress of North American Bosniaks

Commentators on Srebrenica and the film:

Sarah Wagner is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University and author of To Know Where He Lies: DNA Technology and the Search for Srebrenicas Missing (University of California Press, 2008), and co-author with Lara Nettelfield of Srebrenica in the Aftermath of Genocide (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her research has explored connections between the destructive and creative forces of war, focusing on the identification of missing persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, specifically victims of the Srebrenica genocide, and the United States military's attempts to recover and identify service members Missing In Action (MIA) from the past century's conflicts.

Dijana Jelača holds a PhD in Communication and Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her areas of specialty include critical cultural studies, transnational feminist theories, critical ethnic studies, trauma and memory studies, and studies of post-Socialism and affect. Jelača's work has appeared in Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Studies, Studies in Eastern European Cinema and elsewhere. Her forthcoming book, Dislocated Screen Memory: Narrating Trauma in Post-Yugoslav Cinema (Palgrave), focuses on trauma narratives as cultural memory in cinema after Yugoslavia. She currently teaches in the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre at St. Johns University.

Zlatko Filipovic am an award-winning international multimedia journalist who lives and works in New York City. Currently, a lead producer at Network News Service (NNS), an ABC, CBS and FOX News cooperative. He is a member of the organizing committee for the Bosnia-Herzegovina Film Festival, held annually in New York City.

Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor, Harriman Institute, will moderate.

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

 

The 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide: Film Screening of Neither Here, Nor There and Panel Discussion

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Film description: A personal journey of the aftermath of the Bosnian War with interwoven stories of the Selimovic family from Srebrenica, Bosnia who resettled in Columbia, Missouri after the fall of the former UN "safe area". Ten years later, the family re-visits the July 1995 massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnians, considered the worst single act of genocide in Europe since the end of the Second World War. Neither Here Nor There traces the complexities of starting over in a new place when ties to the past remain unbreakable. 58 Minutes.

Opening remarks by Ajla Delkic, Executive Director, Advisory Council for Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Eldin Elezovic, Vice-President, Congress of North American Bosniaks

Commentators on Srebrenica and the film:

Sarah Wagner is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University and author of To Know Where He Lies: DNA Technology and the Search for Srebrenicas Missing (University of California Press, 2008), and co-author with Lara Nettelfield of Srebrenica in the Aftermath of Genocide (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her research has explored connections between the destructive and creative forces of war, focusing on the identification of missing persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, specifically victims of the Srebrenica genocide, and the United States military's attempts to recover and identify service members Missing In Action (MIA) from the past century's conflicts.

Dijana Jelača holds a PhD in Communication and Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her areas of specialty include critical cultural studies, transnational feminist theories, critical ethnic studies, trauma and memory studies, and studies of post-Socialism and affect. Jelača's work has appeared in Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Studies, Studies in Eastern European Cinema and elsewhere. Her forthcoming book, Dislocated Screen Memory: Narrating Trauma in Post-Yugoslav Cinema (Palgrave), focuses on trauma narratives as cultural memory in cinema after Yugoslavia. She currently teaches in the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre at St. Johns University.

Zlatko Filipovic am an award-winning international multimedia journalist who lives and works in New York City. Currently, a lead producer at Network News Service (NNS), an ABC, CBS and FOX News cooperative. He is a member of the organizing committee for the Bosnia-Herzegovina Film Festival, held annually in New York City.

Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor, Harriman Institute, will moderate.

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

 

Tuesday, Apr 28th

Evolution of the European Central Bank Quantitative Easing program and its impact on Central Europe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 12:00am - 2:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1219

Please join us for the talk by Andrzej Kazmierczak, on Evolution of the European Central Bank Quantitative Easing program and its impact on Central Europe.

Andrzej Kazmierczak is Professor of finance at the Warsaw School of Economics, Deputy Director of the Institute of Banking and Insurance, and a Member, Monetary Policy Council, National Bank of Poland.

The event is sponsored by the Harriman Institute, and the East Central European Center.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to ft2439@columbia.edu or by calling 2128544618.

 

The Responsive Cities Initiative

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Pulitzer Hall The Brown Institute for Media Innovation

Over the last few months, the Responsive Cities Initiative, led by Professor Susan Crawford, of the Berkman Institute for Internet and Society at Harvard University, convened three workshops. The workshops gathered leading thinkers with the aim of answering the following questions: What could a university center do to advance policy making and planning for fiber optic networks connecting everyone in America to the Internet that would (a) improve local governance and (b) support civic journalism? We invited leading U.S. fiber builders, city officials, and civic journalists to the first two sessions and hosted a large group of Danish municipal fiber companies and lawmakers for the third.

We organized our findings into a white paper, and have convened a panel of workshop participants to discuss the findings and their implications.  The paper will be released in April, and hard copies will be available at the event.

The panel will be moderated by Susan Crawford.  Panelists include:

Lev Gonick, Chief Executive, OneCommunity

Brett Goldstein, Fellow in Urban Science, U. of Chicago, Board Member of CFA

Elin Katz, Consumer Council, State of Connecticut

Jim Baller, President, Baller Herbst Law Group, Co-Founder and President of Coalition for Local Internet Choice

Oliver Wise, Director, Office of Performance and Accountability, City of New Orleans

Refreshments will be served; we look forward to seeing you on April 28th.

 

Wednesday, Apr 29th

Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy Spring Final Briefings

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House, Seminar Level

The Earth Institute's Office of Academic and Research Programs and the School of International and Public Affairs present the Spring Final Briefings for the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy.  Open to the public.

For more information on the Earth Institute, please click EARTH.

For more information on the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, please click MPA ESP.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarah Tweedie by sending email to st2745@sipa.columbia.edu.

 

Serbia's Transition: Challenges for Policy-makers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 413
Serbia is one of the countries that has emerged from the disintegration of Socialist Yugoslavia in 1991. It's transition to a market economy has been particularly difficult, due to adverse political and economic conditions that prevailed in the 1990s. Bold economic reforms started being implemented primarily after the political changes in late 2000. The lecture will discuss Serbias difficult twenty-five years of transition to a market economy (1989-2015), explaining why a country that had among the best starting conditions in 1989 ended up lagging so much behind. Initial conditions in Serbia in 1989 are briefly recalled, the difficult 1990s when the country experienced extreme political and economic instability, severe UN economic sanctions and NATO bombing, and the new phase of Serbia's transition after the political changes in autumn 2000. The main achievements and failures of the post-2000 strategy are analysed in some detail. The challenges Serbian policy-makers presently face are also addressed. The global economic crisis has pushed the country into a double-dip recession accompanied by very high unemployment and low employment rates, increasing public and foreign debt, slow recovery of foreign direct investment, requiring several arrangements with the International Monetary Fund.Milica UVALIC is a Professor at the Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics of the University of Perugia (Italy). Formerly she was member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, nominated for two terms (2008-2012), Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC (2009) and Vice-Minister in the Federal government of FR Yugoslavia (2001). She holds a PhD. In Economics from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Recent publications include "FDI into transition economies: Are the Balkans different?" (with Saul Estrin), (2014), The Economics of Transition, Vol. 22 (2), pp. 281-312. Serbia's Transition Towards a Better Future (2010); Western Balkans' Accession to the European Union (with B. Cerovic, 2010); "Transition in Southeast Europe: Understanding Economic Development and Institutional Change", in G. Roland (ed) (2012), Economies in Transition; "Why development patterns differ: the Czech and Serbian models compared" (with J. Svejnar) in M. Aoki (ed) (2012), Institutions and Patterns of Economic Development.The event is sponsored by the Program in Economic Policy Management and the Center on Global Economic Governance.
For further information regarding this event, please contact Christine Francis by sending email tocf2553@columbia.edu.

Contemporary Political and Territorial Issues Facing Brazils Maroon Communities

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 802
Presentations and discussion of the challenges and successes of the quilombo movement following the 1988 Constitutions guarantee of land rights, with Professor Marila de Andrade and Professor Jos Maurcio Arruti , both of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Presentations in Portuguese.
For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS RSVP by sending email toilasrsvp@gmail.com .

Thursday, Apr 30th

The Brazilian Economy 2010s: From Slowdown to Stagnation

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
International Affairs Building, Room 802
The Brazilian economy experienced a period of faster growth from mid-2000s to 2010 due to a major change in external conditions combined with a small but very important change in the orientation of domestic macroeconomic policy. The purpose of this paper is to show that the Brazilian economic slowdown from 2011-2014 can be explained relatively more due to changes in the orientation of domestic macroeconomic policy than to changes in the eternal conditions.
In 2015, the fiscal adjustment combined with a rise in interest rates, a shock in the exchange rates and administered prices and the crisis in Petrobras (and the construction industry) will certainly reduce even more the aggregate demand and consolidate the stagnation of the Brazilian economy.
For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS by sending email to ilasRSVP@gmail.com.

Friday, May 1st

Why Sex? Why Gender?: Activist Research for Social Justice
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:00am - 6:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College James Room, 4th Floor of Barnard Hall

For the past 15 years, Janet R. Jakobsen, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has led the Barnard Center for Research on Women in producing complex, multidisciplinary analyses that address the realities of social change across a diverse range of issues. As the capstone to Professor Jakobsens directorship of BCRW, this symposium will further expand and transform frameworks for social justice feminism, taking up gender, race, sex, religion, freedom, economics, and arts. Professor Jakobsen is the author of Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics and coauthor with Ann Pellegrini of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance. Jakobsen will continue as a BCRW research fellow once she steps down as director of the Center in June.

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

 

Challenges of Womenomics: Enhancing Women's Leadership in Japan

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Welcome remarks by Merit E. Janow, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Professional Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs

Keynote address by Masako Mori, Member of the House of Councillors, Standing Committee on Financial Affairs and Special Committee on Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Power Issues

Followed by a moderated Q&A with Takatoshi Ito, Professor of International and Public Affairs in January 2015 and an internationally renowned expert on international finance, macroeconomics, and the Japanese economy.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Stacie Burroughs by sending email to sb3693@columbia.edu .

Events 05/04-05/08

Events 05/04-05/08

US-China Power Play, and the Fiscal Play

US-China Power Play, and the Fiscal Play