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A Long Strange Trip: Latin America's Global Drugs
Date: October 24, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Schermerhorn Extension
A talk with Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook University. Discussant: Fernando Montero, Columbia University.
Department of Astronomy: Public Lecture & Stargazing
Date: October 24, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location: Pupin Laboratories, Morningside Campus
"Stripping Stars: The Exciting Lives and Untimely Demise of Stars Near Supermassive Black Holes" by post-doctoral researcher, Nicholas Stone. Public access to rooftop telescopes and stargazing after lecture, weather permitting. Lecture occurs regardless.
Conversation with Istvan Deak: "Life in War and Peace"
Date: October 27, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A conversation on "Life in War and Peace" with Dr. Istvan Deak, the distinguished former Director with East Central European Center at Columbia University. Lunch will be served.
SAI: A talk by C.M. Naim on "Urdu Mystery Fiction"
Date: October 27, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location: Morningside Campus
Monday, October 27, 2014 A talk by C.M. Naim (Prof. Emeritus Chicago) "Urdu Mystery Fiction: The First Fifty Years"
Defensa imaginaria de una Texas imaginada
Date: October 27, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A talk with Carmen Boullosa, Mexican novelist, poet, and playwright.
Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food
Date: October 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
Building on his pioneering work in the science of molecular gastronomy, physical chemist Hervé This introduces us to the next profound revolution coming to our kitchens:note-by-note cooking.
Writing for Life: The Shadow of Imana: Travels in the Heart of Rwanda
Date: October 28, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
A talk by poet and novelist Véronique Tadjo
Inaugural George McGovern Lecture: "Ten Theses: Lessons from America's War for the Greater Middle East"
Date: October 28, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A talk by Professor Andrew Bacevich, a specialist in twentieth century U.S. diplomatic and military history, entitled "Ten Theses: Lessons from America’s War for the Greater Middle East."
Speaking Out or Healing the Wounds: MSF's Dilemma
Date: October 28, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A talk by Laurence Binet, Director of studies of the MSF Foundation, on the tensions between the mission of testimony and the diplomacy necessary to keep operating in the field. The talk will be moderated by Prof. Dirk Salomons, Director of the International Organizations Specialization. Sponsored by the International Organizations Specialization.
Arguing for Justice in China: Public Opinion, Legal Controversy, and the Chinese Dream
Date: October 29, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 1:10 pm EDT
Location: Morningside Campus
A brown bag lecture with Joshua Rosenzweig, Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Columbia Law School
Space and Race: Brazil's Satellite launch Center and the Politics of Inequality
Date: October 29, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Avery Hall
A talk with Sean T. Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University.
Leading Experts Discuss the State of the Eurasian Union
Date: October 29, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Faculty House
Roundtable Discussion with Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs and Nate Schenkkan, Program Officer of Eurasia Programs at Freedom House.
History’s Ghosts: Raqs Media Collective
Date: October 29, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: McIntosh Center
Barnard International Artists Series is proud to welcome the Delhi-based trio Raqs Media Collective, world-renowned artists whose work intersects contemporary art, historical enquiry, and philosophical speculation.
"I Will Hold Out Until the Very End": Politically-Motivated Imprisonment in Uzbekistan
Date: October 30, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A presentation by Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia Researcher in the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch.
The Argentine Supreme Court: A View from the Chief Justice
Date: October 30, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Location: Jerome L Greene Hall
A talk by Dr. Ricardo Lorenzetti, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Argentina and a tenured professor at the University of Buenos Aires.
Hong Taeyong on China: An 18th Century Korean Sirhak Scholar's Views
Date: October 30, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Bldg, Morningside Campus
A talk by Gari Ledyard, King Sejong Professor Emeritus and George Kallander, Associate Professor, Department of History, Syracuse University.
Bosnia's 2014 General Elections: New Possibilities and Challenges Going Forward
Date: October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Bldg
Discussion with Ajla Delkic, Executive Director, Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ivana Cvetkovic Bajrovic, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy;Hamdija Custovic, President of the Board of Directors, Congress of North American Bosniaks; Jasmin Mujanovic, Visiting Scholar, Harriman Institute. The event will be moderated by Tanya Domi from Harriman Institute.
Arts in the Cuban Diaspora
Date: October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: Barnard Hall
This event integrates diasporic artistic expressions with an exhibition of Arturo Rodriguez’s drawings “The School of the Night,” related poetry by José Kozer, Bruce Weber, and Laura Tartakoff, a visual presentation by Alejandro Anreus, and Afro-Cuban jazz by pianist David Virelles.
The Changing World of Contemporary International Art Today
Date: October 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: Barnard Hall
In this lecture, Alistair Hicks introduces some of the most significant artists working in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, and shows how they express the rapid social changes around them.
The EU Response to Deadly Conflict: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine
Date: October 31, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A discussion with Ana Gomes, member of the European Parliament since 2004.
Discussion with Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament and Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee
Date: October 31, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Morningside Campus
A discussion with Ana Gomes, Member, European Parliament and Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee: "The EU Response to Deadly Conflict: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine."
Southeast Asia and the United States
Date: November 05, 2014 from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg, Morningside Campus
A talk with His Excellency Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapore's Ambassador to the U.S. moderated by Duncan McCargo, Senior Research Affiliate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Professor of Political Science, University of Leeds. No registration required. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Southeast Asian Student Initiative (SEASI).
A Global Agenda for Financial Stability: Have We Tamed the Too-Big-to-Fail Financial Institution?
Date: November 06, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm EST
Location: Site information is unavailable
Panel Schedule - 9:30-11:00 AM: The Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis, with Sheila C. Bair, H. Rodgin Cohen, and Paul Tucker - 11:20 AM-12:30 PM: Regulatory Responses Across the Atlantic, with John C. Coffee, Jr., Dianne Dobbeck, and Emiliano Tornese - 12:30-1:30 PM: The Challenges Ahead in View of Brisbane: A U.S. and E.U. Perspective, with Greg Baer, David Schraa, and Georges Ugeux
Who Are The Moldovans and Where Are They Heading? A Discussion on Identity, Human Rights, and Aspirations of the Citizen of the Republic of Moldova
Date: November 06, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A discussion with Iuliana Marcinschi, director of Centrul de Informare în domeniul Drepturilor Omului (Human Rights Information Center - CIDO) in Moldova.
Occupy Central: Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement
Date: November 06, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg, Morningside Campus
A talk with Jason Ng, lawyer and adjunct lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. Moderated by Stephanie Balme, Alliance Visiting Professor of Law, School of Law, Columbia University. Co-sponsored by Asia Pacific Affairs Council (APAC); Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Social Enterprise and Cross Cultural Management with Brazil
Date: November 06, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A Brazil Brown Bag Seminar Series talk with Professor David Lavin.
The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum
Date: November 06, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
A talk by Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
Mo Yan and Chinese Literature
Date: November 07, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location: Low Memorial Library, Morningside Campus
This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Nobel Laureate Mo Yan. The address will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Co-Sponsored by University Libraries, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Culture
Michel Foucault: The Late Lectures
Date: November 07, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
A panel discussion on Michel Foucault's late lectures
The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall
Date: November 11, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A book talk on The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall with author Professor Mary Elise Sarotte.
Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentina
Date: November 11, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
Talk with author Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University with commentary from Jose Moya, Barnard College, and Federico Finchelstein, The New School.
9th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference - Raising the Bar: Home Country Efforts to Regulate Foreign Investment for Sustainable Development
Date: From November 12, 2014 at 8:30 am through November 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST
Location: Site information is unavailable
This conference looks at home country measures that have been taken – unilaterally or multilaterally – to monitor or regulate foreign investment, why states have taken these measures, whether they have a duty to do so, what lessons can be learned from both successful and failed attempts, and what further efforts may be useful or necessary to regulate investment for sustainable development.
New Directions in Southeast Asian Politics
Date: November 13, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg, Morningside Campus
A discussion featuring Joseph Chinyong Liow, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asian Studies, Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asian Studies; Dr. Thomas B. Pepinsky, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University; and Joshua Kurlantzick, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations. No registration required.
Inflation Persistence in Brazil, 1946-64
Date: November 13, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A Brazil Brown Bag Seminar Series talk with Professor Eduardo F. Bastian.
Thinking with Balibar
Date: From November 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm through November 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm EST
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
This conference on “Thinking with Balibar” will explore the influence of Étienne Balibar's work
Etienne Balibar talk: Can we say : After the Subject Comes the Stranger?
Date: November 13, 2014 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
Etienne Balibar's talk for the “Thinking with Balibar” conference
BRICS 2.0: Pursuing Global Governance and Growth
Date: November 14, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:45 pm EST
Location: Low Memorial Library
The IV Columbia University BRICLab Conference will discuss how Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are going about the institution-building process of BRICS. It will also examine challenges and opportunities related to the status of BRICS as emerging markets and their role in contributing to global economic expansion.
Media, Business, and Politics in Eastern Europe: Public Relations Development and its Power
Date: November 18, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A roundtable discussion with Anastasiia Grynko, Director, Columbia University Fellow; Denisa Hejlova, Head of Marketing Communication and Public Relations Department, Charles University in Prague;and Milan Hejl, Director, Columbia University Fellow; Co-Founder of AMI Communications. Refreshments will be served.
East Asian Historical Thought in Comparative Perspective --- What History Is, Knows, Does: CHINA
Date: November 18, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg, Morningside Campus
A lecture featuring Viren Murthy, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin. No registration required. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of History.
The Dynamics of Gender: Women Writ, Women Writing in Seventeenth-Century France
Date: November 19, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location: Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
A talk by Domna Stanton with Madeleine Dobie
Gender, Power and Leadership: Aládurà Church Women in Nigeria and the U.S.
Date: November 19, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location: Site information is unavailable
Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome examines women’s strategies of empowerment, both spiritual and material, in the Aládurà church in the Nigerian homeland and 
its immigrant communities in 
the United States, especially since the 1980s.
How to Enhance the European Public Sphere: A Talk with Christine Landfried
Date: November 20, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
This talk is Part IV of The 2014-15 Europe Seminar on the European public sphere. The Europe Seminar brings scholars from North America, Europe, and the world to Columbia for intense talks on European history, politics, economics, and society.
Acting Homer: A Staged Reading of the Odyssey
Date: November 20, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
Acting Homer will give students an opportunity to hear key passages of the Odyssey read aloud and brought to life. Because one of the amazing parts about the Bearden project at Columbia is that it is interdisciplinary, the goal of this panel is to provide a level of immersion. What happens to visual art when it is linked with theater? After the reading, the audience is welcome to walk through the gallery with a new perspective on Bearden and Homer.
Korea/Japan Music Symposium
Date: November 21, 2014, All Day Event
Location: Kent Hall, Morningside Campus
An all-day event featuring Michael Bourdaghs, University of Chicago; Katherine Lee, University of California Davis; Eun-Young Jung, University of California San Diego; Christine Yano, University of Hawaii; Kevin Fellezs, Columbia University; Nicholas Harkness, Harvard University; and Noriko Manabe, Princeton University. Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Inspired by the Classics: A Poetry Reading by Rosanna Warren
Date: November 21, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus
A poetry reading centered on a sequence of prose poems entitled “Odyssey.” These poems are inspired partly by Homer, and partly by a series of monotypes entitled “Orbiana Oliveto” by the artist James McGarrell. The images will accompany the reading. The reading will include other short lyrics inspired by Homer and Virgil.
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine 2014
Date: December 12, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm EST
Location: Morningside Campus, Medical Center, Lamont-Doherty, Off Campus: NYC, Baker Field Athletics Complex, Manhattanville
An update on recent advances and optimal management of lung disease and critical illnesss in a one-day course
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