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Is Health a Human Right?: The European Perspective
Date: October 28, 2014 from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm EDT
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In this talk, Panayotis Yatagantzidis will present tentative definitions of the concept of human rights as delineated in different schools of thought and will define a constitutional cartography of the right to health in nations-members of the European Union.
Is Evil Still a Meaningful Concept Today?
Date: November 05, 2014 from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm EST
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Simona Forti will discuss her work and her new book, The New Demons. Rethinking Evil and Power Today, published by Stanford University Press. She will be in conversation with Adriana Cavarero, Professor of Political Philosophy at the Università degli studi di Verona.
The Poisoned Madeleine: Food, Family, History in the USSR
Date: November 06, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A talk by Anya von Bremzen, award-winning author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing.
Life Outsourced: Globalization and Transnational Surrogacy in India
Date: November 06, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
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Shamita Das Dasgupta and Sayantani Dasgupta will discuss the increasingly commercial practice of transnational surrogacy, with a particular focus on India. Filmmaker and producer Vaishali Sinha will show clips from her film "Made in India."
Mary Gordon, Mary Beth Keene & Margaret Vandenburg
Date: November 06, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
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To celebrate Barnard's 125th anniversary and its remarkable tradition of fostering writers, the Writers at Barnard series offers an extra reading by authors from the college.
The Society of Fellows in the Humanities Presents: Gauri Viswanathan’s “Masks of Conquest” at 25
Date: November 07, 2014 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm EST
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The Heyman Center hosts an all-day conference celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Gauri Viswanathan's Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India.
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 Cultures
Film in Putin's Russia: Conformism and Resistance
Date: November 07, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A talk by Anton Dolin, acclaimed Russian film critic and writer.
A Late Afternoon Conversation with Twyla
Date: November 07, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Location: Site information is unavailable
Enter the creative realm of Twyla Tharp, the 2014–15 Distinguished Guest Artist, as she talks about her current projects and answers questions from the audience.
Author Event - Capitalism v. Democracy by Timothy Kuhner
Date: November 07, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
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Join us as we welcome Timothy Kuhner, Associate Professor of Law at Georgia State University, to discuss his new book "Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution."
"The Other Stories in Anna Karenina: A Translator's Perspective"
Date: November 10, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location: International Affairs Bldg
A talk by Rosamund Bartlett, writer, scholar, and translator based in Oxford.
Plays and Performance Texts: Politics, Aesthetics, Translation
Date: November 10, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
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What kind of pressure do
 Arabic revolutionary, theatrical and performance texts exercise on “American” translation? Do these texts bear a linguistic excess, a resistance within themselves, a potential to “other” translation paradigms aiming 
to domesticate them? These questions and more are the
 focus of this panel, chaired by Carol Martin, series editor of the forthcoming anthology Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts from the Egyptian Revolution.
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.
Poets at Barnard
Date: November 12, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
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Eliza Griswold, Sarah Plimpton, and Mark Strand present their work.
Second Annual Cicero Speech Contest
Date: November 13, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
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This program enables Barnard students to practice public speaking in a peer environment and to use opportunities like the Cicero Speech Contest to speak up about issues that matter to them and the larger community.
Silent Moon: On Leopardi's "Canto Notturno"
Date: November 17, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
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The great Romantic poet Giacomo Leopardi’s finest work was “Night Song of a Wandering Shepherd in Asia.” Join us as two experts offer a reading and discussion.
Artist Talk and Reception with Maya Hayuk
Date: November 19, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Location: Miller Theatre, Morningside Campus
Come explore Maya Hayuk’s new site-specific mural, part of her Chem Trails series, now on view in the lobby of Columbia's Miller Theatre.
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.
"Lyrics From Lockdown"
Date: November 20, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Location: Miller Theatre
A one-person performance by Bryonn Bain, hip hop theater innovator, visiting associate professor at New York University, and Columbia alum, about his own wrongful imprisonment. To purchase tickets please visit http://www.millertheatre.com/events/lyrics-from-lockdown
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.
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