Jerry’s Picks 15.15

Finals are coming, but the programming never ends….

April 28
6 p.m.
Graduate School of Journalism | Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Photography, Expanded: Digital Interventions
With the widespread popularity of photo-sharing platforms like Instagram, how can image-based interventions inform, activate, and strengthen communities, not only on social media, but also in the physical world? Such questions will be explored by Lance Weiler, co-founder of the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab and director of Experiential Learning and Applied Creativity; Lina Srivastava, co-founder of Regarding Humanity; Jonathan Harris, founder of Cowbird; Christopher Allen, founder of UnionDocs Center for Documentary Arts; and moderator Chris Boot, executive director of Aperture Foundation. RSVP here. 547 W. 27th Street, Aperture Gallery and Bookstore.

Also see the April 30 event on Curating Digital Photography with Susan Meiselas, Magnum photographer and president of the Magnum Foundation, and Yukiko Yamagata, associate director of the Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Project. RSVP here.

May 1–7
School of the Arts
Columbia University Film Festival
A week of screenings, screenplay and teleplay readings, and special panels. Panel topics include film studies past, present, and future; DIY comedy; and a live creative pitch competition. Purchase tickets here. 165 West 65th Street, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater. (Reminder)

May 5
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Mailman School of Public Health
Precision Medicine or Population Health
This discussion explores the meaning of precision medicine and population health and their roles in the well-being of people around the world. Speakers include Tom Maniatis, Isidore S. Edelman Professor of Biochemistry and director of the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative; David Goldstein, professor and director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine; Ronald Bayer, professor and co-director of the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health; Wendy K. Chung, Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Jessica Justman, associate professor of medicine in epidemiology; Ezra Susser, professor and director of the Imprints Center for Genetic and Environmental Lifecourse Studies. Moderated by Wafaa El-Sadr, director of the Global Health Initiative. CUMC, Allan Rosenfield Building, Hess Commons.

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Heyman Center for the Humanities |Center for Contemporary Critical Thought
Digits and Treasuries: How to Address the Fiscal Challenges of the Digital Economy
The digital revolution has given rise to a digital economy that challenges our concept of value creation. Startups and global companies are bringing radical transformation to all sectors of the economy. Pierre Collin, former chief adviser of the French minister for economy and finance; Martin Collet, former French minister of justice and former president of the French Constitutional Counsel; and François Ewald, professor emeritus at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers will discuss how countries might regain the power to tax profits earned by digital economy companies. Maison Française, Buell Hall, East Gallery.

May 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Earth Institute
Extreme Weather and Climate: Hazards, Impacts, Actions
Speakers from across the University will provide an interdisciplinary perspective on extreme weather and climate. Discussions will range in topics, including hurricanes, droughts, disease transmission, and energy resilience. Introduction by Adam Sobel, professor of applied physics and applied mathematics and of earth and environmental sciences. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration required. Lerner Hall, Room 555. (Reminder)

May 14 – 15
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
School of International and Public Affairs
Conference on Internet Governance and Cyber-security
Academics, policy makers, entrepreneurs, technologists, and corporate executives will discuss the critical internet policy issues both within nations and globally. Research by the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) as well as Columbia faculty will be displayed. Register here. 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, The Italian Academy.

Picks are campus or NYC events of high general interest to alumni, donors, and prospects. By design, regrettably, much more is omitted than featured. For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. I always appreciate hearing from you about future events!

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