From the PayPal founder to the Venice Biennale artist, the veteran experience to science education, the full Columbia sweep. And check out Brian C. (the colleague) on Brian G. (the theoretical physicist). If you prefer, view on the Jerry’s Picks Blog. And be sure to share your event stories.
9:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Center on Capitalism and Society
Steps to Mass Flourishing: Social Values and Individual Experience
This conference examines social values and their influence on economic dynamism and innovation. It will also explore the shift toward responsible investing and the idea that new forms of capitalism are needed to solve social problems such as climate change and inequality. Speakers include venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Founders Fund; Peter Jungen, chairman of Peter Jungen Holding GmbH; and Edmund Phelps, director of the Center on Capitalism and Society and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in economics. A full schedule and list of speakers is available here. Lunch is available only to registered guests. RSVP here. Casa Italiana. (21st Century Public Square)
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
White House Technology Strategist on the Future of STEM Education
Seth Andrew, senior adviser to the chief technology officer of the United States, helps lead the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote, improve, and diversify STEM education. He has advocated for more access to critical technologies for poor and rural schools as a means to improve students’ academic performance. Andrews will give a talk on the future of STEM in our schools, followed by a Q&A. RSVP here. Teachers College, Milbank Chapel.
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Journalism School
Journalism and Silicon Valley
Journalism is increasingly dependent on and influenced by the companies that dominate the social web. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google are no longer “just platforms” and are now actively shaping how journalism is practiced and funded. Keynote conversation about the relationship between news organizations and social networks with Emily Bell, professor of professional practice and director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalist, and Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Times. Reception to follow. Pulitzer Hall. (21st Century Public Square)
School of the Arts
Joan Jonas with Jason Moran
A conversation with Joan Jonas ’65SOA, acclaimed performance and video artist, and Jason Moran, artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center, as they discuss Jonas’ installation They Come to Us Without a Word. RSVP here. Miller Theatre.
Cry Havoc: One-Person Play
After battling post-traumatic stress disorder after six years in the army, Stephan Wolfert discovered Shakespeare. With those timeless words and Wolfert’s own personal stories, Cry Havoc is an interactive journey through Shakespeare and the difficulties that our veterans and their families face. Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium.
6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Columbia Global Reports | Committee on Global Thought
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian will debut her first book, The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen. Abrahamian will discuss global citizenship and statelessness with novelist Joseph O’Neill and professor Rosalind Morris (anthropology). Moderated by Nicholas Lemann, director of Columbia Global Reports and dean emeritus of the School of Journalism. Registration required here. Pulitzer Hall, World Room. (Global, 21st Century Public Square)
For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!