Just Societies is in focus in the weeks ahead. And check out March 31! Write event stories here.
April 1: Designing for Life and Death: Sustainable Disposition and Spaces of Remembrance in the 21st Century Metropolis, The EU Refugee Crisis and the Future of Europe, and Displacements: Forced Migration in the 21st Century
April 4: Feminist to the Core
April 5: The Business of Building a Pioneering Precision Medicine Initiative
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Center for the Study of Social Difference | Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council
An interdisciplinary examination of the word choice. Featuring Rachel Adams, director of the Center for the Study of Social Difference; Ester Fuchs, director of the urban and social policy concentration; Maya Sabatello, assistant professor of clinical bioethics; Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law; Josef Sorett, associate director of the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and assistant professor of religion and African-American studies. Barnard College, Altschul Hall, Lehman Auditorium. (Just Societies)
6 – 7 p.m.
Columbia School of Journalism
The Delacorte Lectures: Celebrating Victor Navasky
Victor Navasky, the George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism and director of the Delacorte Center, will give a Delacorte Lecture on the eve of his retirement. Q&A with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker. RSVP is required at [email protected] Pulitzer Hall, 3rd floor, World Room.
Patrick Ball: Seeing the Forest
Using four databases with lists of victims of the Syrian conflict, researchers at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group have estimated the total number of people killed in Syria from 2011 to 2015. This talk will explain the estimate and what it means for quantitatively understanding conflict. RSVP to [email protected] Pulitzer Hall, Brown Institute for Media Innovation. (Data and Society, Just Societies)
Center for Jazz Studies
Harlem Is Nowhere Is Now Here: Locating the Lost Photographs of Ralph Ellison and Gordon Parks
Jean-Christophe Cloutier will explore the photographic history behind the writing of one of Ralph Ellison’s most influential essays, Harlem Is Nowhere (1948) and the collaboration with Gordon Parks, world-renowned photographer, that shaped each artist’s conception of black invisibility. Introductory performance by students and faculty of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. RSVP to [email protected] Prentis Hall, Room 101. (Public Square, Just Societies)
7 – 9 p.m.
Institute for Research in African-American Studies
Politics, Black Lives Matter, and the 2016 Election
Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and two-time U.S. presidential candidate, and Cornel West, political intellectual and professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary will be in discussion. Moderated by Professor Keith Boykin, New York Times best-selling author, American broadcaster, and commentator. Miller Theatre. (Just Societies)
5 – 7 p.m.
School of Professional Studies
Narrative Medicine Rounds: Rachel Aviv
Rachel Aviv, staff writer for The New Yorker, will report on the death penalty in America and euthanasia. CUMC Faculty Club, Physicians and Surgeons Building, 4th floor. (Just Societies)
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SIPA | Columbia Law School
19th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum
Addresses issues in urban ecosystems including mass incarceration, education, the environment, labor, tourism, immigration, and fiscal crises. Keynote address by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney General, on 21st century policing and criminal justice reform. Opening remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger, Dean Merit E. Janow, and David N. Dinkins, professor of professional practice at SIPA and the 106th Mayor of the City of New York. Program agenda here. Registration required here. Alfred Lerner Hall, Auditorium. (Just Societies)
12:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Columbia Law School |Center for Gender & Sexuality Law
Invisible No More: Racial Profiling and Police Brutality Against Women and LGBTQ People of Color
Andrea J. Ritchie, Soros Justice Fellow and co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States will discuss gender and sexuality specific forms of racial profiling and policing, the criminalization these instances reflect, and the broader paradigms of policing that facilitate them. Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge, Room 701. (Just Societies)
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