Monthly Archives: September 2016

Jerry’s Picks 16.22 September 26 – October 5

This week’s list takes Just Societies global – from Afghanistan to Mississippi. Write your event stories here.

WORLD LEADERS FORUM

September 26: President of the Republic of Namibia, Low Library, Rotunda.

REMINDERS

September 27: Segregation Today: A Delacorte Center conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine
September 29: Real Estate Tech Unbundled (Entrepreneurship)

PICKS

September 26
5 – 8 p.m.
AC4 | Peace Education Network | School of Professional Studies
Perspectives on Peace: Education and Empowerment in the Syrian Refugee Crisis
With a set of short documentary screenings and a panel with expert insight, this session examines of some of the communities impacted by the current refugee crisis and creative solutions to deliver education to refugees. Panel includes Aline Sara, founder and CEO of NaTakallam; Nada Elatter, director of educational programs at the Sesame Workshop; Laura Doggett, producer and editor of Another Kind of Girl; and Bruce Usher; co-director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise. Register here. Teachers College, Zankel Hall, Milbank Chapel. (Global, Just Societies)

7:30  – 10 p.m.
The Athena Center’s Leadership Labs
Presidential Debate Viewing and Discussion about Women, Leadership, Feminism, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump
Featuring Marie C. Wilson, founder and former president of the White House Project; Erin Vilardi, founder and director of VoteRunLead; Heather McKee Hurwitz, post-doctoral fellow in the Athena Center for Leadership Studies and the department of sociology. Register here. Barnard College, Diana Center, LL103.

September 28
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Heyman Center for the Humanities | Center for Teaching and Learning
Civic Engagement and the Humanities
Liz Ševčenko, director of the Guantanamo Public Memory Project and of the Humanities Action Lab at the New School, will speak about her work bringing faculty, students, and community partners around the country into public engagement with urgent social issues. Heyman Center, 2nd floor, Common Room. (Just Societies)

6 – 8 p.m.
Office of the Provost | School of Social Work
Remember Freedom Summer: Voting Rights 2016
A tribute to former Columbia School of Social Work student Michael “Mickey” Schwerner and the 1964 Freedom Summer civil rights campaign, highlighting its lessons and the significance of voting rights today. Includes Robert Moses, New York City planner; Calvin O. Butts, pastor and president of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury; Irwin Garfinkel, co-director of the Columbia Population Research Center; and Ronald Mincy, Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice. Registration required here. Livestream available here. Low Library, Rotunda. (Just Societies)

September 29
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Maison Française | Columbia Journalism School
Screening and Discussion – Inside Charlie Hebdo: Is Anything Too Sacred to Caricature?
Based on the French satirical magazine that became the target of a terrorist attack in 2015. Véronique Brachet Cabut, widow of Jean Cabut, one of the cartoonists killed in the attack, will be joined in discussion by Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists; Victor Navasky, author of The Art of Controversy and George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism Emeritus; and Suzanne Daley, former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times. The Brown Center for Digital Media, Pulitzer Hall. (Global)

September 30
8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise
Cities Transformed: Empowering Individuals, Businesses and Communities
Will urban change expand opportunity and equity or will it entrench inequalities? How can social innovations transform cities in ways that fully empower individuals, businesses, and communities? Panelists include Andrew Salkin, senior vice president of City Solutions at 100 Resilient Cities; Damon Phillips, co-director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; John Paul Farmer ’04BUS, director of technology and civic innovation at Microsoft. See full list of speakers and program here. Purchase tickets here. Lerner Hall, Auditorium.

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
GSAPP
Fitch Colloquium: Preservation and War
What are the moral limits to war and actions to preserve historic sites? Opening remarks by Dean Amale Andraos. Includes Jorge Otero-Pailos, director of the Historic Preservation Program, Zainab Bahrani (art history and archaeology), and Rosalind C. Morris (anthropology). See full list of speakers and program here. Register here. Wood Auditorium.

October 5
5 – 7 p.m.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Narratives in the Body: Why One Story and Not Another?
For Narrative Medicine Rounds, Siri Hustvedt, novelist, scholar, and lecturer in psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, will discuss the ideas in Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt’s Work. 630 W. 168th Street, Columbia University Medical Center, Pauline A. Hartford Memorial Chapel.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!

Jerry’s Picks 16.21 September 20 – October 4

World Leaders Forum—Columbia’s annual idea-fest coinciding with the UN General Assembly—events are related to displaced scholars, Panama, and Costa Rica. Write your event stories here.

REMINDERS

September 19: Hope in the Face of Fear: Using Neuroscience to Transform Anxiety Treatments
September 22: Ensuring Urban Resilience, Come Hell or High Water
September 29: Decision 2016: The Battle for the Latino Vote
 
PICKS

September 20
6:30 p.m.
School of the Arts | Maison Française
Complex Issues: Losing Helen
Dean Carol Becker’s Losing Helen is a first-person narrative essay of a daughter’s profound journey through the many phases in the process of losing her ninety-eight-year-old mother. In discussion with Phillip Lopate, director of nonfiction in the writing program. Register here. Buell Hall, East Gallery.

September 27
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Journalism School
Segregation Today: A Delacorte Center conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine
Nikole Hannah-Jones has been investigating the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy. She will be in conversation with Keith Gessen, the George Delacorte Professor of Magazine Journalism. Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall. (Just Societies)

September 28
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Mailman
Incarceration, Health Disparities, and Community Health
A Dean’s Grand Rounds with Robert Fullilove, professor of sociomedical sciences and associate dean for minority affairs. Alumni Auditorium, Physicians & Surgeons, 630 West 168th St. (Just Societies)

September 29
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Columbia Entrepreneurship | GSAPP Real Estate Development Program | Metaprop NYC
Real Estate Tech Unbundled
Panelists will discuss the real estate industry and the impact of real estate tech startups. Including Amol Sarva ’96CC, founder and CEO of Knotel; Marc Holliday ʼ90GSAPP, CEO of SL Green Reality Corp; and Zach Aarons ’13BUS, co-founder of MetaProp. Purchase tickets here. 237 Park Avenue, Convene Conference Center.

September 30
6:30 p.m.
School of the Arts
Making a Murderer
Conversation on filmmaking and narrative technique with Moira Demos ’08SOA and Laura Ricciardi ’07SOA, creators of the series Making a Murderer. Moderators include Maureen A. Ryan, chair of the School of the Arts film program. Miller Theatre.

October 4
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Journalism School
A First Amendment in the Digital Age
What will the next generation of speech and press-freedom cases look like? What will the First Amendment have to say? A Zenger Lecture with Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute. To RSVP, e-mail [email protected] Reception to follow. Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall. (Just Societies)

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!

Pick Your Passion! Jerry’s Picks 16.20 September 13 – 29

Global (dis)integration? Primary care nurse practitioners? Stiglitz et al, on taxes, privacy and the digital era, the new Miller mural, climate and cities, Latino voters—Columbia’s in full swing: pick your passion!

Write your event stories here.
 
REMINDERS
 
September 15: Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture
September 19: Hope in the Face of Fear: Using Neuroscience to Transform Anxiety Treatments

PICKS

September 13
5:30 p.m.
Wallach Art Gallery | Miller Theatre | Columbia Arts Initiative
Artist Talk and Reception with Tomo Mori
This year’s site-specific mural in the lobby of Miller Theatre is Tomo Mori’s Concerto Encircling. Deborah Cullen, director and chief curator at the Wallach Art Gallery, will join Mori in a Creative Conversation to discuss her work. Reception to follow. Miller Theatre, lobby.

September 14
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Columbia Nursing
Open House: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Group
Celebrate the opening of the new uptown faculty practice, meet the nurse practitioners, take a tour, and learn about the services available. Refreshments will be served. Register here. 516 West 168th Street.
(Picking Partner: Mairead Q. Moore, Nursing)

September 15
1 – 6:15 p.m.
Columbia Law School | The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
The Future of Integration in Europe and Beyond
Panelists will address such issues as European integration post-Brexit, the political challenges of economic integration, and the impact disintegration could have on global business. Includes David Freedberg, director of the Italian Academy; Gillian Lester, dean of Columbia Law School; John Authers, senior investment commentator at Financial Times; Armando Varricchio, ambassador at the Italian Embassy to the United States; and , ambassador at the Institute of International Finance. RSVP here. The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue. (Global Solutions)
(Picking Partner: Nancy L. Goldfarb, Law)

September 16
6 – 9 p.m.
Columbia Journalism School | Film Fridays
Film Screening: 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
Documents the story of the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis and reveals how hidden racial prejudice can result in tragedy. Followed by a Q&A with director Marc Silver and producer Carolyn Hepburn. Columbia Journalism School, Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall, 3rd floor. (Just Societies)

September 21
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SIPA | Columbia European Institute | European Commission, Bocconi University
Tax Avoidance and Privacy in the Digital Age: Transatlantic Citizens’ Dialogue
A debate on competition, tax avoidance, and privacy in the digital age from both the US and EU perspective. With Margrethe Vestager, European Union Commissioner for Competition; Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor; and Mario Monti, senator and president, Bocconi University. Moderated by Dean Merit E. Janow. Register here. International Affairs Building, Room 1501. A live broadcast of the event will be available here. (Global Solutions, Data and Society)
(Picking Partners: Kathryn Cashin and Maria Vallejo-Nguyen, SIPA)

September 22
6:45 – 8:45 p.m.
The Earth Institute | The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law | The Sallan Foundation
Ensuring Urban Resilience, Come Hell or High Water
Creating resilient cities requires that a city place a high priority on making the most of new approaches to climate risk management. For Climate Week NYC, Joyce Rosenthal, the Earth Institute; Kate Orff, director of the Urban Design Program at GSAPP; Nico Kienzl, director of Atelier Ten; Juan Camilo Osorio, director of research at the NY Environmental Justice Alliance; and Megan Linkin, SwissRe, will be in discussion. Moderated by Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. Keynote address by Dawn Zimmer, mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, and Chris Ward, former executive director of Port Authority. Register here. Columbia Law School, Room 106. (Climate Response)
 
September 29
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Columbia Journalism School | Telemundo Network
Decision 2016: The Battle for the Latino Vote
Panelists will discuss the battle to win the increasingly important Latino voters during this historic election year and far beyond. Speakers include María Celeste Arrarás, journalist and host for Noticiero Telemundo; Steve Coll, dean of Columbia Journalism; Jose Diaz-Balart, anchor and host for Noticias Telemundo and NBC News; Luis Fernández, executive vice president of Noticias Telemundo; and Chuck Todd, NBC political director. See program schedule here. Registration required here. Registration ends September 22. Columbia Journalism School, Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall, 3rd floor.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!

Back to School! Jerry’s Picks 16.19 September 7 – 24

Faculty and students are back, and so are Jerry’s Picks! In case you missed our list last week, September starts below, including anxiety reducing neuroscience. Write your event stories here.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS
 
September 7 – December 10: The Expanded Subject: New Perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from Africa (Wallach Gallery)
September 13 – June 2017: Tomo Mori: Concierto Encircling (Wallach Gallery/Miller Theatre)
 
PICKS
 
September 7
5 – 7 p.m.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Inside America’s Private Prison System
For Narrative Medicine Rounds, Shane Bauer, senior reporter at Mother Jones, will discuss his experience as a corrections officer and the health care issues of inmates at a Louisiana prison. CUMC Faculty Club, Physicians and Surgeons Building, 4th floor. (Just Societies)
 
September 8
6 p.m.
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Fractured Lands: Reception and Panel on Landmark Issue of the New York Times Magazine
A Columbia collaboration on Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart, the landmark edition of the New York Times Magazine published August 14, 2016. Panel discussion with Jake Silverstein, editor in chief; Jenna Pirog, virtual reality editor; and Scott Anderson, Pulitzer Center grantee. Moderated by Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center. Followed by a reception. RSVP here to join the waitlist. Columbia Journalism School, Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall, 3rd floor. (Global)

September 15
5 – 7 p.m.
Center for the Study of Social Difference
Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture
Under the Precision Medicine Initiative, Columbia explores questions that precision medicine raises in law, ethics, the social sciences, and the humanities. James Tabery (University of Utah) will discuss a historical perspective on personalized and precision medicine. Schermerhorn Hall Extension, Room 754. (Precision Medicine)

September 19
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Hope in the Face of Fear: Using Neuroscience to Transform Anxiety Treatments
For the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture Series, Helen Blair Simpson (professor of psychiatry and director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute) will describe how neuroscience is transforming  and treatments for anxiety and OCD. Registration is required here. International House, Davis Hall, 500 Riverside Drive. (Zuckerman Institute)

September 23
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Heyman Center for the Humanities | Project Narrative, Ohio State University | The Paul Scholar Funds, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
The New Seriality Studies
A look at the past, present, and future of serial storytelling across media, periods, and disciplines. Speakers include Sharon Marcus, dean of humanities; A.O. Scott, film critic at the New York TimesJulie Snyder, co-creator and executive producer of Serial; and Lev Grossman, book critic at TIME magazine. View program and panelists here. Heyman Center, Common Room.

September 17 – 24
School of the Arts | Rare Book and Manuscript Library
5th Annual Morningside Lights
A week of free community arts workshops culminates in a procession of handmade lanterns celebrating the Pulitzer Prize centennial and the great artists of our time. See the schedule of daily lantern-building workshops here. Illuminated procession on September 24 at 8 p.m. Morningside Park, 116th Street and Morningside Avenue.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!

Back to School! Jerry’s Picks 16.19 September 7 – 24  

Faculty and students are back, and so are Jerry’s Picks! Arts to genomes to justice, September starts below. Write your event stories here.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

September 7 – December 10: The Expanded Subject: New Perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from Africa (Wallach Gallery)
September 13 – June 2017: Tomo Mori: Concierto Encircling (Wallach Gallery/Miller Theatre)

PICKS

September 7
5 – 7 p.m.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Inside America’s Private Prison System
For Narrative Medicine Rounds, Shane Bauer, senior reporter at Mother Jones, will discuss his experience as a corrections officer and the health care issues of inmates at a Louisiana prison. CUMC Faculty Club, Physicians and Surgeons Building, 4th floor. (Just Societies)
 
September 8
6 p.m.
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Fractured Lands: Reception and Panel on Landmark Issue of the New York Times Magazine
A Columbia collaboration on Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart, the landmark edition of the New York Times Magazine published August 14, 2016. Panel discussion with Jake Silverstein, editor in chief; Jenna Pirog, virtual reality editor; and Scott Anderson, Pulitzer Center grantee. Moderated by Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center. Followed by a reception. RSVP here to join the waitlist. Columbia Journalism School, Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall, 3rd floor. (Global)

September 15
5 – 7 p.m.
Center for the Study of Social Difference
Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture
Under the Precision Medicine Initiative, Columbia explores questions that precision medicine raises in law, ethics, the social sciences, and the humanities. James Tabery (University of Utah) will discuss a historical perspective on personalized and precision medicine. Schermerhorn Hall Extension, Room 754. (Precision Medicine)

September 23
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Heyman Center for the Humanities | Project Narrative, Ohio State University | The Paul Scholar Funds, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
The New Seriality Studies
A look at the past, present, and future of serial storytelling across media, periods, and disciplines. Speakers include Sharon Marcus, dean of humanities; A.O. Scott, film critic at the New York TimesJulie Snyder, co-creator and executive producer of Serial; and Lev Grossman, book critic at TIME magazine. View program and panelists here. Heyman Center, Common Room.

September 17 – 24
School of the Arts | Rare Book and Manuscript Library
5th Annual Morningside Lights
A week of free community arts workshops culminates in a procession of handmade lanterns celebrating the Pulitzer Prize centennial and the great artists of our time. See the schedule of daily lantern-building workshops here. Illuminated procession on September 24 at 8 p.m. Morningside Park, 116th Street and Morningside Avenue.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!