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.


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

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.
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)

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