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.


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


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)


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.
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.

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