Jerry’s Picks 16.24  October 11 – 19

Climate in NY urban design and at the White House, free choice and neuroscience, global perspectives on refugees, the US election, and thoughts on investment bubbles from the new Zhang Professor of Economics. What’s on Columbia minds? Lots! Be like Adeline, and write your event stories here.


Adeline Ortiz Reports on the Latino Vote Event
“Despite our growing population and economic power, Latinos continue to be largely ignored by political candidates, including our current Presidential candidates, who see immigration as the only issue that concerns us.” Read more here>>


October 11: Pulitzer Winners: Exposing Injustices Around the World
October 13: Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture and Person Place Thing Podcast

Over the next two weeks, Columbia Global Centers are offering programs in New York that share unique regional perspectives on topical issues. RSVP required. The first three:  

October 13: Strengthening Refugee Access, Equity, and Inclusion: Developing a New Framework
October 17: Global Perspectives on the U.S. Presidential Election
October 18: Student Engagement at the Columbia Global Centers


October 11
9:45 11 a.m.
Center on Global Energy Policy
Brian Deese, Senior Advisor to President Obama
A discussion of President Obama’s climate agenda and the future of the Paris Agreement. Following Deese’s remarks, Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, will moderate a discussion. Registration is required here. Faculty House. (Climate Response)

October 13
6 8 p.m.
Center for Science and Society | Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program
The Idea of Freedom of Choice in Neuroscience and History
Neuroscientists and behavioral economists have been collecting evidence that the human brain is often quite poor at making choices. Where does this leave us, in an age when choice has become a proxy for freedom? Sophia Rosenfeld (Yale); Sheena Iyengaar (Columbia Business School); and David Barack (Columbia presidential scholar) will be in discussion. Fayerweather Hall, Room 513. (The Future of Neuroscience)

October 19
6 – 7:15 p.m.
Earth Institute | MPA-ESP Program
Lessons of Climate Resilience in New York City
Steven Cohen, executive director of the Earth Institute; Curtis Cravens, senior advisor for coastal resiliency at the New York City mayor’s office of recovery and resiliency; George Deodatis, chair of the department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics; Kate Orff, director of the urban design program; and Adam Sobel, professor of earth and environmental sciences will discuss how New York City – and other cities like it – can take steps to become stronger and more resilient in the face of climate change. See full list of speakers here. Reception to follow. Low Library, Rotunda. (Climate Response)

October 19
6 p.m.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Zhang Professorship Inaugural Lecture: “Bubbles in Assets and in Art”
Celebrate the establishment of the Charles and Lynn Zhang Professorship of Economics with a lecture by its first incumbent José A. Scheinkman. Hosted by David B. Madigan; Dean James J. Valentini, and Economics Chair Donald Davis. RSVP by Wednesday, October 12, to Maryellen Titani at [email protected]. The Italian Academy.


October 13 – October 28: Filming at the Borders: Migrating to Europe Today (Film Series at Maison Française)
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)

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

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