Jerry’s Picks 16.26 October 26 – November 2

The Picks address issues on many fronts: gender, race, refugees, culture, and the US presidency. 

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October 26: The US Elections Through Foreign Eyes
October 27: Isidore I. Benrubi Lecture with US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
October 31: Global Think-in: Populisms Now


October 26
6:30 p.m.
School of the Arts
Rebecca Solnit: City of Women
Rebecca Solnit, Mellon visiting artist and thinker, will be in conversation with Mabel O. Wilson (GSAPP) about City of Women, a feminist map from the book Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas that reimagines the New York City Subway system. Introduction by Dean Carol Becker and Timothy Donnelly, writing chair. Miller Theatre. (Just Societies)  

6 8 p.m.
Office of University Life
Reading Columbia: An Evening with Faculty Author Victor LaValle
For this inaugural event, Victor LaValle, professor and author, will discuss his latest novella, The Ballad of Black Tom, which explores themes of xenophobia and racism in 1920s New York City. Monica Miller  (Barnard, English) will moderate. Register here. Columbia Journalism School, Pulitzer Hall, World Room. (Just Societies)

October 27
2:30 6 p.m.
Beyond Neutrality: The Humanitarian System at a Crossroads
This conference will feature two panels on Conformity, Impartiality, and Rights and Humanitarianism Between Charity and International Security. Moderated by SIPA lecturers Dirk Salomons and Susannah Friedman. It marks Salomons’ retirement and his contributions to the humanitarian policy field. See list of speakers here. Reception to follow. SIPA Kellogg’s Center, 15th floor. (Global Solutions, Just Societies)

6 7 p.m.
Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clinton’s Senior Policy Advisor in conversation with Dean Merit E. Janow
How would a Clinton administration approach US relations with Russia, China, and the Middle East? What would be its priorities in the first 100 days? Jake Sullivan, an American policymaker and the top foreign policy advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign, will discuss some of the global challenges that will face the next US president. Italian Academy, Teatro. (Global)

November 1
6  7 p.m.
Columbia Journalism School
Thought Leader Series: Jelani Cobb on Race and the Presidency
Jelani Cobb, New Yorker author and newly arrived Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, discusses the current political scene and race at the end of the Obama era. Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall. (Just Societies)

November 2
5 7 p.m.
School of Professional Studies
Narrative Medicine Rounds: John Donvan and Caren Zucker
John Donvan, Emmy award–winning correspondent, and Caren Zucker, peabody Award–winning television news producer, will talk about their new book A Different Key: The Story of Autism and the seminal moments in the history of autism. CUMC Faculty Club, Physicians and Surgeons Building, 4th floor.

6 8 p.m.
Domestic Policy in the 2016 Presidential Election: What’s at Stake?
Columbia experts will reflect on the stakes of the election from the perspectives of criminal justice, energy, education, social welfare, and urban policy, and what Clinton and Trump administrations might do differently in each of these domains. Opening remarks by Dean Merit E. Janow. Moderated by Alexander Hertel-Fernandez (SIPA). International Affairs Building, Room 1501. (Just Societies)


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)

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