The Lion’s Share. A full plate as the fall semester culminates. Write your event stories here.
November 29: What Would it Mean to Understand Climate Change?
December 1–2: Brexit Before and Beyond
December 2: Democracy and Education and Why is India the Fastest Growing Major Economy in the World?
Center for Gender and Sexuality Law
Panel Discussion: Current LGBTQI Rights Discourse in Eastern Europe and Africa
With the growing success of the LGBTQI rights movement in industrialized nations, the LGBTQI community remains one of the most vulnerable groups worldwide. Panelists from Armenia, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe will discuss perspectives and narratives around LGBTQI issues on a global scale. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101. (Just Societies, Global)
Data Science Institute | Data Science Institute Colloquium
Weapons of Math Destruction
Cathy O’Neil, author and former director of the Lede Program in Data Practices, defines “Weapons of Math Destruction” as a class of algorithms with the potential to destroy lives, increase inequality, and threaten democracy. Schapiro Hall, Davis Auditorium. (Data and Society)
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The Center for Science and Society
Art and the Brain
Nobel prize-winner Eric Kandel, director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science and co-director of the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Reductionism in Art and Brain Science. RSVP required here. 7 East 7th Street, Cooper Union, The Great Hall. (The Future of Neuroscience)
7 – 9 p.m.
Life in the Universe
Are we alone? How do we contact other conscious, technologically advanced civilizations? How do we listen for signs that they are contacting us? Allyson Sheffield (CUNY, LaGuardia College) explores these questions in her lecture, which includes a Q&A session, astrophotography slideshows, and an observatory tour, followed by stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). Pupin Hall.
Dec 2 – 3
The Italian Academy
Nero and the Fall of Lehman Brothers
Join the world premiere of the latest opera by composer Jonathan Dawe, “one of our most important, yet little known, composers” (Seen and Heard International). Purchase tickets here.
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
IRAAS | ILAS | French Department | Africana Studies Department at Barnard College
Digital Caribbean III
A forum on challenges and opportunities of media technologies reconfiguring the Caribbean’s social and geographic contours. Panel topics include: Digital Diasporic Religion, Mapping Caribbean Concepts, Tales from the Archive, Multimedia Melting Pots, Caribbean Praxis, and Framing Digital Art. RSVP here. Maison Française, Buell Hall, East Gallery. (Data and Society)
6 – 9 p.m.
Columbia Journalism School | Film Fridays
Jim: The James Foley Story
The final Film Friday screening of the semester. A documentary about American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped and executed by ISIS while reporting on the Syrian war. Followed by a Q&A with the director Brian Oakes, also a childhood friend of Foley’s. Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall, 3rd floor.
7 – 9 p.m.
Columbia Law School | Broadway Advocacy Coalition
The Invitation: The American Hangover
What’s going to happen with gun laws, immigration, gay marriage, education, crime, and safety? Panelists discuss these questions in a monthly series promoting civic education, community outreach, self-care, social equality, unity, and social change. Featuring Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen, Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori, Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon and Condola Rashad, among others. Register here. This event will be livestreamed here. International Affairs, Altschul Auditorium, Room 417. (Just Societies)
6 – 7 p.m.
Columbia Global Reports | The Committee on Global Thought (CGT)
A discussion on Islamist militancy in Africa with Helon Habila, author of The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram kidnappings and Islamist militancy in Nigeria; Brian Larkin, professor of anthropology at Barnard College and CGT member; Shobana Shankar, professor of history at Stony Brook University; Nicholas Lemann, dean emeritus of Columbia Journalism School and director of Columbia Global Reports. Register here. Columbia Journalism School, Pulitzer Hall, Room 607B. (Global)
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mailman School | Dean’s Seminar Series on Chronic Disease
(Don’t) Take a Deep Breath: Air Pollution and Chronic Disease
A discussion with C. Arden Pope, Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University, and Patrick Kinney, director of the Program on Climate and Health at Mailman School of Public Health. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kim Milian at [email protected]. Allan Rosenfield Building, 8th Floor, Auditorium.
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