Populism, climate change, business leadership, race, women’s rights, the future of capitalism, and working class discontents: election issues remain Columbia issues. Write your event stories here and view on the Jerry’s Picks Blog.
November 17: Negroland: A Memoir
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Global Mental Health Program
Mental Health Impacts of Global Climate Change: Beyond a Disaster Framework
A University Seminar with psychologist Thomas Doherty ’87CC. Doherty s facilitates trainings on conservation psychology in the US and abroad. His ecopsychology work has been profiled in the New York Times. New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Room 6601. (Global, Climate Change)
November 14 – 28
The University Seminars and Columbia University Press
Fancy Sticks: The Action Art of Toni Morrison, Romare Bearden, and Jazz
Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lecture to be given by Robert G. O’Meally, director of the Center for Jazz Studies. Coming lectures include “If the White Man Is Laughing at Me, at Least He’s Not Shooting at Me: Ralph Ellison and Jean-Michel Basquiat on Louis Armstrong’s Intercontinental Comedy”; The Open Corner—Space Is the Place: Romare Bearden, Toni Morrison, Duke Ellington”; and “Questions of Translation: Paris Blue—from Novel and Movie to Collage.” All lectures are held in Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, and followed by receptions.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Center for Gender and Sexuality Law | Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
The Uncondemned: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
The Uncondemned tells the story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice where there had been none. Followed by a discussion with the lawyers who worked on the cases discussed in the film. Includes Sara Darehshori, senior counsel in the US program at Human Rights Watch, and Consolee Nishimwe, author, journalist, and survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Moderated by Katherine Franke, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104. (Global, Just Societies)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia University
Restoring Trust: New Realities and New Possibilities for Business Leadership
A conference to exchange ideas about how to restore confidence in the fairness, value, and productivity of our economic system, both in the US and abroad. Speakers include Roy Vagelos ’54PS ’83PS, chairman of the board, Regeneron, and former chairman and CEO of Merck & Co. Inc.; Donnel Baird ’13BUS, founder and CEO of Blocpower; Sunil Gulati ’86GSAS, president of US Soccer; and David Stern ’66LAW, former commissioner of the NBA. Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave.
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Center on Capitalism and Society | Roosevelt Institute | Common Good
14th Annual Conference: Agency, Prospering, Progress, and the Working Class
The conference will discuss the frustration and disaffection voiced by lower middle class workers and blue collar workers and determine what policies would be helpful. Includes J.D. Vance, (author of Hillbilly Elegy), Matthew Winkler (Bloomberg News), W. Bowman Cutter (Roosevelt Institute), Philip K. Howard (Common Good), David Weil (US Department of Labor), Saskia Sassen (Committee on Global Thought), Richard Sennett (London School of Economics), and Simon Head (New York Review of Books). International Affairs Building, Room 1501. (Just Societies)
Heyman Center for the Humanities | European Institute | East Central European Center | Maison Française
What is Populism?
Populists are on the rise across the globe, but what exactly is populism? Does populism bring government closer to the people or is it a threat to democracy? Who are “the people” anyway and who can speak in their name? Includes Nadia Urbinati, Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies, and Turkuler Isiksel, assistant professor of political science. Heyman Center, Common Room, 2nd floor. (Global, Just Societies)
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Heyman Center for the Humanities
What Would it Mean to Understand Climate Change?
What kind of understanding is needed for climate change? Does “understanding” mean the same thing to concerned citizens as it does to scientists, humanities scholars, or policymakers? Isaac Held, senior research scientist at Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, NOAA; Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy; and Jonathan Weiner, Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism will be in discussion. Heyman Center, Common Room, 2nd floor. (Climate Response)
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