In a week that includes long-time New Yorker magazine fact-checker Peter Canby, Columbia refocuses the public debate on the factual: from Russia and cybersecurity to the Affordable Care Act , climate change to incarceration. Be sure to invite alumni and prospects as guests and share your stories.
March 2: Book Launch: Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? (sold out; livestream here)
March 2–5: 2017 Beyond the Bars Conference: Transcending the Punishment Paradigm
March 6: Neuroscience in the Body: Perspectives at the Periphery and Signs, Signals, and Symbols: Suicide, Cyberbullying, and Social Media
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Entrepreneurship | Collaboratory
Applying Data Science to Real-World Problems
A Booz Allen Hamilton seminar with Dan Liebermann, lead associate, and Ben Arancibia, lead data scientist, will discuss experiences and lessons learned from turning data science theory into reality. RSVP here. Schapiro Hall, Davis Auditorium. (Data and Society)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Mailman | HITLAB Seminar Series
From Repeal and Replace to Repeal and Repair: Separating Fact from Fiction
It has never been more difficult to access quality healthcare at an affordable cost. David Gruber, managing director and director of research at the Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, will discuss several key challenges, opportunities, and risks that the Trump Administration faces in its efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Reception to follow. RSVP here. Allan Rosenfield Building, Hess Commons. (Just Societies)
5 – 6:30 p.m.
SIPA | Harriman Institute | Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
Russia and Cyber: The Way Forward
Keynote remarks by Toomas Ilves ’76CC, former president of Estonia, followed by a panel discussion with Timothy Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy; Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science; and Jason Healey, SIPA senior research scholar. Moderated by Dean Merit E. Janow. Registration required here. Italian Academy, Teatro. (Global, Data and Society)
6:30 – 8 p.m.
New York Society for Ethical Culture
Ethics in Action: Climate Change and NYC
University Professor Jeffrey Sachs will discuss the reality and ethical dimensions of climate change—including how New York City can align with the Paris Agreement and decarbonize its energy—with one of the world’s leading climate scientists, James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. RSVP here. 2 West 64th Street, New York Society for Ethical Culture. (Climate Response)
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Graduate School of Journalism | Delacorte Lecture
Fact-Checking with Peter Canby from The New Yorker
In an era of “alternative facts,” Peter Canby, senior editor at The New Yorker and long-time chief of its fact-checking department, will discuss the magazine’s fact-checking process, how it’s changed over time, and what challenges it presents to writers, editors, and fact-checkers themselves. Keith Gessen, Delacorte professor, will join the conversation. Pulitzer Hall, Room 607B.
6:30 – 9 p.m.
School of Professional Studies | Office of Student Affairs
Voices From Inside America’s Mass System of Punishment: The Freeing Power of Higher Education
Community Scholars Lecture with Vivian Nixon, executive director of College and Community Fellowship (CCF) and Columbia University Community Scholar. Low Library. (Just Societies)
6 – 8 p.m.
School of Professional Studies | Strategic Communication Workshop
The Virtual Reality Revolution – Dawn of a New Medium
What can we learn from the past as we look to the future? How do we escape a lifetime of traditional media consumption and explore a new medium with open minds and minimal preconceptions? Niko Chauls, director of applied technology for the USA Today Network, will explore the nexus of new technologies and storytelling. RSVP here. Faculty House, Skyline Ballroom. (Data and Society)
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