Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks (16:43) March 20 – 30

Pretty much just Just Societies. Remember to share your story.


March 18: Saturday Science: What Makes a Sense?
March 22: Book Talk: No Friends but the Mountains


April 13 14
9:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
Columbia Entrepreneurship
#StartupColumbia and Columbia Venture Competition
A two-day conference that brings together the Columbia entrepreneurial community in celebration of innovation, entrepreneurship, and the creation of new ventures. Featuring Columbia-founded startups, panels discussing the latest trends in technology, and a notable keynote speaker. Purchase early bird tickets here. Find more information here. Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium.


March 20
5 – 6 p.m.
SIPA | Graduate School of Journalism
The Return of Strongmen: India, Turkey, and the US
What are the signs of an authoritarian leader and how should people respond? Steve Coll, dean of Columbia Journalism; Basharat Peer ’07JRN, opinion editor at the New York Times; and David Phillips, director of the Peace-building and Rights Program at Institute for the Study of Human Rights, will discuss how autocratic regimes can damage civil liberties and create chaos in communities. Moderated by Vishakha Desai, senior advisor for Global Affairs. Pulitzer Hall, World Room. (Just Societies)

March 22
4:20 – 6 p.m.
Co-sponsors here
The Constitution in the Age of Trump
Panelist will address the impact of the recent election on the constitutional dimensions and governance of the media, internet, press, national security, and human rights. Featuring Thomas Merrill, Charles Evens Hughes Professor of Law; Cristina Rodriguez, Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor of Law; Jessica Bulman-Pozen, professor of law; and Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute. Moderated by Gillian Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103. (Just Societies)

March 23
4:30 p.m.
Center for the Study of Social Difference | Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council
Keywords: Justice
An interdisciplinary examination of the word justice. Includes Mark Hatzenbuehler, co-director of the Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health; Kathryn Kolbert, Constance Hess Williams Director of the Athena Center for Leadership; Carla Shedd, assistant professor of sociology; and Rachel Adams, director of the Center for the Study of Social Difference. Butler Library, Room 203. (Just Societies)

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy Program
Struggling to Keep the Lights on: Understanding Why Energy Insecurity Matters for Health and Equity in the US
Panelists will discuss energy insecurity, including economic, physical, and behavioral-related outcomes,  and implications for policy and advocacy. Featuring Diana Hernandez, assistant professor of sociomedical sciences; Dana Bourland, vice president of the environment program at the JPB Foundation; Dana Harmon, executive director at the Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute. Pulitzer Hall, World Room.

March 28
6 – 8 p.m.
Earth Institute
Book Launch and Discussion: Making Sense of Science
Cornelia Dean, former editor of the New York Times/Science Times, talks about her recently published book, Making Sense of Science. The book aims to provide critical tools to evaluate the scientific claims and controversies that shape our lives. To register, e-mail Katherine Sullivan at [email protected]. Hamilton Hall, Room 517. (Climate Response)

March 29
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Environmental Impacts on Health Disparities
Investigating the role of the environment in chronic disease to improve population health. A Dean’s Grand Rounds with Ana Navas Acien, professor of environmental health sciences. Livestreamed here. Alumni Auditorium, Physicians & Surgeons, 630 West 168th St. (Just Societies)

March 30
4:10 – 6 p.m.
Women Creating Change | Center for the Study of Social Difference
Refugees and Gender Violence: Media and the Arts
Part of the Reframing Gendered Violence series, a two­-year initiative bringing together scholars, artists, and activists to examine broadly what constitutes gendered violence. Featuring Bikem Ekberzade, photojournalist from Turkey; Susan Meiselas, photographer at Magnum Photos; and Sarah Stillman, New Yorker writer and project director of the Global Migration Project at Columbia. Butler Library, Room 523. (Just Societies)

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

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