Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks (16:44) March 23 – April 7

From surveilling mosques to selling the future, the daring of data to the music of mortality, a chorus of Columbia ideas in this week’s Picks.


March 23: Struggling to Keep the Lights on: Understanding Why Energy Insecurity Matters for Health and Equity in the US and Keywords: Justice
March 28: Book Launch and Discussion: Making Sense of Science


April 7 – 9
Race, Violence, and Justice: The Need For Narrative
A narrative medicine workshop with George Yancy, author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race; Mindy Fullilove, community psychiatrist, author and urban planner; Sayantani DasGupta, writer, pediatrician, and professor of narrative medicine; and Topher Sanders, investigative journalist.


March 28
4 – 6 p.m.
SIPA | The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
Book Talk – Selling the Future
Ariel Colonomos, senior research fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research and research professor at Sciences Po in Paris, discusses his book, a look at  the modern marketplace of ideas where those who can predict revolution or state failure are highly sought. Moderated by Jack Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations. International Affairs Building.

March 30
7 p.m.
Heyman Center | Program in Narrative Medicine | Barnard Center for Research on Women | School of the Arts
Mortality Mansions
Donald Hall, the 2006 US Poet Laureate, and Grammy award-winning musician Herschel Garfein present Mortality Mansions. This song cycle explores themes of love, sexuality, and bereavement in old age. In this world premiere, tenor Michael Slattery and Metropolitan Opera pianist Dimitri Dover will perform the cycle accompanied by reflections on the work by poets, musicians, and scholars. Mortality Mansions was commissioned by Sparks and Wiry Cries, which funds the creation of new art song collaborations between poets and composers. Register here. James Room, Barnard Hall.

April 5
5 – 7 p.m.
School of Professional Studies
Narrative Medicine Rounds: On the Telling of Stories
A talk by Richard M. Zaner, Stahlman Professor Emeritus at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Zaner’s writing focuses on human life, pursued through a philosophy of medicine, biomedical research, and ethics in clinical life. Faculty Club, P&S Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th floor.

April 5
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Data Science Institute
Data Science Day 2017
Demos and lightning talks by Columbia researchers presenting their latest work in data science. Keynote speech by Alfred Spector, CTO and head of engineering at Two Sigma, entitled Opportunities and Perils in Data Science. Purchase tickets here. Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium. (Data and Society)

April 6 – 7
INCITE | The Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellows Program
The Fourth Annual Harriet Zuckerman Conference at the Mellon Biennial
Features panels entitled Non-Bureaucratic Logics in the Modern State, Culture, Difference and Globalization, Western Scholarship in Non-Western Lands?, Emergence of Knowledge, and Gendered Networks. Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Annex, Room 107.

April 7  
1 p.m.
Cities and Climate Action: New Orleans, Rio, NYC
A discussion about the critical role that cities play in driving the agenda on climate change and the steps federal governments must take to assist them in their efforts to respond to the vast environmental, economic, and cultural impacts. Featuring Adam Freed, principal at Bloomberg Associates and former Deputy Director of NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability; Jeffrey Hebert, deputy mayor and chief resilience officer at the City of New Orleans; Kate Orff, associate professor and director of the Urban Design program; Rodrigo Rosa, visiting research scholar and legislative consultant at the Brazil Federal Senate; and Weiping Wu, professor and director of the Urban Planning program. Moderated by Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic at the New York Times and adjunct professor. Avery Hall, Room 114. (Climate Response, Global)

April 7
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
Surveillance and the Mosque
A discussion of the methods and strategies of surveillance and its role in constructing “good Muslim/bad Muslim” stereotypes. Includes artists, academics, activists, community leaders, lawyers, journalists, targets of surveillance, and those charged with conducting said surveillance. Venue TBA. (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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