Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks Oct 12 – 30 (16:58)

There’s hip-hop and justice at Lenfest, Louis Armstrong at Miller, Mark Bittman’s Food Justice series, Pulitzer writers on social struggles around the world from senses in the brain, to any sense of values in the age of Trump, migrant rights to fossil fuel accountability, you have NO chance of being bored this Columbia month. CU there! 






October 25
6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Committee on Global Thought | Apollo Theater
Fight the Power: A Global Conversation Exploring Hip-Hop and Social Consciousness
An exploration of hip-hop’s impact on global culture and social consciousness. Dancers from the Apollo’s International Festival, Breakin Convention, join Mamadou Diouf, professor of African Studies, to reflect on the music’s impact on their lives and the politics of its local communities. Registration required here. Lenfest Center for the Arts, The Lantern. (Arts and Ideas, Global Solutions, Just Societies)


October 10: Big Data, Privacy, and Social Science Research
October 11: Coming to Terms with a Polarized Society: Polarization, Partisanship, and the Future of the Constitutional System
October 12: In Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri ’89BC


October 12
7 – 10 p.m.
Center for Jazz Studies | Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
The Armstrong Continuum
Some of the nation’s significant jazz artists play music associated with the legacy of Louis Armstrong. Includes a quartet led by Kidd Jordan, known as the dean of avant garde music in New Orleans, and the Louis Armstrong Tribute Band All Stars, led by trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. Purchase tickets here. Miller Theatre. (Arts and Ideas)

October 12
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Committee on Global Thought
The ‘Migration Crisis’ in Europe and the Current Global Predicament
A discussion with Sandro Mezzadra, associate professor of political theory at the University of Bologna; Etienne Balibar, visiting professor of french and romance philology; and moderated by Rosalind Morris, professor of anthropology. This event is part of the Migrancy and Unsettlement Committee on Global Thought Signature Research Project. Registration is required here. Faculty House, Presidential Room 1. (Global Solutions)

October 14
1 – 4 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute Education Lab
Saturday Science: Sensory Overload!
What are my senses? How do my sensors work? How do I interpret my world? Students, families, and community groups are invited to explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and demonstrations with scientists. RSVP here. 605 W. 129th St., Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Education Lab. (Future of Neuroscience)

October 17
6 – 7 p.m.
Graduate School of Journalism
Thought Leaders Series: 2017 Pulitzer Prize Panel
Three of this year’s Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists—Daniel Berehulak reporting for the New York Times from the Philippines, Sarah Ryley reporting for the Daily News from New York City, and Eric Eyre reporting from West Virginia in the Charleston Gazette-Mail—tell stories of struggle. Moderated by Sheila Coronel, director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Dean of Academic Affairs. Pulitzer Hall, Jamail Lecture Hall.

October 23
4 p.m.
Harriman Institute
Defending Universal Values in the Age of Trump
A talk with Dan Baer, former US Ambassador and current diplomat-in-residence at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Affairs. International Affairs Building, Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room 1219. (Just Societies)

October 23
6 – 8 p.m.
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law | Earth Institute | Union of Concerned Scientists | New York City Bar Association International Environmental Law Committee
Can Fossil Fuel Companies Be Held Liable for Climate Change?
A panel discussion with Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists; Sharon Eubanks, partner at Bordas and Bordas; and Gerald Torres, professor of Cornell Law School. Moderated by Michael Burger, executive director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. RSVP here. Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104. (Climate Response)

October 24
6 –  8 p.m.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
DocTalks: Unraveling the Mysteries of Mind & Brain
As part of the Precision Medicine Forum series and in celebration of the 250th anniversary of P&S, a DocTalk, in which CUMC faculty share their expertise, hosted by Lee Goldman, EVP and dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and chief executive of CUMC. Includes a panel discussion with David B. Goldstein, director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine and Neurology; Jeffrey A. Lieberman, chairman at the department of Psychiatry; Philip De Jager, neuro-immunology specialist; and Christine Ann Denny, assistant professor of clinical neurobiology. 58 East 68th Street at Park Avenue, Harold Pratt House. (Future of Neuroscience, Precision Medicine)

October 25
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Ninth Annual Steve Miller Medical Education Day
An annual event promoting medical education and humanism in medicine, in paying tribute to the legacy contributions of the late Steve Miller ’80CC ’84P&S, former director of pediatric emergency medicine and director of pediatric medical student education at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Featuring a grand rounds talk by Danielle Ofri, editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. To RSVP, please e-mail Hannah Smolar at [email protected]. Hammer Health Sciences Building, 701 West 168th Street, Room 401.

October 30
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Mailman | Office of the Dean
US Food Policy in the Trump Era
To connect the dots between the food system, public health, and health policy, Mark Bittman, former New York Times columnist and lecturer, is hosting a weekly lecture series on the food justice movement. This lecture features Chellie Pingree, congresswoman from Maine’s 1st Congressional District. Participate using #FoodJustice on Twitter. RSVP here. Vagelos Education Center, Room 201. (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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