Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks Oct 23 – Nov 6 (16:59)

From anger on the right to climate in the news, a vast Columbia menu. Enjoy and share your story. This week we hear from Tracy Quinn on a Miller Theatre program celebrating Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer Arthur Mitchell.










November 1
5 – 7 p.m.
Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy | Heyman Center for the Humanities
Strangers in Their Own Land: Where Do We Go from Here?
Sociologist Arlie Hochschild discusses her acclaimed Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, which provides a clarifying and empathic view of the political convictions of conservative Louisiana voters. With commentary from Frederick Harris, dean of social sciences and professor of political science, and Nicholas Lemann, dean emeritus of the Journalism School, both of whom have personal experience of living in the American South. Barnard Hall, James Room. (Just Societies)


October 17: Thought Leaders Series: 2017 Pulitzer Prize Panel
October 19: Music and Meaning
October 23: Defending Universal Values in the Age of Trump and Can Fossil Fuel Companies Be Held Liable for Climate Change?
October 24: DocTalks: Unraveling the Mysteries of Mind and Brain


October 23
12 – 1:30 p.m.
SIPA | Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center | New York Southeast Asia Network | The Asia Foundation
The Future of Asia: Voices of the Next Generation
Based on the chapter titled The Future of Asia and Role of the United States from the Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia report, speakers will address the issue of Asian-American relations by representing their respective sub-regions in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia. International Affairs Building, Room 1512. Registration required here.

October 23
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Mailman | Office of the Dean
The Case of Food in NYC
To connect the dots between the food system, public health, and health policy, Mark Bittman, former New York Times columnist and lecturer, hosts a weekly lecture series on the food justice movement. Featuring  Mary T. Bassett, commissioner of the NYC department of health and mental hygiene and associate professor of clinical epidemiology. Participate using #FoodJustice on Twitter. Space is limited; RSVP here. Vagelos Education Center, Room 201.

October 24
6 – 8 p.m.
The Age of Consequences: Film Screening and Q&A
The film explores how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise can lead to conflict. Q&A with Solomon Hsiang, chancellor’s associate professor of public policy at Goldman School of Public Policy; Richard Seager, research scientist at Lamont-Doherty; Marc Levy, deputy director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network; and Sophie Robinson, executive producer of The Age of Consequences. RSVP here. International Affairs Building, Room 1512. (Climate Response)

October 31
9 a.m.
Center on Capitalism and Society
15th Annual Conference: The Age of the Individual: 500 Years Ago Today
Speakers will discuss individualism, emancipation, and self-actualization, tracing their roots to the day Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.  Includes Matthew Barzun, former United States ambassador to the United Kingdom; Peter Pazzaglini, senior scholar at the Heyman Center; Mark Berner, CEO and co-chairman at Telos; Roya Hakakian, founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center; Saskia Sassen, member of the Committee on Global Thought; and Edmund Phelps, director of the Center on Capitalism and Society. Full list of speakers and program here. RSVP here. Low Library, Faculty Room. (Arts and Ideas, Just Societies)

November 1
6 – 8 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics | Earth Institute
Surviving the New Climate Communication Climate: Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin, senior reporter for climate and related issues at ProPublica, will discuss the role of media and the scientific community in the current moment, and the challenges and opportunities of sustaining a public dialogue on climate change and related issues. Moderated by Peter de Menocal, dean of science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and founding director of the Center for Climate and Life. RSVP here. School of International and Public Affairs, Room 1501. (Climate Response)

November 2
4:30 p.m.
Physicians & Surgeons
Building A Better Biotech: The Story of Regeneron
A Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on Innovation in Biological and Medical Sciences with George Yancopoulos, president and chief scientific officer at Regeneron. Reception to follow. Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium, Room 201.

6:15 p.m.
See co-sponsors here
Celebrating Recent Work by Dennis Tenen

This lecture features Dennis Tenen, author of Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation and co-founder of Columbia’s group for experimental research methods in the humanities. The book challenges the ways we read, write, store, and retrieve information in the digital age. Includes a discussion with Brian Larkin, director of graduate studies at Barnard College; N. Katherine Hayles; James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke University; and Nicholas Dames, Theodore Kahan Professor of Humanities, English and Comparative Literature. Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room. (Arts and Ideas, Data and Society)

November 6
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Mailman | Office of the Dean
Food as a Global Commodity
To connect the dots between the food system, public health, and health policy, Mark Bittman, former New York Times columnist and lecturer, hosts a weekly lecture series on the food justice movement. Featuring Timothy A. Wise, senior research fellow with the Global Development and Environment Institute’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program at Tufts University. Participate using #FoodJustice on Twitter. RSVP here. Vagelos Education Center, Room 201. (Global Solutions, Just Societies)

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