A Nobelist reads, a world leader reflects, troll armies attack, and the Knight Institute defends–from free speech to global nursing, African history to climate-driven migration, the great Columbia Conversation continues.
6 – 8 p.m.
The Knight First Amendment Institute | The Brown Institute
Are Troll Armies Killing Free Speech?
In his essay for the Knight Institute’s Emerging Threats series, Tim Wu, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, observes that some of the forces undermining contemporary political discourse—such as “troll armies,” “flooding,” and propaganda robots—may be beyond the reach of traditional free speech protections. Wu will be joined in conversation by Julia Angwin, senior reporter at ProPublica; David Pozen, professor of Law; Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight Institute; and Mark Hansen, director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. RSVP here. Pulitzer Hall. (Data and Society, Just Societies)
6:30 – 8 p.m.
School of the Arts | Department of English and Comparative Literature | Heyman Center for the Humanities | Society of Fellows
Orhan Pamuk, Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic, and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, will read from his new novel, The Red-Haired Woman. Followed by a conversation with Bruce Robbins, English and comparative Literature. RSVP here. Miller Theatre. (Arts and Ideas)
6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Committee on Global Thought | Tällberg Foundation | Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Global Leadership in the 21st Century
This World Leaders Forum will feature a conversation about the demands facing great leaders among the 2017 Tällberg Global Leaders, and a conversation about the world today between former UN deputy secretary general Jan Eliasson and Vishakha N. Desai, senior advisor for global affairs. Casa Italiana, Teatro. (Global Solutions)
4 – 6 p.m.
Institute for Research in African-American Studies
Who Studies African History?
Abosede George, associate professor of history and africana studies, will give a talk. George’s research has focused on the urban history of Africa, the history of childhood and youth in Africa, and the study of women, gender, and sexuality in African History. Schermerhorn Extension, Room 758. (Just Societies)
School of the Arts | Lenfest Center for the Arts
Gallery Talks for Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing
A conversation with Mario Gooden, co-director of the Global Africa Lab at GSAPP, and Damon Rich, adjunct professor and partner at Hector, an urban design, planning, and civic arts studio. Lenfest Center for the Arts, Wallach Art Gallery, 6th Floor. (Arts and Ideas)
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Climate Change Impacts: Relocation to Safer Ground
What does climate science tell us about who may need to migrate? What are the legal issues surrounding managed retreat? Is relocation a feasible climate adaptation strategy? How can we ensure that people relocate to safe and secure places? Panelists will explore these and other questions. Includes Lisa Dale, lecturer in Sustainable Development; Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; and Marc Levy, deputy director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network. Moderated by Radley Horton, Lamont Associate Research Professor. RSVP required here. Followed by a reception. Faculty House, 3rd Floor. (Climate Response)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Columbia’s Handprint Across the Globe
A conversation with Safwan Masri, executive vice president for global centers and global development; Tonda Hughes, director of the Office of Global Health Research; Kenrick Cato ’08NRS ’14NRS, associate research scientist at NewYork-Presbyterian; and Vidya Goberdhan ’03BC ’17NRS. Moderated by Jennifer Dohrn ’85NRS ’05NRS, director of the Office of Global Initiatives and its PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing. 560 West 168th St., 7th Floor. (Global Solutions)
6 – 8 p.m.
The Knight First Amendment Institute | Tow Center for Digital Journalism
From Private Companies to President Trump: Defending Public Discourse in the Digital Age
Alex Abdo, senior staff attorney at the Knight Institute; Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism; Gilad Lotan, vice president and head of data science at BuzzFeed. Pulitzer Hall. (Data and Society, Just Societies)
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