Great leaders and trolls, the state of AIDS and of racial inequality, students who write and doctors who concertize, as well Saint-Saëns’ animals—all this and more in our last Picks of the season. See you in 2018! In the meantime, choose your own Picks using the University events calendar, including the Other Calendars list, and our Picks DIY Sources.
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.
Mailman | International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
World AIDS Day Screening and Panel Discussion: The End of AIDS?
A screening of segments from the Emmy Award-winning PBS NewsHour series, The End of AIDS? Followed by a panel discussion moderated by Wafaa El-Sadr, global director of ICAP. Featuring William Brangham, PBS NewsHour correspondent; Demetre Daskalakis, NYC deputy commissioner for the Division of Disease Control; David Hoos, project director of ICAP’s Population-based HIV Impact Assessment Project; and others. Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th St., Hess Commons. (Global Solutions)
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)
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Institute for the Study of Human Rights | Columbia’s Armenian Center | Research Institute on Turkey
A conversation with Henry Theriault, president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, on human rights violations around the world, the state of genocide studies today, genocide prevention, reparations, denial, and more. Pupin Hall, Room 301. (Global Solutions, Just Societies)
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)
2:30 – 4 p.m.
School of the Arts
Young Writers Present
Presenting creative writing by the students of Columbia Artist/Teachers (CA/T) from New York City high schools. Organized by writing professors Dorothea Lasky and Alan Zeigler, and student Lukas Novak ’18SOA. The Lantern, Lenfest Center for the Arts. (Arts and Ideas)
Columbia University Medical Center Symphony Orchestra | P&S Club
CUMC Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Featuring conductor Cory Chang ’20P&S and students, residents, alumni, faculty, and staff from P&S, CDM, Mailman, Nursing, Nutrition, GSAS, NYPH, and Stamford Hospital. 630 West 168th, CUMC, Alumni Auditorium.
5 – 7 p.m.
Program for Economic Research | Center on Global Economic Governance | Columbia University Press | Finance Division at Columbia Business School
Persistent Racial Inequality in the US: An Economic Theorist’s Account
The 10th Annual Kenneth J. Arrow Lecture presented by Glenn C. Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. Discussants include Steven N. Durlauf, professor of economics at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago; Rajiv Sethi, professor of economics at Columbia; and Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor and 2001 Nobel Laureate. International Affairs Building, Room 1501.
5 – 6 p.m.
Data Science Institute Colloquium
“Does This Vehicle Belong to You?” Processing the Language of Policing for Improving Police-Community Relations
Police body-worn cameras have the potential to play an important role in understanding and improving police-community relations. Dan Jurafsky, linguistics and computer science professor at Stanford University, will discuss. Schapiro CEPSR, Davis Auditorium, Room 412, 4th Floor.(Data and Society)
December 7 – 9
Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network | Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice
How has the passage of time changed the way memories of historical violence, atrocity, and genocide are represented in the public sphere? In what ways do political, social, and cultural forces influence, appropriate, or stifle these memories in different ways as the original event recedes into the more distant past? See program schedule here. International Affairs Building, 4th Floor. (Just Societies)
1 – 4 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute Education Lab
Saturday Science: Make a Memory
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 West 129th Street, Greene Science Center.
2 – 3 p.m.
Carnival of the Animals
Miller Theatre’s annual holiday tradition—a playful production that brings to life the 19th century French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ musical The Carnival of the Animals with Lake Simons, designer and director. Purchase tickets here. Miller Theatre.
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