Monthly Archives: September 2018

What in the World? Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks Sept. 26 – Oct. 16

From one-planet commitments to global food systems, the spectre of racism to the revival of nationalism, Columbians grapple!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 27
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Division of Social Science in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age
The first Just Societies Speaker Series with Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science at Vanderbilt University. RSVP here. Maison Française, East Gallery. (Just Societies)

SNEAK PEAK

October 16
6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Zuckerman Institute
Decision Making in a Creative Business
Daphna Shohamy, professor of psychology and principal investigator at the Zuckerman Institute, and Michele Ganeless, producer and former president of Comedy Central, will explore various perspectives around how decisions are both made and implemented. RSVP required here. Lenfest Center for the Arts, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room. (Future of Neuroscience)

REMINDER

September 24: Fighting Back Against Attacks On Climate Science
September 25: Introducing Proving Up: A Conversation with Missy Mazzoli, Royce Vavrek, and Karen Russell
September 27: Beyond “I Agree”: A Democratic Technology, Without Big Tech
October 4: Distinguished Lecture in Precision Medicine: Alondra Nelson
October 6: What Does Justice Look Like? A Celebration of the Arts and Social Justice

PICKS

September 26
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Center on Global Economic Governance
One Planet Commitments: Putting the Paris Agreement into Action
Panel featuring University Professor Joseph Stiglitz; Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics; Jan Svejnar, director of the Center on Global Economic Governance; and Dean Merit E. Janow; and others. RSVP required here. This event will be livestreamed here. International Affairs Building, Room 1501. (Global Solutions, Climate Response)

October 3
1:30 7 p.m.
International Research Institute for Climate & Society | Institute of Human Nutrition | Mailman | ACToday, Columbia World Projects
Panel and Book Launch: Climate, Food Systems, and Nutrition
The launch of the book Climate Information for Public Health Action and a panel on the role of climate as both a threat and a resource. Followed by a reception. Allan Rosenfield Building, 8th Floor Auditorium. (Climate Response)

October 5
1 2:30 p.m.
Data Science Institute
Data for Good
A series of talks in which distinguished speakers grapple with the challenge of ensuring data science serves the public good. This talk features Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, assistant professor of Information at Operations and Management Sciences at NYU Stern School of Business. Pupin Hall. (Data and Society)

October 10
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Mailman | Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Using Mass Media to Reduce Use Among Youth and Young Adults: Evidence from the Truth Campaign with Donna Vallone, chief research officer of the Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute, as part of the Food for Thought series. Vallone’s research interests focus on examining the influence of media messages to reduce tobacco use, particularly among lower socioeconomic status populations and minority groups. Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th St., Room 532.

6 p.m.
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library | The Knowledge Center
History of Health Sciences Lecture: The Brooklyn Hazing Episodes of 1916 and 1927
Though anti-semitism in early 20th century U.S. medical education was pervasive, it rarely resulted in acts of violence. The exception was in Brooklyn where Jewish interns were twice assaulted at Kings County Hospital in 1916 and 1927. Edward Halperin, chancellor and CEO of New York Medical College, will discuss the implications of the assaults in light of the current debate on immigration and higher education. RSVP here. Hammer Health Sciences Building, The Knowledge Center. (Just Societies)

6 7 p.m.
Columbia Global Reports
The Nationalist Revival: John B. Judis in conversation with Joan Walsh
The launch of The Nationalist Revival with author John B. Judis. Judis will be joined in conversation by The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent and a CNN political contributor Joan Walsh. Followed by a Q&A and book signing. RSVP here. Graduate School of Journalism, Pulitzer Hall, The World Room. (Global Solutions)

October 13
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
LDEO Open House
Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries. This event is free (suggested donation here) and open to the public. Register here. 61 Route 9W, Palisades. (Climate Response)

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events. 

Credible Voices. Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks Sept. 24 – Oct. 6

From Just Societies to just the facts on climate change, these Picks take on the issues and stretch our thinking. Invite, attend, learn, and do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 11
5:30 – 9 p.m.
CAA Arts Access | School of the Arts
She Opened the Door – Gloria: A Life See the new play written by Emily Mann and featuring Christine Lahti based on the life of Gloria Steinem, a true catalyst for change. With a pre-show reception and talkback with esteemed director Diane Paulus ’97SOA. Details and tickets here. Daryl Roth Theatre, 101 East 15th Street. (Arts and Ideas, Just Societies)

REMINDER

September 24: Why the November Elections Matter and How You Can Help AND Celebrating Recent Work by Adam Tooze
September 26: Network Propaganda
September 27: Just Societies Speaker Series: Larry Bartels

PICKS

September 24
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
See sponsors here
Fighting Back Against Attacks On Climate Science
A kick-off event for Climate Week NYC 2018. Speakers will discuss why and how climate science has become part of the US culture wars and what to do to restore the voice and credibility of science. Featuring Robin E. Bell, professor at Lamont-Doherty; David Biello, science curator at TEDEd; Lisa Garcia, VP of Litigation for Healthy Communities at Earthjustice; Jeff Nesbitt, executive director of Climate Nexus; and moderated by John Schwartz, science reporter at the New York Times. RSVP here. Columbia Law School, Room 103. (Climate Response)

September 25
6:30 p.m.
Miller Theatre | School of the Arts  
Introducing Proving Up: A Conversation with Missy Mazzoli, Royce Vavrek, and Karen Russell
On the eve of the New York premiere of their opera Proving Up, composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek join writer Karen Russell ’06SOA for a conversation with Melissa Smey, Miller Theatre executive director. RSVP here. Lenfest Center for the Arts, The Lantern. (Arts and Ideas)

September 27
5 p.m.
The Heyman Center | Brown Institute | SIPA
Beyond “I Agree”: A Democratic Technology, Without Big Tech
A public lecture with Cory Doctorow, author, moderated by Jad Abumrad, executive producer at WNYC, highlighting the “way of the hacker” as the path forward for digital democracy. RSVP here. Furnald Lawn. (Data and Society)

October 6  
12 5 p.m.
The Society of Fellows | Heyman Center for the Humanities | Center for Justice | Justice-in-Education Initiative
What Does Justice Look Like? A Celebration of the Arts and Social Justice
Commemorating the work of the inaugural cohort of the June Jordan Fellowship and celebrating arts organizations from around the city who are engaged in social justice work. The event will highlight art by the fellows and participants of their workshops, in addition to visual art, music, literature, and spoken word from local activist artists. Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. (Just Societies, Arts and Ideas)

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events. 

A Changing World. Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks September 18 – October 4

News, politics, finance, race, and genomics–this week’s Picks catch up with a changing world.  If you attend an event and are inspired to share your story in pictures, email Carolina at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Center for the Study of Social Difference
What We Can Do When There’s Nothing To Be Done: Strategies For Change
How can we imagine justice, practice solidarity, and create change across barriers of social difference in today’s political landscape? An all-day symposium to celebrate 10 years of the Center for the Study of Social Difference and 5 years of Women Creating Change. Speakers include Carol Becker, arts dean; Farah Jasmine Griffin, William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies; and Bernard Harcourt, director of the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought. RSVP here. Manhattanville, The Forum. (Just Societies)


REMINDER

September 20: Artist Talk and Reception with Joiri Minaya
September 22: Saturday Science: Hello Brain
September 28: What We Can Do When There’s Nothing To Be Done: Strategies For Change

PICKS

September 18
12 – 1 p.m.
Columbia School of Nursing
Data for Good in Nursing and Healthcare
Data collection and analysis are becoming increasingly important in nursing. A lunch time discussion with Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute. RSVP here. School of Nursing, 560 West 168th Street, 7th Floor, Event Space. (Data and Society)

September 24
6 – 7:30 p.m.
SIPA’s Technology, Media and Communications specialization | Columbia College Democrats
Why the November Elections Matter and How You Can Help
Anya Schiffrin, director of the TMaC specialization, in conversation with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; and Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist and University Professor, will discuss. RSVP here. International Affairs Building, Room 1501. (Just Societies)

September 24
6:15 p.m.
The Heyman Center | New Books in the Arts & Sciences
Celebrating Recent Work by Adam Tooze
A discussion on Adam Tooze’s recent book Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World. Speakers include Tooze; Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law; Charles F. Sabel, Maurice T. Moore Professor of Law; and Tano Santos, David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance. The Heyman Center, Common Room, Second Floor. (Global Solutions)

September 26
5 – 6 p.m.
Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Network Propaganda
A book launch of Network Propaganda and a discussion on how to think about technology, politics, and media in the post-truth moment with Craig Silverman, Buzzfeed News media editor; Emily Bell, founding Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism; and Yochai Benkler, co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. RSVP here. Brown Institute for Media Innovation. (Data and Society)

September 27
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Division of Social Science in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Just Societies Speaker Series: Larry Bartels
The first JSSS event of the Fall features a talk from Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science at Vanderbilt University. Bartel’s lecture is entitled Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age. RSVP here. Maison Française, East Gallery. (Just Societies)

September 28
6 – 8 p.m.
Institute for Research in African-American Studies | Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America
A celebration of IRAAS’ 25th year anniversary celebration of African American Studies at Columbia and a roundtable discussion of Darnell L. Moore’s new book No Ashes in the Fire. The event begins with music by Marcelle Davies Lashley. Speakers include Kim Ford, community organizer and interim executive director of the Audre Lorde Project, and Kendall Thomas, director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture. Pulitzer Hall, Joseph Pulitzer, World Room, Level 3. (Just Societies)

October 4
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
CUMC
Distinguished Lecture in Precision Medicine: Alondra Nelson
Alondra Nelson, president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University, will give a lecture on her book The Social Life of DNA:  Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome. She is currently at work on a book about science policy in the Obama administration. Networking reception to follow. RSVP here. P&S, Faculty Club, 4th Floor.  Just Societies, Precision Medicine)

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events. 

School’s In. Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks September 12 – 28

School’s in session, and so are our Picks. From fracking to black holes, MLK’s last years to social change today, art at Miller to economics under Trump, the Columbia kaleidoscope is awhirl!

This year we are inaugurating your “Picks Pics” as part of the Your Event Stories section on the Picks blog. If you attend an event and are inspired to share your story in pictures, email Carolina at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 13
6:30 p.m.
Institute for Research in African-American Studies | Columbia Journalism School
Complex Issues: King in the Wilderness
A screening of King in the Wilderness, chronicling the final chapters of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, and discussion with executive producer and SOA film professor Trey Ellis and Jelani Cobb, Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism. Lenfest Center for the Arts, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room. (Just Societies, Arts and Ideas)


SNEAK PEAK

September 28
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Center for the Study of Social Difference
What We Can Do When There’s Nothing To Be Done: Strategies For Change
How can we imagine justice, practice solidarity, and create change across barriers of social difference in today’s political landscape? An all-day symposium to celebrate 10 years of the Center for the Study of Social Difference and 5 years of Women Creating Change. Speakers include Carol Becker, arts dean; Farah Jasmine Griffin, William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies; and Bernard Harcourt, director of the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought. RSVP here. Manhattanville, The Forum. (Just Societies)

PICKS

September 12
5 6:30 p.m.
See sponsors here
The Rise of the Rest” – Entrepreneurship Across America
What conditions give rise to successful businesses? How can digital technologies support entrepreneurship? What challenges have we seen, and how can they be addressed at the local, state, and federal level? A fireside chat with Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution; Jacob J. Lew, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and SIPA visiting professor; and moderated by SIPA dean Merit E. Janow. Low Library, Rotunda. (Data and Society)

6 7 p.m.
Columbia Global Reports
Fracking and the New Age of Oil, Money and Power
A book launch of business journalist Bethany McLean’s new book Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World. Including a conversation between McLean;
Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of Kynikos Associates LP; and Joe Nocera, Bloomberg Opinion columnist. RSVP here. Graduate School of Journalism, Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, 3rd floor. (Climate Response, Global Solutions)

September 13
7 p.m.
Nevis Laboratories
Hunting for Black Holes in the Center of the Milky Way
Astrophysicist Chuck Hailey will discuss how a Columbia-led team recently discovered evidence for some 10,000 black holes orbiting around the supermassive black hole residing at the center of the Milky Way. Science Center at Columbia’s Nevis Laboratories, 136 S. Broadway,
Irvington, New York.

September 17
9:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
The Center on Capitalism and Society
The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump: Jobs, Wages, Trade, Growth, Health and Satisfaction with Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Prize winner in Economics and director of the Center on Capitalism and Society; Glenn Hubbard, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics; Jan Svejnar, director of the Center on Global Economic Governance; Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute; and among others.
RSVP here. Italian Academy.

September 20
5 p.m.
Miller Theatre | Wallach Art Gallery | Columbia University Arts Initiative
Artist Talk and Reception with Joiri Minaya
This year’s site-specific mural in the lobby of Miller Theatre is Dominican-American artist Joiri Minaya’s Redecode II: La Dorada from her series Tropical Surfaces. Deborah Cullen, director and chief curator at the Wallach Art Gallery, will join Minaya to discuss her work. Redecode II: La Dorada will be on display from September 4 to June 28. Miller Theatre Lobby.

September 22
1 – 4 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute
Saturday Science: Hello Brain
Students, families, and community groups explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and demonstrations with scientists. RSVP here. 605 West 129th Street, Greene Science Center, Education Lab.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events.