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Jacob Kopas (Political Science), “Legitimizing the State or a Grievance? Property Rights and Political Engagement”

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 04:00
4:00-5:00 PM: Presentation 5:00-6:00 PM: Reception & Food

Location: 

Lindsay Rogers Room (Room 707) 7th Floor International Affairs Building

Summary: “Property rights and the protection of property are fundamental to modern political theory. Struggles over rural land have sparked revolutions and political movements all over the world. But without the backing of the State and strong institutions, is a property right anything more than a worthless scrap of parchment? This presentation will discuss the symbolic power of legal property rights to change political attitudes and behavior.

Divya Subramanian (History), “Modernization in Decline: India’s Upper Krishna Irrigation Project, 1964-present”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 04:00
4:00-5:00 PM : Presentation 5:00-6:00 PM Reception & Food

Location: 

Lindsay Rogers Room (Room 707) 7th floor International Affairs Building

Summary: “What happens to development projects when international capital and experts have left the building? In 1964, construction began on the Upper Krishna Project, an irrigation works in the Indian state of Karnataka; fifty years and several highly-publicized rounds of World Bank funding later, the project’s main dam collapsed, sending six billion cubic feet of water rushing through in its wake. Examining the rise and demise of the Upper Krishna Project provides insight into the dynamics of deindustrialization and infrastructural decay across the former colonial periphery.”

Samuel Coggeshall (History) and Francisco Lara-Garcia (Sociology), “Restoring Interdisciplinarity to the Study of the Interwar Avant-Garde”

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 04:00
4:00-5:00 pm: Presentation 5:00-6:00 pm: Reception & Food

Location: 

Lindsay Rogers Room (Room 707) 7th Floor International Affairs Building

Summary: “Representatives of the interwar modernist avant-garde not only worked across various artistic disciplines and in different media — they often viewed their artistic practice as direct interventions in other fields of human experience. These interventions were to be informed by knowledge derived from emerging scientific and humanistic disciplines, and were premised upon the possibility (and desirability) of interdisciplinary synthetic knowledge.

Using Data For Good: What does it mean?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 04:30
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: 

Uris Hall 301

The Data, Ethics, and Decision Making Speaker Series presents Dr. Jeannette Wing, the new director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute, on "Using Data for Good: What does it mean?". Professor. Wing will be laying out her vision for the institute, which will focus on her desire to think seriously about the definition and practice of using data for good.

Wine and cheese will be served following the talk.

Speaker Biography

"Professional Journalism, Polarization, Post-Truth, and Post-Trump."

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 05:00
Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: 

Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Room/Area: Room 418 - James Room

Coming to Terms with a Polarized Society

Featuring:

November 9, James Room, Barnard Hall, 5-7pm.
Michael Schudson, Professor of Journalism, Columbia University.
"Professional Journalism, Polarization, Post-Truth, and Post-Trump."

Panelists:
Leonard Downie, Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Arizona State University; Former Executive Editor, Washington Post.
Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief, The Marshall Project; Former Executive Editor, New York Times.

“Strangers in Their Own Land: Where Do We Go from Here?”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 05:00
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: 

Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Room/Area: Rotunda

Coming to Terms with a Polarized Society

Featuring:

November 1, James Room, Barnard Hall, 5-7pm.
Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor of Sociology Emerita, University of California, Berkeley.
“Strangers in Their Own Land: Where Do We Go from Here?”

Panelists:
Frederick Harris, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science, Columbia University.
Nicholas Lemann, Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism and Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Journalism, Columbia University; staff writer for the New Yorker.

"Polarization, Partisanship, and the Future of the Constitutional System"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 05:00
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: 

Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Room/Area: Rotunda

Coming to Terms with a Polarized Society

Featuring:

Nolan McCarty, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
“Polarization, Partisanship, and the Future of the Constitutional System.”

Panelists:
Frances Lee, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland.
Frank Bruni, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Event Contact Information:
Kathryn Herrera
kah2213@columbia.edu

"Reflections on Secularization, Ritual and Politics"

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

Location: 

963 Schermerhorn Extension

Columbia University - Department of Anthropology Announces the Ruth Benedict Lectures: 

TALAL ASAD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
City University of New York
“Reflections on Secularization, Ritual and Politics”

Anthropology Graduate Students Seminar with Talal Asad
Friday, April 21, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm
963 Schermerhon Extension

"Reflections on Secularization, Ritual and Politics"

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
16:10 to 18:00

Location: 

Room 501 Schermerhorn

Columbia University - Department of Anthropology Announces the Ruth Benedict Lectures: 

TALAL ASAD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
City University of New York
“Reflections on Secularization, Ritual and Politics”

Lecture Three
Friday, April 21, 2017
4:10pm-6:00pm
Room 501 Schermerhorn

"Reflections on Secularization, Ritual and Politics"

Thursday, April 20, 2017 -
16:10 to 18:00

Location: 

The Heyman Center - The Common Room (2nd Floor)

Columbia University - Department of Anthropology Announces the Ruth Benedict Lectures: 

TALAL ASAD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
City University of New York
“Reflections on Secularization, Ritual and Politics”

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