The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Past Events

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


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.

Autonomy and Archival Absence: Native Nations in the Post-Revolutionary Lower Mississippi Valley

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 18:10 to 20:00


Anthropology Department: Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457 Schermerhorn Extension

Elizabeth Ellis, New York University


Egor Lazarev (Columbia)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:15 to 13:45



Egor Lazarev (Columbia) will be presenting at the Columbia University Comparative Politics Seminar. This is a practice job talk. The seminar meets from 12.15 to 1.45pm in IAB 707.

Professor Stark featured documentary on 'Theory Culture and Society'

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00


BCC Website

Professor David Stark will be featured in a 30 minute documentary for BBC. It is on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of PowerPoint and will be broadcast September 8th. The producer had been directed to a 2008 article of Professor Stark in Theory Culture and Society in which he analyzed Colin Powell’s PowerPoint presentation to the UN Security Council.



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