What’s happening at SIPA?

Every week SIPA hosts thought provoking lectures and discussions on campus.  Below is a snapshot of next week’s events; topics include gender equality, media, security, and post-colonialism.

For details and a full list of events happening at SIPA , please visit our website.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013

Borders and Security in Israeli Diplomacy

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lecture with Ambassador Dore Gold, former Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations. Moderated by Dr. Stephanie Neuman, Director, Comparative Studies Program Member, the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.

Sponsor: Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013

Women and Media: Gender Equality

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Discussion with Vuslat Dogan Sabanci,CEO of Hurriyet Newspaper Publishing Company in Turkey.

Sponsor: Middle East Institute, Columbia Global Centers Turkey, and Columbia Turkish Students

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013

Building Peace in Colombia: The Government’s Efforts in the Demobilization and Reintegration of Illegal Armed Groups

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Lecture with Alejandro Eder, Director, Columbian Agency for Reintegration and SIPA Class of 2006 and Professor José Antonio Ocampo, Director, Economic and Political Development Concentration, Columbia SIPA. Confirmation of attendance suggested: Please send an e-mail to Carolina Ocampo-Maya by Friday January 26, 2013 at co2296@columbia.edu. Write “interested in event” on the subject and include your full name.

Sponsor: Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013

Overkill: The Case for Reevaluating U.S. Nuclear Strategy

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Lecture with Christopher Preble and Benjamin Friedman, CATO Institute. Moderated by Dr. Richard Betts, Director, the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.

Sponsor: Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013

Second in Command: A Conversation with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Global Politics, Leadership, and His Role at the Top of the United Nations

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join Professor Elisabeth Lindenmayer and Deputy-Secretary General Jan Eliasson for a discussion on the current geopolitical climate, challenges faced by the United Nations, and Eliasson’s lifetime of responsibilities.

Sponsor: SIPA, UN Studies Program

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013

Political Protests in Russia: New Perspectives and Unexpected Findings

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Panel discussion with Graeme B. Robertson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Regina Smyth, Indiana University; and Mark R. Beissinger, Princeton University.

Sponsor: Harriman Institute

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013

The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

José Antonio Ocampo will discuss his new book, written with Luis Bértola.

Sponsor: Economic and Political Development Concentration

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2013

New Media in Education 2013 Conference

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This free, one-day event sponsored by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning will bring together the Columbia community and colleagues in higher education technology for dialogue around technology in education and academic life.

Speakers from Columbia and beyond will address critical issues affecting education and technology today, such as online learning, digital publishing, and social media. Subtitled “Bits to Breakthroughs,” the 2013 conference will focus on how new media can enhance educational initiatives for meaningful local and global impact.

To register, visit nme2013.eventbrite.com

Sponsor: Center for New Media Teaching and Learning