What’s coming up at SIPA

We’re always telling prospective students that one of the advantages of choosing SIPA is that there’s so much to do on the Columbia campus. You could have a different University sponsored academic or social adventure every day of the week!  I decided to be a good graduate student and support my claims with some hard data.  There is way more happening next week than I’ve listed below, but I decided to include one event per day that I might consider attending. I want to point out to you that these were not hard to find. I simply searched my gmail inbox  for “events” and various emails about the following (and more) appeared! (PS. Let us know if you like this post. I would be happy to run one of these every week!)



Columbia Art of Living presents free yoga classes with certified instructors. Open to all levels. They also sponsor meditation workshops and a “Yoga Remix” dance party earlier this semester. To find out more about Columbia Art of Living, click here.



“Out with Detectives: Policing Bangkok” Professor Duncan McCargo who will share his recent fieldwork with the Thai police. Lunch will be provided. (Always a plus for us grad students.)



Learning Lunch with Professor Dirk Solomons, Director of the Program of Humanitarian Affairs. Student can sign up to discuss International Organizations with this world renowned Professor in a casual and intimate setting. You can find out more about Professor Solomons, here.



Pussy Riot: The Sequel, A witness theater performance by Varvara Faer (Teatr.doc, Moscow) about Pussy Riot, the women punk group now famous for singing the prayer Mother of God, drive Putin away! in a Russian church, and their subsequent prosecution. Ekaterina Samutsevich, one of the members of pussy riot will join the discussion via Skype.  More info here.



Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World, 

A Brown Bag lecture with speaker, Aaron Skabelund, Assistant Professor of History, Brigham Young University



Public Health Career Fair and Networking Day with the Mailman School Some employers in attendance include, Deloitte Consulting, Mt.Sinai Hospital and the Department of Public Health.



THATCamp Feminisms East, hosted by Barnard College  An informal, collaborative conference dedicated to exploring innovation in the digital humanities with a focus on feminist interventions.  For more info click here.


posted by: Nancy Leeds, SIPA 2nd Year student