what’s happening at SIPA next week

SIPA events are held each week but it begins to slow down around now as students get ready for exams and the winter break.  Events will be back in full swing in January.  But to keep you engaged for another week, below are some upcoming events at SIPA.  Guests are welcomed.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013

A New World of Migration and Development: A Discussion with Ambassador William Swing

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1512

A discussion with Ambassador William Swing.  Moderated by Professor Michael Doyle.

Sponsor: Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Center on Global Governance at Columbia Law School

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013

Augmented Humanity, Drones, Self-Driving Cars, Furbys, and Robot Politics: Freedom and Security in the Robotics Age

12:15 pm to 2:00 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1302

Camille François, Visiting Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and moderator Sean Lonergan, Captain, US Army and Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Columbia will debate current research and discuss freedom and security in the robotics age.

Sponsor: Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013

Jamesian Precisions in Natsume Soseki: Contending with Light and Dark

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Kent Hall, Room 403

Lecture with John Nathan, Takashima Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. No registration required.

Sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013

The Seminar on Modern Europe

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Fayerweather Hal, Room 302

We will also host our last seminar of the semester with Anton Hemerjick, Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. He will discuss fault lines in European social models and will address the current Euro crisis, welfare reform, and the future of affordable social investment.

Sponsor: Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013

Development Workshop: Stelios Michalopoulos

4:15 pm to 5:45 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1101

As part of Columbia University’s Fall 2013 Development Workshop, Stelios Michalopoulos, Assistant Professor of Economics at Brown University, will discuss his latest work.

Sponsor: Center for Development Economics and Policy

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013

Diversity Symposium: Public Policy: A Global Prospective

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center

SIPA Alumni panel and SIPA student led policy roundtable discussions.  Please RSVP.

Sponsor: SIPA Admissions & Financial Aid Office

 

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