A full plate next week

 

MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

2014 Human Rights Essay Contest Colloquium
12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1302
Presentations by participants in ISHR’s 2014 Human Rights Essay Contest. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion with students, faculty, and other members of the Columbia University community. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP.
Sponsor: Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Briefing on Dean’s Public Policy Challenge Grant
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
A briefing for students interesting in applying for the SIPA Dean’s Challenge Grant, hosted by Dean Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs; Professor, Practice of International Economic Law and International Affairs.
Sponsor: School of International and Public Affairs

SUMASA Sustainability Symposium: If You Lead, Will They Follow?
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Casa Italiana
Speakers: Kevin Joseph Bernard, Co-Founder, New York Oyster Week; Satyajit Bose, Lecturer in the Discipline of Economics and Continuing Education, School of Continuing Education, Columbia UniversityTravis Bradford, Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Aaron Chan, MSSM Degree Candidate, Columbia University; Jessica Cooper, Project Manager and Sustainability Director, Delos Cooper LLC; Dana Gulley, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, RiverKeeper; Upmanu Lall, Director, Columbia Water Center, the The Earth Institute, Columbia University, Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, the The Earth Institute, Columbia University, Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University; Guido Molinari, Chief Executive Officer, Divino; Jessica Prata, Assistant Vice President, Office of Environmental Stewardship, Lecturer, School of Continuing Education, Columbia University; Shruthi Rao, Managing Consultant, Adapt Ready; George Sarrinikolaou, Director, Office of Academic and Research Programs, The Earth Institute, Lecturer, School of Continuing Education, Columbia University; Josh Treuhaft, Analyst: Foresight and Innovation, Arup; Lynnette Widder, Principal and Co-founder of aardvarchitecture, Lecturer, School of Continuing Education, Columbia University
Sponsor: The Student Association for Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management

Alec Ross: Geopolitics of Cyber with Anya Schiffrin
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
A lecture series with Alec Ross, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Anya Schiffrin, Director, International Media, Communications, and Advocacy Specialization.
Sponsor: School of International and Public Affairs, International Media, Communications, and Advocacy Specialization

China and the Environment: A Conversation
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 918
A Panel Discussion with Isabel N. Hilton, Editor, Chinadialogue; Micah S. Muscolino, Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University; Peter C. Perdue, Professor, Department of History, Yale University. Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. No registration required.
Sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Are Israel’s Policies Justified in Light of the Security Issues it Faces?
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Barnard College Diana Center, Event Oval
A debate on Israel’s policies.
Sponsor: Columbia International Relations Council and Association

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014

Beijing’s March Westward: Eurasian Energy Pipelines and China
All Day Event
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Join the Harriman Institute for it’s 8th annual conference, part of the colloquia series, entitled “Eurasian Pipelines – Road to Peace, Development and Interdependencies.”
Sponsor: Harriman Institute

Beyond Open Data: Leveraging Information and Collaboration to Illuminate Trends in Cambodia and Across the Lower Mekong Region
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 801
Terry Parnell, East-West Management Institute – Open Development Cambodia, will discuss her recent paper on open data, leveraging information and collaboration to illuminate development trends in Cambodia and the Mekong Region.
Sponsor Economic and Political Development Concentration

Sustainable Electronics and the Bottom Line
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Columbia University Club of New York 15 West 43 Street
An expert panel will discuss sustainability issues surrounding conflict minerals, labor conditions and e-waste, as well as illustrate business cases for electronics companies leading the way in sustainable practices. The discussion will also highlight business opportunities to close the gap in achieving an ethical electronics life cycle.
Sponsor: Sustainable Business Committee, Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York

SIPA Dean’s Roundtable on Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Innovation
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
A roundtable discussing the application of digital technology and advanced data analytics to foster improvements to urban environments around the world. The event will be hosted by Dean Merit E. Janow of SIPA and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palantir and founder of Addepar, among other companies. Panelists include Daniel Doctoroff, CEO and President of Bloomberg LLP and former Deputy Mayor of New York City; Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management; James D. Robinson III, co-founder, RRE Ventures and former CEO, American Express; Patricia Culligan, Professor of Civil Engineering Mechanics, Associate Director, Institute for Data Science and Engineering, and Co-Director, The The Earth Institute’s Urban Design Lab; Carter Cleveland, CEO of Artsy; Zachary Bookman, co-founder and CEO of OpenGov; Rohit Aggarwala, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at SIPA and an expert on urban sustainability.
Sponsor: School of International and Public Affairs

Economic Challenges of the Political Transition in Chile
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 707
Talk and discussion with Ricardo French-Davis, Professor of Economics at the University of Chile.
Sponsor: Economic and Political Development Concentration

Conviction, Conflict, Community: A Conversation with George Rupp
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Carnegie Council
170 East 64th Street
A conversation with George Rupp, senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; adjunct Professor of religion, public health, and international affairs at Columbia University; founding principal of NEXT: Network for Executive Transition.
Sponsor: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 02, 2014

The Role of Technology and the Coast Guard in a Constrained Budget Environment
12:15 pm to 2:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1302
Part of the Military Technology Series with Captain Charles Cashin, Coast Guard Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations.
Sponsor: Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

Post-Fukushima Energy Policy of Japan: Role of Nuclear Power
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Discussion with Nobuo Tanaka, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, and former Executive Director, International Energy Agency.
Sponsor: Center on Global Energy Policy

Vitor Gaspar
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Vitor Gaspar, Portugal’s former Finance Minister and architect of the country’s €78bn bailout plan.
Sponsor: Center on Global Economic Governance

The Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Standards and Metrics for Sustainability
6:10 pm to 7:00 pm
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Havemeyer Hall, Room 209

Speaker: Cynthia Cummis, Deputy Director, GHG Protocol, World Resources Institute
Sponsor: The Earth Institute

Expanding the Frontiers of Development Thought
6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Join David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University, and José Antonio Ocampo, Professor and Director of Economic and Political Development concentration, for a discussion on expanding the frontiers of development thought.
Sponsor: Economic and Political Development Concentration

Mali One Year On: Building An Enduring Peace Through Stabilization, Reform, and Development
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1302
Discussion with David Gressly, Deputy Representative of UN Mission in Mali, moderated by Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia SIPA. Sponsor: ICR Specialization and Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University.

More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete
6:45 pm to 8:15 pm
Miller Theater
A debate about online education.
Sponsor: The Richman Center, Intelligence Squared

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 03, 2014

The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America
12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Pulitzer Hall, Room 601B
A talk by Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Stanford University. Introduction by Richard John, Professor of Communications and History, Columbia University. Sponsored by the Blinken European Institute and the Communications Ph.D. program at the Columbia Journalism School.
Sponsor: Blinken European Institute

The Evolution of Submarine Warfare and Technology
12:15 pm to 2:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1302
The Comparative Defense Studies Program presents the Military Technology Series: Number 11 with Andrea Gilli, Visiting Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and Associate Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies.
Sponsor: Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

Mega Treaties on International Trade and Investment: The Public Policy Implications of the TPP and T-TIP
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Uris Hall, Room 142
A panel discussion with Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute; Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO; and Peter Petri, Carl Shaprio Professor of International Finance, Brandeis University. Moderated by Lise Johnson, Senior Legal Researcher, Investment Law and Policy, Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.
Sponsor: Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment

Development Workshop: Edward Miguel
4:15 pm to 5:45 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1101
As part of Columbia University’s Spring 2014 Development Workshop,Ted Miguel, Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley will present his recent work.
Sponsor: Center for Development Economics and Policy

Why Nations Succeed: The Social, Economic and Legal Building Blocks for Success
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Expert scholars discuss the challenges of poverty and violence and how to tackle these issues and build successful nations.
Sponsor: Center on Global Economic Governance

Book Talk: Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism by Wolfgang Streeck
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 707
A panel with Wolfgang Streeck, author and Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies; Adam Tooze, Professor of History, Yale University; Katharina Pistor, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Bruce Kogut, Professor Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School.
Sponsor: Blinken European Institute

Spring 2014 Conflict Resolution Alumni Career Panel and Mixer
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Grace Dodge Hall, Rooms 177 and 179
Speakers: Various
Sponsor: The Earth Institute

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 04, 2014

Poetry and Translation: A Conversation with Grzegorz Wróblewski and Piotr Gwiazda
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1219
A poetry reading by Grzegorz Wróblewski. Wróblewski will read in Polish from his new book Kopenhaga. The reading will be followed by a discussion about poetry and translation with Anna Frajlich, Senior Lecturer, Columbia University.
Sponsor: East Central European Center

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