Before you make plans for Monday

Instead of our standard display of  our weekly event schedule, today we’ll leave you with a taster for Monday, April 14.  One day at SIPA will enrich your life but if you are looking for more, you can check out our event calendar.

The Art of Life in Ürümchi: Development Aesthetics and the City in Chinese Central Asia

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1219

A discussion with Darren Byler, University of Washington

Sponsor: Harriman Institute, OASIES


Dean’s Seminar: Governance of the Internet

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Join Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs; Professor, Practice of International Economic Law and International Affairs and an all-star panel of technology experts to discuss regulation and supervision of the internet. Panelists include Gordon Goldstein, Managing Director, Head of External Affairs, Silver Lake Group; Ambassador David Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP; Eli Noam, Professor of Economics and Finance and Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility at the Columbia Business School; Laura DeNardis, Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Communication at American University; Director of Research for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. Watch live at

Sponsor: School of International and Public Affairs.


Financial Innovation in International Development for Africa

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 407

A talk by Benoît Chervalier, African Development Bank Group

Sponsor:  International Finance and Economic Policy Concentration, Alliance Program, Economic and Political Development Concentration


SAI: Mary Keatinge Das Lecture with Muzzafar Alam (Chicago)

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Knox Hall, Room 208

A talk by Muzzafar Alam, University of Chicago

Sponsor: South Asia Institute

Varieties of Backyard Management: EU Integration and the Evolution of Economic State Capacities in the Southern and Eastern Peripheries of Europe

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1201

A talk by Laszlo Bruszt, European University Institute

Sponsor: Harriman Institute, Blinken European Institute


Strive to Thrive: Redefining Success in the Modern World

6:00 pm to 7:15 pm, Uris Hall, Room 301

A lecture and book signing with Arianna Huffington.  Registration required.

Sponsor: Columbia Business School’s Chazen Institute of International Business


How the “Putin Project” is Affecting LGBTI Human Rights in Russia’s Near Abroad — Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova

6:15 pm to 8:00 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1219

A panel discussion on LGBTI Human Rights with Olena Shevchenko, Anna Kirey, Matthew Schaaf.

Sponsor: Harriman Institute, Freedom House

Come visit us at SIPA.  We’re sure you will be hard-pressed to find nothing of interest.

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