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World Leaders Forum

One of the great things about SIPA is that it is much like New York City, amazing things take place practically every day that you can participate in.  One great opportunity to interact with global policy makers is the World Leaders Forum that takes place each year.  Below is information on speakers visiting this month.

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President Lee C. Bollinger invites you to join him in welcoming heads of state and special guests from across the globe as part of the eighth annual World Leaders Forum. The World Leaders Forum Web site will be updated daily as visits are confirmed.  For the most up-to-date list of events, please visit www.worldleaders.columbia.edu

Schedule of Events
Jigmi Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan

Wednesday, September 15, 2:00 p.m.

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Monday, September 20, 3:30 p.m.

In partnership with the School of International and Public Affairs

“Challenges of the Drylands”

A discussion with leaders from Eastern Africa.

Monday, September 20, 5:00 p.m.

In partnership with the Earth Institute

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Tuesday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.

In partnership with the Alliance Program and School of International and Public Affairs

Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Wednesday, September 22, 4:00 p.m.

In partnership with the Committee on Global Thought

José Manuel Ramos-Horta, President of Timor-Leste

Thursday, September 23, 4:00 p.m.

In partnership with The Earth Institute, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4), and the Vale Columbia Center

José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal

Thursday, September 23, 5:00 p.m.

In partnership with the School of International and Public Affairs

Ivo Josipović, President of Croatia

Friday, September 24, 11:00 a.m.

In partnership with the Harriman Institute

Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey

Wednesday, September 24, 3:30 p.m.

In partnership with the School of International and Public Affairs

Arianna Huffington: Facing the Fracture: Media and Economic Understanding

On April 6th Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, visited SIPA to addresses the role of the media in covering the ongoing financial crisis. Huffington opened a conference featuring top journalists, scholars and activists, sponsored by SIPA’s International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization and the Roosevelt Institute.  For the full video click here.

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A New York Minute

You may have heard the expression “New York minute” before.  The long time host of The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson, once described a New York Minute this way:

“It’s the interval between a Manhattan traffic light turning green and the guy behind you honking his horn.”

The expression is meant to convey a hectic and busy pace, and you could say that events at SIPA seem to happen almost every minute.  Here is the latest update on current and upcoming events at SIPA.

Monday, April 5 – Sunday, April 11

THIS WEEK’S FEATURED EVENT

April 6, 2010 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
SIPA, International Media And Communications
Conference: Facing the Fracture: Media & Economic Understanding
with Columbia University professor Joseph E. Stiglitz,
associate editor of the Financial Times Martin Wolf
and many other top journalists, scholars, and activists
International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Monday, April 5
April 5, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Modern Tibetan Studies Brown Bag Conversation: Cinema in Tibet with Pema Tseden and Rigden Gyatso, filmmakers
International Affairs Building, Room 918

April 5, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
School of International and Public Affairs, Harriman Institute
Talk: Daniil Andreev: The idea of integration of the global cultural space with Dmitri Ahtyrsky, Visiting Scholar, Columbia University. In Russian.
International Affairs Building, Room 1219

April 5, 2010 from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Middle East Institute
Brown Bag Lecture: Turkey’s Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan: End of the Dance? with Alexander Murinson, author of “Turkey’s Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan.”
Knox Hall, Room 207 606 West 122nd Street (between Claremont and Broadway Avenues)

April 5, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
SIPA, Economic and Political Development
Brown Bag: With Sienna Baskin, Staff Attorney of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
International Affairs Building, Rm. 1401

April 5, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
SIPA, International Economic Policy
IFEP & APEC Study Center Distinguished Speaker Series: China’s Currency and U.S.-China Relations
International Affairs Building, Room 1512

Tuesday, April 6
April 6, 2010 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
SIPA, International Media And Communications
Conference: Facing the Fracture: Media & Economic Understanding with Columbia University professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, associate editor of the Financial Times Martin Wolf and many other top journalists, scholars, and activists
International Affairs Building, Room 1501

April 6, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
School of International and Public Affairs, Harriman Institute
Talk: Kosovo’s Difficult Future: Challenges Ahead with Ilir Deda, Executive Director, Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED)
International Affairs Building, Room 1219

April 6, 2010 from 4:20 pm to 6:10 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Lecture:: The Slippery Matter of Trademarks: Copycat Soap Companies, the Question of Authenticity, and Sino-British Diplomacy in 1930s China.from the series “Colloquium: Chinese Law and Society.” Co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies (CCLS) at Columbia Law School.
Jerome Greene Hall Case Lounge, Room 701

April 6, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
SIPA, Economic and Political Development
Social Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Building Partnerships for Social Ventures with Yasmina Zaidman, Director of Communications, Acumen Fund. Reception to follow.
International Affairs Building, Room 1512

April 6, 2010 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
SIPA, Student Group
Talk: The Face of the Voiceless: Iraqi Orphan Initiative. Please join us to learn about the sad realities on the ground for Iraqi orphans and learn how you can help. Co-sponsored by the Network of Arab American Professionals of NY (NAAP-NY).
International Affairs Building, Room 410

Wednesday, April 7
April 7, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Harriman Institute
BookTalk: with by Pauline Jones Luong, Brown University.
The discussion will on the author’s new book (written with Erika Weinthal, Duke University) entitled “Oil is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States” (forthcoming), This is a meeting of the Comparative Politics Seminar, jointly sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Department of Political Science.
International Affairs Building, Lindsay Rogers Room (7th Floor)

April 7, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
SIPA, Human Rights Working Group
Panel Discussion: Raise Hope for Congo addresses the conflict in eastern Congo, specifically the scourge of conflict minerals and the epidemic of rape and sexual violence in the region. With John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, Roger Luhiri, a former fistula doctor at Panzi Hospital in DRC and Lisa Jackson, director of the film The Greatest Silence about rape in the Congo.
International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Thursday, April 8
April 8, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Brown Bag Lecture: Recent Trends in Divorce and Divorce Law in Hong Kong, with Deborah Davis, Professor of Sociology, Yale University.
International Affairs Building, Room 918

April 8, 2010 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Middle East Institute
Brown Bag Lecture: The Lineages of the Neo-Mamluk State with Richard Bulliet, Professor of History at Columbia University
Knox Hall, Room 208 606 W. 122nd St.

April 8, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SIPA, UN Studies Program
UNSP Working Lunch: The Responsibility to Protect: Perspectives from the Non-Aligned Movement with the Ambassadors of Egypt and Cuba
Permanent Mission of Egypt to the UN

April 8, 2010 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies
Grand Rounds: With Dr. Richard Warner, internationally recognized by the mental health care community as a leader in schizophrenia treatment and recovery research and development.
Columbia Medical Center Psychiatric Institute All-Purpose Room, 6th Fl., Rm 6602 168th Street and Haven Avenue

April 8, 2010 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
School of International and Public Affairs, Harriman Institute
Lecture: Czech Writers Under Siege and Czech Literary History with Professor Holý, Institute for Czech Literature and Literary Studies at the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. Co-sponsored with Columbia University’s Slavic Department.
International Affairs Building, Room 1510

April 8, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
Talk: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics or Did We Ask the Wrong Question with David Monk, NERA Economic Consulting
Hamilton Hall, Room 503

April 8, 2010 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Harriman Institute
Screenings and Commentary: Revisiting Soviet TV with Jonathan Sanders, a consultant on international broadcasting and Russian affairs. Part of the Harriman Core Project 2009-2010: New Modes of Communication in the Post-Soviet World
International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Friday, April 9
April 9, 2010 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Earth Institute
New York City Water Summit: With academic, governmental and industrial leaders in the fields of “drinking water” and “waste water”
International Affairs Building, Altschul Auditorium

April 9, 2010 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
School of International and Public Affairs, Harriman Institute
Workshop: Convened by the Harriman Institute and co-sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus
International Affairs Building, Room 1512

April 9, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Earth Institute
Seminar: Tailoring seasonal climate forecasts for hydropower operations in Ethiopia’s upper Blue Nile basin with Paul Block, Associate Research Scientist, Hydroclimatology and Water Resources Management, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Seeley W. Mudd Building, Room 924
Register

April 9, 2010 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Harriman Institute
Freedom and Democracy Twenty Years After – Are we there yet? The Czech Republic in Europe and in the World with a keynote address by Jan Fischer, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Light lunch will be served. Online registration is required
International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center, 15th Floor
Register

April 9, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Harriman Institute
Talk:The Paris Peace Conference of 1919-1920 and its Legacy: A Yugoslav Perspective with Dejan Djokic, Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary History; Director, Centre for the Study of the Balkans Goldsmiths College, University of London. Co-sponsored by the Njego Endowment for Serbian Language & Culture at Columbia University
International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Saturday, April 10
April 10, 2010, All-Day Event
Harriman Institute
Third Annual OASIES Student Conference: Power and Movement Across Asia, presented by the Organizations for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies at Columbia University, New York University, and Yale University
International Affairs Building, Room 707

April 10, 2010 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Harriman Institute
Conference: Georgian Modernism with panels covering Tbilisi Avant-Garde Art and its Cultural Milieu and Georgian Modernism and its Development
International Affairs Building, Room 1512

Sunday, April 11
No Events Scheduled

UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, April 12 – Sunday, May 2

Monday, April 12
April 12, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
South Asian Institute
Distinguished Lecturer Series: Brahman communities and the making of social critique in western India, c. 1600-1850 by Rosalind O’Hanlon,Oxford University
Knox Hall, Room 208 606 West 122nd Street between Broadway and Claremont Avenue

April 12, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Committee on Global Thought
Discussion:Financial Market Reform with Phil Angelides, Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission; Gary Gensler, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Arthur Levitt, former Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ; and Joseph Stiglitz, Chairman of the Committee of Global Thought.
Low Library Rotunda
Register

April 12, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
SIPA Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion
Book Signing: with Nicholas D. Kristof. two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist for the New York Times
Journalism Building Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor

Tuesday, April 13
April 13, 2010 from 4:20 pm to 6:10 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Lecture: The Exclusionary Rule in a State of Flux: China, Taiwan, and the United States with Margaret K. Lewis. The lecture is a part of the series “Colloquium: Chinese Law and Society”
Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge, Room 701

Wednesday, April 14
April 14, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Brown Bag Lecture:The Politics of Presence: Voice, Deity Possession, and Dilemmas of Development Among Tibetans, with Charlene Makley, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Reed College.
International Affairs Building, Room 918

Thursday, April 15
April 15, 2010 from 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Modern Tibetan Studies Film Screening: The Silent Holy Stones from the series “Soul-Searching in Tibet – Films by Pema Tseden (Wanma Caidan)”
Asia Society 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021

Friday, April 16
April 16, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Earth Institute
Seminar: An Integrated Framework for Analysis of Water Supply in a Developing World City with Veena Srinivasan, Post-doctoral Scholar, Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University
Seeley W. Mudd Building, Room 924
Register

Monday, April 19
April 19, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Brown Bag Lecture: Governance and Local Economic Policymaking: Vietnam and Indonesia, with Alasdair Bowie, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, the George Washington University
International Affairs Building, Room 918

April 19, 2010 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Panel Discussion: Private Lives of Public Women – Disrupting the Figure of the Prostitute in South Korea, with Sealing Cheng, Wellesley College; Elizabeth Bernstein, Barnard College; Mary Marshall Clark, Columbia University; and Carole S. Vance, Columbia University.
International Affairs Building, Room 918

April 19, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Brown Bag Lecture: Governance and Local Economic Policymaking: Vietnam and Indonesia, with Alasdair Bowie, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, the George Washington University
International Affairs Building, Room 918

Wednesday, April 21
April 21, 2010 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Harriman Institute
Please join the Harriman Institute in welcoming Jeri Laber, Russian Insitute ’54, Founder of Human Rights Watch
Pupin Laboratories 301

April 21, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
School of International and Public Affairs, Harriman Institute
Talk: The Moscow Kremlin Museum: Who needs this museum? with Svetlana Kostanyan, Kremlin Museum Research Library
International Affairs Building, Room 1219

April 21, 2010 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Harriman Institute
Discussion: Old Print Journalism Meets New Media Theory with Yassen Zassoursky, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University versus his grandson Ivan Zassoursky, Director of the New Media Department. Part of the Media Dialogues Across Boundaries series (Harriman Core Project 2009-2010: New Modes of Communication in the Post-Soviet World)
Faculty House, Presidential Room 2

Thursday, April 22
April 22, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
SIPA International Conflict Resolution Program
Working Lunch: Environmental Restoration: a Tool for Peace Building in Serbia
The Italian Academy at Columbia University 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 116th Street and 118th Street)
Register

Friday, April 23
April 23, 2010, All Day Event

SIPA International Conflict Resolution Program

Environmental Conflict Resolution Series: Environment as a Source of Cooperation in Iraq – Local and Regional Perspectives
The Italian Academy at Columbia University 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 116th Street and 118th Street)
Register

April 23, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Earth Institute

Seminar: With Paolo D’Odorico, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
Seeley W. Mudd Building, Room 924
Register

Monday, April 26
April 26, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
SIPA Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion and South Asian Institute
Annual Mary Keating Das Lecture: No Longer Pakistani, Not Yet Indian — Migration and the Meaning of Citizenship with Niraja Gopal Jayal (Visiting Professor, Princeton University; Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Knox Hall, Room 208

Tuesday, April 27
April 27, 2010 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Harriman Institute
Screenings and Commentary: Soviet TV with Donna Bahry, Department of Political Science, Penn State University. Part of the Harriman Core Project 2009-2010: New Modes of Communication in the Post-Soviet World
International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Wednesday, April 28
April 28, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Harriman Institute
Talk: Democratization v. Reconciliation: Post-Nationalist Memories of the Battle of Kosovo with Dr. Anna Di Lellio, commentator and policy analyst on post-war Kosovo, author of “The Battle of Kosovo 1389. An Albanian Epic” (I.B. Tauris 2009) and the editor of “The Case for Kosova. A Passage to Independence” (Anthem Press 2006).
International Affairs Building, Room 1219

April 28, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm a
SIPA Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion and South Asian Institute
Discussion: With Yogendra Yadav, Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and Co-Director of Lokniti, a research programme on comparative democracy.
Knox Hall, Room 509

Thursday, April 29
April 29, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Harriman Institute
Book Discussion: Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace with Dominic Lieven, Professor of History at the London School of Economics. Co-sponsored by the Dual Master’s Degree Program in International and World History and the European Institute.
International Affairs Building, Lehman Center, Room 406

April 29, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
Seminar: With Sanjay Reddy, New School for Social Research
Hamilton Hall, Room 503

Friday, April 30
April 30, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Brown Bag Lecture: China in the 21st Century – A Cultural Historian’s Take on Contemporary Events and Contemporary Dilemmas with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, and the editor of the Journal of Asian Studies.
International Affairs Building, Room 918

April 30, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Earth Institute
Seminar:With Douglas James, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University
Seeley W. Mudd Building, Room 924
Register


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Iran: After the Election

The following was posted to our Web site and I thought I would re-post it here in case you missed it.  The links below will take you to the videos of the panels referenced and all of the videos, plus the Q and A links can be found here.

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The recent elections in Iran, and subsequent challenges to their legitimacy, have been a matter of enormous internal conflict in Iran, and of seemingly endless debate in the rest of the world. As protesters continue to take to the Iranian street to voice their opposition to the elections, fault-lines are emerging amongst the ruling elite. These momentous events constitute a significant challenge to the legitimacy of the Iranian regime and the future of the Islamic Republic.

In a conference co-hosted by SIPA and the Middle East Institute in December 2009, leading Iranian scholars and analysts discuss the impact of the recent elections, Iran’s relationship with the international community and the theocratic foundations of the Islamic Republic.

The Aftermath of the Election

Richard Bulliet, Columbia University
Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
Asef Bayat, Leiden University
Shahla Talebi, Arizona State University
Ervand Abrahamian, Baruch College

International Challenges

Gary Sick, Columbia University
Farideh Farhi, University of Hawaii
Judith Yaphe, The National Defense University

Appraising the Life of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Hossein Kamaly, Barnard College
Mansour Farhang, Bennington College
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, University of Pennsylvania
Houchang Chehabi, Boston University
Richard Bulliet, Columbia University

International Conference in Paris

I have been dominating the blog lately and I thought all of you might like a break from all application, all the time posts.  The following is information contributed by Kristoffer Tangri, a second-year SIPA student from Germany pursuing a MIA degree with a concentration in International Security Policy.

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Six SIPA students will be participating at a high level international conference on the politics and economics of the international financial system. The conference takes place on the 7th and 8th of January in Paris. Accommodation and travel costs will be fully covered by the French Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National identity and Solidarity Development through SIPA’s partner school at Sciences Po Paris.

Programme and Speakers (subject to change)

1st Round Table: “Have we tackled well the crisis?” (Thursday 7 January, 10h30-13h)

Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy and Finance (France)
Giulio Tremonti, Minister of Economy and Finance (Italy)
Jean Paul Fitoussi, Economist, President, OFCE
Jean Claude Trichet, President, ECB
Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Executive Director, CEDEAO
Anders Borg, Minister of Finance (Sweden)
Lubna Olayan, Chief of Enterprise

2nd Round Table: “New world, new governance” (Thursday 7 January, 15h-17h30)

Jacques Attali, Economist, Consultant
Howard Davies, Director, London School of Economics
Taib Fassi-Fihri, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Morocco)
Joseph Stiglitz, Economist, Nobel Prize winner 2001
Celso Amorim, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Brazil)
Bozidan Djelic, Deputy President Minister and Minister of European Affairs (Serbia)
Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Director, AMF
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, World Bank

3rd Round Table: “After the crisis: Should we change our vision of the world?” (Friday 8 January, 9h-11h30)

Helen Alexander, President, Patronal Syndicate, CBI (UK)
Pascal Lamy, Secretary General, World Trade Organization
Alain Minc, Director of Enterprise, Consultant
Michel Rocard, Former Prime Minister (France)
Jeffrey Sachs, Economist, Advisor to Secretary General of the UNO
Amartya Sen, Economist, Nobel Prize winner, 2006
Gamal Mubarak, Assistant Secretary General, National Democratic Party (Egypt)
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, President, IIDE

"The most global public policy school, where an international community of students and faculty address world challenges."

—Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Professor of Practice, International and Economic Law and International Affairs

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