Columbia

Political science professor to lead institute devoted to the study of the former Soviet Union, East Central Europe and the Balkans.

The Athena Center for Leadership Studies Power Talks feature today’s leaders in conversation on provocative topics of the moment. Each talk will be followed by audience Q&A. Come join the conversation. 

Obama to Address Class of 2012 Graduates and Receive Barnard Medal of Distinction 

ACAPALOOZA is on
November 21st, 2011

Scholar and activist Noam Chomsky considers discusses the causes and consequences of American foreign policy in Israel-Palestine.

Following the April 5th panel "What's Water Worth? Hydrofracking and its Impact on New York City, please join us for part two: a screening of GASLAND followed by a Q&A with director Josh Fox and special guest Joe Levine, held by The Earth Institute and Columbia Environmental Law Society in partnership with the Barnard Eco-Reps.

From Stealing Your Education at Columbia: a User's Guide to Getting a Free Education in New York City:

Some people will say, however, that universities are actually packed with radical professors spouting revolutionary new ideas. Granted, there are some smart professors with interesting things to say, and it’s worth your time to get whatever useful information you can out of them (which is why this pamphlet exists.) But don’t be fooled by these so-called "radical" academics. If they’re so radical, why do they spend all of their time writing books and sitting in their offices? Writing and reading and sitting around should support radical activity, not substitute for it. "Radical" professors, like all professors, are just intellectual bureaucrats without the courage to pursue a radical course of action, no matter what their ideas may be. Like all professionals, they’ve sacrificed their humanness for the supposed perks (more like curses) of a middle-class life. Approach them with caution.