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Barnard professors Deborah Coen and Martin Stute, The New York Times' Andrew Revkin, and General Russel L. Honore, Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority, explore how societies cope with natural disasters.

Professor Karla FC Holloway, and a group of Barnard and Columbia professors, will discuss Holloway’s new book Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race Gender, and a Cultural Bioethicsexamining the intersections of law, race, gender, and bioethics.

Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation exploring how food shapes culture and politics.

SNEAK PREVIEW: Faculty panelists offer insights from their research.

India & History's Ghosts: Raqs Media Collective

6:30pm October 29, 2014

Diana Event Oval, Barnard College

This event is free and open to the public.

About the event:

The Barnard International Artists Series is proud to welcome the Delhi-based trio Raqs Media Collective: Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. The work of these world-renowned artists is located at the intersection of contemporary art, historical enquiry and philosophical speculation. In part, their work is a response to history’s ghosts, restlessness, and today’s India. In the words of The Guardian: “They make videos, high-tech objects, installations and online projects exploring a world reshaped by globalization.” This will be a rare opportunity to hear the artists discuss their work and the ideas that inspire them. 
 

About Raqs:

Raqs Media Collective is a group of three media practitioners—Jeebesh Bagchi (New Delhi, 1965), Monica Narula (New Delhi, 1969) and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (New Delhi, 1968)—based in New Delhi. Raqs is best known for its contribution to contemporary art, and has presented work at most of the major international shows, from Documenta to the Venice Biennale; but the collective is active in an unusually wide range of domains, and it is perhaps this breadth that gives their work its originality and scope. In 2008, the members of Raqs were co-curators of the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. More recently, their work has been exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing; the Contemporary Art Centre, New Orleans; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; and Frith Street Gallery.  

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success followed by discussion. Can reframing success and taking control of our tendency towards social comparisons alleviate anxiety?

FREE pizza will be served.

When I was 6 years old, I remember defiantly stating that I wanted to grow up to be the first female president of the United States. By the time I graduated from Barnard, I was more inclined toward being the “next” Katie Couric. Today, I’m very happy as a writer, lecturer, and small-business owner.... but I’m wondering what these changed goals say about me and my generation?

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