lecture

lecture

Barnard Dances at Miller

Friday, 04/27 7 PM | Saturday, 04/28 2 & 7 PM
Miller Theater, 2960 Broadway

Cutting-edge choreographers, Larry Keigwin, Ana Keilson, Emery LeCrone, and Karla Wolfangle premiere new works made specifically for Barnard/Columbia dancers during a semester-long creative process.

Africa in Brazil? Samba, History, and the Allure and Challenge of Diaspora

A lecture by Marc Hertzman
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Marc Hertzman, assistant professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University, examines the relationship between race and nation as seen through the fascinating history of samba.

Reflections on Kinship Trouble

A lecture by Judith Butler
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
7 PM
Julius S. Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

Judith Butler examines how Euripedes’ Bacchae provides insight into new forms of kinship, multiple parenting, and primary relations that exceed and confound biological and marital bonds.

Swedish Poetry Today

A Reading and Panel Discussion with Anna Hallberg, Jörgen Gassilewski, and Johannes Göransson
Friday, April 6, 2012
6PM
Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Anna Hallberg, Jörgen Gassilewski, and Johannes Göransson read and discuss their works within the context of contemporary Swedish poetry. Moderated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel, English-language translator of the poetry of Anna Hallberg.

From One Island to Another: Dominican Immigration to New York, 1892-1924

A lecture by Ramona Hernández
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
6 PM
James Room, 4th Floor, Barnard Hall

Using Ellis Island documents and other institutional archival records, Ramona Hernández, director of the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York, paints a compelling portrait of Dominicans who wanted to make New York their permanent home.

Sports & Ethnicity: Jewish and Palestinian Soccer Teams in Argentina and Chile

A lecture by Raanan Rein
Thursday, March 29, 2012
6 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Raanan Rein examines the history of two soccer clubs to demonstrate how club membership can sustain distinct ethnic identities and facilitate integration into the local society.

Public Space & Public Consciousness

A lecture by Michael Kimmelman
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
6 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for The New York Times, explores “the political power of physical places” evident in locations from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park.

Is A Public School A Public Good Or A Shoestore?

A lecture by Diane Ravitch
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch tackles one of the most provocative issues in education today: What’s behind the trend to close low-scoring schools and turn them over to private managers?

The Journey of the “Russian Columbus” from Victorian England to Bollywood

A Lecture by Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Anindita Banerjee will discuss two translations of an unusual text of the 15th century — the travelogue of a Russian merchant, which is punctuated and even overwhelmed by its religious invocations to Allah and the Prophet Mohammed.