lecture

lecture

Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

A conversation about immigration and the DREAM Act with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
6 PM
Columbia University Law School, Room JG 106

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.

What to Eat: Science v. Politics

Distinguished Women in Science Lecture
Thursday, March 1, 2012
5:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Join Marion Nestle, Distinguished Women in Science lecturer, for a discussion of the science and politics behind what we eat.

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.

Color, Ethnic/Race Identity & Socioeconomic Status In Latin America

A lecture by Edward Telles
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Professor Edward Telles discusses the pitfalls of using census data to define ethnicity,  race and socioeconomic status in countries throughout Latin America.

What’s on Your Plate? The History and Politics of Food

A panel discussion with Hilary Callahan, Kim F. Hall, Deborah Valenze, and Paige West
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

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

SNEAK PREVIEW: Faculty panelists offer insights from their research.