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Web Exclusive: President Spar Shares her Thoughts on How Young Women are Embracing Feminism

In a recent episode of the Dare to Use the F-Word podcast, President Debora Spar talks with feminist media activist Jamia Wilson about how the drive for perfection affects young women today. Following the interview, President Spar shared her thoughts on the direction of feminism for the next generation.

Prof. Paige West to deliver 2013 Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures

The final lecture in a series of three, “The Elusive Concept of 'Capacity Building' in International Development," will take place on November 25 at 8 p.m. at Columbia Faculty House.

International Education Week at Barnard

Participate in events celebrating Barnard’s global initiatives throughout the week of November 11-15

Anthology co-edited by Prof. Hana Worthen explores Finland's Holocaust

Essay collection examines how modern Finnish memory and the writing of history have engaged and evaded both the history of antisemitism in Finland.

Habitual New Media: Exposing Empowerment

A lecture by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, professor and chair of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, explores the interplay of new media and privacy and the key ways that gender plays into negotiating media exposure. Sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

Basques in New York & Beyond

A conference
Thursday, October 10, 2013
2 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Scholars from the Basque country and the U.S. explore the Basque presence in New York City and the larger United States from the 19th century to the present. Sponsored by the Forum on Migration.

The Strategic Production of Chinese Immigrants as Model Minorities, 1948-1965

A lecture by Madeline Y. Hsu
Thursday, September 26, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Madeline Y. Hsu, director of the Center for Asian American Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, explores how shifts in immigration laws and practices produced the idea of Chinese, and other Asian immigrants, as high-achieving “model minorities.”

“Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection” by Barnard President Debora Spar

National media coverage of President Spar's new book includes appearances on "CBS This Morning", MSNBC's "Morning Joe," NPR's "Fresh Air," and more.

China & the Silk Roads: Trade, Migration, and Cultural Transformation

A lecture by Li Zhang
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Li Zhang employs recent and eye-opening archaeological discoveries to explore the Silk Routes, one of the most marvelous phenomena in Eurasian history.

Marking 20 Years of Africana Studies

“There’s been a dramatic transformation,” says Professor Tina Campt. “There’s been the transformation of going from nothing to something.” She’s talking about the Africana Studies Program, which she directs—and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.