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Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Urges Supreme Court to End Sex Discrimination in U.S. Immigration Law

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A group of the nation’s leading population and family researchers and scholars challenged the sex stereotyping in a U.S. immigration law that makes it harder for fathers than mothers to pass their U.S. citizenship along to their children, in an amicus brief filed yesterday by Columbia Law School...

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Migrant Data Goes Global

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Last week, the United Nations hosted an unprecedented summit on refugees and migrants. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told representatives of more than 193 member states, “We are facing a crisis of epic proportions,” referring to the more than 65 million people displaced from their homes...

Brazil in Crisis: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America's Giant

Brazil is currently struggling with seemingly unending political and economic crises, which have taken hold of the country’s present and may alter the course of its future. In this panel, five Columbia experts from a wide array of disciplines will engage in spirited conversation about what went wrong, what is happening now, and what the future may hold for Brazil.

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Faculty Room, Low Library, Columbia University

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Turkey at a Crossroads: The Dynamics of a Democracy Under Strain

In this panel, distinguished experts from Columbia and Turkey will seek to unravel and assess the complexities and challenges currently facing Turkey. With Turkey now hosting one of the highest number of refugees in the world, increasingly subject to regional conflicts, and weighed down by the aftermath of a devastating coup attempt, the panel will seek to illuminate the pathways forward for Turkey. Of particular focus will be the prospects for a stronger democratic future for Turkey.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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Faculty Room, Low Library, Columbia University
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Student Engagement at the Columbia Global Centers

In this World Leaders Forum discussion, Columbia faculty and students will have a dynamic conversation on student engagement at the eight Global Centers. This will be a firsthand opportunity for students to discuss ways in which the Columbia Global Centers network can be leveraged to address issues that matter to them. These discussions will illustrate the interdisciplinary global collaborations hosted at the Centers.

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Satow Room, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
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Global Perspectives on the U.S. Presidential Election

Eight eminent journalists from around the world will share insights on how people in eight critical cultural and geopolitical regions view this year's unique U.S. presidential election, and what the possible outcomes of the election might mean for the world.

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Event Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
World Room, Pulitzer Hall, Journalism School, Columbia University
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Brexit and Beyond

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Monday, September 26, 2016

After the U.K.’s historic Brexit vote in June, heads of state who would erect new walls in place of those the EU tore down need to better educate their citizenry on the consequences of the split, said Armando Varricchio, Italian ambassador to the United States, during a Sept. 15 Columbia Law...

Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminar with Vegard Skirbekk

Global Aging (title TBD)

Professor Vegard Skirbekk

December 1, 2016 · 12-1PM

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminars are a forum for Columbia University faculty and visiting scholars to discuss current research characterizing and assessing issues of global importance. Open to Columbia affiliates only. No registration is required. Light lunch will be available.

About the speaker

Vegard Skirbekk is a professor at Columbia University and a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. His work is focused on working towards understanding the links between aging and workers productivity with the goal of improving senior workers’ skills is critical to countries with aging populations. Dr. Skirbekk’s research in this area, which examines the relationships of skills and work performance, emphasizes how population aging – at the macro level – is influenced by more than biological age processes. Productivity measured against the biological age of a workforce is one aspect of the project; however, this is not a straightforward assessment. Countries with better educated populations, for example, tend to have older people with greater cognitive skill levels than countries whose populations are less well educated. This research identified that based on functional level than outcomes, the U.S. and Northern Europe are effectively younger than India or China (both of which have chronologically younger age structures than Europe), following factors such as differential investments in education and health.

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411
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Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminar with Rosalind Morris

Migrancy and Unsettlement

Professor Rosalind Morris

November 11, 2016 · 12-1PM

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 301M

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminars are a forum for Columbia University faculty and visiting scholars to discuss current research characterizing and assessing issues of global importance. Open to Columbia affiliates only. No registration is required. Light lunch will be available.

Please note: this Lunchtime Seminar takes place on a Friday in a different location (Room 301M).

About the speaker

Rosalind Morris is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Her earlier scholarship focused on the history of modernity in Southeast Asia and the place of the mass media in its development, particularly in the encounter between old and new forms of mediation. More recently, she has been writing an ethnography of South Africa’s mining communities. Traversing these fields of inquiry, her work addresses questions of the relationships between value and violence; aesethetics and the political; the sexualization of power and desire; and the history of anthropological thought and social theory. In her formally wide-ranging writings on all of these issues, she attends specifically to the problem of language, and the matter of representation.

Professor Morris has served as a Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, an Associate Director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and is the former co-editor of CONNECT: art, politics, theory, culture. She is also the founding editor of ‘The Africa List,’ for Seagull Books.

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Friday, November 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 301M
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Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminar with Brian Larkin

Generators, Electricity and the Infrastructural Life of Cities

Professor Brian Larkin

October 27, 2016 · 12-1PM

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminars are a forum for Columbia University faculty and visiting scholars to discuss current research characterizing and assessing issues of global importance. Open to Columbia affiliates only. No registration is required. Light lunch will be available.

About the speaker

Brian Larkin is a is the Tow Associate Professor for Distinguished Scholars at Barnard College, and an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Barnard College. Professor Larkin sits on the board of the Society for Cultural Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association. He is the author of Signal and Noise: Media Infrastructure and Urban Culture in Nigeria (Duke University Press, 2008) and, with Lila Abu-Lughod and Faye Ginsburg, co-editor of Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain (University of California Press, 2000). He sits on the board of the Society for Cultural Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association.

Professor Larkin’s research focuses on the ethnography and history of media in Nigeria. Most broadly, he examines the introduction of media technologies into Nigeria – cinema, radio, digital media – and the religious, social and cultural changes they bring about. Professor Larkin explore how media technologies comprise broader networked infrastructures that shape a whole range of actions from forms of political rule, to new urban spaces, to cultural life. He has also published widely on issues of globalization, piracy and intellectual property, and Nigerian films (Nollywood) in such journals as Public Culture, Africa, Social Text and Cahiersd’Études africaines.

Professor Larkin’s current book, provisionally titled, Secular Machines: Media and the Materiality of Islamic Revival, analyzes the role media play in the rise of new Islamic movements in Nigeria and explores theoretical questions about technology and religion.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411
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