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Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies Gets New Offices

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Jewish Studies have a long history at Columbia. In 1930, it appointed Salo Wittmayer Baron, the first chair in Jewish history and literature at a secular Western university, and later established the first graduate program in Yiddish Studies. Then came the Center for Israel and Jewish Studies in...

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Training United Nations Diplomats

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

New York, May 26, 2016—Columbia Law School will develop a program to train U.N. diplomats and personnel in negotiation techniques and conflict resolution, under an agreement signed this week by Columbia University and the United Nations Institute...

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Collection of Influential Essays on International Taxation by Professor Michael J. Graetz Published

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Friday, May 27, 2016

New York, May 27, 2016—A wide-ranging collection of essays on international taxation written over two decades by leading tax policy expert Michael J. Graetz, the Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law at Columbia Law...

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‘Dirty Blizzard’ Sent 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Pollution to Seafloor

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Scientists working in the Gulf of Mexico have found that contaminants from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill lingered in the subsurface water for months after oil on the surface had been swept up or dispersed. In a new study, they also detailed how remnants of the oil, black carbon...

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SIPA Faculty Will Welcome David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy

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Monday, May 23, 2016

The noted foreign-policy scholar and writer David J. Rothkopf will join SIPA’s faculty as a visiting professor of international and public affairs for the 2016-17 academic year, the School announced today. Rothkopf will teach courses on the United States’ role in world affairs in Fall 2016 and...

The Arts Arena Watermill Performance: Boomerang Dance

Each year, a performance developed at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in Water Mill, Long Island, New York, is selected for a European premiere at the Arts Arena. Past Arts Arena Watermill Performances include Girlmachine. by Charles Chemin and Carlos Soto; excerpts from the dance-opera Wolf-in-Skins by choreographer Christopher Williams and composer Gregory Spears; Roman Paska’s puppets in Echo in Camera; and José Limon dancer Kristen Foote in a series of solos, including Diamond, the world premiere of a dance set on her by renowned choreographer John Heginbotham.

This year’s selection, our fifth Watermill Performance, is BOOMERANG, which was in residence at Watermill in January 2016. There will be two performances, one on June 1 and one on June 4, both at 19:30, followed by a conversation with the dancers and choreographer and a reception.

Free and open to the public.
Reservations are required: rsvp@artsarena.org
The Arts Arena is grateful to the Jerome Robbins Foundation for its support of this annual event.

BOOMERANG DANCE

BOOMERANG is a daringly physical, poetically-nuanced dance and performance project created in 2012 by co-artistic directors Matty Davis and Kora Radella with founding member Adrian Galvin. Recognizing the body as an evolving repository for both physical and psychological life, BOOMERANG sifts through and siphons from the rich, eclectic histories that constitute the personhoods of the people with whom they work. Using idiosyncratic movement invention, unpredictable phrasing, and a commitment to full-on embodied motion, BOOMERANG creates intense explorations of how human histories might be sensitively layered, distorted, and recontextualized.

BOOMERANG’s work has been presented in New York City at venues including Dixon Place, Danspace Project, Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Roulette, Triskelion Arts, Chez Bushwick, the Irondale Center, and at the United Nations, as well as in Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Grand Rapids. They are also keen on presenting their work in a wide variety of alternative spaces, from parks to vineyards, the streets to the mountains, and within academic and school contexts. In fall 2015, BOOMERANG was shortlisted as one of 20 juried finalists for the Grand Jury Prize at ArtPrize7, having been nominated among the top five time¬-based artists by Sundance Senior Programmer Shari Frilot.

Photo: Our Past the Fuse. Darial Sneed

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 7:30pm to Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:00pm
Event Location: 
Columbia Global Centers | Paris
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ICAP: Lessons from HIV Offer Blueprints for Combating Non-Communicable Diseases

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Friday, May 20, 2016

The global response to the HIV epidemic offers lessons about ways to support continuous care for chronic health conditions during complex and protracted emergencies, such as the current refugee crisis. Latest research by Wafaa-El...

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Why Chinese Investors Love U.S. Real Estate

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

2015 was a stunner of a year when it came to Chinese purchases of US real estate (and that of other foreign destinations as well): Buyers increased inbound real estate investments almost fourfold. Although deal flow announced in the first quarter appears strong, real estate brokers and...

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The Financial System Will Survive, Says Ben Bernanke

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Monday, May 23, 2016

In discussing parallels between the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession that defined his term as chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Ben S. Bernanke quoted Mark Twain: “History doesn't repeat itself,” he said, “but it rhymes.”

During a far-ranging discussion at...

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A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Nobel-winning economist discusses the Fed, the election, and the role of economists in fixing inequality.

Read the full interview with Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz in The Atlantic....

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