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November 2019

An Urban World: The Changing Landscape of Suburbs and Cities

11/14/2019 - 11/15/2019

3:00 pm to 6:30 pm on November 14th and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on November 15th.  RSVP to: smk2209@columbia.edu PROGRAM Thursday November 14, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm 2:30–3:00 pm  REGISTRATION 3:00 pm    WELCOME Ira Katznelson, Interim Provost & Ruggles Professor of Political Science & History, Columbia University Lisa Keller, Chair, Seminar on the City, The University Seminars, Columbia University 3:15 pm    KEYNOTE ADDRESS Introduction: Ann Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Columbia University Kenneth T. Jackson, Barzun…

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February 2020

Seminars Wine Reception

02/10/2020 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 04/29/2020 at 5:00pm

Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York,

Come meet chairs and members from other seminars and bring along friends who are interested in learning more about The University Seminars program. The University Seminars office staff and Advisory Board will attend.

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Iraqi Studies: Past, Present, and Future

02/28/2020 - 02/29/2020

This two-day conference brings together a diverse group of established and emerging scholars working on the history of modern Iraq from the Ottoman period to the present to interrogate Iraqi studies; taking stock of its past, reflecting on the present, and looking towards its future. Studies of modern Iraq have grown qualitatively and quantitatively in recent years. There is now a critical mass of innovative scholars in the US, Europe, and the Middle East who work on Iraq and are…

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March 2020

All 2020 Spring Events Canceled due to COVID-19

03/17/2020

The COVID-19 is now categorized as a pandemic by the CDC. Columbia's classes will be held virtually for the remainder of the semester and all non-essential gatherings are restricted. In line with these measures, The University Seminars has decided to cancel all in-person seminars and conferences for the remainder of the semester. Our Annual Dinner, which was originally scheduled for late April, has been postponed until the fall. For those who wish to hold meetings over Zoom, Skype or Google…

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October 2020

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

10/12/2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, Register for link

In Honor of the First Commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day at Columbia University REGISTER HERE

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December 2021

Trans/Formations of Arabic Literary Theory: Prospects and Limits

12/14/2021 - 12/17/2021

Hosted by Columbia University’s Arabic Studies Seminar Institute for Comparative Literature and Society Sheikh Zayed Book Award Brill Academic Publishers In Memory of Jaroslav Stetkevych Organizers: Rebecca Johnson, Nizar F. Hermes, Chiara Fontana, Bilal Orfali and Sarah Monks This event will be hosted at Columbia University’s Faculty House and also available virtually for all. Columbia University Affiliates wishing to attend in person should register by clicking the below link. This link is only for Columbia University faculty, students, and staff.…

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October 2022

Schoff Memorial Lecture Series, Lecture I

October 10 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York,

Photo by Jessica Collins During the decade of the First World War (1910-1920), African American philosopher, W.E.B. Du Bois, argued that white supremacy functioned both domestically and internationally to thwart the democratic political aspirations of the earth’s “darker peoples,” thus intensifying their vulnerability to anti-black mob violence, race-based economic exploitation, and the devastation wrought by the war itself.  During the same decade, Du Bois elaborated an aesthetics—a philosophy of beauty—that conceptualized beauty as a political force capable of supporting the…

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Schoff Memorial Lecture Series, Lecture II

October 17 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York,

Photo by Jessica Collins During the decade of the First World War (1910-1920), African American philosopher, W.E.B. Du Bois, argued that white supremacy functioned both domestically and internationally to thwart the democratic political aspirations of the earth’s “darker peoples,” thus intensifying their vulnerability to anti-black mob violence, race-based economic exploitation, and the devastation wrought by the war itself.  During the same decade, Du Bois elaborated an aesthetics—a philosophy of beauty—that conceptualized beauty as a political force capable of supporting the…

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Schoff Memorial Lecture Series, Lecture III

October 24 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York,

Photo by Jessica Collins During the decade of the First World War (1910-1920), African American philosopher, W.E.B. Du Bois, argued that white supremacy functioned both domestically and internationally to thwart the democratic political aspirations of the earth’s “darker peoples,” thus intensifying their vulnerability to anti-black mob violence, race-based economic exploitation, and the devastation wrought by the war itself.  During the same decade, Du Bois elaborated an aesthetics—a philosophy of beauty—that conceptualized beauty as a political force capable of supporting the…

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November 2022

2022 Annual Dinner

November 16 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York,

November 16, 2022 2022 Tannenbaum Lecture Hecuba’s Howl: Poetry as Feminist Lament This talk includes a reading from my newly published poetry collection, Year of the Dog, a Latina chronicle of the Vietnam War era, and a discussion of the tradition and function of feminist elegy during times of disaster and atrocity. The talk interweaves my perspective as the daughter of a Mexican immigrant Vietnam veteran with other stories of historical and mythic women responding to Vietnam and other forms…

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