For the week of March 10, 2014.
With so many great events occurring at the law school, sometimes we students forget CLS is part of a larger university with even more opportunities to learn from engaging speakers and panelists of all disciplines. If you’re looking for an event to fill the time before spring break starts, here’s a roundup of events occurring this week across campus:
Monday, March 10th
- “Making Infrastructure Work for Women” – 1pm-2pm, International Affairs Building, Room 801 – Shireen Lateef, Senior Advisor on Gender in the Office of the Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development at Asian Development Bank, will join Eugenia McGill from SIPA in a conversation on the intersection of gender and development issues.
Tuesday, March 11th
- “Putin’s Presidency: Two Years After Election” – 12pm-1pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1219 – Andranik Migranyan, Director of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, will give a lecture on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s presidency so far.
- “A Conversation with Vladimir Voinovich” – 6pm-8pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1512 – Vladimir Voinovich, Russian emigrant and author of “The Fur Hat,” “Moscow 2042,” and “The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin,” will join Catharine Neopmnyashchy, former Director of the Harriman Institutes, for a discussion on literature and politics.
Wednesday, March 12th
- “Ukraine: Peril and Opportunity” – 12:15pm -1:30pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1219 – Join Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky, former US Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs and current Senior Fellow at Harvard University, for a lecture on the current state of affairs in Ukraine.
- “Managing Energy Efficiency: Translating Policy into Action in the Real World” – 6pm – 8pm, Low Memorial Library – A panel of leaders in the energy field will discuss the challenges of providing clean, affordable electricity and how to incentivize commercial customers toward energy efficiency programs. A cocktail reception will follow the panel discussion.
Thursday, March 13th
- “Texts, Risks, and Revolution: Holding Up a Mirror to the Arab World” – 6:15pm-8:15pm, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall – Writer and director Sulayman Al Bassam and his collaborator Georgina Van Welie will discuss their theatrical projects that explore the intersection of Western and Arab cultures.
Friday, March 14th
- “European Big City at Home: Foreign Popular Culture in Belgrade between the Wars” – 7:15pm-9:15pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1219 – Jovana Babovic, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will lecture on foreign popular culture in Belgrade, Serbia between World Wars I and II.