Social Calendar: University Events This Week, April 28

It’s the last week of classes! Here are some events happening around campus if you’re looking for a study break.

Monday, April 28th

How Technology Can Help Fight Conflict, Instability, and Repression– 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., International Affairs Building, Room 918 – Justin Kosslyn, a Product Manager at Google ideas will explore the potential for technology to help people confront threats in conflict, instability, and repression. Mr. Kosslyn led the Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network, and previously worked on Google News, Google AdSense for TV, and Good Docs.

Tuesday, April 29th

Corruption: Key Challenges for Local, National, and International Institutions – 6 p.m.-8 p.m., International Affairs Building, Room 1501 – Huguette Labelle, Chair of the Board of Transparency International, and stakeholder in the Board of the UN Global Compact and the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-Corruption Strategy, will discuss Corruption on a local, national, and international level with Jenny McGill, Assistant Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration.

The Writing Live Series: An Evening with Poet and Novelist Michael Ondaatje – 6:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m., The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium – Michael Ondaatje, author of the Booker Prize-winning novel “The English Patient,” and four collections of poetry including “The Cinnamon Peeler” will speak on his work and hold an audience Q&A.

Wednesday, April 30th

ULYSSES Gets Graphic – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Butler Library, Room 523 – Join Robert Berry, Chat Rutkowski, and Charles Brownstein for a panel discussion on the ongoing censorship of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”

On Looking: New York Through Fresh Eyes – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Barnard College, Event Oval, The Diana Center – Want to re-learn to appreciate living in New York City? Barnard professor of psychology Alexandra Horowitz will lead a panel discussion on the ideas in her new book “On Looking” that discusses how to pay more attention during and generally enjoy your walks through this city.

Thursday, May 1st

Cinema Thursday: Louise-Michel – 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. – East Gallery, Buell Hall – A screening of the “social madcap comedy” “Louise-Michel” from Gustave Kervern. Film will be screened in French with English subtitles, and followed by a moderated discussion in French.

Friday, May 2nd

TC Brown 60th Anniversary Conference: The Suburban Promise of Brown– 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Teachers College – Join TC for a symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision centered on “The Suburban Promise of Brown: Addressing Challenges to Sustaining Racially Diverse Schools and Communities.” Speakers include Xavier de Souza Briggs, Sheryll Cashin, Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Jeannie Oakes.

The Past in Public: Museums and Memory – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., International Affairs Building, Room 918 – A panel of museum curators from around the world will discuss the challenges and considerations that go into developing public exhibitions on difficult past events, including political constraints, conflicting narratives, material culture, and traumatic events. Register here.

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