Social Diary: Nine University Events This Week, March 24

Welcome back! Now that you’re rested from spring break, check out some of the events occurring across campus before you hole up with your outlines & highlighters.

Monday, March 24th

  • Zora Neale Hurston Lecture with poet, Nikki Finney– 6pm-8pm, Morningside Campus Faculty House, 4th Floor, Skyline Room – Join poet Nikki Finney for the annual Zora Neale Hurston Lecture, sponsored by The Institute for Research in African-American Studies. Finney is the author of four collections of poetry including “The World is Round” and “Head Off & Split,” which won the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.


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Wednesday, March 26th

  • Conflict in Crisis: On the Ground in Syria, Burma, and Nigeria – 2:15pm-4pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1512Ambassador Frederick Barton, the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the U.S. Department of State will discuss current conflicts in Syria, Burma, and Nigeria with Assistant Professor Austin Long.


  • Understanding the Arctic Resource Challenge: Canada and U.S. Perspectives” – 6pm-7:30pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1501 – The Center on Global Energy Policy and the Consulate General of Canada in New York will host Michael R. Bromwich, former Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement and current Founder and Managing Principal of The Bromwich Group and David Scott, Executive Director of the Canadian Polar Commission for a discussion of the current economic conditions and challenges surrounding the Arctic.


  • Drones and the Obama Administration – 6:15-8:15pm, Pulitzer Hall, Room 301 – Steve Coll, Dean of the Journalism School and The  New Yorker reporter will be joined by Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia, and Philip G. Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University, for a discussion of the use of drones under the Obama administration.


Thursday, March 27th

  • Film Talk: Deputized, with Susan Hagedorn and Joselo Lucero – 4pm-6pm, Rusell Hall, Teacher’s Collge, Room 306 – “Deputized” is a bilingual documentary about the fatal stabbing of Marcelo, Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant in Long Island. Join the film’s director, Susan Hagedorn, and the victim’s brother, Joselo Lucero, for a screening and discussion. The hosts request that you RSVP through Online Support.


Friday, March 28th

  • Communities in Action: Access to Quality Education for Latino Students– Two Day Conference, beginning at 9am on Friday, Teachers College – The two-day conference will explore the challenges faced by K-12 Latino students by bringing together teachers, administrators, students, and community-based organizers. Sessions include youth culture for teaching and learning and support structures for new immigrant students. To RSVP & see a full schedule, click here.


  • From Armenia to New York: Five Short Films – 7pm-9pm, Schermerhorn Hall, Room 501 – Screening and discussion of five short films from Armenian filmmakers Ophelia Harutyunyan, Jesse Soursourian, Viktorya Aleksanyan, Eric Shahinian, and Anald Yahjian, followed by a discussion with the directors and Raffi Asdourian of A&E and the Sundance Channel.

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