Social Diary: Welcoming April at Columbia University

Check out some of the great events occurring across campus this week!

Monday, March 31st

  • 2014 Human Rights Essay Contest Colloquium” – 12pm-1:45pm, International Affairs Building 1302 – Participants in the 2014 Human Rights Essay Contest will present their work, followed by a Q&A with students, faculty, and other members of the Columbia community. For presenters and topics, see event info here, and RSVP to is appreciated, but not required.
  • Film & Discussion: The Invisible War– 5pm-7:30pm, Macy Hall 263 – A screening of “The Invisible War,” a documentary investigating the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military, followed by a reception and post-screening discussion with Kimber Hargrove of Columbia Law School, Christie Jackson, of the PTSD Clinic at NY Veteran Affair’s Manhattan Campus and NYU.


Tuesday, April 1st


Wednesday, April 2nd

  • Post-Fukushima Energy Policy of Japan: Role of Nuclear Power– 12:30pm-2pm, International Affairs Building, 1501 – Nobuo Tanaka, Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency will discuss the potential of nuclear energy, and its role in Japan three years after the Fukushima plant accident. Register here.
  • Vitor Gaspar” – 2pm-3pm, International Affairs Building, 1512 – Vitor Gaspar, Portugal’s former Finance Minister and architect of Portugal’s $78 billion bailout plan, will be on campus for a lecture. Register here.


Thursday, April 3rd

  • A Vision for LGBT Health – 4pm-6pm, Medical Center Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th St., 1st Floor – Head up to the Med School campus for a panel discussion on the health of the LGBT community, followed by a reception. Register here.
  • Why Nations Succeed: The Social, Economic, and Legal Building Blocks for Success – 6pm-8pm, International Affairs Building, 1501 – A panel discussion will bring together interdisciplinary leaders from the fields of anthropology, economics, finance, and law to examine the issue of how to build a success nation. Panelists include Daron Acemoglu of MIT, Jean Ensminger of CalTech, Ulrike Malmendier of Berkeley, and Robert E. Scott of Columbia. W. Bentley MacLeod of Columbia will moderate.
  • An Evening with Lorie Graham– 7pm, 501 Dodge Hall Award-winning poet Jorie Graham, author of collections including the Pulitizer Prize-winning “The Dream of the Unified Field” and “Place,” will read from and discuss her work, followed by a Q&A.


Friday, April 4th

  • Anahid Literary Award Celebration– 6:30pm-9pm – Morningside Campus Faculty House – The Armenian Center at Columbia and the Anahid Literary Award Committee are hosting a celebration to celebrate the recent recipients of the Anahid Literary Award: Arthur Necessian, author of “Chinese Take-Out;” Patricia Saraffian War, author of “The Bullet Collection;” Michael Zadoorian, author of “Second Hand;” Aris Janigian, author of “Blood-Vine,” and Lydia Peele, author of “Reasons For and Advantages of Breathing.” RSVP here.

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