Upcoming Events

Date:
Aug 25, 2015 - 1:15 p.m.
Speaker(s):

Dr. Nadya Bliss (moderator), Director, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University
Dr. Mat Burrows, Director, Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative
Dr. Joshua Busby, The Crook Distinguished Scholar, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas
Dr. Marc Levy, Co-Director of Columbia University’s Environment, Peace, and Security Certification Program and Deputy Director of the Center International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), a unit of Columbia’s Earth Institute

Date:
Oct 16, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University
Speaker(s):

Ole Pedersen

Past Events

Date:
Jun 09, 2015 - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker(s):
Dennis Browne, Rosanna Castro, Sammy Chowdhury, Shahzad Khokhar, and Erin Anastasia-Murphy Watson

The “Your Job is Knowledge” webinar will explore the abundance and diversity of the knowledge practice field and highlight opportunities for collaboration and career advancement that exist outside the traditional “knowledge manager” title.

Date:
May 14, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia Club, 15 W. 43rd St., New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Dr. Arthur Langer, Director of the Center for Technology Management at Columbia University and Academic Director of Columbia’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management

Arthur Langer will address key technology challenges and opportunities during an Open House and Information Session.

Date:
May 06, 2015 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Susan Ball, M.D.
Date:
May 04, 2015 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Sheldon Sloan, MD, M Bioethics

Sheldon Sloan, an Immunology Global Medical Affairs Leader at Janssen Global Commercial Strategy Organization, will discuss his experiences working as a bioethicist in the pharmaceutical industry as a part of our Careers in Bioethics series.

Date:
May 02, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Altschul Auditorium
Room:
417

Join us for a showcase of graduate student research in the field of conflict resolution. The capstone thesis is the culminating project for the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Master’s Program at Columbia University. This year's session themes will include a range of topics exploring conflicts from interpersonal, organizational and global perspectives.

Date:
Apr 30, 2015 - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker(s):
Emily Rafferty, President, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Susan Fulwiler, Board President, Women in Development, New York Doug White, Director, Master of Science in Fundraising Management Columbia University  

Emily Rafferty will share her story of nearly 40 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ms. Rafferty joined the Met in 1976 as an administrator in the development department, and rose through the ranks, serving as Vice President for Development and Membership—the first woman to be named a Vice President at the Met—and later as Senior Vice President for External Affairs before becoming President. She will discuss lessons learned, insights on today's development landscape, and preparing for her own leadership transition. The webinar will be streamed live; afterward, it will be available on the Columbia and Women in Development websites.

 

Date:
Apr 28, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Kraft Center, Rennert Hall, 606 W. 115th St., New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Various
Date:
Apr 23, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
516
Date:
Apr 22, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Kraft Center, Rennert Hall, 606 W. 115th St., New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Mindy S. Lubber, President, Ceres
Date:
Apr 21, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Altschul Auditorium
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Dr. Arik Levinson, a former senior economist for environmental issues with the Council of Economic Advisors under President Obama
Date:
Apr 15, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The New York Times Building, 620 8th Ave., New York, NY
Date:
Apr 13, 2015 - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Speaker(s):
Louis Kriesberg

Louis Kriesberg will talk about his latest book Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach. The book examines U.S. involvement in major foreign conflict episodes since the onset of the Cold War, and explores the effectiveness of American involvement in these international clashes.

Date:
Apr 10, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Tasha Space
Date:
Apr 08, 2015 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hammer Health Sciences Library / Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, 701 W. 168th St.
Room:
401
Speaker(s):
Cheryl Mattingly
Date:
Apr 07, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library
Speaker(s):
Steve Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs Dong Guo, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management Nilda Mesa, Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies Moderated by: William Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs
Date:
Apr 06, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street New York, NY 10025
Room:
Shapiro Hall
Speaker(s):
Speakers to be announced.

A panel discussion with alumni about their career path and landing their fundraising job.

Date:
Apr 06, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Bookstore, 2922 Broadway, New York, NY
Room:
Lerner Hall Basement
Speaker(s):
Robert Klitzman, MD Professor of psychiatry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University.

Please join us at the Columbia University Bookstore as we welcome Dr. Robert Klitzman, Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Klitzman will discuss and sign copies of his new book "The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe" published this month by Oxford University press.

Date:
Apr 02, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall
Room:
555
Speaker(s):
Erin Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President for Global Sustainability, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Dennis Treacy, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer with Smithfield Foods Andrew Winston, Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, Author and Sustainability consultant
Date:
Mar 30, 2015 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
517
Speaker(s):
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Universities today face myriad ethical challenges concerning issues from high tuition and overseas investments, to sexual assault to scientific fraud. 

Come hear Jeffrey Sachs – one of the world's leading public intellectuals, in the first of a series on "What is a Moral University in the 21st Century?"

Date:
Mar 27, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
George Conboy
Date:
Mar 26, 2015 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
Date:
Mar 18, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Financial Times Group (London, England)
Speaker(s):
Dr. Arthur Langer, Director of the Center for Technology Management at Columbia University and Academic Director of Columbia’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management
Date:
Feb 20, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
George Blair Scribner

 

Date:
Feb 19, 2015 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library Rotunda
Date:
Feb 09, 2015 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
503
Speaker(s):
Bruce Kogut (Business School) Alisa Solomon (Journalism School) David Johnston (Political Science) Alan Mittleman (Jewish Theological Seminary) 

A panel of faculty members will discuss what they each do when they are teaching ethics – exactly what and how they teach – to explore common and divergent strategies, challenges and solutions.

Date:
Feb 04, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia Club, 15 W. 43rd St., New York, NY
Room:
James Madison, 2 fl
Speaker(s):
Frank Barbarino, Vice President, Goldman Sachs; Michael Davis, Director, Institutional Client Relationships, Calvert Investments; Sonal Mahida, US Network Manager, the Principles for UN Responsible Investment Initiative; Haran Narulla, Partner, Blue Wolf Capital Partners; Kevin Parker, CEO, Sustainable Insight Capital Management; Amy Springsteel, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Voya Financial.

The Earth Institute and The School of Continuing Education present a panel event, The Field of Sustainable Finance: Foundations and Future Growth.

Date:
Feb 04, 2015 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Nellie Hermann
Date:
Feb 03, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Kellogg Center
Room:
1501
Speaker(s):
Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia UniversityWilliam Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia UniversityAlison Miller, Deputy Executive Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University present a book launch, Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy. Authors Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, and Alison Miller will be discussing their new book, published by Jossey-Bass in January 2015.

Date:
Jan 23, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Siobhan Burns and Bill Schroeder
Date:
Dec 07, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall
Room:
301

Join us for a showcase of graduate student research in the field of conflict resolution!

Date:
Dec 04, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House
Speaker(s):
David Wrisley, Jonathan Stray, Alice MarwickDavid Park, Moderator

How are large amounts of data managed, made sense of, and made accessible? What are the challenges of working with large open datasets, and how are different academic disciplines making use of them? In this panel discussion, researchers will explore “big open data” from three perspectives: the humanities, journalism, and the social web.

Date:
Dec 03, 2014 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: One Time Warner Center, New York, NY
Date:
Dec 03, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Will Boast, Leslie Jamison
Date:
Nov 21, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Mark Truss, Karen Montecuollo
Date:
Nov 17, 2014 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Kent Hall
Room:
413
Speaker(s):
Ken Prager (Physicians & Surgeons) William Simon (Law School) Michele Moody-Adams (Philosophy) Gary Dorrien (Union Theological Seminary) 

A panel of faculty members will discuss what they each do when they are teaching ethics – exactly what and how they teach – to explore common and divergent strategies, challenges and solutions.

Date:
Nov 14, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Arabella Pollack
Date:
Nov 14, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Date:
Nov 12, 2014 - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Mr. Andrea Lari Advocacy Advisor at Jesuit Refugee Service, Former Director of Programs at Refugees International (RI).

The Peace and Conflict Brown Bag Conversations features extraordinary practitioners from the field who will share stories from their careers in negotiation and conflict resolution. Discussions will be moderated by Professor Civico.

Date:
Nov 05, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hammer Health Sciences Library / Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, 701 W. 168th St.
Room:
401 Auditorium
Speaker(s):
Kathy Leichter
Date:
Oct 29, 2014 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Havemeyer Hall
Room:
309
Date:
Oct 27, 2014 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House
Speaker(s):
Ranu Dhillon, MD, Senior Health Advisor, Earth Institute and Adjust Assistant Professor, SIPA; Columbia University Anne Liu, MPH – Program Manager, Health Systems Development, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University Robert Kanter, MD, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist; Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Robert Klitzman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Masters of Bioethics Program; Director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University Stephen Morse, PhD, Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate program, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center Jay Varma, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and former Medical Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date:
Oct 24, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Liza Horan
Date:
Oct 23, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Speaker(s):
Jonathan Moreno

One of the nation’s leading bioethicists, Jonathan Moreno, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, reflects on how his background as the son of a prominent, pioneering psychiatrist has affected him and his seminal work. Moreno is author of Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century. Refreshments will be served. This session is presented by Columbia University’s master of science and certification programs in Bioethics.

Date:
Oct 23, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Havemeyer Hall
Room:
309
Speaker(s):
Christine Bader, Author, Adviser, and Speaker on Corporate Responsibility

The Earth Institute, in collaboration with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development, M.S. in Sustainability Management and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment present The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, a book talk with Christine Bader, author, adviser, and speaker on corporate responsibility.

Date:
Oct 22, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House

A panel of admissions directors from Columbia’s varied schools, including the School of Continuing Education, Columbia Business School, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of International and Public Affairs, will discuss the attributes they seek in successful applicants to their top-tier programs. Topics include academic requirements, advice on writing stand-out personal essays, and creating a desirable application package.

Date:
Oct 22, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Kellogg Center
Room:
1501

This panel will provide some insight into the legislative and human dynamic in the 1970's versus today, and discuss how public policy shapes how environments and organizations are managed.

Date:
Oct 22, 2014 - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Wendy Luers

The Peace and Conflict Brown Bag Conversations features extraordinary practitioners from the field who will share stories from their careers in negotiation and conflict resolution. Discussions will be moderated by Professor Civico. This month’s guest is Wendy W. Luers, founding President of The Foundation for a Civil Society.

Date:
Oct 17, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Alex LirtsmanChief Strategist and Co-founder of Ready Set Rocket

While the growth of mobile and tablet is not a recent phenomenon, this year for the first time many brands will experience more mobile than desktop traffic. When the shift to mobile first occurred, brands were following the visitors, but not the dollars. With mCommerce conversion rates at one-third of desktop’s rates, and mobile approaching more traffic than desktop, the urgency to follow the dollars is critical.

Date:
Oct 16, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Knox Hall, 606 W 122nd St, New York, NY
Room:
509
Speaker(s):
Sayantani DasGupta, MD MPH
Date:
Oct 03, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Jesse Scinto

Jesse Scinto is a communications strategist who writes and speaks on behalf of leading nonprofit and private-sector firms. He began his career in the Chicago offices of Ogilvy & Mather and later moved to Harrison and Star in New York. He also served as communications consultant to the United Nations Foundation. Jesse teaches graduate-level courses in media and persuasion at Columbia University, where he is a lecturer in the Strategic Communications programs. His writings appear in Fast Company and Yahoo! Voices.

Date:
Oct 02, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Speaker(s):
Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU Stern School of Business and author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion and The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, is one of the world’s leading researchers and writers on the psychology of morality. Refreshments will be served. This session is presented by Columbia University’s master of science and certification programs in Bioethics.

Date:
Oct 02, 2014 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall
Date:
Oct 01, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
D.T. Max
Date:
Sep 17, 2014 - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Alvaro de Soto
Date:
Sep 11, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House
Room:
Seminar Room One
Speaker(s):
Sam Robson

 

Date:
Sep 05, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
517
Speaker(s):
Michelle Greenwald, CEO of Inventours™ and author of Catalyzing Innovation

Learn the winning strategies and tactics of the Top 10 Chief Marketing Officers. We’ll understand the different metrics used to measure improvements in brand imagery and superior business results.

Date:
Sep 03, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Allan Rosenfield Building
Room:
8th Floor Auditorium
Speaker(s):
Amy Arbus
Date:
Jun 30, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Havemeyer Hall
Room:
309
Speaker(s):
Kent Jobe of IBC Groups, Luke Falk of the Related Companies
Date:
May 08, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Jerome Greene Annex, 410 W. 117th St., New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Lt. Gen. Julius Waweru Karangi

Columbia University is honored to be joined by General (Dr) Julius Waweru Karangi who will speak on conflict resolution in the Horn and East Africa and his work with the United Nations as a peacekeeper. General Karangi is the current Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (CDF).

Date:
May 07, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
Room:
232
Speaker(s):
Peter T. Coleman (Editor) Morton Deutsch (Editor) Eric C. Marcus (Editor)
Date:
May 07, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Jack Saul
Date:
May 04, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall
Room:
301

Join us for a showcase of graduate student research in the field of conflict resolution. The capstone thesis is the culminating project for the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Master’s Program at Columbia University. It is a full semester seminar where students produce a scholarly paper on applied research on topics ranging from interpersonal to organizational to international.

Date:
May 02, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501

Trends are ubiquitous and plentiful. As valuable descriptors of people, cultures, and our times, trends naturally fascinate strategic marketers and communicators. But not all trends are relevant to business. Often, the newest tech gadgets, the latest fashions, and the coolest brands aren’t trends at all. They’re passing fads, as unreliable as the weather.

Date:
Apr 29, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Kraft Center, Rennert Hall, 606 W. 115th St., New York, NY

The M.S. in Sustainability Management program presents the spring Final Briefings for the Integrative Capstone Workshop.

Date:
Apr 25, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House

The Earth Institute at Columbia University is committed to supporting and showcasing student research in the areas of environmental and sustainable development. On Friday, April 25, 2014, from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm, the Earth Institute will honor student interns, research assistants and travel grant recipients and their Faculty and Research Advisors at the annual Student Research Showcase.

Date:
Apr 21, 2014 - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
303
Speaker(s):
Professor Aldo Civico, Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) Catalina Duque, Director of Mi Sangre Foundation

Professor Civico will be joined by guest Catalina Duque, who will speak on her work in social entrepreneurship and the role that civil society and artists can have in supporting peace efforts. Duque is Director of Mi Sangre Foundation, an organization doing cutting edge work on peace-building, reconciliation, and youth leadership in some of the toughest areas of Colombia.

Date:
Apr 16, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Bookstore, 2922 Broadway, New York, NY

Fundraising Management professor, Doug White will be signing copies of his new book, Abusing Donor Intent about the Robertson family lawsuit against Princeton University.

"The parents gave $35 million in 1961 to Princeton to endow the graduate program at the Woodrow Wilson School, and in 2002 the children brought suit claiming that Princeton had not been properly using the income from the gift."

Date:
Apr 10, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Speaker(s):
Kenneth A. Berkowitz

Kenneth A. Berkowitz, M.D., FCCP, Chief, Ethics Consultation, VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care, will reflect on his career in clinical ethics. his session is presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs. Refreshments will be served.

Date:
Apr 10, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University

Please join us in honoring Abigail Disney, filmmaker, activist, philanthropist, and the 2014 Morton Deutsch Scholar-Practitioner Award Recipient for Distinguished Contributions to Social Justice.

Date:
Apr 03, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University

Please join us as we discuss the career paths of alumni from various conflict resolution programs at Columbia University. Mix and mingle with movers and shakers in the field of conflict resolution.

Date:
Apr 02, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
David Small
Date:
Mar 28, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House
Speaker(s):
Michiel “(Mike)” Eman, Prime Minister of Aruba
Date:
Mar 13, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
702
Speaker(s):
Paul S. Appelbaum, MD

Paul S. Appelbaum, Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Law, as well as Director, Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry at Columbia University, will discuss the ethics of conducting research on human subjects. This session is presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and certification programs. Refreshments will be served.

Date:
Mar 13, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library Rotunda
Speaker(s):
Steven Cohen, Ron Araujo, Frank Evans

Facilitated by Steven Cohen, Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, and Executive Director of The Earth Institute, Ron Araujo, Manager, Conservation & Load Management for Northeast Utilities Service Company, and Frank Evans, Regional Vice President, Northeast for Willdan Energy Solutions, will discuss how energy analytics and intelligent systems are enabling efficiency expansion to new customers and markets.

Date:
Mar 07, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Building
Room:
207
Speaker(s):
Mickey Barold and Tasha Space

The rapidly evolving role brands are expected to play in culture is a reflection of growing consumer awareness and our shifting economy. Understanding culture’s relationship to commerce, brands, and consumers is increasingly top of mind for many business leaders, but in practice, only a few organizations have embraced understanding this relationship as a means to further their brand’s business objectives. In this seminar, we will discuss why “culture” is the new most misunderstood buzzword in business and branding, and why understanding culture and cultural dynamics is essential for brands navigating increasingly competitive and adaptive markets.

Date:
Mar 05, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center
Speaker(s):
Susannah Cahalan
Date:
Feb 26, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House
Date:
Feb 20, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Speaker(s):
David Goldhill

David Goldhill, former President of Universal Television Group, will discuss how he entered the healthcare policy debate with his 2009 Atlantic article and subsequent memoir, Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father—And How We Can Fix It (Knopf, 2013). This session is presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs. Refreshments will be served.

Date:
Feb 04, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Date:
Jan 30, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Joseph C. D’Oronzio

Joseph C. D’Oronzio, Founding Director of The ProBE (Professional Problem-Based Ethics) Program, will discuss his 30-year involvement in the intersections of bioethics with human rights initiatives, with the ethical rehabilitation of physicians sanctioned by their licensing boards, and with ethical dimensions of healthcare policy.

Date:
Jan 24, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Edith Updike

Most cover letters are formulaic and boring. Applicants are too afraid of offending to risk standing out. And in an era of automated screening, one can legitimately ask: Do cover letters even matter?

This seminar offers reasons why standing out in a crowded labor market is more necessary than ever. Attendees will gain insights on the roles and goals of a good cover letter and how to use audience insight to showcase themselves to greatest effect. Through analysis of cover letters that worked, they will come to a fresh understanding of pitching strategy and learn to distinguish elegant flourishes from cheap gimmicks. The workshop will demonstrate the core principles of persuasive writing to help applicants attune themselves successfully to a range of readers and provide them with a framework for taking calculated risks in their professional prose as they seek employment.

Date:
Jan 12, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall

The 25th-annual Actuarial Career Day, produced by the Actuarial Society of Greater New York, will provide firsthand industry information for those interested in an actuarial career. Attendees will be able to learn about permanent employment and internship opportunities, and to speak with practicing actuaries, obtain literature, and submit résumés. Major insurance organizations and consulting firms will be represented and there will be ample time for informal, one-on-one discussion. Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be served.

Date:
Dec 08, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall
Room:
301

Join us for a showcase of graduate student research in the field of conflict resolution, with students presenting scholarly papers on applied research in interpersonal, organizational, and international topics. Themes will include emotions, workplace, family, and transitions including conflict, coping, and peace.

Date:
Dec 07, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall
Room:
301

Join us for a showcase of graduate student research in the field of conflict resolution, with students presenting scholarly papers on applied research in interpersonal, organizational, and international topics. Themes will include cooperation and collaboration, identity, culture, and negotiation, peace, and international agreements.

Date:
Dec 04, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Dr. Arthur Kleinman

This edition of Rounds will feature Dr. Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University and Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He has authored, coauthored, or edited dozens of books, including What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life amidst Uncertainty and Danger (Oxford University Press, 2007), Deep China: The Moral Life of the Person – What Anthropology and Psychiatry Tell Us about China Today (University of California Press, 2011), and Japan’s Wartime Medical Atrocities: Comparative Inquiries in Science, History, and Ethics (Routledge, 2011).

Date:
Nov 26, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House

A panel of admissions directors from Columbia’s schools, including the School of Continuing Education, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia Business School, the School of International and Public Affairs, and Teachers College, will discuss the attributes they seek in successful applicants to these and other top-tier programs.

Date:
Nov 20, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Speaker(s):
Kate Pugh, Tom Stewart

Katrina (Kate) Pugh, Academic Director of Columbia’s Information and Knowledge Strategy Master’s Program, joins this free virtual conference on knowledge sharing for the military to speak about “Using Knowledge Jam and Knowledge Networks to Ignite Innovation.”

Date:
Nov 15, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Jason Cone

This interactive presentation will go behind the scenes of an integrated international communications and advocacy campaign to reform food aid programs assisting millions of malnourished children around the world. The presenter will share the challenges and lessons learned of developing communications strategies to put pressure on governments while navigating the politics of corporate sponsorship and brand management in one of the largest international humanitarian organizations.

Date:
Nov 12, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Dr. David Blumenthal of The Commonwealth Fund

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues, will speak during this session presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs.

Date:
Nov 12, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Auditorium, Columbia University Medical Center, 650 W. 168th St.

Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine program is hosting a day-long event commemorating the 20th anniversary of Philadelphia, the groundbreaking film starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. “Philadelphia Twenty Years Later: Narrative and the Epidemic” will mark the milestone with a series of sessions that includes a reunion of director Jonathan Demme and the team directly involved in the film, as well as performances and discussions involving those who lived through the era and guided the narrative.

Date:
Nov 11, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Armand Hammer Building, Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University’s program in Narrative Medicine presents a free Veterans’ Day screening of the award-winning film by writer-director K. Lorrel Manning, Happy New Year, a hard-hitting portrait of the human cost of war.

Date:
Nov 08, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Jason De Turris, Mark Truss

Mark Truss, Global Director of Brand Intelligence for JWT New York, and Jason De Turris, VP/Executive Planning Director for Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, will select their agencies’ greatest case studies and explore the most effective ways communications can disrupt or direct contemporary culture for the benefit of brands.

Date:
Nov 06, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Rachel Adams

This edition of Rounds will feature Rachel Adams, a writer and Professor of English and American Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of numerous academic articles and book reviews, as well as three books: Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination and Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America (both published by the University of Chicago Press), and her most recent, Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery (Yale University Press). Her writing has also appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Times of London.

Date:
Nov 01, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501

Two Sided Story (2012), directed by the Emmy award-winning Tor Ben Mayor, follows follows a group of 27 Palestinians and Israelis, including Orthodox Jews, religious Muslims, bereaved families, kibbutz members, second-generation holocaust survivors, and nonviolent activists, who have been asked to listen to one another and clarify the differences between how they grasp reality and how they see the other side. A discussion will follow the screening, which is presented by Columbia’s M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program.

Date:
Oct 25, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Farra Trompeter

This workshop, the latest in Columbia University’s Strategic Communications Workshop Series, will give communicators a deeper understanding of how they can use online channels to better recruit, retain, and engage supporters.

Date:
Oct 24, 2013 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University

The Fall 2013 edition of the AC4 Sustaining Peace Conference will feature a keynote address by Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, as well as workshops, information tables, a poster session, a book discussion, and a reception. RSVP required. Admission is free.

Date:
Oct 22, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library Rotunda
Speaker(s):
Moderator: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute; Panelists: Rohit Aggarwala, Professor of Professional Practice, Faculty of International and Public Affairs; Special Advisor to the Chair of the C40 Cities;Sergej Mahnovksi, Director, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, City of New York

The Earth Institute presents, "Is Sustainability Sustainable?: A Post-Bloomberg NYC Panel Discussion,"featuring past and present leaders of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.

Date:
Oct 22, 2013 - 1:30 p.m.
Speaker(s):
Lisa Minetti, Karl Rutter

This interactive 30-minute webinar will explore the online course experience at Columbia University's School of Continuing Education. Presenters will review the four primary activities in a typical week of online study: readings/video, the class itself, group discussion activities, and assignments.

Date:
Oct 17, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall
Room:
313
Speaker(s):
Hal Edgar of Columbia University, and others

Hal Edgar, Julius Silver Professor in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University, will discuss the intersection of the study of bioethics and law during this session of the ongoing Careers in Bioethics series, presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs.

Date:
Oct 16, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: JAMS New York Resolution Center, 620 Eighth Ave., 34th Floor, New York, NY 10018

The panel discussion, presented by JAMS and Columbia’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution master’s program, will assess the role of culture within a conflict, how a mediator can know and manage his or her own biases, the role stereotyping plays in conflict resolution, the importance of understanding nonverbal communication, and how the true needs of the parties can be brought to light when resolving a dispute in an unfamiliar culture.

Date:
Oct 04, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Alan Araujo

This workshop, the latest in Columbia University’s Strategic Communications Workshop Series, is designed to give communicators a framework to derive more powerful insights from digital audiences and, in turn, transform those observations into a solution that directly addresses a brand’s communications objectives.

Date:
Oct 02, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center

This edition of Rounds will feature author Aleksandar Hemon, whose The Book of My Lives, his first book of nonfiction, was published earlier this year. He also has written The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and three collections of short stories. Hemon was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004.

Date:
Sep 30, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
Speaker(s):
Jeremy Grantham of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo

Jeremy Grantham, cofounder of investment firm Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO), discusses environmental constraints, such as climate change and resource depletion, on the global economy. Grantham brings a financier’s perspective to some of the greatest sustainability challenges of our time.

Date:
Sep 19, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: TBA
Speaker(s):
Martha Alvarado of Beth Israel Hospital, Raffaella Hart of Biomedical Research Alliance of New York, Lori Jennex of Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Ilene Wilets of New York State Psychiatry Institute

Institutional Review Board (IRB) representatives from four leading New York medical institutions discuss how to get a job on an IRB during this session of the ongoing Careers in Bioethics series, presented by Columbia University’s Graduate Programs in Bioethics.

Date:
Sep 03, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Auditorium, Columbia University Medical Center, 650 W. 168th St.

This edition of Rounds will feature David Leventhal, member of the Mark Morris Dance Group from 1997 to 2010, and program manager and a founding teacher of the group’s Dance for PD program. A collaboration with the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, Dance for PD offers weekly classes for people with Parkinson’s at the company’s studios in Brooklyn, fosters similar classes in more than 40 communities around the world, and presents regular training workshops for teachers interested in leading Dance for PD classes.

Date:
Jun 19, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia Global Center, Reid Hall, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006, Paris, France
Speaker(s):
Kristine Billmyer,Robert Klitzman

Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, will discuss his latest book, Am I My Genes? in front of a European and international audience in Paris at the Columbia Global Centers | Europe. Kristine Billmyer, Dean of the School of Continuing Education, will introduce and moderate the discussion.

Date:
May 05, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall
Room:
142

Join us for a showcase of graduate student research in the field of conflict resolution. The capstone thesis is the culminating project for the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Master’s Program at Columbia University. It is a full semester seminar where students produce a scholarly paper on applied research on topics ranging from interpersonal to organizational to international.

Date:
May 03, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Armand Hammer Building, Columbia University Medical Center
Speaker(s):
Chris Adrian, MD, MDiv, MFA, Rita Charon, MD, Ph.D, Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH Nellie Hermann, MFA Craig Irvine, Ph.D Maura Spiegel, Ph.D

These intensive workshops, reserved for 40 to 48 participants, offer rigorous skill-building in narrative competence.

Date:
Apr 29, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
Speaker(s):
Milton Kapelus, Chris Rugen, Tim Powell
 
Date:
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker(s):
Katrina Pugh

Join Katrina Pugh, IKnS Academic Director, for this hour-long webinar during which she will discuss new routines for sharing knowledge and tools that will help increase your competitive edge.

This event is presented by Columbia University’s Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy program.

Date:
Apr 26, 2013 - 8:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia Club, 15 W. 43rd St., New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Virginia Gambale

At this inaugural CIO Forum presented by Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, Virginia Gambale, former CIO for Bankers Trust/Alex Brown, will address significant issues facing corporate and nonprofit boards today and their needs from their organization’s CIO. She will also discuss best practices for CIOs positioning themselves and their work before boards.

Date:
Apr 25, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Building
Room:
207

Professor Sherry Glied, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama from July 2010 through August 2012. During that time she was closely involved with the development of the Affordable Care Act. Come hear her unique perspectives from “Inside the Beltway” on what Obamacare is and may mean for us all.

Date:
Apr 16, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia Club, 15 W. 43rd St., New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Dr. Robert Klitzman

Join us as Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Bioethics Program at Columbia University, explores the moral and psychological complexities that come in the wake of genetic testing—the anxieties and misunderstandings and the social, legal, and financial issues.

Date:
Apr 03, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Colm Toibin

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures, readings, and performances presented by scholars, clinicians, academics, writers, and artists engaged in work at the interface between narrative and health care.

Date:
Mar 14, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Building
Room:
207
Speaker(s):
Dan Brock, Harvard University

Dan Brock is a Harvard professor of Medical Ethics in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Prior to his arrival at Harvard, Brock was Senior Scientist and a member of the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. Until July 2002, he was both Professor of Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Brown University. He served as Staff Philosopher on the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine in 1981-82, and in 1993 was a member of the Ethics Working Group of the Clinton Task Force on National Health Reform. He has been a consultant in biomedical ethics and health policy to numerous national and international bodies. Refreshments will be served.

Date:
Mar 07, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mudd Hall
Room:
233
Speaker(s):
Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Robert Anderson, and Jenny Besch

How can we talk about the work we do in conflict resolution, emphasizing the core principles and skills, so that others "get it?"

Date:
Mar 06, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
William Breitbart, M.D.

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures, readings, and performances presented by scholars, clinicians, academics, writers, and artists engaged in work at the interface between narrative and health care.

Date:
Mar 02, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Miller Theatre
Speaker(s):
Fred Hersch and Ensemble Michael Winther

The Narrative Medicine program presents MY COMA DREAMS, a true story of love at the dividing line between life and death.

Date:
Mar 01, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Bill Schroeder

Core principles, values, and attributes are the foundation of any strong brand. The brand’s core ideas are the building blocks brand strategy, design, and message development. Without this solid foundation, any attempts to create market-facing brand expressions will result in misaligned, uncoordinated artifacts that undermine brand strategy.

Date:
Feb 27, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House

A panel of admissions directors from Columbia’s varied schools, including the School of Continuing Education, Columbia Business School, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of International and Public Affairs, will discuss the attributes they seek in successful applicants to their top-tier programs. Topics include academic requirements, advice on writing stand-out personal essays, and creating a desirable application package.

Date:
Feb 22, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Armand Hammer Building, Columbia University Medical Center
Speaker(s):
Chris Adrian, MD, MDiv, MFA, Rita Charon, MD, Ph.D, Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH Nellie Hermann, MFA Craig Irvine, Ph.D Maura Spiegel, Ph.D

These intensive workshops, reserved for 40 to 48 participants, offer rigorous skill-building in narrative competence.

Date:
Feb 21, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Building
Room:
207
Speaker(s):
Daniel Callahan, President Emeritus, The Hastings Center

Daniel Callahan is Senior Research Scholar and President Emeritus of the Hasting Center, an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969. The Center's mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, medicine, and the environment as they affect individuals, communities, and societies. He was its cofounder in 1969 and served as its president between 1969 and 1996. He is also co-director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy.

Date:
Feb 15, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501

The 21st century is all about a mobile lifestyle in which immediate contacts are important. Place and time matter. Location makes the occasion, and in the occasion lays the opportunity. Are you ready to seize it?

Date:
Feb 13, 2013 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: Porter Novelli, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 36th Floor
Speaker(s):
Darlan Monterisi, Managing Director NY Michael Ramah, Senior Partner, Global Director, Strategy Plus a planner, analyst, and an account supervisor

Porter Novelli is one of the largest strategic communications firms in the world and has contribu

Date:
Feb 01, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Edith Updike

This workshop lays out the roles and goals of a good business letter, and explains why yes, indeed, cover letters do still matter. The session will outline core principles of persuasive writing that will help writers pitch themselves successfully to a range of readers.

Date:
Jan 31, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Barnard College, Diana Center
Room:
504
Speaker(s):
Arthur Caplan, New York University

Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health at New York University's Langone Medical Center, will discuss his career in bioethics.

Date:
Jan 28, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall
Room:
307
Speaker(s):
José Pascal da Rocha, PhD, JD, African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

How do we apply complexity to ensure sustainable mid- and long-term solutions to peacebuilding?

Date:
Jan 18, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501

Based on a proprietary framework of ‘Inspired Excellence,’ this interactive session will share emerging perspectives and methods utilized by the world’s most innovative brands and captivating social movements.

Date:
Dec 09, 2012 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall
Room:
142

Join us for a showcase of graduate student research in the field of conflict resolution! The Capstone Thesis is the culminating project for the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Master's program at Columbia University.

Date:
Dec 05, 2012 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Armand Hammer Building, Columbia University Medical Center
Room:
401
Speaker(s):
Malcolm Cox, M.D.

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures, readings, and performances presented by scholars, clinicians, academics, writers, and artists engaged in work at the interface between narrative and health care.

Date:
Nov 29, 2012 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Building
Room:
207
Speaker(s):
William Stubing, former President, Greenwall Foundation

Finding funding for scientific research is an ever-present problem in the medical community. Come hear the former president of the Greenwall Foundation, William Stubing, discuss his career in the field of grantmaking. He has more than 40 years of experience in philanthropy and education with 20 years spent at the Greenwall Foundation.

Date:
Nov 16, 2012 - 8:00 a.m.

The 7th Ivy Sports Symposium is sponsored and hosted by the Columbia University Graduate Program in Sports Management. The Ivy Sports Symposium is one of the global sports industry's premier conferences. The Symposium provides a forum for interaction and debate between college students and professionals, and enables the industry's leaders and most successful executives to share invaluable knowledge with their peers and potential successors.

Date:
Nov 08, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
411
Speaker(s):
Dr. Pablo Simone University of Andalusia, Spain Visiting Professor, Columbia University

Dr. Simone, a member of the Bioethics Commission in Spain, will be talking about his experiences in clinical ethics in Spain, and how they resemble, and differ from, those in the US.

Date:
Nov 07, 2012 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Will Reiser

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures, readings, and performances presented by scholars, clinicians, academics, writers, and artists engaged in work at the interface between narrative and health care.

Date:
Nov 07, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University

Showcasing cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in conflict resolution, violence prevention, peace and sustainability at Columbia University. Morton Deutsch and Peter T. Coleman present their most recent book: The Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace – along with a panel of experts from the field. Information tables of related centers and programs at Columbia Poster session highlighting the latest research from AC4 fellows and projects.

Date:
Oct 24, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: 2929 Broadway, 5th floor Conference Room

The Earth Institute presents an Open House about the M.S. in Sustainability Management and the Certification programs offered through Columbia University.

Date:
Oct 23, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
Speaker(s):
Panel Moderator: Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Academic Director, Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program Panelists: Lauren Burke, Supervising Staff Attorney, New York Asian Women's Center and Director of Atlas, DIY Ethan Downing, Director, Walking Merchandise

Ethan Downing, recent graduate of the Columbia Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, is using his education in the service of an important cause.

Date:
Oct 23, 2012 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus

Mildred Solomon is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hastings Center. She is also Clinical Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Medical Ethics, a program aimed at building the bioethics capacity of Harvard-affiliated hospitals. In addition to Fellows from the United States, her program has trained bioethicists from Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Israel, Australia and Iceland.

Date:
Oct 19, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Kimberly Stone Poshglam.com

This seminar will help you learn effective ways to attract like-minded people online and wow them with your ideas and content. We will cover how to cherry pick content and depict great ideas as well as tap into the global market.

Date:
Oct 17, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: 2929 Broadway, 5th floor Conference Room

The Earth Institute presents an Open House about the M.S. in Sustainability Management and the Certification programs offered through Columbia University. The Open House will provide an informal setting in which prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the requirements, objectives and admissions procedures of the various sustainability programs.

Date:
Oct 15, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Brendan Mallee, Guy Miller, John Pompay

Join us for an evening discussion with SCE’s finance professors.

Date:
Oct 03, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House

Learn from admissions directors at various Columbia schools what top-tier graduate schools are seeking in applicants.

Date:
Oct 03, 2012 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Dr. Chris Adrian, Dr. Ike Anya, Dr. Amit Majmudar 

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, academics, writers, and artists engaged in work at the interface between narrative and health care.

Date:
Sep 21, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Christopher Collette

Sitting at the intersection of business strategy, digital development, user experience, communications, and publishing, content strategy has emerged over the last few years as a discipline examining the purpose behind content (in all manifestations) and how it supports business, organizational, and user goals.

Date:
Jul 13, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Kent Rees, Tasha Space

Every brand should have a brand book. But creating one is easier said than done. A great brand book requires insight, inspiration and imagination, and provides direction for the values, personality, behavior, language, and use of words and images that represent an organization.

Date:
May 22, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Lauren Yarmuth, Faculty, Columbia University Construction Administration Graduate Program and Principal, YR&G

This presentation explores the current state of sustainability in the business environment including how it relates to policies, building design and operations, marketing and messaging, internal culture, and more. With a specific focus on opportunities for businesses and for individuals in the work force, we discuss best practices, anticipated trends, and critical tools and skills to stay relevant in a changing business climate.

Date:
May 04, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Barnard College, Altschul Hall
Room:
202
Speaker(s):
Alex Lirtsman

Communication has not changed. People are connecting through conversation - oral and written - as we have always done. What has changed, and is changing every day, is the speed with which we communicate and the channels we use.

Date:
Apr 11, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Richard Louv

Richard Louv delivers a powerful call to action to reconnect people, especially children, with nature. Society has an outsized faith in technology, but has not fully realized or even adequately studied how human capacities are enhanced through the power of nature, he maintains.

Date:
Mar 26, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Oliver Sacks, Columbia University

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks examined how the normal brain, if deprived of perceptual input, may generate illusory sensations as with the visual hallucinations of the blind, or the musical hallucinations of the deaf.

Date:
Mar 23, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Robert J. Morais

Concepts and techniques adapted from anthropology drive communications insights for manufacturers, advertising agencies, strategy consultants, and others. This workshop will describe how communications strategy is informed by anthropological ideas regarding ritual, cultural codes, belief systems, and social relations and methods such as life histories and ethnography. The seminar will make the distinction between anthropology and ethnography clear and include a wide array of case studies.

Date:
Mar 08, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall
Room:
103
Speaker(s):
Robert Jay Lifton

Dr. Lifton, psychiatrist and scholar, is chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence. He is a National Book Award winner, and is the author of The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, Witness to an Extreme Century, Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, and other books. 

Date:
Mar 04, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave. (at 89th St.) New York, NY 10128
Speaker(s):
Professor Robert Klitzman

 

Date:
Feb 29, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.

In this video presentation, panel participants examined the similarities and differences in how private companies and large institutions manage the green building process. From the actual construction, to submitting projects for certification, topics included mitigating the impacts of air, dust, noise, and emissions within existing communities, as well as the latest best practices for building in a green and sustainable manor.

Date:
Feb 17, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Jeanine Moss

This seminar will help you evaluate your Thought Leadership potential, create timely, informative and entertaining content, and develop a social media content strategy that produces business results.

Date:
Feb 16, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
963
Speaker(s):
Matthew Liao, Ph.D., Center for Bioethics, New York University

The Ethics of Erasing Memories ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Style

Date:
Jan 26, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
963
Speaker(s):
Sally Satel, M.D. writes regularly about bioethics for the New York Times.

When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors

Date:
Nov 17, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall
Room:
310
Speaker(s):
Alan Fleischman, M.D., Medical Director, The March of Dimes

Dr. Alan R. Fleischman is a senior vice president and medical director of the March of Dimes Foundation as well as clinical professor of pediatrics and clinical professor of epidemiology and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He spoke on his professional journey from clinical and research ethics to his active role in current public health policy.

Date:
Oct 27, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
405
Speaker(s):
Edith Updike

Most cover letters are boring, formulaic. Applicants are too afraid of offending to risk standing out. And in an era of robot screeners, one can wonder: Do cover letters even matter?

Date:
Oct 20, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall
Room:
103
Speaker(s):
Carol Levine, Director, Families and Health Care Project, United Hospital Fund, Macarthur "Genius Award" recipient

Carol Levine, director of Families and Health Care Project with the United Hospital Fund and Macarthur "Genius Award" recipient, spoke on her career trajectory and how she came to the bioethics field from a non-traditional path. Before joining the United Health Fund in 1996, Levine directed the Citizens Commission on AIDS in New York City, and founded The Orphan Project. As a senior staff associate of The Hastings Center, she edited the Hastings Center Report.

Date:
Oct 20, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall
Room:
310
Speaker(s):
Jeff DeJoseph

This workshop will explore whether new media can convey what traditional advertising communicates-emotion, quality, personality-and if the critical and essential parts of brand building are being left behind in the mad dash to the future.

Date:
Sep 16, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Angee Linsey

This participatory workshop gives you practical, hands-on methods to create your job search communication strategy as well as ways to implement that strategy through effective conversations. Learn to be relaxed, authentic, and articulate—when the story is YOU.

Date:
Sep 15, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Speaker(s):
John Appleby, Wellcome Trust Fellow in Bioethics, Cambridge University

The Ethics of Telling Children if They Were Donor Conceived

Date:
Jun 28, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library, Faculty Room

Join us for a book launch and reception for “Sustainability Management: Lessons from and for New York City, America and the Planet” a new book by Dr. Steven Cohen, director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, executive director of the Columbia University’s Earth Institute, professor in the practice of public affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Date:
May 23, 2011 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Karen Maschke, Editor, IRB; James Colgrove, Ph.D.; Robert Klitzman, MD; and others.

The panel offered tips on how to publish for academic and lay audiences in this new and rapidly advancing field. Professor Colgrove has authored and co-authored several notable books, including State of Immunity: The Politics of Vaccination in Twentieth-Century America, and Searching Eyes: Privacy, the State and Disease Surveillance in America and articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and elsewhere. Professor Klitzman has published several books, and numerous articles in academic journals as well as the New York Times, Newsweek, and other publications.

Date:
May 19, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Jane Praeger and Heather Thomas

This seminar will give you a deeper understanding of the elements of a story.

Date:
May 05, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Jane Praeger and Heather Thomas

This interactive seminar goes beyond delivery techniques and focuses on the inner architecture of great presentations. Drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, this session reveals the key elements of persuasive presentations and how to use them. Employ these principles in your next presentation, and you’ll see an immediate difference in your audience’s reaction --and in your own confidence and effectiveness.

Date:
Apr 30, 2011 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall
Room:
103

You are invited to the Spring 2011 Capstone Thesis Presentations

Date:
Apr 20, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
212B
Speaker(s):
Joseph Disponzio

The director of the Landscape Design program will advise prospective students on their portfolio.

Date:
Apr 14, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mudd Hall
Room:
633
Speaker(s):
Kenneth Prager, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth Prager is the director of the ethics committee at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In his presentation, he discussed the ways that the medical profession has changed over the course of his career, how ethical boundaries have been affected by technology advances, and gave advice on how students could be effective for both their fellow doctors and their patients.

Date:
Apr 08, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Alykhan Govani

This seminar will provide the insight and the toolkit to develop a mobile strategy, and present case studies with metrics on successfully executed mobile campaigns. From the gateway drug of texting to the mobile web and now apps, participants will gain a better understanding of how to navigate the mobile ecosystem.

Date:
Apr 07, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library, Faculty Room

The M.S. in Sustainability Management program is hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, April 7, about signs of progress and deficiencies in the effort to make New York City a sustainable city, touching on government initiatives in this area as well as the role of the private sector.

Date:
Apr 05, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Miller Theatre

Theater of War is an innovative project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the challenges faced by service members, veterans, and their families today.

Date:
Apr 05, 2011 - 1:45 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library Rotunda

The symposium will help sustainability practitioners share best practices and next practices. This forum is also an opportunity to connect current experts with Columbia’s emerging leaders.

Date:
Mar 30, 2011 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Thomas Murray, Ph.D.

Thomas Murray is President of the Hastings Center, a bioethics "think tank" in the United States which has produced influential work in the field for decades. The topic of his presentation, bioethics in the past, present and future, involves an examination of the idea of stewardship, health care reform, cost-effective design and technology.

Date:
Mar 23, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
1501

The Earth Institute will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 23rd in celebration of the publication of Professor Ion Bogdan Vasi’s book Winds of Change: The Environmental Movement and the Global Development of the Wind Energy Industry. Professor Vasi’s research outlines the development of the global wind industry and explains how the environmental movement can help bring about growth in the wind energy field.

Date:
Mar 03, 2011 - 10:00 a.m.
Speaker(s):
Chris Heiler

Columbia University’s Master of Science program in Landscape Design and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers of New York will host a seminar, Marketing Strategies for Landscape Professionals, on March 3, 2011.

Date:
Mar 02, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House

With the recent focus on the “greening” of the economy and promoting environmentally-friendly business practices, organizations today face sustainability challenges on all fronts. Managers of organizations in both the public and private sector are looking to improve efficiency, use fewer resources and less energy, and produce less waste, all while keeping the bottom line in mind. A balance must be struck between the long-term benefits of developing sustainable business practices and the current mindset of short-term management – managing on a quarterly or annual basis, at best.

Date:
Feb 17, 2011 - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Medical Center, Russ Berrie Medical Pavilion, 1150 Saint Nicholas Ave., New York, NY
Room:
1
Speaker(s):
Adrienne Asch, Ph.D., M.S.

Prenatal diagnosis and selective abortion: A challenge to practice and policy.

Date:
Feb 10, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library
Room:
206
Speaker(s):
Dr. Llew Keltner

Llew Keltner, M.D., Ph.D. is the President and CEO of Light Sciences Oncology, Inc., a leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology company. He will speak about the critical roles that bioethics can play in industry, the tensions that might arise, and ways that these can be addressed.

Date:
Feb 05, 2011 - 8:15 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall

In this interdisciplinary colloquium we will look at attachment, development and parenting in the context of new family constellations afforded by innovations in reproductive technology.

Date:
Dec 12, 2010 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall
Room:
103

 

 

Date:
Dec 03, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
614
Speaker(s):
Jeremy Caplan

Discover the most useful features of Google's software suite in an immersion seminar. Google's free software can help you work more efficiently, streamline business collaboration, and gather and manage information effectively.

Date:
Dec 03, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Dr. Daniel Druckman

Dr. Daniel Druckman, a well-known scholar and practitioner in the field of conflict resolution, negotiation and peace studies, is coming to Columbia University to present and discuss his research on negotiated agreements, specifically those in the contexts of four issues domains: peace agreements, trade, environment and arms control.

Date:
Nov 05, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
614
Speaker(s):
Jeremy Caplan

Get beyond the basics of Twitter. This seminar will introduce 12 new tools and techniques to help you use social media to accomplish your objectives efficiently. The seminar will focus on fresh ways to dig deep into social media hubs, including new sites that go beyond Twitter. Students will come away with a better sense of how to approach social media strategy, and get a useful summary handout.

Date:
Oct 08, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
614
Speaker(s):
Grayson M. Bass

What does sex education and bedroom behavior have to do with social media? More than you would think.

Date:
Oct 06, 2010 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
212B
Speaker(s):
Joseph Disponzio

If you are considering applying to the Columbia M.S. in Landscape Design program, two portfolio review sessions will be held to discuss the portfolio requirement. The sessions are free, open on a first come, first serve basis.

Date:
Sep 25, 2010 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
212B
Speaker(s):
Joseph Disponzio

If you are considering applying to the Columbia M.S. in Landscape Design program, two portfolio review sessions will be held to discuss the portfolio requirement. The sessions are free, open on a first come, first serve basis.

Date:
Jul 01, 2010 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Dr. Mohammad H. Masalha, Professor and Dean of International Studies at the University of Jordan, Dr. Hasan M. Al Momani, Director of the Regional Center on Conflict Prevention at Jordan Institute of Diplomacy and Assistant Dean and Professor at the University of Jordan, and Dr. Zaid Eyadate, University of Jordan faculty

Dr. Momani specializes in conflict management and international negotiation and did his doctoral research on the conditions that affected the Jordan-Israel negotiation between 1991 and 1994. He will be joined by his colleagues Professor Masalha, Faculty and Dean of International Studies at the University of Jordan, and fellow faculty member Dr. Zaid Eyadate.

Date:
Jun 30, 2010 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Havemeyer Hall
Room:
309
Speaker(s):
Ken Smith

Landscape designer and public artist Ken Smith will discuss his parallel approach to contemporary urban projects on two scales: the large scale of conceptual ideas and the small scale of tectonics, materiality and craft. He will also sign his book, Ken Smith: Landscape Architect (The Monacelli Press).

Date:
Jun 07, 2010 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
410
Speaker(s):
Andrea Bartoli

Andrea Bartoli is the director of the Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Drucie French Cumbie Chair at George Mason University. He works primarily on peacemaking and genocide prevention. He is the founding director of Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), a senior research scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and a teaching fellow at Georgetown University and the University of Siena. Dr. Bartoli has taught in the U.S. since 1994.

Date:
May 05, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Randi Hutter Epstein

Dr. Epstein, a medical journalist who has written for, among other publications, The New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post, reads from her new book:  Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank.

Date:
May 04, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
602

An Unrecognized Loss: Message from Hiroshima, a film that showcases computer images of life in Hiroshima before it was bombed. The film is a 30-minute documentary in English about the day-to-day life and culture of Hiroshima, presenting a side of the tragedy that has never been addressed in such detail. The film will premiere on May 3 at the United Nations, on the opening day of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

Date:
May 02, 2010 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
403

Come join our 2010 graduating class as they present their research on conflict and intervention strategies in a wide range of contexts, including online social networks, the workplace, international organizations, schools, professional sports, and many more!  Reception to follow presentations.  Hope to see you there!

Date:
Apr 23, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
702
Speaker(s):
Jason De Turris

In the world of brands there are few words more loaded or used than “insight.” This workshop will challenge the one-dimensional definition and application of an “insight,” and inspire ways to discover new horizons for businesses and brands. Using real world examples and a few different approaches we’ll put ourselves to the test and see what is really an insight or an imposter. One is a true discovery that will incite action and engagement, while the other is a mere category observation that will do little to change the world. At the very least it will be an interesting discussion and debate. And if along the way we uncover a new idea you can take it with you.

Date:
Apr 10, 2010 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
212B
Speaker(s):
Joseph Disponzio

If you are considering applying to the Columbia M.S. in Landscape Design program, two portfolio review sessions will be held to discuss the portfolio requirement. The sessions are free, open on a first come, first serve basis.

Date:
Apr 09, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
702
Speaker(s):
Jim Eiche and Edith Updike

Hear from instructors and successful students what the Advanced Communications Project (ACP) is r

Date:
Apr 07, 2010 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
212B
Speaker(s):
Joseph Disponzio

If you are considering applying to the Columbia M.S. in Landscape Design program, two portfolio review sessions will be held to discuss the portfolio requirement. The sessions are free, open on a first come, first serve basis.

Date:
Apr 07, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Susan Squier

Author of Babies in Bottles: Twentieth Century Visions of Reproductive Technology, and Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human Frontiers of Biomedicine, Squier is professor of English and women’s studies at Penn State.  She speaks on her latest work, graphic fiction of illness and disability.

Date:
Mar 26, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
717
Speaker(s):
Jeremy Caplan

Whether you’re new to Twitter or a devoted Tweeter, here’s your chance to dive in deeper.  After a brief review of Twitter basics and 10 tips on how best to get started Tweeting, participants will learn about a wide range of new ways individuals and organizations are using Twitter. Bring your laptop if you'd like to follow the talk live and try out the tools in real time. Participants will leave with a tip-sheet handout and a new strategy for making the most of Twitter.

Date:
Mar 25, 2010 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall
Speaker(s):
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, and many others

On March 25, State of the Planet 2010 will bring together the world's most influential and innovative thinkers and leaders in a wide range of fields—from many academic disciplines to media, government, policy and business spheres—to tackle critical issues facing the world.

Date:
Mar 03, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Shamita Das Dasgupta

Domestic violence activist and faculty at New York University Law School, Dasgupta reads from Mothers for Sale: Women in Kolkata’s Sex Trade.  Based on hundreds of interviews with women and children sex workers in India, this book focuses on motherhood, sex work, and human rights in local and national contexts.

Date:
Feb 03, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Robin Romm

Romm reads from her acclaimed book The Mercy Papers: A Memoir in Three Weeks, written about the three weeks prior to her mother’s death.  In a front cover review, the New York Times Book review called it “a furious blaze of a book.”

Date:
Jan 23, 2010 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
717
Speaker(s):
Keli Goff

A workshop that will teach you how to use the blogosphere to maximize the potential of your personal and professional brand. Participants will learn how to most effectively position themselves and their message in the ever-changing online landscape.

Date:
Jan 06, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Cortney Davis

Nurse-poet and memoirist Davis reads from her new collection, The Heart’s Truth: Essays on the Art of Nursing.  Richard Selzer has said the collection “should be required reading at every nursing school in the country. In writing of the highest quality, it offers a powerful and moving portrait of what it means to be a nurse."

Date:
Dec 02, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Virgil Wong

Artist and filmmaker Wong’s work grapples with bioethically vexed medical technologies – including nanorobots, a smart-as-human genetically engineered mouse, and a male pregnancy program.  His fictional “RYT-Dwayne Medical Center” (www.rythospital.com) had been called “disarmingly authentic” by the New York Times.

Date:
Nov 13, 2009 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
717
Speaker(s):
Sarah Durham

This workshop will explore how nonprofits leverage best practices from the for-profit marketing world to build relationships with key audiences. Participants are encouraged to bring their examples of their nonprofit's communications materials for discussion.

Date:
Nov 06, 2009 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
717
Speaker(s):
Cheryl J. Family, Senior Vice President/Editorial Director MTV Networks

You have your strategy… now what? These days, it seems that everywhere we turn, we’re surrounded by messaging. In order to truly connect, a great strategy isn’t enough: you need a creative, innovative execution that will catch your audience’s eye and imagination. This workshop will challenge and inspire you to develop creative concepts that can help take your message to the next level. Through guided discussion, brainstorming exercises and group interactions, you’ll develop new, effective ideas to help cut through the clutter and get the results you want.

Date:
Nov 04, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Harlan Coben

The New York Times bestselling author reads from Hold Tight, which examines family, adolescent suicide, and a child’s right to privacy over a parent’s right to know.  Dan Brown calls Coben “the modern master of the hook and twist – luring you in on the first page only to shock you on the last.”

Date:
Oct 07, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Sandeep Jauhar

Now a practicing cardiologist, Jauhar will read from his memoir Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation.  Vincent Lam has called the book “A vivid portrait of the culture of a New York City hospital, with its demanding hierarchy and sometimes indifferent cruelty." (New York Times)

Date:
Oct 02, 2009 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
702
Speaker(s):
Jim Eiche, Shawn McIntosh and Edith Updike

Hear from instructors and successful students what the Advanced Communications Project (ACP) is really about, and get a jump-start on your project. Jim, Shawn and Edith, all seasoned instructors of the ACP, explain the basic structure of the final course in the program, and give you tips and pointers on how to choose a topic that's appropriate. They will also convene a panel of successful graduates who represent a range of project types, and who share their stories and answer your questions.

Date:
Sep 25, 2009 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
702
Speaker(s):
Jane Praeger and Louise Whittet

This workshop is designed to help students get the most out of primary qualitative research, consisting largely of IDIs ( Individual In-Depth Interviews) dyads and focus groups.

Date:
Sep 02, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center
Room:
446
Speaker(s):
G. Thomas Couser

G. Thomas Couser, Professor of English and the founding director of the Disability Studies program at Hofstra University, will speak on what disability studies has to offer medical education.  Among his books are Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing and Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing, and Signifying Bodies: Disability in Contemporary Life Writing. He is currently writing a book about contemporary American “patriography,” memoirs of fathers by sons and daughters, and a memoir of his own father.

Date:
Jun 03, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Armand Hammer Building, Columbia University Medical Center
Room:
401
Speaker(s):
Oliver Sacks

Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of such books as Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, A Leg to Stand On and Musicophilia, gives the final Narrative Medicine Rounds for 2008-2009. Dubbed the “poet laureate of medicine” by the New York Times, Dr. Sacks will speak on the topic of his next book: hallucinations and the life of the visual brain.From motor cars and chess sets, to people in fanciful headdress and even images of Kermit the Frog, visual hallucinations in people going blind are not born of memory, but are new inventions of the visual brain.

Date:
May 08, 2009 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Benjamin Ezrick

The television industry is in the midst of a digital revolution, evolving from a one-screen medium to a multi-platform experience on mobile, computer and internet connected television screens, creating a new creative entertainment landscape. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to use digital video to communicate with consumers, gain practical knowledge of the digital marketing landscape, and walk away with new ideas to drive future career decisions.

Date:
May 06, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY

Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Duke University, reads from Contagious: Cultures, Carriers and the Outbreak Narrative, which Dr. Rita Charon has called “a magnificent book, notable for its prose, its expansiveness, its courage and its creativity.”

Date:
May 04, 2009 - 1:00 a.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Nellie Hermann

Nellie Hermann will read from her novel The Cure for Grief.

Date:
Apr 17, 2009 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Havemeyer Hall
Room:
309
Speaker(s):
Maude DiVittis, Helen Ostrowski, Doug Serton, Laura Tessinari, Jane Praeger

Gain perspective and advice from industry experts on how to leverage your credentials and skills to make sure you are marketable in these challenging times. Panel discussion, followed by refreshments and networking.

Date:
Apr 01, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Julie Salamon

Julie Salamon reads from Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus, Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids, a “fascinating portrait of a Brooklyn, N.Y. hospital... much more than white coats and beeping consoles—it’s 21st century America in a microcosm” (Salon).

Date:
Mar 28, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Speaker(s):
Bill Schroeder

This interactive workshop will teach you how to use visual techniques to focus attention, clarify complexity, drive understanding and build memorability. Through a combination of real world examples, case studies and in-session teamwork, participants will learn and apply visual techniques that result in more strategic and successful communications.

Date:
Feb 14, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Speaker(s):
Alan Kelly

Students will learn how to use The Playmaker's Table--the world's first "periodic table" of influence strategies --to recognize and make "plays" in a competitive marketplace. Through case studies, you'll learn how to advance ideas, defend reputations, position brands and build coalitions.

Date:
Feb 04, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Perri Klass

Perri Klass, pediatrician and author of classic medical memoirs A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical Student and Baby Doctor: A Pediatrician’s Training, will read from her new novel The Mercy Rule. Chris Bohjalian said, “Few writers write as beautifully or authentically about parenting.”

Date:
Jan 31, 2009 (All day)
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
717
Speaker(s):
Keli Goff

Blogging Your Brand

Date:
Jan 07, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Michael Greenberg

Michael Greenberg, a columnist for London's "Times Literary Supplement," reads from his new memoir Hurry Down Sunshine. In the words of Oliver Sacks: “Lucid, realistic, compassionate, illuminating, Hurry Down Sunshine may provide a sort of guide for those who have to negotiate the dark regions of the soul.”

Date:
Nov 01, 2008 (All day)
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Speaker(s):
Leslie Hallam

Leslie Hallam

Date:
Sep 27, 2008 (All day)
Speaker(s):
David Rogers

David Rogers

Date:
Jun 02, 2008 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The New York Times Building, 620 8th Ave., New York, NY
Speaker(s):
William Duggan

Once you know how creative intuition works, you can learn to use it better.

Date:
May 22, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
William F. Foley, Amy Norquist

Green roofs offer many benefits in urban areas, from aesthetic to environmental to practical. They help minimize the effects of pollution, reduce the urban heat island effect, improve energy efficiency, and provide a natural oasis in the urban jungle.

Date:
May 03, 2008 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek presents The Golden Circle, an amazingly simple idea that explains the real way business works.

Date:
Apr 11, 2008 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Louise Whittet and Jim Eiche

Hear from instructors and successful students what the Advanced Communications Project (ACP) is really about, and get a jump-start on your project. Jim and Louise, both longtime instructors of the ACP, explain the basic structure of the final course in the program, and give you tips and pointers on how to choose a topic that's appropriate. They will also convene a panel of successful graduates who represent a range of project types, and they will share their stories and answer your questions.

Date:
Jan 26, 2008 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall
Room:
140
Speaker(s):
Professor William Duggan, Columbia Business School

Ideas often come from a flash of insight. Things come together in your mind. Your brain connects the dots. Modern brain science now reveals how these flashes of insight happen. It's a special form of intuition—strategic intuition—because it gives you an idea for action, a strategy. Strategic intuition works in new situations. Now that we know how flashes of insight happen, we can learn to recognize and use strategic intuition to galvanize our thinking and solve problems.

Date:
Nov 03, 2007 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: The Solaire, 20 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282

Graduate students in Columbia’s Construction Administration and Landscape Design programs attended an exclusive tour of The Solaire, the first environmentally conscious, high-rise residential building in the country, located in Battery Park City. Building staff at The Solaire led the tour, highlighting some of the features that made it the first Gold LEED-rated building in the country, including the building’s green roof and on-site water filtration plant.