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Ethics for Lunch: “Medicare-for-All: How to Weigh Medical Principles vs. Pragmatism” with Bill Sage, MD, JD

Columbia University - Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion 1150 St. Nicholas Ave. at 168th St., New York

To the Faculty and Friends of the Columbia M.S. in Bioethics Program, please join us for a discussion and lunch with William M. Sage, MD, JD. About the Speaker William M. Sage, MD, JD, an authority on health law and policy, teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in the School of Law and Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care in the Dell Medical School. He is a visiting professor at New York University for the 2019/2020 academic year. Prof. Sage is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (IOM), and currently serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Board on Health Care Services and its Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030. He is an elected fellow of The Hastings Center on bioethics and serves on the editorial board of the journal Health Affairs. He has written more than [...]

Rally for Smaller Classes

City Hall Park Broadway, Park Row and Chambers St Manhattan, New York

Please join Class Size Matters and NYC Kids Pac to rally for smaller classes on Wed. January 29 in front of City Hall at noon; with City Council hearings focused on the class size issue to follow, starting at 1 PM. The rally and hearings are an ideal opportunity for parents and teachers let the Mayor and the Council know that there can be no equity or excellence for NYC kids until the city lowers class sizes, which are 15-30% larger in our public schools than in the rest of the state. We will be urging them to provide dedicated funding in next year’s budget specifically to hire extra teachers to reduce class size, starting first in the lower grades and in struggling schools. Class sizes have risen sharply since 2007 in every part of the city, and this year there were more than 275,000 students in classes of 30 or more. Please come to our rally and stay for [...]

Human Rights Book Talk: “For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq” with Ayça Çubukçu

Jerome Greene Hall (Columbia University) 435 W. 116 St., New York

Speaker: Ayça Çubukçu, Associate Professor in Human Rights and Co-Director of LSE Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science The global anti-war movement against the invasion and occupation of Iraq crystallized on February 15, 2003, when millions of people simultaneously demonstrated in six hundred cities around the world. The World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) emerged from this global anti-war movement “to tell and disseminate the truth about the Iraq war.” Between 2003 and 2005, in the absence of official institutions of justice willing or able to perform the task, the WTI established a globally networked platform where the reasons and consequences of the war could be investigated, and those responsible for the destruction of Iraq could be publicly judged. In this lecture, and based on two years of fieldwork with WTI activists around the globe, Ayça Çubukçu will discuss the transnational praxis of the World Tribunal on Iraq to address challenges of forging global [...]

Collaborative Piano Master Class with Rita Sloan

Manhattan School of Music - Greenfield Hall 120 Claremont Avenue, New York

Collaborative Piano Master Class with Rita Sloan Rita Sloan is acknowledged internationally as a leading teacher of piano, collaborative piano and chamber music. In 1999, she was appointed a piano faculty member and director of the collaborative piano program at the University of Maryland. As an Artist Faculty Member at the Aspen Music Festival, Ms. Sloan founded their Collaborative Piano Program. She has performed as soloist with both the Aspen Festival Orchestra and Chamber Symphony as well as in chamber music with many of Aspen’s distinguished guest artists including pianists Wu Han and Orli Shaham, violinists Sarah Chang and Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg, cellist Gary Hoffman, bassist Edgar Meyer and  flutist Emmanuel Pahud. Teaching residencies and master class presentations have included Tainan National University of the Arts and National Normal University in Taiwan, China Conservatory in Beijing, China, leading universities in Seoul, Korea, London’s Royal College of Music, American universities and conservatories including numerous visits to the Juilliard [...]


Piano Master Class with Wei-Yi Yang

Manhattan School of Music - Miller Recital Hall 120 Claremont Avenue, New York

Pianist Wei-Yi Yang has received worldwide acclaim for his captivating performances and imaginative programming. Winner of the gold medal at the San Antonio International Piano Competition, he has performed at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and across America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Most recently, he was the soloist in a performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie at Carnegie Hall that The New York Times hailed as “sensational.” In demand as a dedicated teacher, Wei-Yi Yang has presented master classes and performances in Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Mexico, Serbia, and Montenegro, among other countries around the world. Mr. Yang’s performances have been featured on NPR, PBS, RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana), ARTE (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne), the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company), and on recordings for such labels as Genuin (Leipzig), Hyperion (London), Naxos (Hong Kong), Albany Records, Renegade Classics, and the Holland-America Music Society. A dynamic chamber [...]


In That Time: Michael O’Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam, an evening with author Daniel Weiss

Columbia University - Pulitzer Hall 2950 Broadway, New York

Speaker: Daniel Weiss, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Daniel Weiss’s In That Time tells the story of the American experience in Vietnam through the life of Michael O’Donnell, a bright young musician and poet who served as a soldier and helicopter pilot. O’Donnell wrote with great sensitivity and poetic force, and his best-known poem is among the most beloved of the war. In 1970, during an attempt to rescue fellow soldiers stranded under heavy fire, O’Donnell’s helicopter was shot down in the jungles of Cambodia. He remained missing in action for almost three decades. Weiss will talk about O’Donnell life and legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death and the war in Vietnam more generally. Daniel Weiss, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, previously served as Professor of Art History and Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at John Hopkins University as well as President [...]

Developing a Marketing Strategy

The Dream Center New York

Many business owners spend significant money on marketing. But few have a research-based marketing strategy that ensures every one of those About this Event The goal of this course is to help entrepreneurs at any stage build a foundational marketing strategy that will inform every marketing tactic they use. During this course, you will: • Define the “why” behind why you are in business • Map out your customer using a customer persona • Develop your unique value proposition (UVP) • Write and deliver an elevator pitch • Understand the value and role of digital marketing in a business strategy This course is the first module in the NYC Department of Small Business Services’ (SBS) six-module Digital Marketing series. It is followed by the second module, “Creating Content Your Customers Value.” 1 Session; 2.5 Hours


The “Salome” Ensemble: A conversation featuring Alice Kessler-Harris, Hilary Hallett, Lara Vapnek, Valerie Paley (moderator)

New York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, New York

In 1925, a silent film called Salome of the Tenements premiered at the Rialto Theatre in Times Square. Ahead of its time, the movie featured a fascinating array of women both behind and in front of the camera. Based on the bestselling novel by Anzia Yezierska, it explored the world of immigrants on the Lower East Side and was inspired by the life of activist and feminist Rose Pastor Stokes. Sonya Levien wrote the screenplay, and Jetta Goudal played the lead role. Join our panel and explore the story behind this unique project that arrived at a time when women were claiming their place as consumers and creators of mass media. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Center for Women's History and the Center for American Studies Purchasing Tickets By phone: (212) 485-9268 Online: Click on "Buy Tickets" FREE TO COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS! Use code 1029 on purchasing page. Event Contact Information: Angela Darling [...]

Morningside Heights Build The Block Neighborhood Policing & Safety Meeting

289 Nicholas Avenue Basement New York

The NYPD officers serving your community invite you to a discussion of the public safety challenges in our neighborhood. With neighborhood policing, the Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs), and the Steady Sector Officers who work with them, have been given more time and opportunity to collaborate with residents in identifying and solving local quality of life conditions and crime concerns. The same officers are assigned to our community each day, so these officers learn the neighborhood, its challenges and potential, and the people who call it home. We want to hear from a broad range of voices about what it will take to make all the residents of our neighborhood feel safe and secure. Please join us for what we home will be a lively and productive discussion. For accomodations regarding any disability, please contact Sergeant Henry Nautista at (212) 678-1311 or at least 72 hours prior to the event. Doors open at 5:30pm, meeting starts [...]

Critique 13/13 Seminar: Seminar session on Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition, with Professors Seyla Benhabib and Bernard E. Harcourt

Columbia University - Maison Française Buell Hall, 2nd Floor, 515 West 116th Street, New York

The seminar Critique 13/13 in 2019-20 returns to brilliant texts in critical theory: Adorno, Althusser, Arendt, de Beauvoir, Du Bois, Fanon, Foucault, Freire, Horkheimer, Lorde, Said, Sartre, and others, in order to examine the current state of critical theory and ask how contemporary critical thought and practice function in these troubled times. The idea, in essence, is to see how today we can use these critical texts. Seminar series organized by Bernard Harcourt and the Columbia Contemporary Center for Critical Thought. Event Contact Information: Shanny Peer 212 854 4482

Toastmasters Open House

Interchurch Center 475 Riverside Drive, New York

Get butterflies when you present? Sharpen your public speaking skills! Join TIC Toastmasters Club we meet twice a month. Guests are always welcome.   for more information email:

Complex Issues: The Assistant

Lenfest Center for the Arts (Columbia University) 615 West 129 Street, New York

The Assistant follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant's—making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered. Screening followed by a conversation between Writer-Director Kitty Green, Producers Scott Macaulay and James Schamus, Film, and Denise Cruz, English and Comparative Literature. Co-presented by the Department of English and Comparative Literature; Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; and The [...]

Exhibit Opening. Vintage: Eastern Bloc 1964

International Affairs Building (Columbia University) 420 West 118th Street, New York

Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibit "Vintage: Eastern Bloc 1964," a photo essay documenting the travels of two young Americans behind the Iron Curtain by photographer Hope Herman Wurmfeld. Exhibit runs January 21 – March 13, 2020. Exhibit hours are Monday–Friday, 9:30AM – 5:00PM excluding university holidays. Hope Herman Wurmfeld is a photographer and author who lives and works in New York City. Throughout her career, she has exhibited her photographs internationally, published several books, and taught photography at Hunter College in NYC for over twenty years. Her work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in NYC, The Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, The Archives of the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., The New York Public Library, the Osthaus Museum in Hagen, Germany and the Princeton University Library Graphics Collection, among others. Herman Wurmfeld has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome [...]

Enter The Conversation: Professor Rashid Ismail Khalidi

Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, at W. 112th Street, New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to welcome Professor Rashid Ismail Khalidi for a conversation about his new book, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine, a landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history. In 1899, Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, mayor of Jerusalem, alarmed by the Zionist call to create a Jewish national home in Palestine, wrote a letter aimed at Theodore Herzl: the country had an indigenous people who would not easily accept their own displacement. He warned of the perils ahead, ending his note, “in the name of God, let Palestine be left alone.” Thus Rashid Khalidi, al-Khalidi’s great-great-nephew, begins this sweeping history, the first general account of the conflict told from an explicitly Palestinian perspective. Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival materials and the reports of generations of family members—mayors, judges, [...]

Film Screening & Discussion. The Gateway

Columbia University - Deutsches Haus 410 West 116th Street, New York

Please join the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University for a screening of The Gateway (2017) director Volodymyr Tykhy, followed by a discussion led by Professor Yuri Shevchuk. Ukrainian with English subtitles. Based on the cult play At the Beginning and End of Time by Pavlo Ar’ye, this feature film is about strange adventures of Baba Prysia, an old woman residing with her dysfunctional family in the exclusion zone around the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. For people who refused to leave the zone, the man-made catastrophe of 1986 never ended— it just took other bizarre and terrifying forms. This screening is made possible thanks to the support and cooperation of the film’s producer Ihor Savychenko. Event Contact Information: Carly Jackson 212 854 6217

Wonyoung Yoon, clarinet

Mikowsky Hall

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Guy Dellecave, saxophone

Pforzheimer Hall

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Nils Vigeland 70th Birthday Celebration

Manhattan School of Music - Greenfield Hall 120 Claremont Avenue, New York

A concert honoring former MSM faculty member Nils Vigeland, who taught at Manhattan School of Music for thirty years, retiring as Chair of the Composition Department in 2013. Reiko Fueting, Coordinator All works composed by Nils Vigeland Perfect Happiness (2000) Vatche Jambazian, piano Transparent Things (1983) Joshua Weinberg, flute Daniel Matei, percussion Thomas Feng, piano Sailing to Byzantium (2016) Quartet 121: Molly Germer, violin Julia Jung Un Suh, violin Lena Vidulich, viola Thea Mesirow, cello Huizi Zhang, piano Thomas Feng, piano Michal Raymond Massoud, conductor “…through which the past shines” (2017) Renate Rohlfing, piano John Popham, cello Dan Lippel, guitar     This event is FREE, no tickets required. Arrive early to ensure seating! Greenfield Hall Manhattan School of Music 130 Claremont Avenue New York, NY 10027 Questions?

Xiaoshu Huang, piano

Miller Recital Hall

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