Past Events

January 21, 7:00 pm –  8:30 pm    

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A conversation with authors Sejal Shah and Esmé Weijun Wang moderated by Dr. Jennifer Ho

January 21, 6:00 pm –  7:00 pm    

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Community-based nonprofits have anchored immigrants through the turbulence of the ongoing health crisis and social unrest, providing often ignored individuals and families refuge and the means to weather these unsettling times. Moreover, the presidential elections bring both challenges and opportunities for immigrants and their nonprofit providers and advocates. Join us online for a live conversation with leaders of immigrant-serving organizations who will share how their nonprofits are responding to the urgent needs of their communities.

January 21, 11:30 am –  12:30 pm    

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Initiated in 2008, the Mailman School of Public Health Grand Rounds is a community conversation on the science, education, and practice of public health. The series provides an intellectual space within which to explore national and global public health challenges and the innovative approaches needed to transform the public’s health in the 21st century. COVID-19 has served as a magnifying glass on a broken, structurally racist and unequal health system which falls grievously short of protecting communities of color, the aged and the vulnerable. It also has highlighted the devastating consequences of our country’s absence of a public health system charged with protecting and elevating health for all.

January 21, 11:00 am –  1:00 pm    

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The Identity & Inclusion Series is a set of interactive diversity and inclusion workshops on building a socially conscious community. Unless noted otherwise, each workshop is open to all students, faculty, and staff; accessible to a variety of prior engagement levels; and facilitated with warmth by the members of the Multicultural Affairs team. Sign up for one or many!

December 29, 7:00 pm –  8:30 pm    

A conversation with Francis Wong, Jon Jang, Erika Oba, Jen Shyu, Karl Evangelista, and Vijay Iver. Moderated by Kevin A. Fellezs, PhD. For questions and more info, please email Register Here >>

December 17, 4:00 pm –  5:00 pm    

In the month of November, two Category 4 hurricanes struck the Afro-Indigenous Moskitia region of Central America — a region already in the throes of a COVID-19 outbreak. In this event, two Miskitu activists and one Afro-Creole political leader from the region reflect on the wider sociopolitical and economic context giving shape to the hurricanes and their aftermath. Register Here >>

December 10, 12:45 pm –  2:00 pm    

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University is hosting a Thursday Lecture Series from their Society of Fellows fellows that examines Peru’s internal armed conflict (1980-1992) between Maoist Shining Path insurgents and government forces from a micro-dynamic of wartime violence and resistance in the Andean village of Huamanquiquia. Register Here >>

December 9, 6:30 pm –  8:00 pm    

Karl Jacoby, Allan Nevins Professor of American History and Co-Director of CSER, will moderate a conversation with George T. Díaz (Associate Professor of History, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) and Holly M. Karibo (Assistant Professor of History, Oklahoma State University) about border policing, a history of enforcement and evasion in North America. View Recording of Event Here >>

December 2, 8:45 am –  1:00 pm    

The World Leaders Forum is hosting the following world leaders: Wednesday, December 2nd, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. Wednesday, December 2nd, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, December 9th, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of the Kingdom of Norway. Online registration is required and open to current students, faculty, and staff from Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College. Columbia University UNI authentication is required to participate in these events. Only those who have preregistered and received an email confirmation from the University will be admitted. Prior to participating in a program, please be aware of the University Code of Conduct and event guidelines.

November 20, 5:00 pm –  6:00 pm    

In Conversation With Historians presents Immigration Activism: What Does It Look Like? This next panel will cover immigration justice issues in the context of activism and community support, featuring Nara B. Milanich, Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez, Ana Barrios, Andre Jimenez, and an immigration friend of the NSC. Register Here >>

CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.
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