Alumni Events Calendar

Later than October 1, 2012
Oct
15

New York: Cafe Columbia - Truth: An Ancient Babylonian Perspective

Location:PicNic Cafe
Cafe Columbia is a series of informal discussions, led by Columbia University faculty, focused broadly on the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The discussions are held at the Picnic Market Cafe at 2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd Street).
Oct
22

New York: Cafe Columbia - Crime, Race and the Dismal Science: From Thomas Carlyle to Michelle Alexander

Location:PicNic Cafe
Cafe Columbia is a series of informal discussions, led by Columbia University faculty, focused broadly on the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The discussions are held at the Picnic Market Cafe at 2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd Street).
Nov
12

New York: Cafe Columbia - The Urban Brain: How Cities Affect How We Feel, Think and Behave

Location:PicNic Cafe
In 2008, for the first time in human history, more than half of the world’s population was living in cities. The urban environment effects how adults as well as children think, feel and behave. Galea will discuss what we know, and do not know, about how cities shape aspects of day-to-day living and how cities can be changed to improve our health and our lives.
Nov
26

New York: Cafe Columbia - Choreographies of Sharing Sacred Sites among Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire

Location:PicNic Cafe
Cafe Columbia is a series of informal discussions, led by Columbia University faculty, focused broadly on the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The discussions are held at the Picnic Market Cafe at 2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd Street).
Dec
3

New York: Cafe Columbia - Sorting Out the Election

Location:PicNic Cafe
Cafe Columbia is a series of informal discussions, led by Columbia University faculty, focused broadly on the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The discussions are held at the Picnic Market Cafe at 2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd Street).
Dec
10

New York: Cafe Columbia - Synthetic Virology: Why Do We Want To Create Viruses?

Location:PicNic Cafe
Virologists have been creating viruses from DNA since the 1980s. This ability, broadly known as synthetic biology, is great for research. But does synthetic virology have nefarious uses, and should we be more careful about where it is done and for what purposes? Racaniello will discuss the potentials and perils of synthetic viruses.
Dec
17

New York: Cafe Columbia - The Politics of Money in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Location:PicNic Cafe
Colonial expansion, enslavement and the death penalty constituted integral ingredients in the new monetary culture emerging in the early modern Atlantic world. Wennerlind will discuss the issues that formed the complex political reality of early modern money: the desperate search for additional silver to solve England’s scarcity of money problem, the use of future profits from the African slave trade to support public credit, the role of Isaac Newton in putting counterfeiters to death in order to protect the Financial Revolution and the clash of monetary civilizations in the North American colonies.
Jan
28

New York: Cafe Columbia with Professor Robert Y. Shapiro

Location:PicNic Market & Cafe
Professor Robert Y. Shapiro will discuss how partisan politics and ideological conflict affect a wide range of issues.
Feb
11

New York: Cafe Columbia with Professor William Zajc

Location:PicNic Cafe
Revisiting the Big Bang in the Laboratory. Join Professor William Zajc for a conversation about black holes, quark-gluon plasma, and cutting-edge big bang theory.
Feb
20

Geneva: Hedge Fund Discussion

Location:Cafe du Clos
The Columbia University Alumni Club of Geneva is pleased to invite you to an evening with Philippe Jabre '82BUS. Philippe is the founder and CIO of Jabre Capital Partners S.A., a Geneva-based hedge fund. The topic of the event will be: "Hedge funds - do they create value or are they destined to disappear?"