Sunday, November 16, 2008

Information Session on New Masters Program in Regional Studies; Latin America and the Caribbean

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 2:30 pm- 4:00pm
Location: International Affairs Room 802

Information on an interdisciplinary M.A. degree program that provides a broad social-science based approach to modern and contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2009 for the fall semester
for more information contact marslac@columbia.edu or visit http://ilas.columbia.edu/marslac 

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Genocide, Refugees and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Messages for the 21st Century

Speakers include Francis Deng, Special Adviser of the UN Secretary General on Genocide Prevention; Brian Hook, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs for the US State Department; Sally Frishberg of the Museum of Jewish Heritage; Brian Gorlick, Senior Policy Adviser for the Office of the UN High Commission on Refugees; and Olivia Bueno, Associative Director of the International Refugee Rights Initiative.
6:30- 8:30 pm, Center for Jewish History, 15th West 16th Street
Free Admission but RSVP required- rebecca.tobin@touro.edu 

The Secular Age on a Global Context

Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus at McGill University and author of "A Secular Age," will speak.
8:00 pm, Nov. 19th, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center

A Genealogy of Liberty

Quentin Skinner, Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge will speak
6:15 pm, Nov. 18th, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center 

Overcoming the Legacy of Colonialism in the Building of Cross-Border Solidarity: The Case of India

Ashwini Sukthankar, Director of the International Commission on Labor Rights will speak in this seminar, 7:15 pm with a dinner at 6:00 pm, Nov. 17th

Seminar will be on the Second Floor of the Heyman Center, Dinner held at Sezz Medi 1260 Amersterdam Ave.