A pair of Columbia University professors will speak Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m., as a part of their nationwide book tour. “We hope that the students will feel seen in this and be given tools to think about their own intimate lives,” said Columbia Prof. Shamus Khan, sociology.
Prof. Brenda Elsey, history, Hofstra University, gave a wry and lively lecture on the rising call for feminist reform in Latin American soccer culture Tuesday evening. That’s right — soccer and feminism.
The “Mighty Mekong” River, which winds through Southeast Asia, is slowly ceding its might in “one of the most over-engineered places on earth,” argues Brian Eyler, who studies this phenomenon, in his latest book.
At Cornell’s first “Chats in the Stacks” book talk of the year, Prof. Sabrina Karim, government, gave insights into the context, problems and solutions of the unequal power dimensions and peacekeeping missions in the U.N.
Swiftly moving from Cornell professor to Chief Economic Advisor of the Indian government was a unique but challenging transition, Prof. Kaushik Basu, economics, recounted. Baru, senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, described his life story at a talk Thursday. Basu said that his recently published book, An Economist in the Real World — which discusses economic policy development — was only written because he kept a detailed diary during his tenure as Indian CEA from 2009 to 2012. According to Basu, his sudden appointment to the CEA’s office and entry into economic policymaking was a somewhat traumatic experience for him. “The interaction between the world of talk and the world of action doesn’t happen so neatly.