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Past Events, Spring 2014

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Past Events, Spring 2014



January 30, 2014

"The Law of the Land in the Palestinian Territories: How Israel Occupies the West Bank," with Anat Saragusti, director of B'Tselem USA and Dov Waxman, professor of political science at Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY


February 5, 2014

"Uprisings and Aftermath: Human Rights in Syria, Libya, and Egypt, A View from the Ground," with Sara Leah Whitson, associate director, Middle East and North Africa Division for Human Rights Watch, and Jillian Schwendler, professor of political science, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center.

February 20, 2014

"Bearing Witness: The Role of Culturally Specific Museums in the Public Discourse of Human Rights," with Kinshasha Holman Conwell, director of the National Museum of American History and Culture, and John Haworth, director of the National Museum of the American Indian. more 

February 27, 2014

Conversations With City Breakfast: "How to Bolster Resilience in 'High Risk' Children and Their Families: Ways to Close the Inequality Gap," with Don Meichenbaum, research director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment of Victims of Violence. University Club, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


February 27, 2014

Town Hall Meeting for Students with Dean Boudreau, 12:30-1:45, North Academic Meeting, Rm. 0/201 

February 27, 2014

"Financing Your Legal Education," with Lorie Moore of Access Group, presented by the Skadden Arps Honors Program for Legal Studies, 12:30-1:45, Rm. NAC 4/133 

February 27, 2014

"Meet Dean Boudreau" Great Hall, Shepard Hall, 4:30-6:00

February 27, 2014

"Search for Josef Mengel," with David Marwell, director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, moderated by Eric D. Weitz, dean, Division of Arts and Humanities.  




March 6, 2014

"The Surprising Effects of Formally Tracking Patient Treatment Response on Mental Health Outcomes" with Michael Lambert, professor of psychology, Brigham Young University, clinical psychology program. Presented by the Department of Psychology and the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, as part of its 75th Anniversary Events. Shepard Hall, Rm. 106,  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
March 6, 2014

"Feminism and Forgiveness: A Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Faculty Discussion for Women's History Month," with Patricia Ackerman, director, Women's Studies; Griselda Rodriguez,director, International Studies; Irina Carlota Silber, professor, Anthropology; Jasmina Sinanovic,professor, Women's Studies; Andrea Weiss, co-director, MFA Program in Media Arts Production; MODERATOR: Dee Dee Mozeleski, director, Office of Institutional Advancement. Shepard Hall, Rm. 558, noon to 2 p.m.


March 6, 2014

"Competitive Tenders for the supply of Public Transportation Services" with Marvin Kristein, professor, Economic Business, North Academic Building, NAC, Rm. 6/141, 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

March 12, 2014

Second Annual Involvement Conference, "Establishing Your Career," Join 50 organizations from across the city for this half-day conference, including UNDP, Bronx Defenders, NYC Office of the Comptroller, Teach for America, the New York Academy of Medicine, and many others. Build your network of contacts with professionals, explore career paths, map your future. Shepard Hall, the Great Hall, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

March 13, 2014

"Police Reform in New York City" a "Conversations with City" breakfast series event with Jeremy Travis, president, John Jay College, and Alex Vitale, associate professor of sociology, Brooklyn College. University Club, 1 West 54th Street, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
March 13, 2014
"Trade Diversification and Economic Growth: A Comparative Study between East Asian and Latin American Countries" with Peter Show, professor, Economics and Business, North Academic Building,  NAC, Rm. 6/141 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

March 20, 2014

"Panhandling" with Dan O'Flaherty, professor, Columbia University, North Academic Building, NAC, Rm. 6/141, 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

March 20, 2014

"The Economics of Panhandling," presented by Gwendolyn Dordick, lecturer, Department of Sociology, and Dan O'Flaherty, professor of economics, Columbia University. North Academic Center.NAC, Rm. 6/141, 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

March 27, 2014

"Interpolating Residential Land Prices and Airport Infrastructure Impacts: An Application Using Local Plynomial Regressions", with Jeffrey Cohen, professor, Hartford College, North Academic Building, NAC, Rm. 6/141, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

March 27, 2014

"A Transgender Psychiatrist’s Journey of Personal and Professional Transition," with Jack Pula. Jack Pula is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice, a third-year psychoanalytic candidate at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and an emergency psychiatrist at NY Presbyterian Hospital. A Department of Psychology 75th Anniversary event. Shepard Hall, Rm. 107,  12:30 –1:50

March 27, 2014

"Torture, International Law, and the Fight Against Terrorism,” with Juan E. Méndez, visiting professor of Law at the American University, Washington College of Law, and the UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.



April 1, 2014

The Sternberg Family Lecture in Public Leadership: "What is College For?" with Andrew Delbanco. Professor Delbanco is the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He was awarded the 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, 4:30 p.m. 

April 2, 2014

"The International Criminal Court,” with Luis Moreno Ocampo, senior fellow, Jackson Institute Yale University, founding chief prosecutor International Criminal Court. 

April 7, 2014

"A Critical Anthropological Study of Disability," with Faye Ginsburg, the David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology, New York University, and Rayna Rapp, professor of anthropology, New York University. 

April 10, 2014

“Challenging Impunity in Domestic Courts: Human Rights Prosecutions in Latin America,” with Jo-Marie Burt, co-director of the Center for Global Studies, director of Latin American Studies, and Victoria Sanford, founding director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Lehman College. Center for Worker Education, 6:30 p.m. 

April 24, 2014

"Optimal Enforcement of Non-Compete Clauses" with Ramya Shankar, assistant professor, Economics and Business, North Academic Building, NAC, Rm. 6/141, 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

April 28, 2014

"Breach of Trust: The U.S. Military and American Society," the 2014 Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture in International Relations. Andrew J. Bacevich, professor of International Relations and History at Boston University, specialist in U.S. foreign policy, security studies, and American diplomatic and military history. Shepard Hall, Rm. 250, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

April 29, 2014

"The Role of Leadership in the Global Market" with Jamie Dimon, Chairman, President, and CEO of JPMorgan Chase. Shepard Hall, Rm. 250, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a post-talk reception open to faculty and students. 


May 1, 2014

"Virtual Organizations" with Abbe Mowshowitz, professor, computer science, North Academic Center, NAC, Rm. 6/141, 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

May 8, 2014

“Human Rights in China Twenty-Five Years After Tiananmen," with Andrew J. Nathan, professor of political science, Columbia University, andVince Boudreau, dean, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. North Academic Center, Ballroom, 6:30 p.m. 

May 29, 2014

Colin Powell School 2014 Graduation Ceremony, Marshak Plaza, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 


June 5, 2014

The Social World and the Meaning of the Message: A 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Psychology Department at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York. Great Hall of Shepard Hall, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.