Spring 2008

Please join us for our first Heyman Center event of the semester featuring R.K. Pachauri, Chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC, along with Al Gore, was awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Also featured on the panel are Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics, as well as James Hansen and Cynthia Rosenzweig, leading researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Titans of the future, it is said of these two countries. How has this come to be in each case? By what criteria of success? And with what problems and pitfalls in train? These are some of the questions that three remarkable economists of globalization will discuss in their comparison of India and China.

Cinema and Politics

Monday, February 18, 2008

Two acute film critics, Jim Hoberman of The Village Voice and Stuart Klawans of The Nation, who have educated metropolitan cinema lovers over the years in New York and Chicago will discuss the past and future of the medium's possibilities for political statement.

Language, Culture, and Power

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Dipesh Chakrabarthy, Arjun Appadurai, and Sheldon Pollock, will engage in a round table discussion on "Philology, Theory, History," as part of the conference on "Language, Culture, Power: New Directions in South Asian Studies."

Monday, February 25, 2008

A talk featuring philosopher Bruno Latour.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Catherine Hall speaks on “An Empire of God or of Man?: The Macaulays Father and Son.”  

Monday, March 24, 2008

This event will feature Daphne Merkin, critic, essayist and novelist; Edward Rothstein, chief music critic for the New York Times; and Arthur Danto, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia and art critic. Robert Weil, executive editor at W.W. Norton, will serve as chair.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hayden White and Michael Taussig, two highly original and unorthodox intellectuals, write about the question of method and the place of meaning in the study of culture and history.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

British psychologist and essayist Adam Phillips will discuss the relationship between psychology and literature in his talk "On Not Getting Away With It."

Monday, April 21, 2008

Stanford Professor of Political Science Josiah Ober speaks on "What Was Democracy?" Columbia Professor of Political Science Anna Stilz serves as respondent.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

French philosopher Jacques Rancière and W.J.T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, discuss "The Future of the Image."

Literary theorist and Professor Emeritus of French at the University of California, Berkeley, Leo Bersani speaks on "The Will to Know." Lee Edelman, Professor of English at Tufts University, and Carolyn Dean, Professor of History and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, serve as respondents.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Preeminent Sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein and John Coatsworth, Columbia Dean and Professor of International and Public Affairs, discuss a "Left Turn in Latin America."


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