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Vol. 6, Issue 13

Spotlight on Stories Past and Present

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As many of us continue to practice physical distancing, our days can sometimes seem lonely. The Center is continuing to work on ways to strengthen the connections between ourselves and our communities, near and far. Digital storytelling remains an important way that we can all come together to share information, experiences, and spaces. To that end, we have compiled some of our favorite stories from our interdisciplinary scholars and events, past and present:

This week:

  • Join us on Earth Day (April 22) for the online panel, Climate, Environment, and the Politics of Public Trust. More details below. 
  • Learn about the Center’s scholars, faculty, students, and staff through our freshly redesigned Instagram account. This week, we feature criminal lawyer and Presidential Scholar Federica Coppola.
  • If you’re a part of Columbia University, share your stories, photos of your current work space, or give a shout-out to essential workers and colleagues using the hashtags #ColumbiaTogether and #ColumbiaEverywhere.

From the archives:

Featured Events:

The Center for Science and Society has suspended all onsite programming through May, although a select number of events will be held remotely. Our online calendar of events now includes virtual events.

Online: Casey Schwartz - Attention, A Love Story

April 22 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Join the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry for a discussion of Casey Schwartz's new memoir and its examination of psycho-stimulants, the lure of attention in our time, and its costs. Held via Zoom. 

Online: Climate, Environment, and the Politics of Public Trust

April 22 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM
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Explore the politics of science, consensus, and evidence-building. Speakers will discuss how public trust relating to climate change and pollution is constituted, eroded, and subverted by companies and environmental agencies. Free and open to the public. Link will be sent to registered attendees.
Reserve Your Seat

Online: Care for the Polis: Cities, Health, and the Humanities

Series starting May 1 |  3:00 PM
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In a series of weekly Zoom panels, speakers will discuss the effects of health on the conception of cities and publics, including in the context of the pandemic, the foreclosure of public space, and what it means to become an online yet domestic-bound public. Registration required.

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