EVENT ON MONDAY, MARCH 10
WHAT: Panel Discussion - Perspectives on the Crisis in Ukraine
SPONSORS: The Harriman Institute and Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs
WHEN: Monday, March 10, 2014; 2:00 – 4:00 pm
WHERE: 420 West 118th Street, International Affairs Building, Room 1501
PRESS RSVP: Marcus Tonti, (212) 851-1818, email@example.com
SPEAKERS: Richard K. Betts, Director, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, Leo A. Shifrin Professor of War and Peace Studies and Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies; Peter Clement, Visiting Professor, Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs; Valery Kuchinsky, Adjunct Professor of International Relations, Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs; Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy, Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs; Director, Center for Global Economic Governance; Moderated by Timothy Frye, Director, Harriman Institute; Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Columbia University.
BACKGROUND: Panelists will discuss current affairs in Ukraine.
EVENTS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 11
WHAT: Media Preview – Other Primary Structures
SPONSOR: The Jewish Museum
WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 2014; 12:00 – 3:00 pm (Remarks and tours begin at 12:45 pm)
WHERE: 5th Avenue at 92nd Street
PRESS RSVP: By Friday, February 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews available by advance appointment.
SPEAKERS: Claudia Gould, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director, The Jewish Museum; and
Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and curator of Other Primary Structures.
BACKGROUND: Inspired by the Museum’s 1966 exhibition Primary Structures, Other Primary Structures will revisit 1960s sculpture from today’s far more global perspective. This two-part exhibition responds to its predecessor by examining the worldwide reach of this groundbreaking movement, featuring artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe who were actively working in similar modes in the 1960s.
WHAT: Panel Discussion on Whistleblowers
SPONSORS: Center on National Security and PEN American Center
WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 2014; 6:00 pm
WHERE: Fordham Law School, McNally Amphitheatre, 140 West 62 Street
PRESS RSVP: http://www.CenterOnNationalSecurity.org/RSVP
SPEAKERS: Julia Angwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist writing for ProPublica and author of the recently released Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance (2014). Mike German is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program, where his work focuses on law enforcement and intelligence oversight and reform. David Pozen is an associate professor at Columbia Law School who has written extensively on constitutional law, national security law, public law, and information law and policy. Ray McGovern is a retired CIA analyst and public advocate for the responsible behavior and use of information by U.S. intelligence agencies. He leads the “Speaking Truth to Power” section of Tell the Word. Suzanne Nossel (moderator) is the executive director of PEN American Center.
BACKGROUND: Panelists will explore the historical, cultural, legal and political dimensions of whistleblowing. They will assess NSA and other national security-related whistleblowing cases and the questions they raise about the roles of whistleblowers, government agencies, journalists, editors and media platforms.
EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
WHAT: Panel Discussion - Cops, Courts, and Corrections: A Conversation About the NY Justice System and Mental Illness
SPONSOR: The Vera Institute of Justice
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014; 8:30 - 10:00 am
WHERE: 233 Broadway, 12th Floor
PRESS CONTACT: Scarlet Neath, email@example.com, (212) 376-3133
SPEAKERS: Steve Coe, Chief Executive Officer, Community Access; Judge Matthew D’Emic
Brooklyn Mental Health Court; Jim Parsons, Director of the Substance Use and Mental Health Program, Vera Institute of Justice; Homer Venters, MD, Assistant Commissioner of Correctional Health Services, NYC Department of Health and Mental Health; moderated by Robert Lewis, Reporter, WNYC.
BACKGROUND: This briefing looks at the justice system and how it addresses mental health needs and examines individuals’ experiences with law enforcement, the courts, and the jails.
WHAT: Discussion: Ukraine - Peril and Opportunity
SPONSORS: The Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:15 - 1:30 pm
WHERE: 420 West 118th Street, Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)
PRESS CONTACT: Kevin Hallinan, firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 854-4627
SPEAKERS: Paula J. Dobriansky, Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Dobriansky previously served in senior positions with the U.S. Government, including Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (2001-2009). Timothy Frye, Director, Harriman Institute; Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy. David. L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Philips served as senior adviser and foreign affairs experts in the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.
BACKGROUND: Panelists will discuss current affairs in Ukraine.
WHAT: Discussion: America’s “Rebalance” Towards Japan & China
SPONSOR: Japan Society
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: 333 East 47th Street between First and Second Avenues
SPEAKERS: Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State. Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME, covers politics, elections and government for the magazine and TIME.com.
BACKGROUND: Mr. Nye and Mr. Halperin will examine U.S. policy in East Asia.
SPONSOR: New America NYC
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014; 6:30 – 8:15 pm
WHERE: 199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B
PRESS RSVP: Click here to RSVP.
SPEAKERS: Dalia Othman, Research Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Visiting Scholar, MIT Center for Civic Media; Mati Milstein, Photojournalist, Author, My New Middle East; Lisa Goldman, Director, Israel-Palestine Initiative, New America Foundation
BACKGROUND: Milstein will show and discuss the collection of images of Palestinian women he shot over a period of three years at unarmed protests in the West Bank.
SPONSORS: Asia Society, Citi Foundation
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014; 7:00 - 8:30 pm
WHERE: 725 Park Avenue
SPEAKERS: Deborah Gillis is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Catalyst, a research and advisory organization that works to advance women in leadership. Lakshmi Puri is the Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships and Deputy Director of UN Women. Nobuko Sasae is the wife of the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae.
Kaoriko Kuge (moderator) is a reporter and anchor for Fujisankei Communications International NY.
BACKGROUND: In conjunction with the UN Commission on the Status of Women Conference, this panel will examine what policies governments may pursue for greater inclusion of women in the professional workforce. This program will be broadcast live at AsiaSociety.org/Live. Viewers can submit questions to email@example.com or tweet questions to #AskAsia.
EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 13
SPONSOR: Institute of International Education
WHEN: Roundtable 1: Strategies for Expanding Collaboration with Brazil, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; Roundtable 2: The Impact of Globalization on International Education & Facilitating International Research Collaboration, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza
PRESS RSVP: (Required & Space Is Limited) Sharon Witherell, firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 984-5380
BACKGROUND: Roundtable 1: Strategies for Expanding Collaboration with Brazil: Brazil, one of the largest economies in the world, has recently emerged as an international higher education powerhouse, in large part because of the landmark Ciências sem Fronteiras program that aims to send 100,000 Brazilian student abroad. This session will address key opportunities for expanding overall engagement with Brazil, and will feature partnership strategies, expanding U.S. study to Brazil, and best practices for hosting Brazil Scientific Mobility Students on U.S. campuses; Roundtable 2: The Impact of Globalization on International Education & Facilitating International Research Collaboration: The cutting edge research performed at higher education institutions around the world is vital to solving global issues such as climate change, sustainable development, food security, and the expansion of the world’s urban populations. This session will look at best practices and strategies for expanding research collaboration with international partners, including innovative models for tri- or multilateral research partnerships.
SPONSOR: The Korea Society
WHEN: Thursday, March 13, 2014; 5:30 pm
WHERE: 950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
PRESS RSVP: Nikita Desai, email@example.com, (212) 759-7525, ext. 355.
SPEAKER: Tami Overby became vice president for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in July 2009. Overby is responsible for developing, promoting, and executing programs and policies relating to U.S. trade and investment in Asia. She works closely with Chamber member companies, business coalitions, AmChams, government leaders, and business executives to achieve their business objectives in this very important part of the world. Overby and her team led the efforts for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement ratification.
BACKGROUND: Ms. Overby will reflect on the first two years of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) and address opportunities for investment and new partnerships.
SPONSORS: The Earth Institute and the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University
WHEN: Thursday, March 13, 2014; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Columbia University Morningside Campus Low Memorial Library
PRESS RSVP: Click here to register.
PRESS CONTACT: Hayley Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAKERS: Ron Araujo, Manager, Conservation & Load Management, Northeast Utilities Service Company, Frank Evans, Regional Vice President, Northeast, Willdan Energy Solutions and Richard Kauffman, Chairman of the NYSERDA Board of Directors, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York.
BACKGROUND: Panelists will discuss how they design programs in the Northeast to motivate the business customers and drive energy efficiency in the commercial space. Experts will discuss how energy analytics and intelligent systems are enabling efficiency expansion to new customers and markets.
EVENTS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14
SPONSOR: Institute of International Education
WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2014; 2:30 pm
PRESS RSVP: (Required & Space is Limited) Sharon Witherell, email@example.com, (212) 984-5380
BACKGROUND: Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education honor the most outstanding initiatives being conducted in international higher education by IIE Network member institutions. These awards help foster innovative ideas that will help international education
professionals create and sustain new opportunities for students and faculty and brings international
education to the forefront of education policy. For more information on award recipients please click here.
SPONSOR: Museum of Modern Art
WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2014; 10:00 – 11:00 am; Remarks at 10:30 am
PRESS RSVP: Department of Communication, 212-708-9401, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAKERS: Christophe Cherix, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints; Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture.
BACKGROUND: This exhibition, which premieres Jasper Johns's most recent body of work, includes approximately 30 objects. Jasper Johns emerged as a leading voice in American art in the late-1950s with paintings of iconic motifs such as flags, targets, and numbers. The Regrets series takes the image of Freud through a succession of cross-medium permutations, including small pencil sketches, a set of four ink-on-plastic drawings, and two prints, each presented along with a variety of preliminary states.
EVENT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 15
WHAT: A Dialogue on Anishinaabe Art
SPONSOR: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014; 2:00 pm
WHERE: One Bowling Green, in Lower Manhattan Across from Battery Park
PRESS RSVP: Margaret Sagan, (212) 514-3758; SaganM@si.edu
SPEAKERS: Richard Houle (painter); Gerald McMaster (curator); Gerald Vizenor (author); Moderated by David Penney (National Museum of the American Indian)
BACKGROUND: This event is in conjunction with the exhibition, Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes which is open throughJune 15, 2014 and includes more than one hundred contemporary and modern works with historic, ancestral objects revealing the stories, experiences, and histories of Anishinaabe. The exhibit includes works by Norval Morrisseau, George Morrison, Blake Debassige, Daphne Odjig, and others.
EVENT ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19
SPONSOR: Empire State Development Corp.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 2014; 5:30 – 8:30 pm
PRESS RSVP: By March 12 to Patricia Rapp, email@example.com
SPEAKERS: Representatives from New York State vacation regions (the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central New York, Finger Lakes and Rochester, Greater Niagara, Hudson Valley, Long Island, and Thousand Islands-Seaway
BACKGROUND: Representatives will preview upcoming summer activities, events, and new developments.
STATE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE SUBSCRIPTION
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt, U.S. State Department daily appointments schedule
http://iec.state.gov, U.S. State Department International events calendar http://www.un.org/events/index.html, Additional information about upcoming UN events and conferences
http://www.nyc.gov/calendar, Office of the Mayor of New York city-wide events calendar
http://www.nyc.gov/html/unccp/html/international_biz/calendar.shtml, Office of the Mayor of New York International business calendar
http://www.nyc-arts.org, Alliance for the Arts calendar of cultural events in New York City