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Campus Conversations

Students gathered for informal conversation and reflection on November 9, 2016.

The Office of University Life organizes and facilitates campus conversations for students and community members from all Columbia schools, including discussion with faculty from multiple disciplines.

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    Post-Election Conversations

    • Informal Conversation and Reflection - Graduate and undergraduate students from across Columbia's many schools gathered for informal conversation and reflection on November 9, 2016.

    Conversation with faculty about the 2016 election, November 11.

    • Conversation with Faculty - on November 11, students, faculty and staff from across the University community discussed the 2016 Presidential election and what’s ahead with Michael A. Nutter, former Philadelphia Mayor and David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs; Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science Ester Fuchs, Nash Professor of Law Kendall Thomas, Professor of History Mae Ngai, and Suzanne Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life and Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law. 

    Watch video | Read Prof. Goldberg's blog 

    University Life Forums

    • Free Speech in Our Community - on November 29, students, faculty and staff discussed addressing and debating controversial ideas while co-existing in a shared university community, with Professor of Philosophy Akeel Bilgrami, Associate Professor of Sociology Shamus Khan and Professor of Journalism Alisa Solomon. Executive Vice President for University Life and Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law Suzanne Goldberg moderated.

    Watch video | Read more in the Spectator


    Forum on free speech in the university community, November 29.



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