This Week at Columbia: Events & Opportunities (2/6)

February 06, 2024

Dear Students, 

We hope you’ll join us for Awakening Our Democracy: What’s At Stake In These Polarized Times, happening next Thursday, February 15 from 6 - 8 p.m.

The need for civic dialogue has never been greater. Our panel of experts, co-hosted by University Life and the Journalism School, will explore how the often binary conversations around current events inform our understanding of democracy, the elements that prevent us from coming together for civil discourse, and where we go from here. This event is part of the Dialogue Across Difference Initiative. Dinner will be provided. 

Register here.  

Additional Dialogue Across Difference Events & Opportunities

  • Become a Campus Conversations Facilitator. University Life will be offering stipends to Columbia graduate and professional students who participate in our facilitator training program and lead Campus Conversation events for students across our campuses this semester. Apply by Friday, February 16. 
  • Dialogue Across Difference Mini-Grant Program. Apply for the Dialogue Across Difference Mini-Grant Program. Grantees will receive funding for a project that fosters a resilient and inclusive community of learners, who can engage with diverse perspectives and navigate challenging conversations with a shared commitment to mutual understanding and respect. Apply by Friday, February 16. 
  • Campus Conversations: Critical Listening Skills (In-Person). Listening, when done with intention, can have a transformative effect on relationships, as well as the climate and culture of organizations. Join us for a workshop to build your listening skills. Dinner will be provided. Wednesday, February 28, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Register here.
  • Campus Conversations: Navigating Difficult Conversations (In-Person) In this workshop, we ask what makes conversations difficult? And, how can we make them productive? Participants will walk through a step-by-step process to engage in tough conversations with less stress and more success. Lunch will be provided. Monday, March 4, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Register here.

University Life Events & Opportunities

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Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
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Ixchel Rosal

Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
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