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February 2019  Justice and the University

November 2018  Reimagining Justice

Strategies for Change

Just Societies Speaker Series

The Arts and Sciences Just Societies Speaker Series resumes with another outstanding series of lectures, all free and open to the public. Speakers include the philosopher Nancy Fraser, French economist Thomas Piketty, and our own George Chauncey, DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History. For registration and further information, see below.

April 16: George Chauncey on Rethinking the Closet: New York Queer Life before Stonewall

Just Societies Facebook LIVE 

This is a series of Just Societies Facebook LIVE programs featuring faculty from Columbia School of Social Work and schools across the University.

April 18: Professor Ester Fuchs and Mayor Michael Tubbs on Putting People First in American Cities

April 23: Professors Maya Sabatello and Anindita Dasgupta on Health and Human Rights

Watch: Professors Courtney Cogburn and Lance Weiler on New Media and New Narratives (Recorded April 16)

Watch: Professors Bruce Western and Damon Phillips on Re-entry after Prison (Recorded March 5)

Two men who were formerly in prison create graphic art.

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Learn how Columbia is working to create fair, equitable societies, starting right on campus with diverse communities. From teaching people in prisons to giving legal aid to immigrants, we're addressing urgent justice issues.

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