The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Past Events

Farah Jasmine Griffin Conference: "Flowin": Breakthroughs in Black Feminist Jazz & Literary Studies

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 06:00 to Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 09:00
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Please join Yale's Black Sound & the Archive Working Group, as we celebrate the pathbreaking scholarship of Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin, Yale PhD '92 and William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American & African Diaspora Studies (Columbia University)

Women and Gendered Violence, a plenary panel of the 2022 Memory Studies Association Conference (Moderated by Carol Gluck)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 08:00
8:00am - 10:00am


Women and Gendered Violence, a plenary panel of the 2022 Memory Studies Association Conference in Seoul will be held online on July 5, 8-10 am EDT, 8-11 pm Seoul/Tokyo, 2-4 pm CET.

Panelists are Ueno Chizuko, Eunshil Kim, and Rada Ivekovic, moderated by Carol Gluck

Unlocking Natural Gas in the Iraq Kurdistan Region (IKR)

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 09:00
9:00am - 10:00am



 The Center on Global Energy Policy will host a webinar to present the results of a recent U.S. Department of Energy-supported study which aims to assist the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in developing a commercially-robust and environmentally-sound gas market. The panel will discuss the commercial and political attractions and challenges to realizing these aims.

'Naming Touch' Symposium with Maria José de Abreu and Rosalind Morris

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 03:00 to Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 09:00
3:00pm - 9:00pm


Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin

Naming touch can bring visibility to different kinds of haptic experiences, presumably allowing for greater protection, knowledge, communication, and heightened sensations and emotions. Yet naming touch can also stigmatize, normalize, and suppress haptic desires and experiences. What is the effect of naming touch? Are there kinds of touch that evade being named, such as those related to violence, trauma, or intense pleasure? What does the attempt to translate these haptic experiences do to language itself?



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