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

The Hows and Whys of Historical Climate Reconstruction: Examples for Africa

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 16:00 to 18:00
4:00pm EST


Fayerweather Hall, Room 513 1180 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027

Historical climatology can dramatically extend the climate record in many parts of the world. That has definitely been the case for Africa, where the instrumental record of many countries barely goes back to the early twentieth century. This talk will focus on five aspects of the historical climatology of Africa: information sources, quantification of non-instrumental data, development of a two-century semi-quantitative data set for the whole continent, and two unusual periods with the nineteenth century.

Celebrating Recent Work by Hannah Farber

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 17:30
5:30 pm ET


The Heyman Center for the Humanities & Virtual


New Books in the Arts and Sciences Presents:

Prospects for a Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery in Africa: Catch-Up, Don’t Give Up

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 13:00
1:00 - 2:30 pm ET


Virtual, registration required

Launch of the Report:

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Prospects for a Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery in Africa


Visualizing Violence: Art Looks at the Law & History of Implicit Bias

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 18:00
6:00 pm ET



Bayeté Ross Smith, who was selected this past fall as Columbia Law School’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence for 2021-2022, has overseen the installation of several mixed- and multi-media works in Jerome Greene Hall. To mark the installation of this exhibition, the community is invited to join a virtual event, entitled “Visualizing Violence: Art Looks at the Law and History of Implicit Bias,” which will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 6 p.m.



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