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

COVID-19 Vaccines: Unfinished Business

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 12:00 to Friday, April 1, 2022 - 14:30
12 noon - 2:00pm ET each day (closes at 2:30pm final day)


Virtual Symposium - Registration Required

Explore the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and look to the future alongside an outstanding line-up of global leaders during this 5-day virtual #VaccineSymposium. Our panel of experts will discuss the topics that have shaped the world as we know it for the past two years—such as vaccine hesitancy, issues surrounding vaccine inequity, political responses to the pandemic, and the status of existing and new vaccines—and offer insight into how we can anticipate and prepare for new viral threats.

Celebrating Recent Work by Maria José de Abreu

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 17:00
5:00 pm ET


Zoom webinar: registration required


New Books in the Arts and Sciences Presents:

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:



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