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

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.

IRAAS Conversations Lecture "The Right to Have Rights: Black Cubans on the Frontline of Protest Against the State"

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 18:30
6:30 pm ET



Featuring: COCO FUSCO, Interdisciplinary Artist; Writer and Professor of Art-Cooper Union and FRANK GURIDY, Associate Professor of History & African American and African Diaspora Studies-Columbia University

Willful Subjects: Decolonizing the Psychiatric Institution

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 18:30
6:30 pm ET


Virtual, YouTube Live.

This panel begins the 47th annual Scholar and Feminist Conference, “Living in Madness: Decolonization, Creation, Healing.” Panelists will discuss Institutional histories of psychiatry, focused on anti-institutional movements, radical institution-building, and alternate approaches to psychic life by practitioners and clinicians challenging the use of mental health systems as sites of state power, political oppression, and psychic violence.



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