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.


Politics, Society, Environment and Development

Fall 2018:

October 25: Constanza Ocampo-Raeder (Carleton College), "Nocturnal Cebiche and Fresh Fish Fantasies: On the Ecological Identity of Food"

November 12: Timothy Neale (Deakin University), "Thinking wildness, place and indigeneity in northern Australia"


Spring 2019:

January 29: Camelia Dewan (University of Oslo), "Climate Change as a 'Spice': Performing ignorance in the translation of development projects in coastal Bangladesh"

February 7: David Hughes (Rutgers University), "Wind on Land"

February 28: Dana Graef (University of Maryland), "The Earth is Us"

March 14: David Lipset (University of Minnesota), TBA


Spring 2020:

February 27: Jerry Jacka (University of Colorado Boulder)

March 5: Patrick Nason (Columbia University)

April 2: Randall Abate (Monmouth University)


** Papers are pre-circulated before each workshop. For a copy of the paper, please contact the workshop coordinator, Stephnaie Ratte (


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