October192014

Invite
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
Eric T. Olson

Co-Chairs Nancy Walbridge Collins, Austin Long, and Stephanie
Simone-Mahaney cordially invite you to attend the fourth CSDS of the
2014-15 Academic Year:

What: Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
Co-Sponsored by University Seminars & Saltzman Institute

Who: Admiral (ret.) Eric T. Olson, Eighth Commander, U.S. Special
Operations Command

When: Tuesday, October 21st
Brown Bag /Informal / Drop-By (12noon-1:00pm)
Speaker Hour (1:00-2:00)

Where: International Affairs Building, Saltzman Seminar Room 1302

Why: To analyze global military issues and meet individuals who
work/study these problems.

NOTE: RSVP is required for Speaker Hour.
Either sign-up ahead at CSDS on Tuesdays or email
defensesecurity@columbia.edu. (We keep a wait list when we reach room
capacity. To minimize disruption to our visitor, please take your seat
by 1pm).

Eric T. Olson was the eighth commander of U.S. Special Operations
Command (USSOCOM) headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa FL. A
native of Tacoma, Washington, Olson graduated from the United States
Naval Academy in 1973 and qualified as a Naval Special Warfare (SEAL)
officer in 1974. He has served operationally in an Underwater
Demolition Team, SEAL Team, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team, Special Boat
Squadron, and at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He has
commanded at every level.

?Admiral Olson has participated in several conflicts and contingency
operations, and has served as a SEAL instructor, strategy and tactics
development officer and joint special operations staff officer. His
overseas assignments include service as a United Nations military
observer in Israel and Egypt, and as Navy Programs officer in Tunisia.
He served on the Navy staff as assistant deputy chief of Naval
Operations (Plans, Policy, and Operations). He retired from active
duty after over 38 years of service.??Olson earned a Master of Arts
degree in National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School
and studied at the Defense Language Institute. He is a Joint Specialty
officer and Political-Military Affairs sub-specialist with emphasis on
Africa and the Middle East. His awards include the Distinguished
Service Medal and Silver Star.

_________________________
Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
Columbia University
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, MC 3310
New York, NY 10027
defensesecurity@columbia.edu

October132014

Invite
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
Ozzie Nelson

Co-Chairs Nancy Walbridge Collins, Austin Long, and Stephanie
Simone-Mahaney cordially invite you to attend the third CSDS of the
2014-15 Academic Year:

What: Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
Co-Sponsored by University Seminars & Saltzman Institute

Who: Ozzie Nelson, Counterterrorism Expert

When: Tuesday, October 14th
Brown Bag /Informal / Drop-By (12noon-1:00pm)
Speaker Hour (1:00-2:00)

Where: International Affairs Building, Saltzman Seminar Room 1302

Why: To analyze global military issues and meet individuals who
work/study these problems.

This seminar is co-sponsored by University Seminars and the Saltzman
Institute.

*NOTE* RSVP is required for Speaker Hour. Either sign-up ahead at CSDS
on Tuesdays or email defensesecurity@columbia.edu.

(We keep a wait list when we reach room capacity. To minimize
disruption to our visitor, please take your seat by 1pm).

Ozzie Nelson is a counterterrorist expert. In his twenty years of U.S.
Government Service, his assignments have included the National
Security Council (maritime strategy); National Counterterrorism Center
(strategic operational planning); and U.S. Special Operations Command
(various military assignments). After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he
became the director of the Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS) Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program.

Other career assignments have included counterterrorism team leader in
Deep Blue, the navy?s operational think tank created after September
11; navy legislative fellow for Senator Edward M. Kennedy; flag aide
in Okinawa, Japan, to the commander of amphibious forces. He is
operationally trained in naval helicopter strike warfare in the SH-60B
Seahawk and SH-2F Seasprite helicopters, and he has deployed around
the world and flown in support of numerous operations.

Nelson graduated from the George Washington University in 1989 with a
B.A. in political science, holds an M.A. in national security studies
from Georgetown University, and is a graduate of the Naval War
College. He now teaches counterterrorism, homeland security, and
strategic technology courses at Georgetown University. He is also a
frequent contributor to media outlets, including the New York Times,
Washington Post, NPR, CBS, CNN, and ABC News.

_________________________
Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
Columbia University
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, MC 3310
New York, NY 10027
defensesecurity@columbia.edu

October32014

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:

I am pleased to announce the creation of a new, multidisciplinary program at Columbia University—the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience. The members of the Steering and Advisory Committees I appointed to steward this initiative are listed below.

During the past decade, neuroscientists have made unprecedented progress in developing technologies to directly observe brain activities in living creatures, both in humans and other animals. We are thus now capable of observing the brain “in action” rather than attempting to deduce its activities from the study of brains of the deceased. Armed with this new capability, we are unlocking the extraordinarily intricate complexities of the brain’s functioning.

Columbia University stands among the leading centers of the world in this pursuit. Our global preeminence will be assured by the generous new funding for the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the construction of a vastly enlarged building for laboratory, meeting, and office space, to be completed for occupancy in 2016. This new research capacity, however, must be supplemented by systematic investigation of the conceptual underpinnings and social consequences of newly obtained knowledge of brain structure and functioning.

Our goal is to train a new generation of scholars with disciplinary homes in the social sciences or humanities—such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, music, and the arts—and extensive acquaintance with and critical understanding of neuroscience research. A new kind of scholarship is required that combines training in both neuroscience and these other disciplines. The program for Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience will address this need.

The core of the program is to annually appoint three postdoctoral scholars for three-year terms, to be known as Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience. The program will support training and collaboration between scholars drawn from the humanistic or social science disciplines and from neuroscience. Each of the Presidential Scholars will have two senior mentors, one drawn from the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the other from the humanistic or social science discipline that will most closely complement the work of the Presidential Scholar. In addition, the program will make awards on a competitive basis to tenured and tenure-track faculty at Columbia University and Barnard College for research and teaching that either involves direct collaboration between neuroscientists and faculty members from other disciplines or crosses disciplinary lines to investigate issues relevant to society and neuroscience. The Request for Proposals for these grants will be announced soon.

As we enlarge our understanding of the brain, we will be faced with complex challenges. This program initiates exploration of the conceptual and historical underpinnings, as well as the social implications of this new research in our pursuit to curing neurological illnesses.

Sincerely,

Lee C. Bollinger

Committee Members:

Pamela H. Smith, Chair, Steering Committee, History
Robert Burt, Ex Officio, Steering Committee, Law & Neuroscience
Peter Bearman, Steering Committee, Sociology
Thomas Jessell, Steering Committee, Neuroscience
Philip Kitcher, Steering Committee, Philosophy
Alondra Nelson, Steering Committee, Sociology
Larry Abbott, Neuroscience
Alessandra Casella, Economics
Frances Champagne, Psychology
Deborah Coen, History, Barnard
Geraldine Downey, Psychology
Michael Doyle, Law & International Affairs
Brent Edwards, English & Comparative Literature
David Freedberg, Art History
Andrew Gerber, Psychiatry
Mark Hansen, Journalism
Rebecca Jordan-Young, Women and Gender Studies, Barnard
Darcy Kelley, Biology
George Lewis, Music
Jennifer Manly, Neuropsychology
Christopher Peacocke, Philosophy
Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Psychology
Michael Shadlen, Neuroscience
David Strauss, Psychiatry
Michael Woodford, Economics
Sarah Woolley, Psychology

1AM

Invite
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
Discussion with Google Leadership


Co-Chairs Nancy Walbridge Collins, Austin Long, and Stephanie
Simone-Mahaney cordially invite you to attend the second CSDS of the
2014-15 Academic Year:


What: Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
Co-Sponsored by University Seminars & Saltzman Institute

Who: Google Leadership for Speaker Hour
Scott Carpenter, Deputy Director, Google Ideas
Daniel Keyserling, Chief of Staff, Google Ideas

When: Tuesday, October 7th
Brown Bag /Informal (12noon-1:00pm)
Speaker Hour (1:00-2:00)

Where: International Affairs Building, Saltzman Seminar Room 1302

Why: To analyze global military issues and meet individuals who
work/study these problems

This seminar is co-sponsored by University Seminars and the Saltzman
Institute.

*NOTE* RSVP is required for Speaker Hour. Either sign-up ahead, at
CSDS on Tuesdays, or email defensesecurity@columbia.edu.

(We keep a wait list when we reach room capacity. To minimize
disruption to our visitor, please try to come at 1pm, or just before).

October 7th Speakers: Scott Carpenter and Dan Keyserling are senior
leaders at Google Ideas (deputy and chief of staff, respectively).
Google Ideas is a think/do tank that explores how technology can
enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict,
instability, and repression. Their current projects and priorities
include the: 1) Small Arms & Ammunition Data Visualization Project; 2)
Cloud-Based Surveys in Fragile States; 3) Human Trafficking Hotline
Network; and 4) Ending Online Censorship among several others. Google
Ideas was founded in 2010 is headquartered in New York.

October12014

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

To the Columbia Community:

I am pleased to provide you with the recently published Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2014. The Report can be viewed online at:

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety/SecurityReport.pdf

Printed copies are available at the Public Safety offices on both the Morningside and Medical Center campuses. The report will also be distributed to departments across the University.

This report includes important information about crime prevention programs, fire safety procedures and other resources critical to the safety and security of our campus community.

In accordance with the Campus Security Act, the report also contains campus crime statistics, as well as residence hall fire data, for the last three calendar years.

If you have any questions about the information contained in this report, or if you would like to receive additional copies of the report, please contact Mr. John Gerrish, Director of Administration and Planning for Public Safety.

He can be reached at 212-854-2075. His e-mail address is jg2972@columbia.edu.

Best Wishes for a safe and successful academic year.

Sincerely,

Jim McShane



James F. McShane
Vice President for Public Safety
Columbia University
Low Library, Rm. 101
Mail Code 4301
535 W. 116th Street
New York, New York 10027
212-854-6792

3PM

World Leaders Forum

The World Leaders Forum is pleased to announce these upcoming events:

Dilemmas of Campaigning and Governing in the United States: A Conversation with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Teatro, Italian Academy

This World Leaders Forum program will feature a discussion with Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor of Rhode Island, and the following participants:

Introduction
David Johnston, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University in the City of New York

Interlocutor
Ester Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in the City of New York

The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Co-Sponsored by Columbia Voting Week 2014 and The Department of Political Science.

Registration will open here on Thursday, October 2.
Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Miller Theatre

This World Leaders Forum program will feature the screening of a documentary following lawyer, writer, art lover, and freedom fighter Albie Sachs, one of the principal architects of South Africa’s non-racial and non-sexist Constitution.

A conversation with Albie Sachs, Producer and Director Abby Ginzberg, and Professor Kendall Thomas follows the screening.

Co-Sponsored by The School of the Arts and Social Justice Initiatives | Columbia Law.

Registration is currently open here.
Please note the following:
Online registration is required for all events.
Registration is open to students, faculty, and staff from Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College.
If you require disability accommodations, please contact Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or disability@columbia.edu, once you receive an email confirmation of your event registration.
Please check the World Leaders Forum website for event updates.

1PM

Register to Vote!

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community,

October 10th is an important deadline for exercising your right to vote in New York’s upcoming election. If you have been a resident for at least 30 days, you are allowed to vote here, in New York County. In addition, every state makes provisions for absentee balloting, so if you prefer, you may choose to cast your ballots in your home states.

Should you choose to vote in New York State on November 4th, the voter registration forms must be completed and mailed out no later than Friday, October 10th. If you have not done so already, I encourage you to submit your registration forms or absentee ballots on time, and to remind your fellow students, friends, and family members to do the same.

This year, in order to bring attention to the election, democracy-related issues and general voting practices, the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the Columbia Political Union (CPU), Student Engagement, and other partners, have organized Voting Week (October 6th through October 10th). For more on the project, including a schedule of events, please visit Voting Week.

Voting is central to any form of democratic government. I hope that Columbia students will do their part by voting on November 4th. For links to voter registration forms and other resources, please visit Columbia’s Office of Government and Community Affairs’ voter registration page.

Paper registration forms are also available in the Government and Community Affairs offices in Low Library rooms 302 and 309.

I encourage everyone to go to the polls in November.

Sincerely,

John Coatsworth
Provost

11AM

Free Flu Shots

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York City
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recommend getting an annual
flu vaccine, or “flu shot”, as the most effective way to protect
yourself, family, friends, and colleagues from the flu.

The flu shot is a protective measure, and you cannot get sick from the
vaccine.

Columbia Health is providing flu shots to students, faculty, and staff
on the Morningside Campus this Fall, free of charge. A full listing of
these flu vaccination events, or “flu fairs,” can be found at
www.health.columbia.edu/flu. *

These events do not require an appointment. Just bring your Columbia ID.

As an alternative to the flu fairs, you may get your flu shot at
Medical Services in John Jay Hall. Students can schedule an
appointment online at https://secure.health.columbia.edu with your UNI
and password; faculty, staff and students may call (212) 854-7426.

Please feel free to contact us with questions at (212) 854-2284.

Sincerely,

Samuel L. Seward, Jr., MD, FAAP
Associate Vice President and Medical Director
Columbia Health

September242014

Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security First Meeting

Co-Chairs Nancy Walbridge Collins and Austin Long cordially invite you
to attend the 2014-15:

***Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security***

Who: Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security?
What: First Meeting?
When: Tuesday, September 30th, Brown Bag (12noon-1:00pm); Speaker Hour
(1:00-2:00)?
Where: International Affairs Building, Seminar Room 1302?
Why: To analyze global military issues and meet individuals who
work/study these problems

We invite new and returning members to our first meeting of the
2014-2015 Academic Year on Tuesday, September 30th. Building on last
year?s series with General J.D. Johnson, General (ret) Stanley
McChrystal, and Admiral (ret) William McRaven, we look forward to
sustained analysis on global military issues, with a focus on the most
urgent problems of our time. This seminar is co-sponsored by
University Seminars and the Saltzman Institute.

Format & Logistics: Continuing our tradition, we?ll meet at lunchtime
on Tuesdays at Seminar Room 1302, International Affairs Building. We
have a few changes to our format based on members? recommendations:

1) We are adding a come-as-you-are brown bag from 12noon to 1:00pm. No
RSVP needed, come and go?it?s just informal conversation with
colleagues & friends, and an opportunity to discuss work-in-progress.

2) Our visiting speaker time will now run an hour later, from
1:00-2:00pm, to accommodate class schedules (This part is structured:
please confirm your attendance for the second hour, and to minimize
disruption to our visitor, please try to come at 1pm, or just before).

3) We will now meet weekly. (We will welcome both new members and
occasional participants. Come to the first hour, second hour, or both.)

RSVP: Please RSVP for the Speaker Hour, 1:00-2:00pm to
defensesecurity@columbia.edu. (The room capacity is 30 individuals,
and we keep a waitlist as needed).

September 30th Speaker: Michael W. Rauhut is the U.S. Army Fellow at
the Council on Foreign Relations, 2014-2015. He is a 1989 graduate of
West Point, and earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the Navy War
College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense
Meritorious Service Medal, and he earned a Ranger Tab. Colonel Rauhut
deployed this past year to Afghanistan, as deputy chief of staff, and
his previous assignments include battalion command in Korea and
aide-de-camp with the Berlin Brigade. He will be discussing U.S. Army
strategy and operations in current conflicts?including Syria and
Iraq?and recommended changes for maximum effectiveness in these
rapidly shifting environments.

Thank you.

Nancy Walbridge Collins?
Saltzman Institute
Co-Chair?

Austin Long
Saltzman Institute
Co-Chair

_________________________
Columbia Seminar on Defense & Security
Columbia University
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, MC 3310
New York, NY 10027
defensesecurity@columbia.edu

September152014

Be Careful

Police activity in the area of 116th street and Broadway. Please avoid area until cleared. - Public Safety

August212014

teacherscollege:

Garden planted by the children of the Rita Gold Center in TC’s Russell Courtyard

July152014

TUESDAY, JULY 15TH
FREEGAN MEETING, FREEGANISM 101 & TRASH TOUR!

Help make freeganism happen in NYC! At our organizational meetings we discuss and decide on future activities and group direction. Participants are encouraged to step up and introduce new freegan projects with the support of the group or take roles such as facilitating meetings or bottom-lining events. We welcome both those with experience taking part in non-hierarchical consensus-based groups and those participating for the first time! At 9pm, we will end our business meeting and have a brief, newcomer-friendly discussion about freeganism. After, we will explore the area’s wasted food and other goods. We give advice on how to salvage these goods and comment on the reasons for such waste. The meeting is NOT open to media, but media WILL be welcome to the tour with appointment.

When & Where? Meet at 7:30pm along The HighLine (10th Ave. between 18th & 17th Streets). We’ll meet at the 10th Avenue Square (photo / map), just below 17th Street. PLEASE NOTE: If it’s raining, we’ll meet in the covered area 2 blocks south. For the Freeganism 101 and Trash Tour, meet us at 9pm in the same location.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH
FREEGAN VEGGIE BEACH BBQ!

A FREE and mostly vegan community meal we make together with love using rescued food. We’ll meet new people, reconnect with old friends, tell stories and jokes, and generally unplug from the current world order as we explore creative, alternative ways of being. Plan on lending a hand in some way even if other commitments prevent you from arriving on time. Media are welcome with appointment but they will be required to respect the wishes of those who do not want to be photographed.

When and Where: Will be held out in the beautiful, beachy Rockaways - we’ll be grilling on the terrace! Come out early or stay late and enjoy the beach! RSVP to Janet at 347-724-6954 (at least one day in advance, and no texts) for the address!

June62014

Columbia University Department of Public Safety 111 Low Library 854-2797 www.columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety 109 Black Building 305-8100
A Message to the Columbia Community from Vice President for Public Safety James F. McShane
Dear Member of the Columbia Community,
Yesterday the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office arrested and indicted over 100 suspected gang members in West Harlem in one of the largest gang arrests in New York City history. These indictments make our city and community safer and come as a result of a long-term collaboration between local law enforcement agencies.
Following these arrests, we are actively supporting an enhanced police presence in West Harlem and increasing our public safety personnel and patrols in and around Columbia buildings in Manhattanville. We will continue to do everything possible to keep making our campus community even safer.
Among the resources currently deployed are the following:
 Enhanced NYPD patrols, both uniformed and plain clothes, along the 125th Street/ Broadway corridor;
 Continued deployment of high visibility fixed posts, including the ‘Sky Watch’ police booth on 125th Street, as well as marked vehicles, with turret lights operating, stationed at key locations throughout the area; and
 Additional motorized patrols by Public Safety in the Manhattanville areas during the overnight hours.
Additionally, I am writing to remind you that the Department of Public Safety continues to offer many programs and services to help ensure personal safety, including:
 Morningside/Manhattanville Evening Shuttle Bus Service: that provides scheduled service during the evening hours, between 6:00 P.M. and 4:00 A.M. This service ranges as far south as 103rd Street and as far north as 135th Street.
 Uniformed Public Safety personnel stationed at fixed locations throughout our campuses. These include guard booths at the main gates on 116th Street at both Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, which are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
These posts are supplemented by foot and motorized patrols that provide a highly visible pres- ence in the areas around our campuses. We also work very closely with neighboring institu- tions including Barnard College, Bank Street College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhat- tan School of Music, Teachers College, and Union Theological Seminary. We coordinate our patrols with these partners to provide for an even greater uniformed presence in the commu- nity.
 Two 24-hour emergency operations centers, one on each campus. On the Morningside/ Manhattanville campus, we can be reached in an emergency by dialing 212-854-5555 on any phone. For routine business, you can reach us by calling 212-854-2797. At the Medical Cen- ter, the emergency response number is 212-305-7979.
 An extensive system of video cameras used to investigate crimes.
 Emergency call boxes that connect directly to our 24-hour operations centers in strategic loca-
tions across both campuses and surrounding areas.
 A text messaging system to transmit emergency messages to portable devices such as cell phones.
 An escort service where trained personnel will accompany you to your door any time from 7:00 P.M. until 3:00 A.M. This service is available between 108th Street and 122nd Street. At the Medical Center, escorts are available between W. 165th Street and W. 181st Street. For either of these services, call 212-854-SAFE on the Morningside/Manhattanville Campus and 212-305-8100 at the Medical Center.
 Operation “Safe Haven” provides more than 140 storefront locations across all three cam- puses where people who may feel threatened can take refuge. The merchants will call Public Safety and/or the N.Y.P.D. who will respond immediately. Look for the “Red Lion” sticker in the window of the store.
My team and I are here to keep you safe and sound. We look forward to working together with all of you, not only to keep our environment as safe as it is, but also to make our students, faculty and staff - and their families - feel safe.
I encourage anyone with a concern to contact Public Safety at the numbers provided above, day or night. For more information about safety concerns, please also see the Public Safety Annual Secu- rity and Fire Safety Report which is available online at the Public Safety website, http:// www.columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety/.
Remember: If you see something, say something!

June52014

Pellet Strikes!

Dear Member of the Columbia Community,


On June 4, 2014 between the hours of 9:35 am and 10:20 am, three individuals were struck by a metal pellet by an unknown individual(s) in the vicinity of Broadway and Tieman Place. On June 5, 2014 at approximately 2:00 am, one individual was struck by a metal pellet by an unknown individual(s) in the vicinity of Broadway and 125th Street. The New York Police Department is investigating these incidents. Please exercise caution when traveling in this vicinity and where possible avoid lingering in this area.

Thank you,
CU Public Safety

May212014

Music: An Avenue Towards the World We Want.

If you are free tomorrow at 3pm, please join us at the United Nations for a youth-led briefing entitled,
“Music: An Avenue Towards the World We Want.” There will be a live performance and some pretty big names in the music industry! The program is attached.

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y9KK5PNGiPvQIfs_Zu0kaBIbgG66jefp-DMhyovqFJY/viewform

Check out our promo video for the event: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=620426964706641&l=272348134282177882

We also had a pre-briefing discussion with one of the panelists, Yusuf Muhammad, Concert Curator of Veteran Freshman. He has worked with headlining artists like Eve and The Roots and collaborates with LIveNation to organize sold out concerts for underground artists to perform. He will be an honored panelists at our briefing. Check out our discussion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwqh2DrCl2s

Let me know if you have any questions.

Best,

Weijin Leow
Admissions Coordinator at InterExchange Career Training USA
Youth Representative of The Ribbon International
Public Relations Manager of DPINGO Youth-Led Briefing 3
SAT Verbal Coach at Let’s Get Ready
Cell: 917-584-7338

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