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E-Resources: Events & Conferences
Here you can learn about the many lectures, exhibits, talks, and special events held at Columbia every day. Take part as leading academics, writers, policymakers, and artists gather at the University to share their knowledge.

Live events are open to the public, and usually held at Columbia's main campus in New York City.

Should you miss out, you can view archived webcasts of many recent University events and lectures. RealPlayer is required, and can be downloaded for free from the page. Examples of available webcasts include a SIPA forum on America's new defense priorities, lectures by Umberto Eco, and a Reuters Forum panel, "The Third Way: Should Global Capitalism Be Tamed?"

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State of the Planet 2004 Earth Institute The third biennial "State of the Planet" conference was hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Global decision makers and leading scientists offered a roadmap to sustainable development in the twenty-first century.
Our Past Engaged Columbia 250th In this C250th symposium, distinguished historians, invited respondents, and audience members examine important and contentious aspects of Columbia's past, issues of both historical significance and contemporary relevance.
Earth's Future Columbia 250th The Earth's climate is in constant flux, and it has been for as far back as we can read in history or in the geological record. It changes on timescales of years to millennia, and in magnitude from heat waves to ice ages. We know that these changes have had and will have dramatic impacts on the habitability of our planet, yet a number of scientists and policy makers are concerned that we are not doing enough to prepare for them.
Constitutions, Democracy, and the Rule of Law Columbia 250th In celebration of Columbia University's 250th anniversary, the University hosted a distinguished group of international government leaders, philosophers, and political scientists for this two-day symposium, which considered the pressing question of how to strike the right balance between liberty and security in a post-9/11 world.
SARS in the Context of Emerging Infectious Threats New York Academy of Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases In February 2003, the SARS virus appeared out of nowhere, catching the international medical and scientific community by surprise. In response, the New York Academy of Sciences, in partnership with Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, convened a meeting where scientists and health experts attempted to assess the epidemic, its impacts, and where it might lead.

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