[Aaus-list] ColumbiaU-SIPA Events - 1st week of November 2014

Max Pyziur pyz at brama.com
Fri Oct 31 14:25:15 EDT 2014


Notice the meme ...
... du jour
... du mois
... d'année

"weaponization of information"

Seems that's what Fox News does.


fyi,

MP
pyz at brama.com

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Columbia U SIPA Events


"The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture, 
and Money"
Location
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, 
Room 1219
Date
November 05, 2014
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Please join the Harriman Institute for a preview talk by Michael Weiss on 
his forthcoming Special Report, ?The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin 
Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money, co-authored by Peter 
Pomerantsev. The Report will be presented by The Interpreter, a project of 
Institute of Modern Russia on November 10th.

Michael Weiss is editor-in-chief of The Interpreter, as well as a 
columnist for Foreign Policy, the Daily Beast, and NOW Lebanon.

A longtime journalist, Weiss has covered the Syrian revolution from its 
inception, reporting from refugee camps in southern Turkey and from the 
frontlines of war-torn Aleppo. He has broken several news stories for 
Foreign Policy, including how Iran has given virtually free oil to the 
Assad regime in Syria (based on leaked state documents); how Angola?s 
energy sector works closely with a Swiss commodities trader (and how an 
Angolan general profits from the relationship); and how Russia fired Grad 
missiles into eastern Ukraine.

He founded The Interpreter as a news and translation service in May 2013. 
In just over a year, the website has become a high-traffic resource for 
journalists, diplomats, and policymakers from around the world.
https://sipa.columbia.edu/experience-sipa/events/the-menace-of-unreality-how-the-kremlin-weaponizes-information-culture-and-money



The Poisoned Madeleine: Food, Family, History in the USSR
Location
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, 
Room 1512
Date
November 06, 2014
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Anya von Bremzen, 
award-winning author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of 
Food and Longing.

What was it like to live in a country where every edible morsel carried an 
emotional and political meaning?  From Lenin to Stalin, from Khrushchev to 
Gorbachev, award-winning Anya von Bremzen explains the complex and tragic 
history of the Soviet twentieth century through the prism of food.

Anya von Bremzen is one of the most accomplished food writers of her 
generation: the winner of three James Beard awards; a contributing editor 
at Travel + Leisure magazine; and the author of five acclaimed cookbooks, 
among them Please to the Table: The Russian Cookbook.  Her latest book, 
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing (Crown) 
has been described by the New York Review of Books as "a painstakingly 
researched and beautifully written cultural history."
https://sipa.columbia.edu/experience-sipa/events/the-poisoned-madeleine-food-family-history-in-the-ussr

fyi,

MP
pyz at brama.com


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