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Global Collaboratory Seminar - The Pandemic: Self, Other, and the World Beyond Us
From social isolation due to quarantine, to changes in work environments, to the closing of public spaces, the COVID-19 outbreak has profoundly impacted individual and societal behaviors. We have had to reshape the many ways we interact with one another and to our environs, striving, as Roger Cohen wrote in the NYT, “for national and personal reinvention and rebalancing.”

How do we interact, within and across societies, both now and in the future?

What meaningful connections have we (re)discovered during the pandemic–with ourselves, with art, with nature, and with others?

How far has technology taken us? And at what point has its use gone too far? 

Join the Columbia Global Collaboratory, Columbia Global Centers and our esteemed panelists for the second of this three-part series as we discuss the emotional impact and social changes brought about by COVID.

Roger Cohen
New York Times OpEd columnist, Author: “Hearts Grown Brutal”, “Soldiers and Slaves”, “The Girl From Human Street” and co-written “In the Eye of the Storm”

Hisham Matar
Professor of Professional Practice in Comparative Literature, Asia & Middle East Cultures, and English at Barnard College, Columbia University
Author "The Return" (Pulitzer Prize winner), "In the Country of Men" (Man Booker Prize shortlist) and his latest, "A Month in Siena"

Carol Becker
Professor of the Arts, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts
Her books include: "The Subversive Imagination", "Zones of Contention", "Surpassing the Spectacle", and "Thinking in Place"

Safwan M. Masri
Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University and a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
Author of "Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly"

Natalia Herbst (Discussant)
Former Director for Community Organizations,
National Youth Institute, (Argentina),
Obama Scholar

Jul 15, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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