Global Center April 22


New Utopias Webinar Series
How Would You Make the Most of Your Longer Life?

Online Event | April 5, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. (New York) | 7:00 p.m. (Paris)
At a time of unprecedented global aging, our panelists will discuss new visions for the last third of one's life. By focusing on this oft-neglected and often misunderstood topic, panelists will consider the implications of later life on both societies and individuals. This discussion will be held in English.

Co-organized with the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, the Committee on Global Thought, the Alliance Program, and the European Institute.
Presentation by Visiting Scholar Lex Van Geen
Citizen Science: Detecting Local Pollution around the World
 In-Person Event | April 6, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. (Paris)

Lex Van Geen will illustrate how simple kits can be used to document the presence of different toxicants in different places, including in New York and Paris (lead pollution from various sources, including the burning roof of Notre Dame cathedral), Bangladesh (well-water arsenic), and Peru (lead in mine tailings). Van Geen will argue for the general deployment of such kits by emphasizing their potential to raise awareness, produce useful maps, and encourage proactive intervention by elected officials. This discussion will be held in English.

Organized by the Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
Book Reading with Nancy Huston and Marianne Basler
Arbre de l'oubli
 In-Person Event | April 7, 2022 | 8:00 p.m. (Paris)

Join Textes & Voix at Reid Hall for a reading by Marianne Basler of Arbre de l'oubli (Éd. Actes Sud) followed by a Q&A with the book's author, Nancy Huston. This event will be held in French and will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Co-organized with Textes & Voix.
Entre Nous with Helen Lewis and Christia Mercer
Alternative Narratives
 Online Event | April 19, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. (New York) | 7:30 p.m. (Paris)

Join Helen Lewis and Christia Mercer as they discuss their work on changing the historical record and seeking alternative narratives for the history of thought and action. This discussion will be held in English.

Co-organized with the Institute for Ideas and Imagination and The American Library in Paris.


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April 19, 2022 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
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