As the United Nations convenes its 68th General Assembly to tackle some of humanity’s most intractable problems, join UN representatives and global leaders for an exploration of key issues facing women today. Registration required.

Courtney Martin ’02 and Vanessa Valenti present the latest New Feminist Solutions report, detailing the role of online activity in feminist movements, and offering a variety of options for helping this critical ecosystem to thrive.


Rickie Solinger, Dorian Warren, and Kimberley Johnson discuss the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s epic New Deal reforms, and today’s need for similar programs to address the challenges of the 21st century. 

Gail Archer, director of the Barnard music program, moderates a discussion with Wendy Griffiths, Kim Sherman, and Hilary Tann, exploring the rewards and challenges of composing and staging performances of new music by women.

Barnard professors Deborah Coen and Martin Stute, The New York Times' Andrew Revkin, and General Russel L. Honore, Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority, explore how societies cope with natural disasters.

Join this panel of young activists under age 30 as they discuss the role of feminist activism today: featuring Lena Chen, Jessica Danforth, Sydnie Mosely, Dior Vargas and Julie Zeilinger. 

The Africana Distinguished Alumna Series honors Ntozake Shange '70, with a screening and discussion of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, the film version of her Obie Award-winning play.

In celebration of the department’s 20th anniversary, Africana studies hosts a panel on the politics of race and gender in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign. 

A distinguished panel of composers discusses the rewards and challenges of composing and staging performances of new music by women. Moderated by Gail Archer, director of the Barnard music program.


Join “the dance world’s most intriguing couple,” choreographer David Gordon and his partner and muse Valda Setterfield, for a discussion of dance scores, improvisation, and the influence of everyday life on Gordon’s work.