By 2030, the UN predicts that 80 percent of the world population will live in urban areas, and cities will increasingly be the spaces where conflicts arise and related violence will occur. Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida and Dr.
For many years, Dr. Orit Gal has been engaged in solving the Middle East conflict and has explored why accumulated actions to resolve the conflict have failed. Dr. Gal suggests that complexity can help us understand why conflict and other social challenges cannot simply be reduced to a list of individual ‘problems to solve’. Rather, she suggests that the metaphor of Chinese acupuncture can offer insights into understanding how small interventions can disrupt and change the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of entire social systems, and the world in which we live.
Physics models are simple but people are complex. How can mathematical models help us understand human behavior? Dr. Larry Liebovitch will share how simple mathematical models and equations can tell us surprising things about the consequences of human behavior.
Elections, peace talks, protests, and other conflicts are highly visible symbols of countries undergoing political and social change. However, such visible symbols sometimes mask the deeper, hidden patterns that are actually driving the social system. Drawing on examples from Myanmar’s peace and reform process, this talk will illustrate how revealing and acting on hidden patterns can help international assistance avoid inadvertently doing harm, while supporting more sustainable, positive transformation.
In complex adaptive systems, including human social systems, patterns emerge when diverse agents follow the same short list of simple rules. In her talk, Dr. Glenda Eoyang will explore some of these simple rules and the emergent patterns they create in both the natural and human worlds. She’ll then explore the question “How can we use simple rules to see, understand, and influence patterns for sustainable peace?”
Intractable conflicts are those conflicts that persist over time and space. They draw us in and we seem to remain trapped in their grip despite efforts of many to resolve them. Examples are easy to identify – from national and international conflicts to a longstanding family feud. In his 10-minute talk, Dr. Peter Coleman will share a new way of thinking about and engaging in intractable conflict – through the lens of complexity science and dynamical systems theory
WKCR programmer Danielle Smith sat down with Alexandra Watson, the managing editor of Apogee Journal, to discuss the release of Apogee's fifth issue. Apogee is a literary journal, whose self-proclaimed mission is to "publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color."
Firing Lion from Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with panelists Dan Radov, Yale Reisman, and Ryan Young. Topics include: Columbia Baseball's historic weekend at the Coral Gables Regionals, FIFA President Sepp Blatter's resignation, and a brief preview of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Danielle Smith sat down with independent curator Yulia Topchiy to discuss the opening of an exhibit called Made in Ridgewood. The exhibit features the work of Joy Curtis, Riitta Ikonen, Yasue Maetake, Christian Sampson, Adam Sipe, and Josef Zutelgte, all artists who are based in Ridgewood. Made in Ridgewood opens on June 5th at 6:00 p.m. and will be open every day from 1-6 pm until June 30th. The exhibit is located at
Following Columbia Baseball's elimination from the NCAA Tournament after a loss to Miami in the Coral Gables Regional Final, head coach Brett Boretti spoke with Ryan Young for one final time about his team's historic season.
Highlights and reaction from arguably Columbia Baseball's greatest win in program history. The three-time defending Ivy League Champions defeated #5 Miami, 3-0, to win its third game in the 2015 NCAA Coral Gables Regional. Announcer: Ryan Young. Reaction from freshmen pitchers Bryce Barr and Zack Bahm, who combined to toss eight scoreless, two-hit innings, in addition to reaction from head coach Brett Boretti.
An abridged Firing Lion from May 28, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with Panelists Ryan Young and Yale Reisman. Topics include Columbia Baseball's upcoming trip to Regionals and the USDOJ's charges brought against FIFA officials.
Highlights and reaction from Columbia Baseball's second win in the Coral Gables Region of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The three-time defending Ivy League Champions defeated Florida International University, 4-3, to eliminate the Panthers from the tournament. Announcer: Ryan Young. Reaction from junior outfielder Robb Paller and head coach Brett Boretti.
Following Columbia's historic day with a pair of regional wins against FIU and the #5 overall seed in the NCAA Tourney, Miami, Ryan Young spoke with baseball head coach Brett Boretti and freshman pitcher Bryce Barr.
This show features John F. Kennedy's inauguration speech in 1961 paired with jazz related to that period in some way. (Recorded, performed, released on an album, etc.) Note, however, the version of the song in this program might not be the exact 1961 version. The songs in the program are as follows:My Favorite Things-John ColtrainStolen Moments-Oliver NelsonI'm Late, I'm Late-Stan GetzWell, You Needn't-Miles DavisBlues March-Art BlackeyFantasia-Dizzy GillespieWaltz for Debby-Bill Evans
Firing Lion from May 21, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with Panelist Bridgette Tolbert. Topics include the upcoming year in WKCR Sports coverage, Men's Tennis Team Finals, Steph Curry's daughter at the WCF podium, and more.
Highlights and reaction from Columbia's 6-3 victory over East Carolina in the first game of the Coral Gables Regional in the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The three-time defending Ivy League Champs picked up their second NCAA tourney win in program history. Announcer: Ryan Young. Reaction from senior centerfielder Jordan Serena and junior starting pitcher George Thanopoulos.
A look at recent developments in Columbia Athletics; a recap/discussion of Columbia Baseball's third straight Ivy League Championship; a chat with former Columbia baseball star and one of the hottest hitters in professional baseball, Dario Pizzano; and a look back and goodbye from Ryan Young in his final show as sports head. Hosted by Ryan with panelists Kristyn Brundidge and Max Rettig.
Highlights of Game Three of the 2015 Ivy League Championship Series: Columbia's four home runs and the final out, as the Lions clinched their third straight Ivy League Baseball Title over Dartmouth. Announcers: Ryan Young (play-by-play) and Kristyn Brundidge.
Extensive highlights and reaction from the 2015 Ivy League Championship Series, as Columbia Baseball won its third consecutive Ivy League Title. Dartmouth won Game 1, 7-6, while Columbia won Games 2 and 3, 7-2 and 10-7, respectively. Announcers: Ryan Young (play-by-play), Dan Radov, Kristyn Brundidge. Reaction from designated hitter Joe Falcone, catcher Logan Boyher, pitcher Harrisen Egly and head coach Brett Boretti.
Mets TV play-by-play man and WKCR Sports alumnus Gary Cohen joined Ryan Young for a conversation about Columbia Athletics, broadcasting, college basketball, baseball and more. Recorded 5.1.15. For more background on Gary's time at WKCR and his career, listen to his interview from 2012.
Features discussion on Columbia Baseball's big win and the upcoming Ivy League Championship Series. Also discussion on some new Columbia Basketball recruits, a conversation with Mets announcer Gary Cohen on Columbia Athletics, and some thoughts on a big week in pro sports. Hosted by Ryan Young with panelists Kristyn Brundidge, Jacqueline Diggs, Max Rettig and Evan Clinton.
Highlights and reaction from Columbia Baseball's 4-2 win over Penn in the 2015 Lou Gehrig Division One-Game Playoff. With the victory, the Lions host Dartmouth in the Ivy League Championship Series for the third straight year. Announcers: Ryan Young and Kristyn Brundidge. Reaction from head coach Brett Boretti, pitcher George Thanopoulos, catcher Logan Boyher and pitcher Kevin Roy.