Past Event

The Conversation Series: Improvisation in Everyday Life

September 25, 2007
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion as part of the Columbia/Harlem Festival of Global Jazz, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. The guiding premise of the series is that the study of improvisation can present a new animating paradigm for scholarly inquiry in the humanities, arts, and the social, political, and natural sciences.

Welcome, Introduction, and Moderated by:
George E. Lewis, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music and Director of the Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University

Program Participants:
Muhal Richard Abrams, Cofounder, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
Margo Jefferson, Professor at School of the Arts, Columbia University
Yusef Komunyakaa, Professor and Distinguished Senior Poet, New York University
Patricia Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University

Cosponsored by:
The Center for Jazz Studies