On Monday, Nov. 8, Columbia will hold an international conference on contemporary issues facing the Roma people, the largest minority group in Europe. New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clintonwill deliver the keynote address. The daylong program includes three panel sessions convening European and U.S. experts to discuss the history of the Roma in the 20 th century and the current situation for millions of Roma living throughout Eastern and Central Europe.
Current and future EU policies to address racial and social discrimination and human rights concerns also will be on the agenda. The conference is hosted by President Lee C. Bollinger and the School of International and Public Affairs' Institute for the Study of Europe.
To attend the keynote address only, tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Box Office in Lerner Hall (campus entrance). Tickets are limited and a Columbia University ID is required to attend this event.
To register for the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at www.columbia.edu/cu/sipa/regional/we/romaconference.html.