Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of the University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange.

March Newsletter: The Arab City, Tunisia Visit, and Series on Geopolitical Developments

Read our latest e-newsletter to learn about our major activity over the past couple of months, including workshops, partnerships, and public events. Make sure to also mark your calendar for a diverse selection of upcoming speaker series talks and events! 

Student Voices From Around the Globe

The Columbia students below have much to say and remember about this summer, and it was much more than just a vacation. Read about their experiences in their own words. Twelve first-year students from Columbia College participated in the inaugural Presidential Global Fellows Program at various places around the world. Another 14 students traveled abroad as part of the Global Scholars Program titled Contemporary Cities of Eurasia – Berlin, Moscow, Ulan Bator, and Beijing. Still more students spent time in Amman and Mumbai in the Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates Program. A sampling of their experiences in their own words is linked below. Most of the students received guidance and assistance from one or more of Columbia's eight global centers.

In addition, click here to watch video of students who spoke Thursday, Sept. 11, at the World Leaders Forum: Student Participation at Columbia Global Centers.

An introduction and overview of Columbia Global Centers, featuring comments from Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, and the directors of the global centers.

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Gallery: His Excellency Mehdi Jomaa, former prime minister of the Republic of Tunisia

Click the image below to watch a photo gallery of His Excellency Mehdi Jomaa, former prime minister of the Republic of Tunisia. Before Jomaa's address, he met informally with students and campus leaders.