Read our latest e-newsletter to learn about our major activity over the past couple of months, including workshops, summer programs, and public events. Make sure to also mark your calendar for a diverse selection of upcoming speaker series talks and events!
Debating the ‘Woman Question’ in the New Middle East
Columbia Global Centers | Middle East held a two-day workshop on “Debating the ‘Woman Question’ in the New Middle East: Women’s Rights, Citizenship, and Social Justice” in Amman on May 3-4, 2014. A conference report summarizing key issues discussed was put together by Lila Abu-Lughod, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Department of Anthropology at Columbia University, and Susanna Ferguson, PhD Student in the History Department at Columbia University.
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.
Columbia Global Centers' Vision
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.