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.


Global Initiative

Undergraduate Education

Showing undergraduates different ways to see the world



Aleena Farishta

Aleena Farishta is pursuing her Masters of Science in Urban Planning at Columbia University. Aleena visited the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East in the 2013 for her graduate thesis focusing on planning for the Syrian refugees and water management.