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.

Looking at Tunisia: A Series of Talks

Columbia Global Centers | Middle East is organizing a thematic speaker series on Tunisia. The series will run from March - June, and will include prominent speakers, such as, Mehdi Jomaa, Head of Tunisian Government (2014-2015); Professor Safwan Masri, EVP for Global Centers and Global Development; Corinna Mullin,Visiting Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Tunis, and Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies; and Alfred Stepan, Wallace Sayre Professor of Government, Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion, Columbia University.


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! 


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.