Columbia University has announced the second Request for Proposals for thePresident’s Global Innovation Fund. Launched in March 2013 by President Lee C. Bollinger, this fund is designed to provide support for faculty who would like to use the resources or facilities of one or more of the University’s eight Global Centers for teaching or research activities. The Columbia Global Centers are a global network of regional hubs intended to enhance the quality of research and learning at the University.
In this video, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and Professor Mamadou Diouf, member of the Faculty Steering Committee of Columbia Global Centers | Africa, discuss Nelson Mandela's life and lasting influence.
Change can only take place when the general public “wills” the law, which can be possible through quality education that teaches children to think about the other in an equal way rather than with sympathy, Spivak says.
Columbia Global Centers recently hosted two discussions at its Rio de Janeiro Center to launch the inaugural Columbia Global Debates, a pilot program connecting all eight centers and the main campus with a live audience in Brazil.
Columbia University and the Government of Chile have created the Columbia-Chile Fund to support research collaboration and joint projects between faculty and research scientists at Columbia and their counterparts in Chilean universities.
A one-day workshop on press freedom and geopolitical developments in the Middle East and Turkey brought together a distinguished group of more than 20 regional and international scholars, journalists and researchers.
The festival is the brainchild of an American, Paul LeClerc, director of Columbia University’s Global Center for Europe, which is based in Paris, and an Australian, Caro Llewellyn, the festival’s artistic director.
Columbia's Maison Française will kick off its centennial programming with an exhibition about its own history. Paul LeClerc, director of Columbia Global Centers | Europe, chairs the Maison Française advisory board.
Aliza was one of thirteen competitively selected undergraduates spent three weeks this summer in Beijing, China, and three weeks in Santiago, Chile, as part of the 2013 Columbia University Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop.
Merit E. Janow, who chairs the faculty steering committee for Columbia Global Centers | East Asia, will become the next dean of the University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), effective July 1.