Columbia's Center on Global Economic Governance has issued the first policy brief from its three-year project Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State, a collaboration that will include three Columbia Global Centers – Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing – and is partly funded by the President's Global Innovation Fund.
Columbia University has announced the third Request for Proposals for the President’s Global Innovation Fund, 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.
At the Writers of India festival in Paris, the novelist Kiran Desai spoke to us about the progress of her next book, whose working title is The Loneliness of Sunny and Sonia. Her last was the novel Inheritance of Loss, published in 2006.
Click the image at right to watch a photo gallery of a World Leaders Forum program featuring an address by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia, titled The Arab Spring and the Tunisia Initiative on Creating a Constitutional Court, co-sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Middle East (Amman). See also story on his address published by Columbia Spectator.
Mayange, Rwanda, is one of 14 Millennium Villages in ten African countries. Since the start of the Millennium Village Project in 2006, the village has undergone a radical transformation through the collaborative effort of the commity, the Government of Rwanda and the Project team, and can be viewed as a model for rural development.
The World Writers’ Festival: Writers of India will celebrate Indian literature and culture in an exciting five-day program that begins September 17 and includes readings, panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, film screenings, a musical concert, and an art installation.
Margaret is one of twelve first-year students in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and General Studies named 2014 Presidential Global Fellowships in April, 2014.
The next dean of the University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is Amale Andraos, an associate professor at the School and a member of the faculty steering committee of Columbia Global Centers | Middle East.
“FIFA owes Brazil an apology, because they made some very harsh and nasty comments for months and now they’re all saying it was a big success,” Trebat said by telephone. “For the Olympic Games I think the lesson is well-learned. I think it will take a lot of the heat off Rio.”
Columbia Global Centers | East Asia hosted a public panel with Jeffrey Sachs titled “Learning Lessons from Sustainable Urbanization in China and Encouraging Progress through Sustainable Development Goals.”
Director Nirupam Bajpai said the world's priority must now be not only on growth, but on the triple bottom line of growth, equity/inclusion, and environmental sustainability. The sustainability challenge will occupy India and the world for decades, not just for years.
Abigale Wyatt used her Arabic last summer in Jordan with Columbia's Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates, a partnership between the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability and Columbia Global Centers | Middle East.
The Presidential Global Fellowship program, funded with a seed grant from Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger, covers the program fee associated with a Columbia global program, as well as a stipend to cover round-trip airfare and living expenses, for students to study in a location at or near one of the Columbia Global Centers.
Over the next five weeks, 814.5 million people—almost three times the population of the United States—will vote to elect India’s 16th Lok Sabha, or Lower House of Parliament, in the largest democratic exercise in the world.
Over the next seven to 10 years, China will be joined by India and Brazil as the leading players of the world economy, Nirupam Bajpai told a audience at an event in Mumbai organized by the Tata Consultancy Services.
The current crisis in the Arab world is directly linked to the long-term, historic failure of education in the Middle East, and will impact the future peace and prosperity in the region following the Arab spring, said Professor Safwan Masri.
Extending the coverage of crucial health services, he said, including a relatively small number of specific interventions, to India’s and the world’s poor could save millions of lives each year, reduce poverty, spur economic development, and promote global security.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger, a noted First Amendment scholar, has established the Columbia Global Freedom of Expression and Information Project and has named Agnès Callamard, a distinguished human rights advocate who was director of the organization ARTICLE 19, as executive director of the Project.
Nirupam Bajpai, Director, Columbia Global Centers | South Asia delivered a guest lecture on 15 Feburary, 2014 at the Giri Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) on the challenges of service delivery in the public health sector in India.
This fund, implemented by the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago), is aimed at research collaboration and joint projects between faculty and research scientists at Columbia and their counterparts in Chilean Universities.
Under Lemann’s direction, Columbia Global Reports will work closely with other University initiatives, such as Columbia Global Centers and the Committee on Global Thought, and will draw upon the deep expertise available across the University’s schools, institutes and centers.
In the past two decades the destinations for study abroad have increased greatly and the types of programs have expanded, giving students opportunities to have experiences from studying business in China to excavating ancient villas with their professors in Rome.