Nov. 5th 2015, Columbia Global Centers | East Asia hosted a speech by Dr. Clay Shirky, associate professor at NYU Shanghai and author of several books including the newly released Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream, on the topic of China and the shift from products to services.
A conference with Columbia University School of Nursing and the Nairobi Center, brought together nurse and midwifery leaders from 12 African nations with the goal of creating an action plan that identifies knowledge gaps in clinical care and greater use of scientifically-informed health care practices.
Starting next semester, students will be able to take Art Humanities and Music Humanities simultaneously, which instructors hope will allow for more holistic engagement with the material. The joint course offering comes after a successful trial run this past summer at Reid Hall, Columbia’s global center in Paris.
As part of its fourth annual summit, Columbia Global Centers hosted presentations by students sharing their recent experiences visiting centers as part of a variety of University programs organized around the world.
Columbia Global Centers | East Asia hosted a discussion on the economic prospects of Latin America and the bilateral implications for China-Latin America relations at an August 29 event that featured two Columbia professors.
The renowned film curator and director emeritus of the New York Film Festival is an old acquaintance of Brazilian cinephiles known for his knowledge on Brazilian Cinema. As Peña is fluent in Portuguese, his programs in Brazil are very popular.
A group of thirty key stakeholders from the education sector in Kenya gathered at the Columbia Global Centers | Africa (Nairobi) to deliberate the future of education in areas plagued by insecurity and conflict.
The “Technology and Innovation in the Public Service” conference has been developed in conjunction with another important SIPA/Global Center Network initiative – the Global Executive Masters in Public Administration, or “Global EMPA”, which launched its first cohort of 23 students at the Global Center in Rio de Janeiro Brazil in January 2015.
A Columbia University researcher based at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center is exploring when is the healthiest time for people to retire, in hopes of not only providing a guide for individuals but also a policy map for lawmakers around the world to promote continued employment and to strengthen their economies.
Around the world scholars in modern and ancient languages seek to maintain the world’s diverse cultures. Under the supervision of Sheldon Pollock, Columbia’s Arvind Raghunathan Professor of South Asian Studies, the Murty Classical Library of India is tackling this problem head on.
Columbia University astronomers are hoping three-day workshop in Santiago will help create stronger ties with colleagues in Chile as the country prepares to advance its already-leading position in the field.
The Blue Voyagers exhibit opened with a splash April 15 in Istanbul—following a month-long run in Paris at Columbia Global Centers | Europe—and featured a reception, panel discussion and extensive coverage in the Turkish press.
Chile’s National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research offers several grants and funds that are available to Columbia University’s faculty, researchers and/or MS, PhD, post doc students who wish to engage in joint collaborative programs with local universities and/or research institutions.
The Xinhua News Agency reports on the signing of a partnership between city of Rio de Janeiro and Columbia University to create an innovation and development center, aimed at seeking solutions to Rio's urban problems.
To support the growing influx of students and prepare them for graduate programs in the U.S., Teachers College is launching a new International Pre-Graduate Program this month in Beijing, China, at Columbia Global Centers | East Asia.
Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger spoke to Suhasini Haidar on the status of free speech in India and the U.S., discussing issues ranging from the ban on the BBC documentary India’s Daughter to the Supreme Court verdict on Section 66A, to the U.S. university that cancelled its invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak some years ago.
Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought is going on the road again this month, taking its Global Think-Ins to Istanbul and Amman to extend the conversation about the national and international political tensions in public memory.
The awards, established earlier this year by University President Lee C. Bollinger, recognize judicial decisions and legal representation around the world that strengthen freedom of expression by promoting international legal norms.
Columbia University President Lee Bollinger discusses the university's first freedom of speech awards - called the “Columbia Global Freedom of Expression Prizes" - on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show on March 9.
Building upon its existing relationship with Bogaziçi University and the Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, Columbia University is developing a new spring 2015 program in which students anchor their studies in Istanbul by participating in two Columbia-style seminars taught by two distinguished Columbia faculty.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced the creation of the first prizes recognizing judicial decisions and legal representation around the world that strengthen freedom of expression by promoting international legal norms.