Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop 2013

The Columbia University Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop 2013 is organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, in collaboration with the Columbia Global Centers, the Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Office of Global Programs. Professor Pablo Pinto, a political scientist of Latin America, Professor Zhang Xiaodan, a sociologist of China, and Professor Xiaobo Lu, a political scientist of China, will lead fifteen undergraduates through a six-week in-country research study and workshop through Beijing and Santiago on the theme of "Pathways to Development". The Beijing section will be co-organized by Columbia Global Centers|East Asia.
Students will explore how politics, economics, labor, and other transnational issues influence development in real-world settings. Students will visit non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools, and historical and environmental sites while taking part in a series of lectures featuring leading professionals in the field. Upon return, participants will take a capstone seminar based on their summer research experience and will conduct in-depth, comparative analysis focusing on various aspects of development in Asia and South America. This unique model of scholarship provides undergraduate students the opportunity to gain firsthand research experience, in collaboration with Columbia faculty, in subjects of transnational importance from a comparative perspective.
Program requirements:
Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate rising junior or rising senior in good academic standing of all disciplines from Columbia College, General Studies, Barnard, and SEAS.
Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Students should demonstrate some prior knowledge of the research theme and/or the primary countries of research. Knowledge of the local language(s) and/or research methodologies will be a competitive advantage but we expect the final cohort will have a complementary range of differing language abilities and research experience.
The application deadline for Columbia University Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop is March 15, 2013.
Information sessions will be held in 403 Kent Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 31st at 3 p.m., and in 802 International Affairs Building on Friday, Feb. 1 at 12 noon and Monday, Feb. 4 at 12 noon.



This slideshow features the work of Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Barnard College, and School of General Studies students. The photos are part of an exhibition of student work at the Columbia Global Center | East Asia in Beijing.