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Rio to Fund $1.75M for Research by Columbia and Rio Professors

July 07, 2014
The Government of Rio de Janeiro has chosen 15 research projects with nearly $2 million in funds for university professors from Columbia and the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Provost Announces Faculty Winners of 2014 President’s Global Innovation Fund

June 23, 2014
The 13 projects receiving grants were selected from 53 proposals by a review committee of senior faculty.

Professor Safwan Masri Interviewed on Arab Education and Economy (Al-Shorfa)

June 19, 2014
"Unfortunately, many educational institutions in the Arab world grant diplomas but do not provide students with the life skills they need to enter the labour market," he told Al-Shorfa.

Beijing Center Hosts Panel on Sustainable Urbanization

June 09, 2014

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.”

Columbia Undergrads Exploring Ecology in Mumbai

June 06, 2014
Columbia Global Centers | South Asia is now hosting 10 students in the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates Program in India.

Mumbai Center Director on Newly-elected Prime Minister (Indian Republic)

June 05, 2014
Director Nirupam Bajpai says many people don't understand Narendra Modi very well, but says he knows how to get things done.

Mumbai Center Director Addresses Press Conference on the New Indian Government’s Agenda

June 05, 2014

Nirupam Bajpai says India’s growth and development strategy needs to focus on one key requirement – to create large scale  job opportunities, year-on-year, across the country.

Director Bajpai Speaks on the Challenges of - and Education for - Sustainable Development

May 24, 2014
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.

Class of 2014: First NROTC Grad Since ’73 Considers Summer in Jordan One of the Highlights of her Education (Columbia News)

May 19, 2014

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.

Columbia Professors Help Illuminate the Crisis in Ukraine (Columbia News)

April 23, 2014

Columbia’s faculty have produced a stream of opinion pieces and blog posts for The New York Times, The Washington Post and other publications.

Barnard President Debora Spar Speaks in Beijing on Wonder Women

April 17, 2014
Barnard College President Debora Spar gave a book talk at Columbia Global Centers | East Asia to kick off the center's "Beijing+20" series on March 17 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fourth UN World Conference on Women held in 1995 in Beijing.

The Complexities of Cross-Border Engagement (InsideHigherEd)

April 15, 2014
Columbia University has received praise for its Global Centers approach, a hybrid model of foreign outposts that serve as study and research hubs.

Columbia College Names 12 Freshmen First-Ever Presidential Global Fellows

April 14, 2014
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.

Read Daily Blog Posts on Elections in India

April 12, 2014
Blogger Rupali Bansode is a program assistant and logistics coordinator at the Columbia Global Centers | South Asia, which is located in Mumbai, India.

World’s Largest Democracy at Work in India’s Elections

April 09, 2014
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.

Al Jazeera journalists still jailed in Egypt (Columbia Journalism Review)

April 08, 2014
As part of a global demand for the immediate release the Al Jazeera staffers, panelists discussed the implications the journalists’ detention has on free speech in Egypt and around the world.

Professor Ira Deutchman Connects with Istanbul’s Film Scene

April 01, 2014
Columbia University's School of the Arts Film Program Chair and Professor Ira Deutchman enjoyed connecting with Turkey’s up-and-coming film scene when he visited Istanbul from March 19 to 22.

Growth of the Global Economy to be increasingly driven by three of the BRICS: China, India and Brazil, says Mumbai Center Director

March 30, 2014
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.

Columbia Hosts UN Panels on Global Youth Issues

March 26, 2014
The event was organized by Columbia’s Global Policy Initiative and the United Nations and featured UN officials with youth activists and leaders from around the world.

Professor Sheldon Pollock Lecture: Diversity is the Essence of Indian Culture

March 26, 2014
Professor Sheldon Pollock spoke in Mumbai on the question "What is Indian Knowledge Good For?" as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series of Columbia Global Centers | South Asia.

FAPERJ and Columbia University sign partnership to foster research in Brazil

March 25, 2014
The agreement brings an investment of about $1.8 million to support research in education, sustainable development, public health and other related areas.

Lecture: The failure of education and the current state of the Arab world, by Professor Safwan Masri

March 25, 2014
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.

Global Hubs (Inside Higher Ed)

March 12, 2014
Inside Higher Ed profiles the progress of Columbia Global Centers since its launch five years ago.

Mumbai Center Director Underscores Importance of Investing in Health to Promote Economic Development

March 14, 2014
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’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation to launch Studio-X Johannesburg

March 10, 2014
The Studio-X Global Network will add a location in Johannesburg (South Africa): Studio-X Johannesburg.

President Bollinger Announces Columbia Global Freedom of Expression and Information Project (Columbia News)

March 05, 2014

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.

Director of Mumbai Center Speaks on the Challenges of the Public Health in India

March 04, 2014
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.

Registration Deadline Looms for World Congress, Hosted in Jordan

March 03, 2014
The Columbia Global Centers | Middle East, in collaboration with the International Economic Association, will host the IEA’s Seventeenth World Congress.

Columbia Business Students to Explore Start Up Culture in Istanbul

February 28, 2014
Exploring Turkey's Start Up Culture: Columbia Business School Global Immersion Course

Professors win global center grants to do research in Chile (Spectator)

February 21, 2014

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.

New Columbia publication to focus on underreported global issues (Spectator)

February 20, 2014

A new Columbia publication aims to shed light on unknown or underreported issues around the world, featuring articles from prominent journalists and academics.

Former Journalism Dean Nicholas Lemann to Edit Newly Created Columbia Global Reports (Columbia News)

February 18, 2014

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.

Global Migration Web Conference Connects Experts Worldwide

February 14, 2014
A web conference organized by the Columbia Population Research Center and Columbia Global Centers attracted scholars from more than 20 countries.

Provost Announces Winners of Columbia-Chile Fund

February 11, 2014
Eight Columbia professors will receive awards for research they will conduct with the assistance of Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago).

Faculty Fellowship and Exchange Opportunities Available in Rome, Tokyo and Paris

February 07, 2014
The Provost is inviting applications from faculty to participate in fellowships and exchange programs for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.

President’s Global Innovation Fund Helps Launch Teledentistry Project in Kenya

February 05, 2014
Dr. Shantanu Lal’s Children’s Global Oral Health Initiative has launched a teledentistry project in Kenya, the first of its kind by a U.S. dental school.
Thomas Trebat, right, director of the Columbia global center in Rio de Janerio. Starting in April, the global center in Rio will offer a TV writing and production class.

Rio Global Center to Offer Portuguese TV Writing Program (Spectator)

February 04, 2014

A new program at the global center in Rio de Janeiro will allow students to learn TV writing this spring.

School of the Arts Launches TV writing program at Rio Center

January 29, 2014
The five-week program will run from April 28 through May 30. The Rio Center will host the classes, which happens three times a week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

President Bollinger Visits Columbia Undergrads in Paris

January 22, 2014
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger met with undergraduate students in Paris this week during his visit to Columbia Global Centers | Europe.

University of Jordan Launches MA Program in Sustainable Development at Amman Center (Jordan Times)

January 17, 2014

The new masters program — a collaboration with collaboration with Columbia Global Centers | Middle East — is a two-year degree designed for development practitioners.

Global Online Course Taught by Jeffrey Sachs to Focus on The Age of Sustainable Development

January 16, 2014
The course aims to spread to an international audience a broader understanding of the need for economic development that is socially inclusive and also protects the environment.

Global Columbia: Cover Story of Columbia College Today (Winter ’13-’14)

January 09, 2014

More than ever, the College is taking steps to prepare its students to be engaged and effective global citizens.

A Conversation with President Lee C. Bollinger

January 09, 2014

Bollinger talks about the philosophy behind the Global Centers, their impact on our students and faculty now and in the future, and what it means to be a global citizen in the 21st century.

Study Abroad Grows in Popularity, Programs and Places

January 09, 2014

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.

Profile: History Professor Pamela Smith, one of the Global Innovation Fund winners (Columbia News)

January 06, 2014

History professor Pamela Smith started college thinking she would be a chemist. Then she took a course on the history and philosophy of science and "was just bowled over."

Columbia Global Debates Launches in Rio

December 13, 2013

Columbia Global Debates is a new format for public discussions on global issues filmed before a studio audience and streamed live around the world.

President’s Global Innovation Fund Announced for 2014 Research Proposals

December 09, 2013

Columbia University has announced the second Request for Proposals for the President’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.

Reflections on Nelson Mandela’s Legacy (Columbia News)

December 06, 2013
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.

Prof. Spivak Speaks at Columbia Global Centers | Middle East (Jordan Times)

November 26, 2013
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.

Robert Wilson Draws Capacity Crowds at Paris Center

November 22, 2013
More than 200 guests came to Columbia Global Centers | Europe for an afternoon discussion with Robert Wilson, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe.

Ideas Flow in Rio at Columbia’s Launch of Global Discussions Program

November 12, 2013
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.

Global Scholars Program Schedules Information Sessions for Summer 2014 Program

November 08, 2013
The 2014 Columbia University Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop will focus on "Contemporary Cities of Eurasia: Berlin, Moscow, Ulan Bator, Beijing."

Director of Mumbai Center Speaks at Urban Institute in India

November 01, 2013
Nirupam Bajpai delivered the keynote address at an urban planning institute of a major university in India.

Mumbai Center Director Addresses Royal Group of Institutions in India (IndiaPRWire)

October 31, 2013

RGI organized a talk on "The Indian Economy & Its Challenges" was presided over by noted macroeconomist and Padmashree, Dr. Nirupam Bajpai.

Columbia Seeks Proposals for Research Projects in Chile

October 21, 2013
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.

College students intern in Mumbai via Columbia Experience Overseas (Columbia College Today)

October 18, 2013
Since 2007, Columbia's Center for Career Education has been connecting with employers and alumni in international locations to secure summer intern­ships for rising juniors and seniors.

Workshop in Istanbul Sparks Discussion on Regional Geopolitical Developments and Press Freedom

October 04, 2013
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.

Vive le Festival! Columbia’s Literary Event Draws Crowds in Paris

September 30, 2013
Five days, 28 writers from 18 countries, 30 events and 6,000 people in attendance add up to what organizers are calling a successful first edition of the World Writers’ Festival.

What has happened to Turkey in the last five years? (Hurriyet Daily News)

September 26, 2013
Opinion piece explores what is happening in Turkey and what is happening in the field of press freedom in global terms.

Paris, Beacon of Literature, Revisits Roots With a Festival (New York Times)

September 23, 2013

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.

Day Three of World Writers’ Festival

September 23, 2013
This is final day of the World Writers' Festival, cosponsored by Columbia University and Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Day Two of the World Writers’ Festival

September 22, 2013
The second day of the World Writers' Festival opened with A Coffee with Catherine Millet, held at the Musée Eugène Delacroix, and included a wide selection of events.

Opening Night of World Writers’ Festival

September 21, 2013
Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger opened the festival at a reception at Reid Hall in Paris, home of Columbia Global Centers | Europe.

Ishmael Beah Shares War Experiences with Students at World Writers’ Festival

September 20, 2013
Author Ishmael Beah spoke with French students at Columbia Global Centers | Europe to share some of his experiences as a boy in the war in Sierra Leone.

Paris Center Hosts Inaugural World Writers’ Festival (Columbia News)

September 20, 2013
The event brings more than 30 renowned writers from a host of countries to give talks and read from their works at venues in central Paris.

World Writers’ Festival — Opening Literature to Everyone: an Interview with Caro Llewellyn

September 16, 2013
A conversation with Caro Llewellyn, artistic director chosen by Paul LeClerc to organize the Festival des Écrivains du Monde 2013.

Global Centers Hosts Directors’ Summit on Campus

September 12, 2013
Columbia Global Centers is conducting its annual summit for the directors of the eight centers this week at the Morningside Campus to connect with faculty, students and other campus leaders.

Times Praises Columbia’s Global Approach (New York Times)

September 10, 2013
Times op-ed urges other universities to follow Columbia's lighter footprint of its Global Centers.
José Antonio Ocampo

José Antonio Ocampo: The global implications of falling commodity prices

September 08, 2013
Professor José Antonio Ocampo, who chairs the faculty steering committee for Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago & Rio de Janeiro), co-authored this column in The Independent.
Edith Piaf singing at the Maison Française, November 16, 1947.

Maison Française Turns 100 (Columbia News)

August 29, 2013
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.

Ground Breaking Africa-wide Soil Map to Support Poverty Alleviation and Help Boost Food Security

August 15, 2013
African soil properties mapped comprehensively for the first time in history to help farmers grow more crops

Q and A: Aliza Goldberg, Global Scholar

August 14, 2013
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.

Journalism School Partners with the Universidad De Chile

August 13, 2013
The partnership develops a Masters in Journalism program in Chile and internships at local and national media outlets there for up to six Spanish-speaking Columbia graduates.
Arvind Panagariya

Economics Professors Finds Lessons for U.S. in India’s Economic Growth

August 06, 2013

Professors Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya have co-authored the book Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries.'

Internationalism Evolves: Columbia and the Global Centers

August 02, 2013
This story is excerpted from the original, published in the magazine of Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Barnard Professor Xiaobo Lu Discusses Corruption and Social Media in China

July 29, 2013
Corruption is the most challenging issue facing China in the upcoming decade, said Barnard Political Science Professor Xiaobo Lu.

Global Scholars Conduct Research in China and Chile

July 26, 2013
Thirteen competitively selected undergraduates spent three weeks this summer in Beijing and three weeks in Santiago as part of the Global Scholars Summer Research Workshop.

Jeffrey Sachs Lectures on Challenge of Sustainable Development in China

July 26, 2013
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs quoted the late John F. Kennedy in his July 22 lecture “China and the Challenge of Sustainable Development.”

Global Scholars Visit Senate President of Chile

July 25, 2013
During their visit to Santiago, Columbia undergraduate students in the Global Scholars Program Summer Research Project were received by the President of the Senate, Jorge Pizarro.

Managing Water in Chile (Earth Institute)

July 08, 2013
The Elqui River basin in Chile’s Coquimbo region is one of the driest places on Earth.
University Professor Wafaa El-Sadr

Q and A with Wafaa El-Sadr

July 01, 2013
University Professor Wafaa El-Sadr, Professor of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences, is a member of the faculty steering committee for Columbia Global Centers | Middle East.

Q and A with Huma Kidwai, research associate in India

June 24, 2013
Huma Kidwai, a research associate with Columbia Global Centers | South Asia, worked in rural Assam and Andhra Pradesh with the Model Districts Education Project.

Beijing Center Hosts Edwin Winckler’s Talk on American Politics

June 07, 2013
The talk kicks off this year’s Weatherhead Forum in Beijing, a collaborative effort between Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University and Columbia Global Centers | East Asia.

Unique U.S.-Chinese Lab to Head Off H7N9 Outbreak and Future Threats (Mailman News)

June 04, 2013
In an historic arrangement, Columbia University and the Chinese CDC open joint pathogen discovery lab in Beijing.

Columbia Law School, Peking University Law School Expand Partnership (Columbia Law News)

May 25, 2013
Deans of both schools sign memorandum of understanding to explore future opportunities for joint research.

Merit E. Janow Appointed Dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (Columbia News)

May 17, 2013
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.

Wafaa El-Sadr Appointed University Professor

May 07, 2013
El-Sadr is a member of the Faculty Steering Committee of Columbia Global Centers | Middle East

Beijing Center Exhibits Photos by Columbia Undergraduates

May 03, 2013
The exhibit “Environment and Cities: Undergraduate Photographs of East & Southeast Asia” is on display at Columbia Global Center | East Asia through December of 2013.

Lemann Foundation Makes Commitment to Brazilian Studies at Columbia (Columbia News)

April 23, 2013
The gift is Columbia’s largest ever for Brazil-related efforts and is the largest gift from a Brazilian donor.

President Bollinger Discusses Plans for Rio de Janeiro Center on Brazilian TV (GloboTv)

April 06, 2013
Brazilian TV interview begins in Portuguese for 30-second introduction and then interview proceeds in English.

University Announces Fund for Faculty Endeavors at Columbia Global Centers

April 04, 2013
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced plans to provide grants to faculty members to leverage and engage Columbia’s Global Center network.

Columbia Opens Global Center in Rio de Janeiro

March 20, 2013
University President Lee C. Bollinger joins this week with faculty, alumni, Brazilian leaders and a delegation of international visitors to open a Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro.

Organizers Extend Deadline on Global Scholars Program in Beijing and Santiago

March 06, 2013
The application deadline for Columbia University Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop has been extended to March 15.

University Opens Its First Global Center in Africa

January 30, 2013
With the opening of the center in Nairobi, faculty, students, alumni and friends will have a new home base for engaging with the people, ideas and complex issues that confront Africa.

Columbia Faculty Explore Social Issues in China

January 21, 2013
Columbia University School of Social Work faculty led a one-day lecture series on social issues at Columbia Global Centers | East Asia during their Dec. 15 visit to Beijing.

Jazz and Paris Swings

November 16, 2012

Global Thinkers Forum

October 16, 2012

ISDP Short Courses

October 31, 2012

Susan Fuhrman Visits Chile

December 20, 2011

Center Opens in Turkey

December 15, 2011
Slideshow
Watch a photo gallery of a presentation by Professor Safwan M. Masri, vice president of Columbia Global Centers, in front of faculty of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Video

Columbia Global Debates Preview

Columbia Global Debates is a new format for filmed public discussions on global issues. The first series of conversations hosted on Oct. 29 and 30, 2013, by Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro).

A Look at Columbia Global Centers | Turkey with Center Director Ipek Cem Taha '93 SIPA, '93 BUS

(Credits: Producer, Director - Joe Turner Lin '96CC '04SOA, Outside the Frame; Exec. Producer - Jerry Kisslinger ‘79CC, ‘82GSAS, Chief Creative Officer, Columbia University Office of Alumni and Development)

(Credits: Producer, Director - Joe Turner Lin '96CC '04SOA, Outside the Frame; Exec. Producer - Jerry Kisslinger ‘79CC, ‘82GSAS, Chief Creative Officer, Columbia University Office of Alumni and Development)

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