News & Events


Ravina Aggarwal Named Director of Mumbai Center

February 23, 2015
Ravina Aggarwal, currently at the Ford Foundation’s New Delhi office, will become director of Columbia Global Centers | South Asia on April 1, 2015.

Teachers College to Launch Pre-Graduate Program in Beijing

February 13, 2015
Teachers College will launch a new International Pre-Graduate Program in Beijing that will run from July 7 to August 17.

Continental Drift (Columbia Magazine)

February 12, 2015
Paris Center Director Paul LeClerc answers the question what does an increasingly globalized world mean for Indian writers?

President Bollinger on Global Free Speech (Wash. Post)

February 12, 2015
Americans only figured out free speech 50 years ago. Here’s how the world can follow our lead.

Columbia’s East Asian Library Launches Online Exhibition on Cornelius Vander Starr

February 10, 2015
The photographs and documents in this exhibition detail the career of Cornelius Vander Starr (1892–1968), an archetypal American success story.

Istanbul Center to Host Seminar on Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters

January 21, 2015
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.

Deadline Feb. 6 for Global Conference on Aging

January 14, 2015
Deadline to apply nears for Age Boom Academy to be hosted June 11 to 13 by the Columbia Aging Center and Columbia Journalism School.

President Bollinger Announces Annual Prizes for Legal Contributions to Global Freedom of Expression

January 07, 2015
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.

Strategies for Growth Project Issues Policy Brief on Economic Growth in Europe

December 10, 2014
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.

University Seeks Proposals for Third Round of President’s Global Innovation Fund

December 02, 2014
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.

The Paris Center’s Reid Hall and Columbia Celebrate Golden Anniversary

December 01, 2014
On December 8, nearly 200 friends of Reid Hall, including current and former students, professors and staff, will gather to celebrate this golden anniversary.

Mapping the World’s Cultural Treasures (Columbia News)

November 24, 2014
The project is funded in part by the President's Global Innovation Fund, which supports Columbia faculty projects devoted to international research and collaboration.

See video and photo gallery from panel on India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

October 28, 2014
Watch this fascinating conversation about the impact and agency of Indian literature in a global world.

Columbia’s Global Policy Initiative Publishes UN Report Overcoming Youth Marginalization

October 28, 2014
The 36-page report summarizes a two-day conference co-hosted by Columbia’s Global Policy Initiative and the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

Columbia Global Reports Sets Inaugural List (Publishers Weekly)

October 14, 2014
Columbia Global Reports, the new publishing venture based out of Columbia University headed up by Nicholas Lemann, has signed five authors for its first list, which launches Fall

PODCAST - Peter Harling on the Islamic State: Short-term tactics to face a long-term problem

October 14, 2014
Peter Harling is the Middle East Special Advisor at International Crisis Group. He has been based in the Middle East for the past 15 years, including Iraq, Syria and Egypt.

Writers of India a Moveable Fest

October 10, 2014
Four literary giants of India are coming to campus Oct. 27 as part of Writers of India, the second edition of the Columbia University – Bibliothèque nationale de France World Writers’ Festival.

Writers of India Festival: Columbia Alum Kiran Desai on her next book and her writing method (The Caravan)

September 25, 2014
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.

Prof. Richard Peña’s Take on State of Kenyan Film Industry (Daily Nation)

September 24, 2014
Film Professor Richard Peña's talk at the Nairobi Center covered by the Daily Nation newspaper.

Globalization and Literature: Akeel Bilgrami, Vishakha Desai and Urvashi Butalia (The Caravan)

September 22, 2014
Columbia University Professors Akeel Bilgrami and Vishakha Desai with Urvashi Butalia discuss globalization and literature.

Writers of India Festival: Stories and Videos from The Caravan

September 22, 2014
Stories, blogs and video from The Caravan of the World Writers' Festival: Writers of India held Sept. 17-21 in Paris at Columbia Global Centers | Europe.

Video & Gallery: President of the Republic of Tunisia at World Leaders Forum

September 22, 2014
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

Columbia Hosts Summit for Global Centers Directors

September 18, 2014
During this third annual directors' summit, the directors of the eight Columbia Global Centers met with partners and colleagues from across campus.

Blue Voyagers: The Art of Romare Bearden and Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu

Sismanoglio Megaro, Istanbul
April 15, 2015
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul will host the "Blue Voyagers: The Art of Romare Bearden and Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu"

Teachers College / Columbia University Information Session and Program Launch Reception

Beijing, China
March 26, 2015
Columbia Global Centers | East Asia cordially invites you to join us for a Teachers College, Columbia University Information Session and International Pre-Graduate Program Launch

Global Perspectives on Education in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
March 18, 2015
On March 18, the Rio de Janeiro Center will hold a debate on the perspectives of education in the State of Rio de Janeiro, in celebration of the center's second anniversary.

Barnard College Global Symposium: Women Changing the World

Barnard College
March 13, 2015
In celebration of Barnard College's 125th Anniversary, the 2015 Global Symposium will bring together a group of remarkable women from around the world who are inspirational agents of change.

The Politics of Memory in East Asia and Eastern Europe Today

Room 918, International Affairs Building
February 27, 2015
  The Politics of Memory in East Asia and Eastern Europe TodayFriday, February 27, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.918 International Affairs Building, Columbia

Leading Tunisia's Democracy Start-up - His Excellency Mehdi Jomaa, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia

Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
February 24, 2015
This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Medhi Jomaa, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Discussion with Aromar Revi: "How can new urban geographies create new histories?"

Studio-X Istanbul
February 18, 2015
Please join Aromar Revi and Ayfer Bartu Candan for a talk on cities, sustainability and climate change.

In Conversation: New York Times Political Editor Richard Stevenson

Paris, France
February 18, 2015
The Columbia Alumni Club of France, in partnership with the Penn Club of France, hosts a talk by New York Times Editor Richard Stevenson on the challenges of journalism today.

A Conversation with Columbia's Journalism Dean Steve Coll

Studio-X Mumbai
February 17, 2015
Please join us for a conversation with the Dean of Columbia Journalism School and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Steve Coll.

Information Session: Summer Ecosystem Experiences For Undergraduates

Schermerhorn Extension, Room 1015
February 06, 2015
The Earth Institute's Center for Environmental Sustainability presents an information session on The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates Program.

Panel Discussion of Paris Odyssey: Romare Bearden, Henri Matisse and Homer

Paris, France
January 20, 2015
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition called Paris Odyssey: Romare Bearden, Henri Matisse and Homer at the Columbia Global Centers | Europe (Paris), students and

Exhibition: Paris Odyssey - Romare Bearden, Henri Matisse and Homer

Paris, France
January 19, 2015
This presentation of Romare Bearden’s paintings based on The Odyssey will be tailored for the Columbia Global Centers | Europe (Paris) through the addition of

Vivre pour écrire, écrire pour vivre: In Conversation with Nancy Huston

Paris, France
January 18, 2015
In 2015, join authors and actors to discuss the literary works that have inspired the public’s imagination. Presented by Textes & Voix.

Elazar Barkan Istanbul Workshop: Truth Telling and Historical Dialogue

Istanbul, Turkey
January 15, 2015
Prof. Elazar Barkan, the director of Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights and a member of the Faculty Steering Committee of Columbia Global

Closing Ceremony of the Líderes Cariocas Program

January 15, 2015
Final event for the Executive Education Program conducted by the Picker Center and the Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro.

Ellen Meier of Teachers College to Speak at International Educational Summit in Santiago

Santiago, Chile
January 12, 2015
Columbia University and Teachers College, in joint efforts with Universidad Católica de Chile and the Penn Graduate School of Education, is participating in the IV Educational Summit this coming January in Santiago de Chile.

Akeel Bilgrami to Speak on Gandhi in His Time and Ours

Mumbai, India
January 09, 2015
Akeel Bilgrami will situate Gandhi’s ideas about politics, political economy, religion, and morality in his time and in the context of his understanding of the Western political enlightenment, and then explore their significance for India in the present time.

Prof. Suresh Sundaresan on Basel III Capital and Liquidity Standards: Are Indian Banks Ready for the Transition?

Mumbai, India
December 29, 2014
The India Business Initiative, the S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Columbia Global Centers | South Asia and Columbia Alumni Association – India cordially

Representing Asian Urbanity

Studio -X Mumbai
December 11, 2014

The Future of Film Programming and Curatorship - Workshop with School of the Arts Professor of Film Richard Peña

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
December 13, 2014
It’s now clear that the vast proliferation of films just about everywhere – from shopping malls to IPhones – poses more of a threat to film culture than it does

Mechano-Biology Symposium: New Paradigms for the 21st Century

Santiago, Chile
December 10, 2014
The symposium will bring to Chile top-notch scientists that have pioneered the new science of Mechano-Biology. Four Columbia Scientists will participate in this gathering, including Julio Fernández, Michael Sheetz, Brent Stockwell and Andrés Rivas.

Jean Fritts: African & Oceanic Art

Paris, France
December 10, 2014
Arts Arena invites as a guest speaker Jean Fritts, who joined Sotheby’s in 1992 and now is its worldwide head for African and Oceanic art.

Remembering the Past in Public: A Conversation

National September 11 Memorial Museum Auditorium, 180 Greenwich St., New York City
November 04, 2014
Panel discussion as part of The Politics of Memory in Global Context series on the relation between individual and collective memory, between national and global history, between

Critics and Analytics: Presentation of the Past in the 9/11 Museum

November 05, 2014
Panel discussion as part of The Politics of Memory in Global Context series on the relation between individual and collective memory, between national and global history, between commemoration and information, including the challenge of presenting such difficult pasts as September 11th and the Holocaust.

Journalism School Information Session and Reception with Dean of Students Sotomayor

October 29, 2014