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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.

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.

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.

Columbia Among Top 20 Global Universities (BBC News)

September 16, 2014
The QS World University Rankings includes Columbia University on its list of top 20 global universities.

Mayange Millennium Village - A model for rural development in Africa

September 12, 2014
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.

Summer Programs in Focus at World Leaders Forum on Global Centers (Spectator)

September 15, 2014
Students, faculty, and administrators gathered at the Italian Academy to hear presentations on summer programs at the centers.

Paris Center Hosts Second World Writers’ Festival Sept. 17 to 21

September 05, 2014
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.

Writers of India Festival: A Conversation Between Vishakha Desai and Paul LeClerc

September 05, 2014
Vishakha Desai and Paul LeClerc discuss the goals of the festival and its relationship to Columbia’s global effort.

Mumbai Center Leadership Changes

September 01, 2014
Dr. Nirupam Bajpai, who served as both the Director of the Mumbai Center and Senior Research Scholar for the Earth Institute, has stepped down from his role as Director as of September 1, 2014.

Gandhi in his Time and Ours

South Asia
January 09, 2015
Gandhi in his Time and Ours Akeel Bilgrami will situate Gandhi’s ideas about politics, political economy, religion, and morality in his time and in the context of

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

World Writers' Festival - India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

Miller Theater, Columbia University
October 27, 2014
A conversation presented by Columbia University. This event is free and open to the public.

Public Talk: Environmental Policy and the Business of Sustainability

October 16, 2014
Steven Cohen will discuss the importance of environmental policy in achieving this goal and the need to manage short-term costs for long-term gains.

Global Think-in - Rethinking Knowledge: Global Governance

Second Floor Common Room, The Heyman Center
October 08, 2014
This discussion represents the launch of the Global Think-ins by Columbia's Committee on Global Thought. This discussion will address the past, present, and future of attempts to govern the world from a variety of perspectives and at a number of scales.

Governpreneurship: Ten Golden Rules to Accelerate Success by Amr Al Dabbagh (On Campus)

International Affairs Building, Room 1512
September 25, 2014
Columbia Global Centers | Middle East, in collaboration with School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) will organize an event on September 25, 2014 titled

World Leaders Forum On Campus Sept. 22 to 26

September 22, 2014
President Lee C. Bollinger invites you to join him in welcoming global leaders to the 12th annual World Leaders Forum.

The World Writers' Festival: Writers of India

September 17, 2014
Columbia University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France present more than 20 events in Paris featuring fourteen renowned writers from India.

“Coming to Terms” with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression

Depo Istanbul
September 17, 2014
Within the framework of "Mobilizing Memory for Action" Workshop, Columbia Global Centers | Turkey Columbia Global Centers | Turkey is proud to host the public

World Leaders Forum: Student Participation at Columbia Global Centers

Teatro, Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
September 11, 2014
In this World Leaders Forum discussion, Columbia faculty and students will have a dynamic conversation on student participation at the eight global centers.

Teachers College, Columbia University, is Coming to Brazil!

Rua Candelária, 9 | 3rd floor
September 10, 2014
Teachers College, Columbia University, is Coming to Brazil!Teachers College will host Information Sessions for prospective students in Brazil during the month of September, in

Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing

Depo Istanbul
September 05, 2014
This exhibit occurs in the context of a five-day workshop on “Mobilizing Memory for Action” that brings together an international group of scholars, artists, and activists to analyze the activist work memory practices can enable.

Teachers College Information Session

Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, 1st Floor, Vitacura, Santiago
September 04, 2014
Information Sessions are an extraordinary opportunity for Chilean students, teachers, and professionals to learn more about Columbia's top-ranked programs, its admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, and living in New York City.

Sustainable Waste Management in Latin America

Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, 1st Floor, Vitacura, Santiago
September 01, 2014
The workshop “Sustainable Waste Management in Latin America” will feature Professor Nickolas J. Themelis, director of Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University.