News & Events


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.

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.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network Launches Education Initiative

August 26, 2014
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network is proud to launch, a new flagship educational initiative offering free online courses on sustainable development.

Q and A: Mary Grigsby, 2014 Global Scholar

August 21, 2014
Mary Grigsby is one of the 14 undergraduate students who participated in the 2014 Global Scholars Program: Contemporary Cities of Eurasia—Berlin, Moscow, Ulan Bator, and Beijing.

Q and A: Julian Richardson, 2014 Global Scholar

August 21, 2014
Julian Richardson is one of the 14 undergraduate students who participated in the 2014 Global Scholars Program: Contemporary Cities of Eurasia—Berlin, Moscow, Ulan Bator, and Beijing.

Q and A: Wina Huang, 2014 Presidential Global Fellow

August 21, 2014
Wina Huang is one of the 20 Presidential Global Fellows and studied Business Chinese at Shanghai Jiaotong University and interned at Bank of China in summer of 2014.

Presidential Global Fellows Q and A: Margaret Elizabeth Self

August 18, 2014
Margaret is one of twelve first-year students in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and General Studies named 2014 Presidential Global Fellowships in April, 2014.

Amale Andraos Appointed Dean of Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

August 12, 2014
The next dean of the University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is Amale Andraos, an associate professor at the School and a member of the

Beijing Center Director Interviewed on China Domestic Abuse Issues

August 11, 2014
Attitudes have changed in China about domestic abuse, says Joan Kaufman, director of Columbia Global Centers | East Asia, located in Beijing.

Studio-X NY Director Nicola Twilley: What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming? (New York Times Magazine)

August 05, 2014
Director of Studio-X NY Nicola Twilley writes on the climate-change impact of China's rapid growth of its food refrigeration chain.

From Berlin to Beijing: Columbia Global Scholars

July 14, 2014
The journey began with a boat tour in Berlin, then six days and nights on train #44 of the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Moscow to Ulaan Baatar, and three days of exploring Mongolia.

Rio Center Director Trebat on Brazil’s Success Hosting World Cup (Bloomberg)

July 14, 2014
“FIFA owes Brazil an apology, because they made some very harsh and nasty comments for months and now they’re all saying it was a big success,” Trebat said by telephone. “For the Olympic Games I think the lesson is well-learned. I think it will take a lot of the heat off Rio.”

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

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

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.

Technology for Social Action Conference

Columbia Global Centers | Middle East
August 30, 2014
Tech Tribes and the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Middle East, cordially invite you to Technology for Social Action

Sustainable Waste Management for Latin America

Rua Candelária, 9 | Auditorium, Rio de Janeiro
August 29, 2014

A discussion with Prof. Anya Schiffrin and Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz on why the media matters for growth, governance and accountability

Studio-X Istanbul
August 18, 2014
Columbia professors Joseph E. Stiglitz and Anya Schiffrin will discuss the role that media plays in promoting economic growth, good governance and government accountability.

Sustainability, Public Private Partnerships and Big Data – Three Trends in Global Public Management

Studio-X Mumbai
August 11, 2014
Professor William B. Eimicke will share his experience as a leading authority on public management and discuss how the implementation of big data, sustainable practices, and

India In The Age Of Sustainable Development, with Professor Jeffrey Sachs

India International Centre, New Delhi
July 03, 2014
Join Jeffrey Sachs for a lecture about India's crucial role in achievig sustainable development.

The Power Transition in US-China Relations: Prospects for Stability

Beijing, China
June 24, 2014
Boston College Professor Robert S. Ross will deliver a lecture at Columbia Global Centers | East Asia on The Power Transition in US-China Relations: Prospects for Stability.

Santiago Center to Host Palestinian Film Festival June 23-29

Santiago, Chile
June 24, 2014
Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago), the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University, the Center for Arab Studies at Universidad de Chile and the Cineteca Nacional are delighted to host the first Palestine Film Festival in Santiago de Chile at Cineteca Nacional from June 23 to June 29, 2014.

Professor Sheena Iyengar on The Art of Choosing

Studio-X Mumbai
June 17, 2014
Sheena Iyengar is the inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University.

Seventeenth World Congress of the International Economic Association

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center - Dead Sea, Jordan
June 06, 2014
The Columbia Global Centers | Middle East, in collaboration with the International Economic Association (IEA), is hosting in Jordan the IEA’s Seventeenth World Congress.