News & Events


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.

Fifty Years at Reid Hall (And Still Going Strong!)

April 12, 2014
This year is an important milestone at Columbia Global Centers | Europe. First, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Columbia at Reid Hall.

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 31, 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

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

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

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,

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.

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

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

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

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.

Reflections on Nelson Mandela’s Legacy (Columbia News)

December 07, 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

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: 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.

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.

Barnard to Host Book Launch for The Chile Reader

5:30 p.m., Barnard Hall, 117th St. and Broadway
April 15, 2014
Panel discussion with Sol Serrano (Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile) and Heidi Tinsman (UC Irvine)

Panel Discussion – 100 Days: Egypt vs. Press Freedom

Lecture Hall, Journalism
April 07, 2014
At Columbia Journalism School, the Dart Center, Columbia Global Center | Middle East and the Global Freedom of Expression Project will co-host a symposium on the continued imprisonment of three Al Jazeera English journalists in Cairo.

Mobilities in Cities: From Visible to Invisible

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
April 11, 2014
The Committee on Global Thought's fifth annual conference on cities and modern urban realities will bring together scholars and practitioners whose work addresses the dynamics of urban life.

Workshop on Contested Sites and Historical Dialogue in Istanbul

April 05, 2014
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and Studio-X Istanbul invite university students to an interactive workshop led by Professor Elazar Barkan and Liz Ševčenko of Columbia University.

Studio-X Istanbul Hosts Guantánamo Exhibit

Studio-X Istanbul, Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi 35A, 34433, Salıpazarı, İstanbul
April 04, 2014
From April 4 to May 9, Studio-X Istanbul hosts the exhibition "Compressed: Guantánamos," which offers Guantánamo as a starting point to provoke reflection on states of exception in Turkey and around the world.

Global Health Symposium with Mailman School of Public Health

Beijing, China
March 26, 2014
The Columbia Global Centers | East Asia and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, invite you to attend a Global Health Symposium on March 26.

The Politics of Constitutional Change in Latin America

4 p.m., Room 1512, International Affairs Bldg.
March 24, 2014
A presentation of the book Making Constitutions: Presidents, Parties, and Institutional Choice in Latin America

New Distribution Models: A Public Discussion with Prof. Ira Deutchman of the Film Program

2 p.m. in Istanbul at Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations - Beyoğlu
March 22, 2014
Please join us for an exciting public discussion on ‘New Distribution Models’ with the Chair of the Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program, Professor Ira Deutchman.

Istanbul Center to Host Pitching Workshop for Filmmakers

Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations on Istiklal Caddesi in Beyoğlu
March 21, 2014
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey is pleased to welcome Prof. Ira Deutchman, Chair of the Film Program of the Columbia University School of the Arts to Istanbul.

Women Changing China: Barnard College of Columbia University presents the Sixth Annual Global Symposium

11 a.m., Portman Ritz Carlton Shanghai, China
March 19, 2014
Women Changing China will bring together some of China’s most prominent women leaders in business, finance, academia, media, and the arts.

Barnard President Debora Spar to Speak in Beijing on Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

12:30 p.m., Columbia Global Centers | East Asia
March 17, 2014
A kick-off to a series of Beijing+20 events to discuss and reflect the state of women in the last 20 years, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fourth World

Memory for the Future: Collaborative Witnessing in Post-Dictatorship Chile

7 p.m., Faculty House, Columbia University
March 10, 2014
Part of the Women Creating Change Project, this is a graduate student roundtable discussion with Columbia's Andrea Crow and Nicole Gervasio, and NYU's Henry Castillo and Leticia Robles-Moreno; moderated by Columbia's Kate Trebuss.

A Discussion with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the Reverend Mpho Tutu

7 p.m., Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
March 01, 2014
A discussion with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the Reverend Mpho Tutu

Research Without Borders: Negotiating Constraints and Open Scholarship (+ webcast)

1 p.m., Columbia's Faculty House, Garden Room 1
February 27, 2014
Points of discussion will include: exploring the ways research is being made openly accessible to overcome these constraints, how and why researchers have incorporated community participation into their projects, and alternative scholarship distribution models.

Information Session: Middle Eastern and North African Studies Summer Program 2014

4 p.m., Maison Française, Buell Hall, Columbia University
February 27, 2014
Starting in summer 2014, Columbia offers a new summer program, focusing on the languages, history and culture of the Maghreb region and its relations with the Middle East and France.

University Lecture with Jeffrey D. Sachs

6 p.m., Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
February 25, 2014
Sachs is director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management

The Idea of Development - What Causes Global Inequality?

6:15 p.m. at The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room
February 24, 2014
Panel discussion featuring Columbia Professor Akeel Bilgrami, Branko Milanovic, visiting presidential S\scholar at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Prabhat Patnaik, professor emeritus, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Lunar New Year Celebration

Weatherhead East Asian Institute
January 30, 2014
WEAI Lunar New Year CelebrationWeatherhead East Asian Institute 212-854-2592Thursday, January 30 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMColumbia University 420 West 118th Street, Room 918, New

Facing the Challenges of Climate Change: How To Achieve a Global Deal in Paris in 2015?

International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center, 15th Floor
January 29, 2014
Marie Hélène Aubert, Senior Policy Advisor to the French President for International Environmental and Climate Change negotiations

E-Conference: The Health Consequences of Migration

January 27, 2014
Columbia Global Centers and the Columbia Population Research Center is hosting an online conference on the health consequences of migration that will feature discussions at each of the university's eight Global Centers.

Professor Jonathan R. Cole to Present Master Class in Chile

Salón de Honor de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
January 15, 2014
Columbia Professor Jonathan R. Cole is giving a Master Class for the launching event of the Catholic University "Dirección de Transferencia y Desarrollo."

Santiago Panel: From Science to Business (livestream)

Santiago, Chile
January 07, 2014
Columbia Global Centers / Latin America (Santiago) is delighted to invite you to participate in an exclusive workshop which will feature six top scientists visiting the country, three of whom have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine.

Prof. Rashid Khalidi - Shifting Strategic Perspectives in the Wake of the Iran Nuclear Accord

Istanbul, Turkey
December 18, 2013
Professor Khalidi discusses the possible strategic consequences of upheavals in Egypt, Syria and several other Arab countries.

Captain Hook Comes to Arts Arena in Paris

Grande Salle at Reid Hall, Paris
December 17, 2013
Stefan Kurt, Robert Wilson's favorite actor in the whole universe, and award-winning actor of both stage and screen, will discuss his role as Captain Hook in Wilson's Peter Pan at the Théâtre de la Ville.

Arts, Culture and Quality of Life: Creating Equitable Cities for the Future

Ford Foundation
December 09, 2013
As the Bloomberg administration comes to an end, along with its historic commitment to the creative community, join us to reimagine future directions for arts and culture in New York City and beyond.

Pop Up Studio-X Shenzhen & Hong Kong: Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2013

December 07, 2013
Pop Up Studio-X Shenzhen & Hong Kong will generate new modes of thinking and sharing within the context of the Pearl River Delta.

Urban China Initiative 2013 Annual Forum: China’s Urbanization Roadmap

Beijing, China
November 28, 2013
The Urban China Initiative (UCI) Annual Forum provides an inclusive forum for international and Chinese urban thinkers to discuss urban problems and trends, to trigger innovative ideas for solutions, and to create a network of policy makers, professionals and academics.

The Future as Cultural Fact — A symposium with Arjun Appadurai, Saskia Saasen, Richard Sennett, and Sudhir Venkatesh

Knox Hall, Room 208
November 25, 2013
A symposium with Arjun Appadurai, Saskia Saasen, Richard Sennett, and Sudhir Venkatesh.

Your Global Thoughts? A Forum with President Lee C. Bollinger

Earl Hall Auditorium
November 21, 2013
Columbia University continues its mission to be a truly global university with the presence of its centers and research initiatives across the world.

Engineering Graduate Program Hosts Discussion with Professor Safwan Masri, VP of Global Centers

Schapiro, Davis Auditorium
November 18, 2013
Columbia Global Centers: An Overview and Discussion with Vice President Safwan Masri

University Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: How Can There Be a Feminist World?

Middle East Auditorium
November 16, 2013
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor at Columbia University will speak in Jordan at Columbia Global Centers | Middle East.

Paris Center Hosts Robert Wilson in Conversation with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe

Grande Salle at Reid Hall, Paris
November 16, 2013
The Arts Arena at Columbia Global Centers | Europe is delighted to join the major cultural institutions of Paris in celebrating the work of Robert Wilson. At Théâtre de la

Presidential Global Fellowships Information Session

Center for Career Education - Conference Room, East Campus on Lower Level
November 15, 2013
Columbia University presents summer study abroad fellowships for a select group of rising CC, SEAS, and GS Sophomores (current first-year students).

Information Session: 2014 Global Scholars Summer Research Program

International Affairs Building, Room 1219
November 14, 2013
This is the third of three information sessions on the 2014 Global Scholars Program, a four-week summer workshop taking students through Berlin, Moscow, Ulan Bator and Beijing.

Information Session: 2014 Global Scholars Summer Research Program

International Affairs Building, Room 918
November 12, 2013
This is the second of three information sessions on the 2014 Global Scholars Program, a four-week summer workshop taking students through Berlin, Moscow, Ulan Bator and Beijing.

Studio-X Opens in Istanbul Center

November 09, 2013
The evening will be a celebration of the collaborative and global spirit of Studio-X and will also include curated performances and live music.

Visual Culture of Human Rights

November 07, 2013
In a conversation with Thomas Keenan we will explore the historical and contemporary visual culture of human rights by drawing comparisons between UNESCOs Human Rights exhibition from 1949 and the Family of Man exhibition from 1955.

Testimony and 9/11: Memory Change over Time Panel

918 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, Columbia University
October 24, 2013
Please join us for the inaugural event in the new series The Politics of Difficult Pasts: Memory in Global Context.

Screening of Selected Short Films at Rio de Janeiro Center

Rua Voluntarios de Patria, 35, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro
October 24, 2013
School of the Arts Dean Carol Becker hosts a screening of four short films from the 2013 Columbia University Film Festival to celebrate the launch of new audiovisual initiatives

The Past and the Future of Press Freedom in Turkey

Lerner Hall, Room 569
October 21, 2013
Turkish media pioneer Nuri M. Colakoglu discusses the history of press freedom in his country and what lies ahead

Brazil: Starting Over Reloaded

International Affairs Building, Room 802
October 21, 2013
Professor Albert Fishlow will discuss the latest developments in Brazil since his book "Starting Over" was launched, in 2011, and provide his insights ahead of and beyond the 2014 general elections.

The Origins and Impact of World War I: An Interdisciplinary Conference

International Affairs Building, Room 1501
October 18, 2013
This conference attempts to take an approach to the subject that is explicitly interdisciplinary and thereby hopes to open up new perspectives on the subject.

Istanbul Week – Oct. 13 to 17

October 13, 2013
Columbia Global Centers transports Istanbul to campus through the Istanbul Week event series Oct. 13 to 17 with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

The Balancing Act: Women, Work and Family in the United States and France

Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
October 14, 2013
This World Leaders Forum program will feature a conversation between Najat Vallaud-Belkacem and Anne-Marie Slaughter.

The Arts Arena presents PORTRAIT OF WALLY

Paris, France
October 08, 2013
A screening of the award-winning film by David D'Arcy and Andrew Shea about Nazi-confiscated art

Big Data/Global Surveillance

International Affairs Building, Room 1501
October 08, 2013
This panel discussion will examine the technical and global implications of the expanded surveillance capacity of states and the expanded capacity of people to contest.

Effective Policies in Poverty Reduction Beyond the Millennium Development Goals

International Affairs Building, Room 1501
September 24, 2013
Professor José Antonio Ocampo chairs the faculty steering committee of Columbia Global Centers | Latin America .

World Writers' Festival / Festival des Écrivains du Monde

Paris, France
September 20, 2013
Presented by Columbia University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France and supported by Le Monde, the Festival features some of the world's greatest writers in intimate conversations, readings, performances, and debates.