News & Events


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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Beijing Panel: China's Smart Farming Future

Beijing, China
May 27, 2014
China's Smart Farming Future - A Public Talk at the Columbia Global Centers | East AsiaChina's farmers have been growing more with less since the neolithic. With only

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.

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