The application deadline for Columbia University Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop 2013 in Beijing and Santiago has been extended to March 15 at 5 p.m. The program is organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, in collaboration with the Columbia Global Centers, the Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Office of Global Programs. Professor Pablo Pinto, a political scientist of Latin America, Professor Zhang Xiaodan, a sociologist of China, and Professor Xiaobo Lu, a political scientist of China, will lead fifteen undergraduates through a six-week in-country research study and workshop through Beijing and Santiago on the theme of "Pathways to Development." The Beijing section will be co-organized by Columbia Global Centers｜East Asia. MORE
SANTIAGO, March 19, 2012 — In an ongoing effort to broaden Columbia’s already extensive global presence and perspective, University President Lee C. Bollinger joins today with alumni, supporters, faculty and a delegation of international visitors to open a Columbia Global Center in Santiago, Chile — the University’s first in Latin America.
“With 2012 marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of Columbia’s Institute for Latin American Studies, the opening of the Global Center in Santiago comes as a timely reminder of our University’s long and rich history of studying Latin America,” President Bollinger said. “The Santiago center now takes its place alongside Columbia Global Centers in East and South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, each one offering fresh opportunities for students and faculty at our New York campuses to engage an international network of scholars, researchers and citizens.”
Latin America (Santiago) Project
The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Program at the Columbia International Research Institute for Climate and Society focuses on the study of one of the world’s most variable and unusual climates. Using the IRI’s Climate Risk Management approach, the program seeks interdisciplinary solutions to the consequences of environmental change across a variety of sectors, including health, water resources, agriculture and fisheries.