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CALL FOR PAPERS! “Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference”

June 21, 2017

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Call for Paper Abstracts: July 16, 2017                  

Paper Submission: October 25, 2017

 

CONFERENCE SUMMARY

Izzet Kebudi, a Turkish student at Columbia University and a member of SEAS Class of 2019, has been elected the Senator of School of Engineering and Applied Science by the votes of undergraduate engineers and will represent undergraduate SEAS at the University Senate for two academic years. As a member of Senate’s Campus Planning Committee, he works closely with policies regarding physical changes on Morningside Heights campus. As a member of the Student Affairs Committee, he pursues to improve students’ qu

Izzet Kebudi, a Turkish student at Columbia University and a member of SEAS Class of 2019, has been elected the Senator of School of Engineering and Applied Science

January 11, 2017

Izzet Kebudi, a Turkish student at Columbia University and a member of SEAS Class of 2019, has been elected the Senator of School of Engineering and Applied Science by the votes of undergraduate engineers and will represent undergraduate SEAS at the University Senate for two academic years. As a member of Senate’s Campus Planning Committee, he works closely with policies regarding physical changes on Morningside Heights campus. As a member of the Student Affairs Committee, he pursues to improve students’ quality of life at Columbia.

Opening: Join the Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul team!

October 01, 2016
Opening: Join the Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul team! Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul welcomes applications for the position of Program Officer. This is a stimulating and intellectually challenging role with considerable growth potential, ideal for a versatile, committed and energetic person with an interest in working at the intersection of higher education and civil society. Qualified and interested candidates are kindly requested to send a cover letter and CV by October 24, 2016 to: Gülden Çolakel, Administrative Officer, gc2526@columbia.edu.

Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies Created at Columbia University

June 14, 2016

Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies
Created at Columbia University

Funding to Support New Era of Scholarship about Turkey
 
June 13, 2016

Sabancı University Executive MBA Program signs a cooperation agreement with Columbia Business School

May 11, 2016
Sabancı School of Management entered a partnership with the Executive Education program at Columbia Business School, one of the leading business schools of the world with a century of experience. The partnership will enable Sabancı University Executive MBA students to attend a two-week Executive Education leadership program at Columbia Business School in New York.

Prof. Levent Kurnaz of Boğaziçi University on using Prof. Jeff Sachs’s online SDSNedu course, ‘The Age of Sustainable Development’

February 29, 2016

Last semester, Jeffrey Sachs’s online educational course, ‘The Age of Sustainable Development,’ was roadtested by students at Boğaziçi University. SDSNedu, the online education initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, has been developing a suite of courses designed by the world’s leading experts on sustainable development.

Columbia and Boğaziçi University Kick-off Unique Course Collaboration

January 01, 2016

Students in New York and Istanbul are simultaneously taking “The World Responds to the Greeks,” an undergraduate seminar co-taught by Prof. Dimitrios Antoniou at Columbia and Prof. Matthew Gumpert at Boğaziçi University. The course is part of the ongoing Columbia Global Seminar on Byzantine and Modern Encounters, originally offered in 2015 by Profs. Karen Van Dyck and Martha Howell. Prof. Gumpert was on campus as the semester began, and Prof. Antoniou will be in Istanbul for the final week of classes.

Global Centers Connect with Alumni in Greece

June 21, 2015

Professor Safwan M. Masri, the Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development and Director of the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East, and Ipek Cem Taha, the Director of the Global Center in Istanbul, met with Columbia University alumni in Greece on June 21, at a lunch reception held in collaboration with the Columbia Alumni Club of Greece, which is led by Maria Karageorgeou and a dedicated team of alumni leaders.

Public Health Professionals from Turkey Visit Mailman School of Public Health

June 25, 2015

Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Global Centers | Turkey are pleased to welcome three health professionals from Turkey to the New York campus in June. Dr. Onur Özlem Köse, Deputy Director of the Istanbul Public Health Directorate, Dr. Pınar Ay and Dr. Serap Çifçili, both of Marmara University, will be participating in the Epidemiology and Public Health Summer Institute (https://cuepisummer.org), where they will be interacting with leading scholars from Mailman and other health professionals from around the world.

We are hiring a full-time Program Officer

June 12, 2015

Application period for this position is closed.

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Empowering Youth Globally for Sustainable Development Solutions: SDSN-Youth Launched at Columbia Global Centers | Europe

June 04, 2015

On the evening of June 4, 2015 in Paris, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched a new initiative, SDSN Youth (SDSN-Y). SDSN-Y works to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions, and its launch served as a timely occasion to reflect on the role of youth in implementing the SDGs.

Provost Announces Faculty Winners of 2015 President’s Global Innovation Fund

May 12, 2015

Below are the results of the competition for faculty grants that will take place in the region from the first round of proposals to the President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF). The 16 projects receiving awards were selected by a review committee of senior faculty drawn from both the Morningside and medical campuses.

Robert G. O'Meally, Columbia's Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Bearden Exhibit Explores Artists’ Odysseys

April 30, 2015
The Blue Voyagers exhibit opened with a splash April 15 in Istanbul—following a month-long run in Paris at Columbia Global Centers | Europe—and featured a reception, panel discussion and extensive coverage in the Turkish press.

Review for Bearden Exhibit in Istanbul (Today’s Zaman)

April 20, 2015
The curators must have devoted quite some time to coming up with the idea for this combined exhibition featuring two artists' portfolios.

Time and Trauma: Panel and Workshop

April 16, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, in collaboration with Professor Edhem Eldem of Boğaziçi University, organizes a workshop and panel on "Time and Trauma", featuring Professors Carol Gluck and Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University.

Blue Voyagers at Istanbul’s Sismanoglio Megaro (Hurriyet Daily News)

April 14, 2015
The Hurriyet Daily News writes about Columbia Global Centers | Turkey hosting the “Blue Voyagers: the Art of Romare Bearden and Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu” exhibition from April 15 to May 17 at Istanbul’s Sismanoglio Megaro.

Greece and Columbia University to host ‘Blue Voyagers’ exhibit in Istanbul (BGN News)

April 14, 2015
BGN News writes about the exhibit "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey" that opens April 15 in Istanbul, hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey.

Centers in Istanbul and Amman to Host Global Think-Ins

April 03, 2015
Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought is going on the road again this month, taking its Global Think-Ins to Istanbul and Amman to extend the conversation about the national and international political tensions in public memory.

Q and A with Professor Carol Gluck

April 03, 2015
Carol Gluck discusses the Committee on Global Thought's Global Think-In series coming this month to Columbia Global Centers in Istanbul and Amman.

Applications Due April 13 for Summer Training Program on Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past

March 26, 2015
The Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past is now accepting applications through April 13 to its seven-day training program in Istanbul.

History, Monuments, Urban Life: Boğaziçi - Columbia Summer School in Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

March 11, 2015

Columbia University and Bogazici University are offering an exciting a joint summer program for undergraduate and graduate students which provides a unique opportunity to learn about the history, urban development, and historic monuments of the city of Byzantion/Constantinople/Istanbul.

Prioritizing Women - Adapting Refugee Health Services for 21st Century Health Challenges

March 07, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and Studio-X Istanbul hosted special panel discussion, the first of a series of public events designed to elaborate on the issues and themes of  "The Good Cause: Architectures of Peace" and the "Vocabulary of Hospitality" exhibition.

Sustainable Cities Expert Aromar Revi Visits Istanbul

February 16, 2015

Aromar Revi, the Director of Indian Institute for Human Settlements – India’s first prospective National University for Research and Innovation to address challenges of urbanization through an integrated program of education, research, consulting and advisory services.  

Columbia Global Seminar on Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters Opens with Orientations at the Global Center and Studio-X Istanbul

January 29, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey is delighted to welcome four Columbia College students and Professors Martha Howell and Karen Van Dyck to Istanbul for a new semester-long course now being taught at Boğaziçi University. The program opened with an orientation given by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, introducing students to the history of the city through two unique tours and a lecture about getting used to life in Istanbul.

Women Mobilizing Memory Exhibition Travels to Vienna, Curators Interviewed by n.paradoxa

January 21, 2015

We're delighted to share that the Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing exhibition will be shown in Vienna at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse from March 19-April 3, 2015. Curated by Işın Önol and Prof. Ayşe Gül Altınay of Sabancı University, the exhibition first opened in September 2014 at Depo, an art center in Istanbul, as part of "Women Creating Change", a initiative of the Columbia University Center for the Study of Social Difference.

Columbia Students and Parents Reception at Studio-X Istanbul

January 15, 2015

Columbia SEAS and College students and parents attended a cocktail reception on January 15 at our Studio-X location in Istanbul. The evening was hosted by Metin Ar and Izzet Garih, and started with a brief opening speech by Ipek Cem Taha, Director, Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, who greeted all prospective students and their parents with a warm welcome. The evening proved to be a perfect occasion for current and prospective students and their parents to mingle with one another.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger

President Bollinger Announces Annual Prizes for Legal Contributions to Global Freedom of Expression

January 07, 2015
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced the creation of the first prizes recognizing judicial decisions and legal representation around the world that strengthen freedom of expression by promoting international legal norms.

Kraft Global Fellows Turkey Trip

January 02, 2015

The Office of the University Chaplain’s Kraft Global Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. At designated academic breaks, the Kraft Global Fellows Program will support up to five students who have a clear outlined research proposal to travel to one of the Columbia Global Centers as a team to conduct research for a particular set of questions or inquiries. Generally, Chaplain Davis will serve as Program Director and will be present for some portion of the time.

In Memoriam: Talat Halman, Columbia graduate and the first culture minister of Turkey

December 05, 2014
We commemorate Talat Sait Halman, a graduate of Columbia University and the first Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey. A great contributor to the social and cultural development of Turkey and the world at large, Professor Halman passed away on Dec. 4, 2014.

Mapping the World’s Cultural Treasures (Columbia News)

November 24, 2014
The project is funded in part by the President's Global Innovation Fund, which supports Columbia faculty projects devoted to international research and collaboration.

VIDEO - Panel 1 of Coming to Terms with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression: Creating Alternative Archives

September 17, 2014
“Coming to Terms” with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression Soykırım, Savaş ve Siyasi Baskıların Cinsiyetlendirilmiş Anılarıyla “Yüzleşmek”

VIDEO - Panel 2 of Coming to Terms with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression: Art, Performance and Memory

September 17, 2014
“Coming to Terms” with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression Soykırım, Savaş ve Siyasi Baskıların Cinsiyetlendirilmiş Anılarıyla “Yüzleşmek”

VIDEO - Panel 3 of Coming to Terms with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression: Gender, Memory, Activism

September 17, 2014

“Coming to Terms” with Gendered Memories of Genocide, War, and Political Repression
Soykırım, Savaş ve Siyasi Baskıların Cinsiyetlendirilmiş Anılarıyla “Yüzleşmek”

Public Roundtables

17 September 2014 – DEPO

5:00pm-6:30pm - Gender, Memory, Activism / Cinsiyet, Hafıza, Aktivism
Moderator: Yeşim Arat (Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University, Turkey)

Columbia Global Seminar Scheduled in Istanbul for Spring 2015

August 27, 2014
Columbia's Office of Global programs is delighted to announce a brand new spring semester study abroad program in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey.

VIDEO - Global Muckraking: Panel with Joseph E. Stiglitz and Anya Schiffrin

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

Bridge Journalism Summer School Introduces Students to Freedom of Expression

August 09, 2014

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey will be welcoming 25 aspiring journalists from universities in the US, Turkey, Austria, the Balkans, Belgium, Czech Republic, Morocco, Slovakia, Tunisia and Ukraine to Istanbul from August 16 to 23 for the Bridge Journalism Program.

The program is supported by the Prague Freedom Foundation in cooperation with Zaostřeno o.p.s. of the Czech Republic, who will be hosting the first part of the program in Prague from August 9 to 16.

VIDEO - Reception with Jeffrey Sachs of Sustainable Development Solutions Network

June 27, 2014

Incoming students, current students and all Columbia University alumni were invited to the annual signature event for the Columbia community in Turkey, featuring Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute and Director of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating two exciting achievements - nearly three years of Columbia Global Centers in Turkey and the launch of the UN SDSN Turkey network, hosted by Boğaziçi University!

VIDEO - Katharina Pistor talks on Governance Challenges in 21st Century: Depoliticization, Rescaling, and Capitalization

June 06, 2014

Depoliticization, Rescaling, and Capitalization
Katharina Pistor and Fikret Adaman
06.06.2014 Friday
19:00 – 21:00

Women Creating Change Returns to Istanbul in September to Focus on Mobilizing Memory for Action

May 23, 2014

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey has rolled up its sleeves to start planning for an exciting series of events in September with scholars of the Center for the Study of Social Difference, Professor Marianne Hirsch and Professor Jean Howard, and our Istanbul partners, Professor Ayşe Gül Altınay of Sabancı University and Asena Günal, Director of the DEPO Art Center and Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability 2014 fellow at Columbia Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

Last Call for Applications: BRIDGE Program – Summer School of Journalism in Prague and Istanbul

April 30, 2014

Apply by April 30 for Scholarships to Study Journalism in Istanbul and Prague!

www.bridge.zaostreno.org

The Prague Freedom Foundation, in cooperation with Zaostreno o.p.s. and Pro Publica, organizes a two-week intensive summer program, which will be hosted in Istanbul by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and will be under the patronage of Charles University in the Czech Republic.

The program takes place between August 9-23, 2014 (August 9-16 in Prague, August 17-23 in Istanbul).

Apply Now for Scholarships to Study Journalism in Istanbul and Prague

April 07, 2014
The Prague Freedom Foundation, in cooperation with Zaostreno o.p.s. and Pro Publica, organizes a two-week intensive summer program, which will be hosted in Istanbul by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and will be under the patronage of Charles University in the Czech Republic.

Ira Deutchman Connects with Istanbul’s Film Scene

March 21, 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.

Columbia Business Students to Explore Start Up Culture in Istanbul

February 28, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014 to Saturday, March 22, 2014

Exploring Turkey's Start Up Culture: Columbia Business School Global Immersion Course

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey welcomes Columbia Business School students who will be in Istanbul from March 16 to March 22 as part of a Global Immersion course focusing on Turkey’s start-up culture.

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 27, 2013
Opinion piece explores what is happening in Turkey and what is happening in the field of press freedom in global terms.

New York Times Praises Columbia’s Global Approach

September 10, 2013
Times op-ed urges other universities to follow Columbia's lighter footprint of its Global Centers.

Internationalism Evolves: Columbia and the Global Centers

August 09, 2013
"Our model is about learning. It’s about a two-way exchange of knowledge and skills,” says Professor and Global Centers Vice President Safwan M. Masri, who describes the Centers as platforms for interdisciplinary research, vehicles for new educational opportunities, and instruments for seeking solutions to global problems.

Studio X Presentations at SALT Beyoğlu & Summer Design Workshop

July 18, 2013
Architect Rajeev Thakker will present Columbia University’s Studio-X project in Mumbai, part of a week-long design workshop organized with Studio-X Istanbul.

Trauma Certificate Program Offers its First Graduates

July 06, 2013
The Trauma Rehabilitation Certificate Program concluded its first year with a final seminar and a diploma ceremony.

Launch of the Mediterranean SDSN Network (MED Solutions)

July 03, 2013
The Mediterranean Sustainable Development Solutions Network (MED Solutions) was launched July 3 in Siena, Italy.

Byzantine Studies and Urban Mapping Summer Program Commences

June 21, 2013
Columbia University and Boğaziçi University’s joint summer program is now underway, offering a group of students from both universities a unique opportunity.

How Turks Can Travel Freely in Europe

June 06, 2013
Gerald Knaus presented five specific recommendations on how Turkey and the EU can move successfully towards visa liberalization.

Future of the Liberal Order Conference Features Debate on Democracy

May 22, 2013

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey’s conference on the "Future of the Liberal Order’" took place on May 22 and 23 in cooperation with the Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University and the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund. It was organized under the leadership of Professor Ahmet Evin, Jean Monnet Chair at Sabanci University in Istanbul and an Advisory Board member of the Turkey Center.

Diana Taylor Speaks on the Politics of Passion

May 23, 2013
Diana Taylor, NYU professor of Performance Studies and Spanish, gave a lecture titled "The Politics of Passion" at Columbia Global Centers | Turkey

Roundtable Discussion on Syria with the International Crisis Group

May 20, 2013

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey hosted a a presentation and roundtable discussion in cooperation with International Crisis Group on their recent report: “Blurring the Borders: Syrian Spillover Risks for Turkey.”

Columbia Business School Executive MBA Lecture

May 09, 2013

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey hosted a lecture on May 9 delivered by two key speakers for the Columbia Business School Executive MBA group that was visiting Istanbul between May 7 to 11. Professor Cevdet Akcay, chief economist of Koc, and Professor Ahmet Evin, advisory board member of the Turkey Center and the Jean Monnet Chair at Sabanci University, gave an extensive lecture to the group composed of 40 students and their Professor Bogachan Celen.

Columbia Business School Executive MBA Trip and Reception

May 07, 2013

Columbia Global Centers | Turkey organized the third Istanbul trip / block week of Columbia Business School Executive MBA program which took place on May 7 to 11, when Professor Bogachan Celen was in Istanbul with his 40 students. They visited two Turkish companies and attended several panels and seminars at Marti Hotel.

University Announces Fund for Faculty Endeavors at Columbia Global Centers

April 04, 2013
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced plans to provide grants to faculty members to leverage and engage Columbia’s Global Center network.

Ashoka Fellow Jeroo Billimoria Speaks on Social Entrepreneurship

May 08, 2013
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey hosted a discussion on innovative approaches to social entrepreneurship and financial inclusion.

Columbia University 2013 Summer Sessions

April 02, 2013
Make the most of your summer and take advantage of countless possibilities at Columbia University.

Santiago Hosts Global Centers Directors

March 22, 2013

The Directors of all eight Columbia Global Centers, President Lee Bollinger and University scholars convened in Santiago last month to chart the course for the University’s ongoing strategy to broaden its global presence and perspective.  As the driving force behind the extension of the University’s commitment to teaching, research and service around the world, the Directors form a unique constellation of voices, insights and experience from the regions where Global Centers are actively building new educational and research programs.

Columbia Opens Global Center in Rio de Janeiro

March 20, 2013
University President Lee C. Bollinger joins this week with faculty, alumni, Brazilian leaders and a delegation of international visitors to open a Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Destination Istanbul: Students Flock to Center in 2013

March 29, 2013
If the first three months of 2013 are any indication, Istanbul’s popularity is on the rise as a learning destination of choice for Columbia students.

University Opens Its First Global Center in Africa

January 30, 2013

With the opening of the center in Nairobi, faculty, students, alumni and friends will have a new home base for engaging with the people and complex issues that confront Africa.

Safwan Masri Named Vice President for Global Centers

July 30, 2012

President Lee C. Bollinger is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Safwan M. Masri as Vice President for Global Centers. Professor Kenneth Prewitt, who has served in that capacity since the position’s creation in 2009, will remain in a senior advisory role helping to chart the future course of Columbia’s globalization efforts. Today there are eight Columbia Global Centers located in Amman, Beijing, Paris, Mumbai, Istanbul, Santiago, Nairobi, and Rio de Janeiro.

Slideshow
Columbia Turkish Students organized a talk titled "Storytelling in the Age of Conflict" with novelist Elif Shafak at Columbia University. Safwan Masri, executive vice president for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University, introduced Turkish novelist Elif Shafak to an audience on April 22.
Video

A Look at Columbia Global Centers | Turkey with Center Director Ipek Cem Taha '93 SIPA, '93 BUS

(Credits: Producer, Director - Joe Turner Lin '96CC '04SOA, Outside the Frame; Exec. Producer - Jerry Kisslinger ‘79CC, ‘82GSAS, Chief Creative Officer, Columbia University Office of Alumni and Development)

(Credits: Producer, Director - Joe Turner Lin '96CC '04SOA, Outside the Frame; Exec. Producer - Jerry Kisslinger ‘79CC, ‘82GSAS, Chief Creative Officer, Columbia University Office of Alumni and Development)

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