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Sustainable Waste Solutions for Global Cities

April 17, 2017
One thing that clearly emerges from years of research is that we need to put an end to open dumping. Evidence for this argument was presented by Dr. Athanasios Bourtsalas, Adjunct Professor at the Earth and Environmental Engineering Department, Columbia University, and the Manager of the Earth Engineering Centre-Columbia (EEC), at a Lecture and Discussion organized by Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on April 17, 2017.

Cyclones, Storm Surges, and Climate Risks to Mumbai

January 12, 2017
As part of our ongoing initiatives to build knowledge about ‘Urban Climate Resilience’, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a round-table discussion on January 12, 2017, bringing together scientists and urban experts to assess the potential risks of a catastrophic flood in Mumbai due to a tropical cyclone-driven storm surge.

Perspectives on World Cinema

March 10, 2017
Social revolution and cinematic movements have been strange bedfellows in the history of Latin American countries since the 1950s. Richard Peña, Professor of Film Studies, Columbia University, and former Director of the New York Film Festival, offered a glimpse into Latin American cinema through the evolving histories of Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and Argentina through a four-day lecture series and film screenings from March 10- 14, 2017 held at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in collaboration with Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai.

The Science of Creativity

January 19, 2017
Drawing upon scientific research and her expertise in consumer psychology, Professor Gita Johar, Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, demystified the concepts of creativity and innovation at a presentation organized by the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on January 11, 2017, at the residence of Jay Mehta, Columbia University alumnus.

Preserving Groundwater, Recycling Grey-Water in Mumbai

April 12, 2017
Dr. Rakesh Kumar, the Director at the CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) launched his Public Lecture on grey-water recycling for the city of Mumbai on April 12, 2017. The lecture, hosted by the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai, was the second in a series of our programs to address the crucial issue of Groundwater Management in India.

Globalization and the Indian Experience

April 24, 2017
Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai partnered with the Committee on Global Thought on a project intended to discuss pressing issues affecting globalization in the world today and to do so in conversation with colleagues in different parts of the world in academia, government, business, journalism, and civil society. The Mumbai component of this Global Think-In, organized on April 24, 2017, took the form of a virtual video conversation among experts from India and the Columbia University campus. Similar conversations were held at the Global Centers in Beijing, Istanbul, Amman, Tunis, Nairobi, Paris, Rio, and Santiago.

Learning about Religion in India

January 12, 2017
Building upon the Center's goal of advancing global education by designing learning programs about India, the spring cohort of the Kraft Global Fellows visited Mumbai, New Delhi, and Agra from January 4 - 15, 2017, for an intensive field study on Religious Pluralism. The group of five students was led by Jewelnel Davis, University Chaplain.
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Professor Akeel Bilgrami discussed Gandhi’s ideas about politics, political economy, religion, and morality in his time and in the context of his understanding of the Western political enlightenment.
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One-Minute Vision of Columbia Global Centers

An introduction and overview of Columbia Global Centers, featuring comments from Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, and the directors of the global centers.

An introduction and overview of Columbia Global Centers, featuring comments from Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, and the directors of the global centers.

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