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Studying Art Humanities in Paris - Alexi Thomas CC’16

July 28, 2015
Alexi Thomas CC’16 spent the Spring 2015 semester studying abroad in Paris at Columbia Global Centers | Europe.

Four Presidential Global Fellows to Study in Paris

May 29, 2015
This summer, Columbia Global Centers | Europe is delighted to welcome four Presidential Global Fellows to Paris:
Paul LeClerc

Continental Drift (Columbia Magazine)

February 12, 2015
Paris Center Director Paul LeClerc answers the question what does an increasingly globalized world mean for Indian writers?

Video and photo gallery of panel on India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

October 28, 2014
Watch this fascinating conversation about the impact and agency of Indian literature in a global world.

Writers of India a Moveable Fest

October 11, 2014

Four literary giants of India are coming to campus Oct. 27 as part of Writers of India, the second edition of Columbia's World Writers’ Festival.

What Indian writers talk about in Paris: Amit Chaudhuri (The Caravan)

September 19, 2014
This year, the festival focuses on Indian writers, and its opening sessions have circled around the vexed, if fertile questions of what Indian writing owes to the classical and the modern.

Second World Writers’ Festival Opens Sept. 17

September 06, 2014
The World Writers’ Festival: Writers of India will celebrate Indian literature and culture in an exciting five-day program that begins September 17 and includes readings, panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, film screenings, a musical concert, and an art installation.

Writers of India Festival: A Conversation Between Vishakha Desai and Paul LeClerc

September 06, 2014
Vishakha Desai and Paul LeClerc discuss the goals of the festival and its relationship to Columbia’s global effort.

Presidential Global Fellows Q and A: Margaret Elizabeth Self

August 18, 2014
Margaret is one of twelve first-year students in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and General Studies named 2014 Presidential Global Fellowships in April, 2014.

Participate in Indian Aurora - An Art Installation at the Paris Center

August 11, 2014

Since 2011, Réjane Lhote has been collecting brightly colored articles of clothing and the stories that go along with them for an on-going art installation. In September, this artwork will be featured in the context of the World Writers' Festival 2014 - Writers of India, and the Indian Aurora Art Exhibit at Columbia Global Centers | Europe (Paris). The artist invites you to participate with the creation of this in situ work.

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.
Thirty-five undergraduate students met with president Bollinger on January 20th at Reid Hall.

President Lee C. Bollinger visits with Columbia undergraduate students 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.

Capacity Crowd at Reid Hall for Arts Arena Event

November 16, 2013
More than 200 guests came to Columbia Global Centers | Europe for an afternoon discussion with Robert Wilson, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe.
Columbia University Chaplain and Associate Provost Jewelnel Davis

Visit by the Columbia University Chaplain and Associate Provost

October 10, 2013
Columbia Global Centers | Europe hosted Jewelnel Davis, university chaplain, associate provost, and director of the Earl Hall Center at Columbia University, from Oct. 2 through 9 in Paris.

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.
Caro Llewellyn, Artistic Director of the Festival des Écrivains du Monde 2013

Opening Literature to Everyone: an Interview with Caro Llewellyn

September 12, 2013
A conversation with Caro Llewellyn, artistic director chosen by Paul LeClerc to organize the Festival des Écrivains du Monde 2013.

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.
Jean-Paul Sartre at the Maison Française (1945)

Columbia’s Maison Française Turns 100

August 30, 2013
The Maison Française at Columbia University is celebrating its centennial with an array of programs focusing on the entire French-speaking world.

Internationalism Evolves: Columbia and the Global Centers

August 07, 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.

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.

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.
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Ishmael Beah Shares Experiences as a Boy Soldier

Author Ishmael Beah spoke with French students at Columbia Global Centers | Europe to share some of his experiences as a boy soldier in the war in Sierra Leone.