News & Events


Former President of Central Bank of Brazil discusses competitiveness with Global EMPA Brazilian students

April 13, 2016
Last Thursday (April 7th), economist Gustavo Franco was a guest lecturer at the Global Executive Master in Public Administration (Global EMPA), a program offered by the School of

APPLY: Tv Writing Intensive in Rio - May 2016

April 08, 2016
  Introduction to TV Series DevelopmentTV Writing Intensive in RioA Training Program for Television Writers Cohort 1: May 9 and 10Cohort 2: May 11 and 12The

Rio Innovation Hub launches new Design Challenge on “Sensing and the City”

March 23, 2016
Another Design Challenge was launched in the scope of the Columbia Innovation Hub in collaboration with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). On March 21st, Dean Mary

Studio-X Rio celebrates its fifth anniversary with exhibition on housing alternatives of social movements

March 18, 2016
On March 15th, Studio X Rio, the experimental lab by Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in Rio de Janeiro, opened the

Roundtable with Columbia academics and Brazilian specialists addresses new horizons on Public Health

March 18, 2016
The roundtable Future Cities + Health, held on March 15th at the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, brought together specialists in the field of Public Health to address

Panel “Building the Cities of Tomorrow” addressed future challenges for a more sustainable growth

March 17, 2016
Columbia professors and Brazilian specialists engaged in the discussion of topics such as environment, urban planning and public health issues in the world’s largest

Global Executive Master in Public Administration welcomes its class of 2017

March 17, 2016
On January 15th, the Global Executive Master of Public Administration (Global EMPA) program welcomed its second class of students. The 18-month degree program was launched last

Rio Innovation Hub launches its second Design Challenge

March 17, 2016
Cities today are facing many critical challenges, both old and new. Columbia Engineering and Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro  jointly launched

Info Sessions were held in three cities for the Global Executive Master in Public Administration

September 04, 2015
On September 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Informational Sessions were held in São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro, where candidates for the Global Executive Master in Public

Desafio de Design da Columbia: Água em Espaços Urbanos

December 05, 2015
A escola de Engenharia da Universidade de Columbia e o Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro estão lançando um desafio de design no dia 7 de Dezembro focado em trazer

Professor Richard Peña attracts crowds in Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro

August 24, 2015
Richard Peña, Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia's School of The Arts, made one of his highly anticipated visits to Brazil last week.The renowned film

Opportunity for Brazilian Scholar at Columbia University

August 24, 2015
The Coordination for Improvement of Graduate Level Staff (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Capes) seeks a scholar in Brazil to take part in teaching and research activities on Social and Sciences and Humanities at Columbia University.

Conference on Mobile Learning held by Columbia Center for Brazilian Studies in Brasília

August 21, 2015
On August 12th and 13th 2015, Columbia University's Center for Brazilian Studies held a conference on Mobile Learning. The Conference, that happened in Brasília, aimed

Knowledge as Collective Experience (Program at Studio-X Mumbai)

August 03, 2015
Knowledge as Collective ExperienceAn interactive discussion with local practitioners in Mumbai involved in socially engaged practiceStudio-X | 11th & 12th August 2015,

Lessons on Urban Health from a Rio Favela (Mailman School of Public Health)

July 31, 2015
For the first time in human history most of the world’s population lives in cities — a shift that has driven a dramatic increase in the number of individuals living in

The Global EMPA Class of 2016 has spent the summer in New York

July 23, 2015
The Global EMPA students went to New York this July to complete the program Summer term on campus. During this one month period, the twenty two executives from Brazil had the

Brazil as Global Crossroads: how art forms travel to and from Brazil

July 22, 2015
This summer, Columbia University faculty has visited Rio de Janeiro to conduct research at the Instituto Moreira Salles and other institutions. This visit represents the first

Alexander Alberro gives lecture on Contemporary Art at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage

July 22, 2015
Professor Alberro, the Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History and Department Chair at Barnard College, offered an open lecture at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque

Barry Bergdoll discusses Latin American Architecture in Rio de Janeiro

July 17, 2015
Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and Curator of Architecture at the Museu of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, came to

Full house for open lecture by Jose Moya on African slavery at UFRJ

July 15, 2015
José Moya, Director of the Barnard College Forum on Migration and Director of the Institue of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, came to Brazil on a research duty. He

Graciela Montaldo debates popular culture in Latin American at the turn of the 20th century

July 14, 2015
Graciela Montaldo, Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University, was part of the Humanities group that came to Rio de Janeiro as part of the

Sharon Marcus: Sexuality is always repressed (O Globo - in Portuguese)

July 15, 2015
An interview with Sharon Marcus, Columbia's dean of humanities and the Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature.

Group of Humanities Professors to visit Global Center in Rio de Janeiro

June 23, 2015
In the coming month of July, the Columbia Global Centers in Rio de Janeiro will receive researchers and professors from different departments of Columbia University, who study the

New Masters program at UNIFOR in partnership with Columbia

June 22, 2015
Columbia University and its partnership with the Edson Queiroz Foundation - University of Fortaleza is rendering more fruits.The partnership that began with the Professional

Workshop on Public Health and Resilience held in Rio de Janeiro

June 10, 2015
On June 9th, 2015, we received at the Global Centers in Rio de Janeiro a few guests to discuss Healthcare Practices in a Resilient City. From Rio Mayor's Office we had Rodrigo

Global Center signs agreement with the State of Rio de Janeiro for Tax Data Usage

May 21, 2015
Dr. Thomas J. Trebat, Director of the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro), has signed an agreement with Rio de Janeiro's State Finance Secretary, to allow

The Law and Economics of Capital Market Regulations Course taught in Rio de Janeiro

May 11, 2015
Last week, the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro) was glad to co-host - along with CVM, the Brazilian regulators of Capital Markets - the Program in Law and

The Law and Economics of Capital Market Regulation Course Material

May 04, 2015
Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil/Inter-American Development Bank/BRAIN | Brazil Investments and Business in Collaboration with the Columbia Global Center Latin America

Center Hosts Enterprise Risk Management Workshops

April 30, 2015
On April 28 and 29, the Dean of Columbia University's School of Continuing Education, Kristine Billmyer, came to Rio de Janeiro accompanied by Enterprise Risk Management

City of Rio de Janeiro Partners with Columbia on Innovation Hub

April 20, 2015
Rio de Janeiro and Columbia University have signed an agreement to work together to find solutions to Rio’s urban problems.

Rio forges partnership with Columbia University to solve urban problems (Xinhua News Agency)

April 17, 2015
The Xinhua News Agency reports on the signing of a partnership between city of Rio de Janeiro and Columbia University to create an innovation and development center, aimed at seeking solutions to Rio's urban problems.

Rio de Janeiro Center Director on the Brazilian Tax Burden (in Portuguese)

April 14, 2015
Rio de Janeiro Center Director Thomas J. Trebat is interviewed on camera in Sao Paolo by TV Folha (in Portuguese).

Three questions for Thomas J. Trebat - director of the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Rio-Negócios)

April 13, 2015
Rio Negócios interviews Rio Center Director Thomas J. Trebat on Brazilian economics and the next projects for the Rio Center.

Rio de Janeiro establishes itself as a Talent Development Hub (Rio-Negócios)

April 13, 2015
A good example of how the population benefits from “investments” in the area of Education was the partnership between the Rio Mayor’s Office and Columbia University.

Dr. Michael Pippenger visits the Global Center in Rio

February 24, 2015
Dr. Michael Pippenger, Dean of Undergraduate Global Programs; Assistant Vice President, International Education at Columbia University visited the Columbia Global Center |

Global Center in Rio de Janeiro receives group from Barnard College

March 30, 2015
From March 15 to 20, the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro) had the pleasure to welcome a group from Barnard College in Rio de Janeiro. Professors,

President Bollinger on Global Free Speech (Wash. Post)

February 12, 2015
Americans only figured out free speech 50 years ago. Here’s how the world can follow our lead.

Global Freedom of Expression Award Press Release

January 08, 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.

Professor Brian Perkins to bring his Leadership Workshop to Rio de Janeiro

September 23, 2014
Dr. Brian Perkins, Director of the Urban Education Leadership Program at Columbia University Teachers College in the Department of Organization and Leadership will teach

Rio Center Director Trebat on Brazil’s Success Hosting World Cup (Bloomberg)

July 14, 2014
Tom Trebat says the country's successful effort at the World Cup bodes well for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

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.

Rio de Janeiro Funding Agency announces Faculty Winners of the FAPERJ / Columbia University 2014 Cooperation Program

July 07, 2014
 The Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro) congratulates the Columbia Faculty who had research projects approved under the FAPERJ / Columbia University

TELA BRASIL promotes TV Writing Intensive in Rio II

June 27, 2014
 TELA BRASIL - an important internet portal on the audiovisual field in Brazil - promotes and recognizes the importance of bringing the TV Writing Intensive Program to the
August 14, 2017
July 24, 2017 to July 26, 2017
July 21, 2017

In an increasingly uncertain and controversial world, policies and political institutions must be expanded and improved to manage these issues, so as to transform them into productive outcomes.

Students at Columbia University
July 10, 2017 to July 20, 2017
June 07, 2017
June 06, 2017

For good or ill, there is no denying that social media has transformed the policy-making process. The potential of social media to benefit democracies are profound: it creates unprecedented opportunities for governments to report on their inner workings, as well as the possibility for updates with greater frequency and in more accessible terms than pre-Information Age press releases and policy documents.

Professor Joe Cacaci
May 03, 2017 to May 20, 2017

Tv Writing Intensive in São Paulo

March 23, 2017

Roundtable discussion about gender issues in Brazil and in the US

March 23, 2017 to March 29, 2017

Symposium about famous Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

March 10, 2017 to March 11, 2017

Professor Thomas Trebat, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro director, delivers a keynote lecture during the conference in Bogotá, Colombia.

March 09, 2017

Focusing on new ways of reusing sewage, the conference brings Professor Kartik Chandran (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and Professor José Luiz Vallejo (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation), along with other specialists to discuss new technologies and ways to improve sewage treatment in the cities.

March 08, 2017

The Museum of Tomorrow welcomes specialists Kartik Chandran and Márcio Santa Rosa (engineer and specialist from Interamerican Bank on environmental / water issues) to talk about challenges and possibilities on sanitation of large cities - and on the uses of residues and waste as energy resource.

February 06, 2017 to February 07, 2017

This event aims to bring together leading practitioners, scholars and high-profile public officers to discuss the effects of Carwash Operation in Brazil’s current and future institutional framework.

November 30, 2016
November 14, 2016
November 10, 2016

Seminar on Innovation in Public Management

October 13, 2016

Information Session about SIPA's graduate programs. 

May 09, 2016 to May 12, 2016

TV Writing Workshops offered by Columbia University School of The Arts, Columbia Global Centers and sponsored by RioFilme.

September 22, 2015

The Global Executive Masters in Public Administration will combine top-quality online video lectures and exercises with face-to-face instruction via the Columbia Global Centers in Rio de Janeiro.

September 02, 2015

The Global Executive Masters in Public Administration will combine top-quality online video lectures and exercises with face-to-face instruction via Columbia’s Global Center in Rio de Janeiro.

September 01, 2015

The Global Executive Masters in Public Administration will combine top-quality online video lectures and exercises with face-to-face instruction via Columbia’s Global Center in Rio de Janeiro.

August 20, 2015

Screening of  “Somos lo que hay” (2010) followed by a discussion on Latin American cinema.

August 19, 2015

The Emeritus Director of the NY Film Festival and Professor of Columbia University School of The Arts will give a lecture on African American Independent Cinema.

August 18, 2015

School of The Arts Professor and former Program Director of the Lincoln Center Film Society, Richard Peña will join Fluminense Federal University professor João Luiz Vieira to deliver a conference at the Cinemateca of the Museum of Modern Art.

August 17, 2015

A workshop with School of the Arts Professor of Film Richard Peña, former Director of the New York Film Festival and Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.Using examples culled from film programs around the world, from festivals, media centers, repertory houses, the new wave of “micro-cinemas,” and even the internet, Richard Peña will discuss both the history, development and the purpose of film programming and curatorship, discussing strategies behind the creation and promotion of successful film and media programs.

August 16, 2015

This program focuses on non-narrative, experimental works, usually by individual artists working by themselves, with strong parallels to movements in the other visual arts such as surrealism, abstract expressionism, Pop Art and minimalism.

August 12, 2015 to August 13, 2015

July 21, 2015 to July 22, 2015

Professor Alexander Alberro will discuss many subjects regarding art, specially his most recent book: What is Contemporary Art Today?

July 16, 2015

Lecture by Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA

July 15, 2015

Debate at ITS's Varanda, on Latin American Architecture and its impact on culture.

July 08, 2015

Barnard History Professor José C. Moya will lecture in Rio de Janeiro.

July 06, 2015

Graciela Montaldo will discuss the changing role of performance artists at the turn of the 20th century and its impacts on modern culture.

June 19, 2015 to June 20, 2015

V International Festival of Film and Research and Workshop on Present Past - The Colonization and its impact on today's reality, with David Scott (Columbia University) and Hebe Mattos (Fluminense Federal University - Rio de Janeiro)

June 09, 2015

On its way to build a more resilient city – meaning a city that is able to prepare and respond efficiently to the many adversities imposed by large scale urbanization and climate change  – Rio de Janeiro faces several challenges, including its healthcare system.

April 29, 2015

Enterprise Risk Management Executive Education Workshop 

April 10, 2015

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative and the International Relations Research Center of the University of São Paulo invite to you to a day-long discussion of the Future of the Responsibility to Protect and the Brazilian concept of Responsibility while Protecting.

March 19, 2015

The Rio de Janeiro Center will host in Sao Paulo a series of conversations on the perspectives of education in the State of Rio de Janeiro, in celebration of the center's second anniversary.

Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman
March 18, 2015

A panel and a workshop on the education in Rio de Janeiro, followed by a cocktail in celebration of the second anniversary of the Columbia Global Center | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro)

March 16, 2015

Barnard College History Professor José C. Moya brings a fresh perspective on how Brazil resembles and differs from other countries, particularly in the New World. 

February 06, 2015

The Earth Institute's Center for Environmental Sustainability presents an information session on The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates Program. 

January 15, 2015 to January 16, 2015

Final event for the Executive Education Program conducted by the Picker Center and the Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro.

December 13, 2014

A workshop with School of the Arts Professor of Film Richard Peña, former Director of the New York Film Festival and Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

November 28, 2014 to November 29, 2014

The Teacher's College professor will bring his Leadership Workshop to the Rio Global Center for the first time.

November 05, 2014 to November 07, 2014

The award-winning director Tom Kalin will come from the Columbia University School of Arts to share his knowledge and experience with Brazilian filmmakers.

November 03, 2014

Presentation of THE RAIN FOREST STANDARD at Columbia Global Center | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro).

September 10, 2014

Teachers College, Columbia University, is Coming to Brazil!

Teachers College will host Information Sessions for prospective students in Brazil during the month of September, in conjunction with the Columbia University Global Center.

Our Information Sessions are an extraordinary opportunity for Brazilian students, teachers, and professionals to learn more about Columbia's top-ranked programs, its admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, and living in New York City.

June 04, 2014

In this event, Professor Letícia Marteleto will comment on some of the outcomes of her academic research, published in Brazil and in other countries, that shows these inequalities – education, race/color, family size and social origins – over the past 10 years.

May 14, 2014

Joe Cacaci, of the Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York,  examined the similarities and differences of the TV business in Brazil and the United States.

March 17, 2014 to March 21, 2014

Studio-X Rio celebrates three years with program dedicated to the Rio das Pedras Initiative.