Chilean Alumnus distinguished with the Alumni Medal

May 28, 2015
During the 2015 Commencement Day, Miguel Schloss (Business School 1969) was one of the ten alumni awarded with the Alumni Medal, which recognizes alumni for distinguished service of 10 years or more to the University—including its schools, alumni associations, regional Columbia Clubs, and University-wide initiatives

Santiago Center Director Karen Poniachik calls for greater diversity in the boardroom [Qué Pasa, Chilean Magazine, Spanish]

May 26, 2015
According to Santiago Director Karen Poniachik, Chile lags behind when it comes to diversity in the boardroom, especially in the representation of women. In this op-ed published by "Qué Pasa" magazine, Karen Poniachik explains why companies should build more pluralistic boardrooms and gives her insights how what policies work best.

Santiago Center Director Karen Poniachik and her historic appearance at the London Metal Exchange in 2007 [Ya, Chilean Magazine, Spanish]

May 26, 2015
Santiago Center Director Karen Poniachik was the first woman in the history of the London Metal Exchange (LME) to be invited as principal speaker to the institution's annual dinner, which in 2007 celebrated its 130th anniversary.

Vinik: Insight on Art Space Captivated local Audience

May 21, 2015
Martin Vinik, Adjunct Professor of the Art Administration Program at Teachers College, visited Chile in May to participate in a joint-workshop and conference with Universidad Católica’s School of the Arts. His two public presentations drew more than 200 attendees including managers from many artistic and cultural organizations, students, faculty, policy makers and government officials involved in these topics.

Soulaymane Kachani, Vice Dean School of Engineering receives Chilean counterpart

May 22, 2015
In April, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science from Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI), Alejandro Jadresic, visited Columbia University where he met with Soulaymane Kachani, Columbia's Vice Provost, Vice Dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and professor of Professional Practice of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

Grants and research opportunities in Chile for Columbia’s faculty, researchers and postdocs

April 22, 2015
Chile’s National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) offers several grants and funds that are available to Columbia University’s faculty, researchers and/or MS, PhD, post doc students that wish to engage in joint collaborative programs with local universities and/or research institutions.

Chile’s Minister of Energy met with students on Campus

April 16, 2015

Chile’s Minister of Energy met with students on Campus

Santiago Center Director Karen Poniachik discusses results of Israeli elections on CNN Chile

March 30, 2015
CNN Chile ¨Cable a Tierra¨ invited Karen Poniachik, our Santiago Center Director to discuss the results after the Israeli elections

Learning from 27F Report: A comparative assessment of urban reconstruction processes in Chile after the 2010 earthquake

March 12, 2015
This report shows the results of the research project led by GSAPP’s Latin Lab, coordinated by the Santiago Research Cell, and conducted by research teams from four universities in Chile (Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica, Universidad Diego Portales, and Universidad Católica del Maule)

Top News: Read here the new edition of our newsletter

February 23, 2015
We are presenting the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter, with a description on all activities and programs currently underway at the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago).

Dr. Staudinger interviewed in Local Media

January 20, 2015
Dr. Staudinger's trip to Chile started an aging revolution, where quality of living is the key. Read the details here

Great Success: A Solar Grand Plan for Chile - presentations available here

January 08, 2015
The Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago), in conjunction with the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) and Chile’s National Council for Innovation and Competitiveness (CNIC), hosted a successful business workshop on new developments in the renewable energy markets last Tuesday January 6.

Read here: the newest edition of our Newsletter

December 03, 2014

Dear Columbia friends,

We are presenting the newest edition of our quarterly newsletter, with a description on all activities and programs currently underway at the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago). We are very excited about each one of our recent activities and we look forward to many more, you are all invited!

If you wish to be included in the distribution list/mailing list, please send us a note to

Power Games: download publication

November 03, 2014

Click here to see the document

Daniel Matamala: Thesis Presentation Photo Gallery

October 24, 2014
The audience enjoyed Daniel Matamala's presentation

Revista COSAS CHILE:Finance and Economics Professor, Mauricio Larrain (CBS), in Prestigious Media

October 24, 2014
Chilean prestigious magazine COSAS highlights Professor Mauricio Larrain, CBS Finance and Economics Assistant Professor, as one of the successful professionals living in NYC

Podcast: Who Cares for Chilean Cities?

October 01, 2014

Francisco Díaz, MA in Architecture, Planning and Preservation from GSAPP, answers the provocative question Who Cares for Chilean Cities?

Nickolas Themelis meets with Chilean Authorities in Energy and Innovation

September 02, 2014

On September 2, Nickholas Themelis, chair of Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council WTERT and director of the Earth Engineering Center at CU, visited Chile to meet with important authorities and discuss relevant problems for the country under energy and innovation topics.

Vice Dean of School of Engineering visits Chile

May 30, 2014

Soulaymane Kachani, Vice Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as Special Assistant to the Provost for Online Education, visited Chile in late May invited by Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI). Kachani, who is also Professor of Professional Practice of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, worked with faculty and staff on a review of UAI’s Engineering School, gave a presentation to students on the future of Engineering, and delivered a lecture in the Viña del Mar campus on Dynamic Pricing for Gasoline Retail.

Financing Opportunities for Research in Chile

May 09, 2014

The Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (Conicyt) has launched two calls for proposals that might be of interest to Columbia faculty and researchers since they involve collaboration between Chilean researchers and their counterparts in foreign universities. The information in the following links is in Spanish.

The first program is on building international networks between research centers in Chile and abroad (Open Call Until May 26):

Read here: the first edition of our Newsletter

April 04, 2014

Dear Columbia friends, we are presenting the first edition of our quarterly newsletter, with a description on all activities and programs currently underway at the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago). We are very excited about the eight joint-research projects that received funding by Chile’s National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) in the framework of the Chile-Columbia Fund! They are all detailed in this newsletter.

Professors David Klatell and Bill Grueskin building on the J-School - ICEI partnership with Universidad de Chile

March 19, 2014

Columbia Journalism School fosters partnership with Instituto de la Comunicación e Imagen (ICEI) de la Universidad de Chile in Santiago

March 20, 2014

Columbia-Chile Fund Grants Awardees

February 10, 2014

Our Provost John H. Coatsworth is delighted to announce today the results of the competition for the Columbia-Chile Fund.

The fund, implemented by the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago), is aimed at research collaboration and joint projects between faculty and research scientists at Columbia and their counterparts in Chilean Universities. 

Professor Jonathan R. Cole Interviewed in Chilean Media (Qué Pasa Magazine)

January 24, 2014

Professor Jonathan R. Cole Interviewed after his Master Class in Chile based on his book "The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must Be Protected" on the occasion of the Applied Research and Innovation Center of the UC. 

Columbia College Today Cover Story: Global Columbia

January 20, 2014
More than ever, the College is taking steps to prepare its students to be engaged and effective global citizens

Watch The Panel ¨From Science To Business¨ featuring six top scientists visiting Chile

January 07, 2014
Columbia Global Centers / Latin America (Santiago) in association with BNI (Biomedical Neuroscience Institute) is delighted to invite you to participate in an exclusive workshop which features six top scientists visiting the country, three of whom have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine.

Women Mobilizing Memory Workshop

December 18, 2013

How can memories of historical violence be mobilized for the present and in the interest of the future? During a five-day workshop, a transnational, interdisciplinary working group of feminist scholars, artists and activists will discuss this question in the specific context of Chile forty years after the coup and beyond.

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.

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.

Journalism School Partners with the Universidad de Chile

September 06, 2013
The partnership provides Columbia’s counsel in the development of a Masters in Journalism program at the ICEI and internships at local and national media outlets in Chile for up to six Spanish-speaking Columbia graduates.

Columbia Chaplain Visits Chile

August 01, 2013
Columbia University’s Chaplain, Jewelnel Davis, visited representatives from the Catholic, Jewish and Evangelical Churches.

Internationalism Evolves: Columbia and the Global Centers

August 06, 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.

Managing Water in Chile (Earth Institute)

July 08, 2013
The Elqui River basin in Chile’s Coquimbo region is one of the driest places on Earth.

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.
Exhibition at Avery Hall - GSAPP

Chile at Columbia Conference Draws Big Crowd

March 29, 2013
The event was organized by GSAPP Latin Lab, was led by professors Clara Irazábal and Alejandro De Castro, and curated by the Chilean architect Francisco Díaz.

Columbia Opens Global Center in Rio de Janeiro

March 21, 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—the University’s second in South America.

Organizers Extend Deadline on Global Scholars Program in Beijing and Santiago

March 06, 2013
The application deadline for Columbia University Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop has been extended to March 15.

MBA students visit Carozzi plant in Santiago- Chile (Spanish)

January 28, 2013
La planta de Carozzi ubicada en Nos, comuna de San Bernardo, recibió a 30 alumnos que cursan el MBA de la Universidad de Columbia (Nueva York). Entre ellos, a los futuros sucesores de empresas familiares de Estados Unidos y América Latina.

MBA students visit Carozzi plant in Santiago- Chile (English)

January 28, 2013
The Carozzi plant located in Nos, municipality of San Bernardo, received 30 students enrolled in the MBA from Columbia University (New York). Among them, the future successors of family businesses in the U.S. and Latin America.
Diario Financiero

CGC-Santiago in the Media (Diario Financiero)

December 26, 2012




TC Professor Henry Levin at UDP-Chile

January 07, 2013

A delegation from Teachers College delegation visited Chile to participate in the XXVI annual Conference of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement–ICSEI held on January 3-6 in Santiago.

MoU Signing ceremony - from left to right:  Dr. Patricio Cumsille (Vice Director de Posgrado e Investigación, Escuela de Psicología PUC; Dr. Guillermo Marshall, Prorector PUC; Dr. Katherine Shear, Director, Center for Complicated Grief; Antonio Mladinic, Director Escuela de Psicología PUC; Alex Behn, PhD (c) Columbia University - Columbia Global Center-Santiago

MoU signed between Dr. Katherine Shear and Vice-Dean of PUC-Chile

December 18, 2012

On Tuesday, December 18th, following the successful lecture given by Dr. Katherine Shear, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Vice-Dean of Ponticifia Universidad Católica, Dr. Guillermo Marshall, and Dr. Shear, director at the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University, outlining the areas of potential collaboration between the two institutions.

SIPA Students Conduct Field Studies in Chilean Mining Companies

August 20, 2012
The Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago) arranged the visit of two students from the Masters in Development Policy (Earth Institute-SIPA) to Chile, during the Summer months, so they could carry out their field placement in a mine in the north of the country.

Safwan M. Masri Appointed Vice President for Global Centers

July 30, 2012

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:

I am 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.


A great success was the lecture on how to diagnose and treat complicate grief disorder given by Dr. Katherine Shear, Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and director of the Center for Complicated Grief.

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