AMMAN — France is willing to become one of the new honest brokers in the Middle East especially after the wave of condemnation and regional tensions rooted from President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti told the audience in a packed auditorium at the Columbia Global Centres on Sunday during a lecture titled “Does the Middle East need a new honest broker?”.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in partnership with Columbia University, will be holding the third regional cultural heritage workshop, The Future of the Past: Addressing the Cultural Heritage Crisis in Iraq and Syria.
Led by Khaled Malas and taking place over the course of eight meetings, a group of applicants viewed the encounter with Qusayr ’Amra as a singular lens into the continuities and distinctions associated with contemporary understandings of the first centuries of Islamicate space-making and visual culture.
To commemorate the one hundred year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Columbia Global Centers | Amman hosted a workshop in partnership with Dr. Ghada Karmi, Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, on October 20.
The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation organized a public event for the launch of a book by Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University, titled Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly, on October 23, 2017.
Based at Columbia Global Center in Amman, this initiative reaches out to young people to promote and advance youth leadership development. Four young leaders from the MENA region were hosted during the first year of the program, from November 2016 to May 2017, who spoke and interacted with fellow youth who stand to benefit from positive role models.
This project remains ongoing and aims to address the adverse effects of armed conflict on the mental health of individuals, families and communities in Yemen, to bring mental health concerns into Yemen’s peace and reconciliation processes, and to strengthen recognition of the human right to mental health in Yemen and internationally.
What role does religion—and particularly Islam—play in naming, framing, and governing violence against women (VAW) and gender-based violence (GBV)?
Thinking of pluralism as a technology of power that helps to organize people and their interactions, and often articulated with special attention to religious difference, this conference addressed how pluralism becomes activated in emergency situations and is utilized in different ways and towards different ends.