In his book explaining why Tunisia is an “Arab anomaly”, Safwan Masri says it was “predisposed to democracy because of ingredients that are uniquely indigenous to it”. This is a controversial proposition but Masri sustains it, in a hymn to Tunisia that is also an examination of Arab shortcomings elsewhere — above all in education.
Training humanitarian aid workers to ensure a more effective, informed, and consistent response.
AMMAN — In today's busy world, emotional intelligence can help individuals to stay focused and healthy as well as empower them in making better choices, according to a lead facilitator.
AMMAN — A young Arab engineer on Wednesday took his audience at the Columbia Global Centre Amman on a trip to Antarctica, bringing first-hand stories of his personal experience to the southernmost continent.
A conference titled “Muslim Women and the Right to Choose Freely” was held on Wednesday at the Columbia Global Centres (CGC) in Amman, by noted Anthropologist Lila Abu Lughod who presented a “new way to think about the choice of Muslim women”.
The Columbia Global Centers | Middle East organized a thematic speaker series entitled “Looking at Tunisia” that ran at the Center from March-June 2015.
In conjunction with Columbia College and the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability, the Center is offering the fifth iteration of the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program in May-June 2015.
The Columbia Global Centers | Middle East continues to hold the Columbia Experience Overseas Program (CEO), in partnership with the Center for Career Education at Columbia University. CEO is a unique eight-week internship offered for the fifth time in Amman on June 10 - August 8, 2015. The program was organized in coordination with Jill Burya, Associate Director, Center for Career Education.
The Columbia Global Centers | Middle East hosted the Global Think-In on Time and Trauma: Memory in Global Perspective on April 18. The event included a film screening of "Letter to a Refusing Pilot" by filmmaker Akram Zaatari.