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.
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.
The Center, in conjunction with Columbia’s Office of Global Programs, is holding the sixth offering of the annual Arabic language program and the second offering of the Columbia MENA Summer Program in May-August 2015.
Announcing the fifth recipient of the Ibrahim Abu Lughod Award in Palestine Studies, Areej Sabbagh-Khoury
Hard Lessons: Improving Education in the Middle East is as Important as Ending the Region’s Conflicts
Safwan Masri is quoted in the second column of this viewpoint by Matt McAllester.
Professor Safwan M. Masri and Ipek Cem Taha met with Columbia University alumni in Greece on June 21, at a lunch reception held in collaboration with the Columbia Alumni Club of Greece, which is led by Maria Karageorgeou and a dedicated team of alumni leaders.
High school students from Jordan and the region are invited to register for the Columbia GlobeMUN conference to be held in Istanbul on November 5 to 8, 2015.