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.
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.
The Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination will open its doors in Paris in fall 2018. Its annual cohort will comprise seven Columbia University faculty fellows and seven fellows - scholars, writers and creative artists - from outside the USA. Its purpose is to question the established ways in which knowledge is defined, produced, and taught.
Training humanitarian aid workers to ensure a more effective, informed, and consistent response.
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.
Announcing the fifth recipient of the Ibrahim Abu Lughod Award in Palestine Studies, Areej Sabbagh-Khoury