In March 2011, pro-democracy protests erupted in Syria. Violent conflict between demonstrators and government forces spiraled into what is now, four and a half years later, a civil war that has killed more than 200,000 people and forced more than 4 million people to flee the country, with millions more families displaced inside Syria’s borders.
The Columbia Global Centers held its inaugural Advisory Board Summit at Columbia University in New York on September 21 and 22. The meeting, which was chaired by President Lee C. Bollingerand Professor Safwan Masri, included over 30 members from across all eight advisory boards who met for the first time as a common group.
The Columbia Global Centers | Middle East, Columbia Law School, and the American Society of International Law are holding a conference on the theme “International Legal Dialogue—Middle East North Africa” on December 14 - 15, 2015.
University President Lee Bollinger will continue to lead Columbia until at least 2022, the board of trustees announced on Monday.
Columbia University has created the Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies, the first such center in the United States. Established with a $10 million gift and named for its benefactor, a Turkish businessman and philanthropist, the goal of the center and the professorship is to increase knowledge and awareness about Turkey.
Results for the fourth President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) round this year were announced on May 6, 2016.
Columbia Global Centers | Amman will host the Global Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Research Development Initiative on July 18-19, 2016.