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Columbia Global Centers | Amman was established in March 2009 and is a hub for programs and educational initiatives throughout the Middle East. The Amman Center is part of an expanding network of Columbia Global Centers that serve as conduits for local, regional, and global knowledge, expertise, and networks.

The Global Centers are intellectual and physical infrastructures for Columbia University that provide faculty and students with opportunities to expand their research and scholarship, and facilitate knowledge exchange and skill development with local and regional academics, experts, and practitioners. The Centers also focus on community engagement, by hosting speaker series that seek to spark dialogue in the community on issues ranging from geopolitics to the arts, and through workshops, conferences, and research projects organized by Columbia faculty and schools in partnership with local stakeholders.

Columbia’s vision for the Global Centers was driven by a motivation to learn from, and with, the world. The network of Global Centers forms the core of Columbia’s global strategy, which is to expand the University’s ability to contribute positively to the world by advancing research and producing new knowledge on the most important issues confronting our planet.

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A Century of Palestinian Nationalism: Modes of Political Organization and Representation since 1919


Palestinian Nationalism

A Century of Palestinian Nationalism: Modes of Political Organization and Representation since 1919 conference investigated historical causes for the formation of the First Palestinian Congress, the Muslim-Christian Associations, and the course of the Palestinian National Movement to this day. It also retraced the political and social profiles of those who established these different Palestinian organizations pre- and post-Nakba.

The conference was organized by Columbia Global Centers | Amman in partnership with Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), Institute for Palestine Studies, and Al Hekma Association.

Click here for more information about the conference and the keynote lecture by Professor Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. 

Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students

This Scholarship supports displaced students from anywhere in the world who are unable to complete their higher education. These students will receive full tuition, housing, and living assistance while pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees across all 18 Columbia schools and affiliates, reflecting Columbia’s full institutional commitment to addressing this global crisis. As the first-ever Columbia-wide scholarship, and the world's first scholarship of its kind, this program will commit up to $6 million annually in support, per cohort, for up to 30 students each year, every year.