"The environment we currently live in underscores the importance of engagement around the world through programming and research activities, and compels us to reinforce our global mission." - Safwan M. Masri

Who we are

Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of the University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange.

The centers facilitate research opportunities for Columbia faculty and students on globally relevant, interdisciplinary topics, promote global conversations about pressing and complex issues facing the world, supplement the curriculum with global learning and immersion experiences, and provide a point of ongoing engagement for international alumni and friends.

Columbia Global Centers | Amman was established in March 2009 and serves as a hub for programs and educational initiatives throughout the Middle East; providing Columbia faculty and students with opportunities to expand their research and scholarship, but also as a conduit for knowledge exchange and skill development with local and regional academics, experts and practitioners.

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Over the years, Columbia Global Centers | Amman has broadened engagement, fostered collaborations and cultivated global themes. Knowledge production from conversations and debates at the Center are becoming increasingly diverse, covering wide-ranging issues. The Center continues to engage in a number of important objectives pertaining to the current regional context, including clinical research in nursing and midwifery, youth entrepreneurship, refugee inclusion and the preservation of historical monuments among many more.

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