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Columbia Global Centers | Athens is part of a network of 11 global centers of Columbia University in the City of New York, one of the world's leading academic institutions. The centers serve as knowledge hubs that aim to educate and inspire through research, dialogue, and action. They advance understanding, facilitate partnerships, and build the bridges necessary to tackle our changing world.


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Creative Pedagogies for a Future World: A Conversation with Carol Becker

Thursday, 25 April @ 6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m. EEST
Online event hosted via Zoom

  • Carol Becker, professor of the Arts and Dean Emerita, Columbia University School of the Arts
  • Konstantinos Ioannidis, associate professor of Theory and Criticism, Athens School of Fine Arts
  • Theodora Tsimpouki, professor of American Literature and Culture, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Fulbright Greece and HELAAS invited three Fulbright alumni to participate in an online exchange at the annual lecture for the Fulbright Greece & Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS). Carol Becker will engage in conversation with Konstantinos Ioannidis and Theodora Tsimpouki about the role creativity and critical thinking can play in higher education: How might they contribute to a culture of social responsibility and community engagement within higher education institutions to affect society at large? Professor Becker will also reflect on what artists can teach us, her role leading two major art schools, her romance with Greece, and her future plans for writing, teaching and research.


music workshop
Past events

Leros Humanism Seminars

Shortly after the announcement in 2023 launching the center, it collaborated on the Leros Humanism Seminars held July 3-6 in Leros, Greece. 

The Leros Humanism Seminars/LSH/ΣΛ are a series of yearly intellectual encounters to take place on the island of Leros in the first week of July. 


Stefanos Gandolfo named director of Columbia Global Center Athens.

The one-week program is open to undergraduate and graduate students to explore the history and culture of Athens.

Athens Center announces grant opportunity to support Greek medical oncologist for one-year clinical research position at Columbia.