In this talk, Ghada Karmi reviewed the history and importance of the Palestinian right of return and why no refugee has ever given up on it. She linked this with her latest book, Return: A Palestinian Memoir, and pointed to some future directions for how a solution to the conflict with Israel might include the right of return.
Columbia Commitments: Just Societies
Beyond the Rhetoric of False Choices: The Case for Lasting U.S. Engagement in the Middle East - A Talk by Ambassador Alice Wells
During the most tumultuous period the region has experienced in decades, the U.S. relationship with the Middle East has been the subject of intense interest and debate. Ambassador Wells made the case for why U.S. interests in the Middle East transcend the profound current challenges, and discussed how America’s national interests demand continued and deepened engagement with the region.
On April 11, 2016, Columbia Global Reports hosted a discussion about the book Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East, published by Columbia Global Reports in 2016. The speakers included author of the book, Nicolas Pelham, Middle East correspondent for The Economist and Professor Safwan M.
Recognising the role of nurses as the “backbone” of the healthcare system, leaders in the profession are examining the needs and challenges of nurses in the region.
Columbia Global Centers | Amman, a hub for Columbia University research and educational initiatives in the Middle East and one in a network of eight global centers around the world, announces the Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series.
Columbia Global Centers — Amman, a hub for Columbia University research and educational initiatives in the Middle East and one in a network of eight global centres around the world, has announced the Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series.
We went into the vault for today’s episode, all the way back to a lecture that Professor Robert Young gave last year at the Columbia Global Center in Amman. We chose this particular lecture because Professor Young offers a historical perspective on an issue facing today’s society: migration.
We, 20 leading academics and influencers from across the world, have joined forces today in an open letter to world leaders - asking that they do more to ensure refugees obtain an education.
President Trump has said he wants “extreme vetting” and ideological testing of visa applicants. What will that look like, exactly? As American colleges wait to hear whether accepted applicants will take up their admission offers for the fall, what can they expect students who are coming from other countries to encounter when they apply for visas and when they show up at border security checkpoints at U.S. airports?