How alumni can get involved

Columbia alumni at the Santiago Center

Below is a sampling of the ways alumni can engage with Columbia Global Centers.

Connect with other alumni

The Mumbai Center offers a platform for the alumni to engage with the Columbia community and the general public. The Columbia Alumni Association of India  chapters in Mumbai and Delhi are actively involved with the Center helping organize seminars and panel discussions. Members also attend the Center's events, subscribe to the newsletters and even act as moderators for our public events. The center highlights the literary achievements of alumni in its “Writing Indian Stories” series.

Istanbul Center hosts regular gatherings where alum can learn about the Center’s projects and programs, connect with Istanbul Center staff and fellow community members, and gain insight into Columbia’s global education mission. In addition, Columbia Alumni Association Turkey and the Istanbul Global Center work in tandem on bi-annual gatherings organized by the Istanbul Center to create a platform for current and incoming undergraduate students and their parents to engage with the larger Columbia community. 

The Santiago Center has a close relationship with the Columbia Alumni Association of Chile and Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Chile. There are joint events, including alumni reunions and annual send offs for the incoming students who are starting at Columbia. Members from both groups serve on the center’s advisory boards.

The best way to stay in the loop on future events is to join the mailing list for an individual center or for the entire network of centers.  Register for our newsletter here

Attend a center event

As part of our commitment to knowledge and promoting scholarly discourse, we bring together Columbia University faculty, students, and alumni along with global scholars, regional experts, innovators, non-profit organizations, and government to discuss a range of issues and host thought-provoking events. Read more about the public programs at each center

Examples include the Mumbai Center's Writing Indian Stories series, features literary works by members of the Columbia community, especially alumni, that compellingly engage with the complex realities of society, and offer distinct pathways for reimagining our world. The series explores a spectrum of mediums including books, memoirs, collections of poems, and journalistic work,  shedding light on the diverse genres, creative processes, and cultural implications of storytelling and providing insights for aspiring writers.

The Paris Global Center offers public events and supports local civic engagement and arts organizations. The center has also launched the Atelier podcast to highlight some of the unique discussions that take place at Reid Hall. 

Read more about the public programs at each center


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