Our Programs

The Global Centers act collectively as a platform linking Columbia University with partners around the world to foster multi-directional learning, innovative research and the exchange of knowledge. Together we seek to ask new questions, promote new forms of international collaboration and develop meaningful academic experiences.

Through short and long term educational programs, research projects, workshops, symposia, public talks, conferences, culture and art events, the Istanbul Center is a hub for programming and expertise on a wide array of subjects including human rights and freedoms, cultural heritage and art, sustainable development, urbanization and public health, women and gender studies, and education and learning opportunities.