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.