Public Speaker Series: Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul maintains a speakers series with distinguished academics, intellectuals, business leaders, and artists on a broad scope of issues with regional and global impact. The speaker series aim to attract a wide audience with thought provoking lectures focusing on the most compelling issues of our time and create a lively platform for exchange of ideas and conversation.
Conferences and Workshops: The Istanbul Center cooperates with partners on campus and in the region to organize a variety of conferences, workshops and seminars throughout the year. The Center gathers local and international experts that provide important opportunities for academic dialogue and intellectual engagement. Many of these events are also open for the public to attend.
Student and Alumni Relations: The Istanbul Center creates a hub for Columbia students and alumni in the region by organizing regular gatherings, where current and prospective students, parents and alumni learn about the centers, projects and programs, meet with the team and gain awareness of Columbia's mission on global education.
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Slide 1: Prof. Gülay Barbarosoğlu, "Remembering the Past, Understanding the Present, Thinking about Tomorrow: The Future of Academia"
Slide 2: Students and Parents Reception
Slide 3: Columbia Business School Reception
Slide 4: Elif Shafak: Storytelling in the Age of Conflict
Slide 5: A discussion with Prof. Anya Schiffrin and Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz on why the media matters for growth, governance and accountability
Slide 6: Students and Parents Reception
Simone de Beauvoir, Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Augmented Mechanics, Research- and Student-Centric Education
Public Policy and Syrians Under Temporary Protection in Turkey: Daily Life, Survival, Access to Public Services, and Social Inclusion
Eurasia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Potential Impact, Potential Disputes, and How to Address Them
Book Launch: "The Struggle for Modern Turkey: Justice, Activism, and a Revolutionary Female Journalist"
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Our annual social entrepreneurship workshop organized in collaboration with Columbia University’s Building Blocks was held between August 17 and 21, 2020.