Message From the President

Columbia’s Global Centers are an extension of our core belief that a global presence is essential to the highest levels of excellence in discovering new knowledge and educating future leaders. Eight years after its inception, the network of Columbia Global Centers is fulfilling this objective in remarkable ways. Students and faculty from around the globe, as well as leaders of business, government and diplomacy, converge on our global centers for just the sorts of thoughtful, cross-disciplinary conversations and academic programming that we anticipated.

None of this would exist without your support. The work of the Columbia Global Centers has matured and gained in its impact at precisely the moment when the demand for contributions of this type has become more urgent. Thank you for your continuing partnership in this essential endeavor.

Lee C. Bollinger

President, Columbia University