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Studies show that one woman dies of cervical cancer in India every eight minutes. To discuss the primary and secondary prevention approaches associated with this illness, the Center organized the third webinar of its series, Screenings that Save: A Seminar Series on Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention

Studies show that one woman dies of cervical cancer in India every eight minutes. To discuss the primary and secondary prevention approaches associated with this illness, the Center organized the third webinar of its series, Screenings that Save: A Seminar Series on Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention

The coronavirus pandemic set off an extraordinary race to develop a vaccine at a speed unmatched in the history of vaccine research. In an effort to understand the development, distribution and delivery of Covid-19 vaccines, the Center organized a panel discussion on February 8, 2021. 

How did Indian entrepreneurs react to the COVID-19 pandemic? To showcase technical innovators who developed timely solutions for addressing the current public health crisis, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a panel discussion on March 4, 2021, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western Region. 

Urban India needs innovators and entrepreneurs to practice responsible innovation to make our cities healthier, safer, and more sustainable. With this imperative in mind, the Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2020-2021 kicked off its third year in India with an aim to design for cities in crisis.

Marking a year since traditional classrooms and academic cycles were disrupted due to India’s first lockdown, the Center, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy’s American Center in New Delhi, organized an online symposium to address best practices and challenges in designing effective education systems during and after the pandemic.

In order to expand career development and recruitment opportunities for Columbia University students, the Center and Columbia’s School of Professional Studies organized the 'India Virtual Career and Networking Fair’, where students and recent alumni had the opportunity to network with top-tier organizations operating in India.

What is it like to be a woman working in the energy sector and what are the challenges that women face? To unpack dimensions of the gender gap in the power sector, a program was organized on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021 with the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia SIPA.

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