During the week of November 2-6, 2020, CGC | Mumbai organized the Columbia Graduate Schools Fair virtually, featuring six Columbia Schools and Departments to give prospective international students from India the opportunity to learn more about Columbia's distinct academic, social and cultural learning environment in the heart of New York City.
To create a mentorship forum for Columbia University students in India during the pandemic, CGC | Mumbai launched a webinar series featuring leading alumni from diverse fields. The inaugural program featured Jasmine Shah, an alumnus of Columbia SIPA, as he reflected on his professional journey in the fields of environment and public governance.
To have clearer skies over our cities is an aspiration of environmental groups and conscious citizens around the world. The disruption in polluting activities during the recent COVID-19 lockdown has given us hope for a world with improved air quality. But how can this be achieved?
Even as India has policies aimed at universal access to safe water, adequate infrastructure and achieving economies of scale in supply and delivery remain a challenge. This panel discussion aimed to understand the issue of water stress in urban India.
How can innovation help save the planet's cities? At the launch of the Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2020-2021, Michael Massimino, an erstwhile NASA astronaut and currently Professor of Practice at Columbia Engineering, shared insights gleaned from his space adventures on December 3, 2020.
Shahzia Sikander, a leading contemporary artist from South Asia based in New York, engaged in a wide-ranging conversation about art, ideas and notions of global belonging with Dr. Vishakha Desai to reimagine and articulate the possibilities beyond narrow binaries of national/global or past/present during the current pandemic.
As the country’s financial capital and major center of cultural production, Mumbai sits at the confluence of economic activity, cinema and ideas of modernity. CGC | Mumbai organized a lecture and panel discussion with Professor Debashree Mukherjee, marking the launch of her new book, Bombay Hustle: Making Movies in a Colonial City.
“The relationship between income and health is a gradient; every step up the occupational ladder, improves life expectancy,” remarked Professor Gita Sen, Public Health Foundation of India, as she presented the Second Annual Yusuf Hamied Distinguished Lecture by a leading expert from India.
What are the risk factors for stomach and pancreatic cancers? How feasible are individual and population-based screening strategies? The second webinar of Screenings that Save was held in November, the Global Stomach and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month to answer these questions
In October 2020, CGC | Mumbai launched an important new initiative entitled Screenings that Save: A Seminar Series on Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention in partnership with the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University, beginning with a webinar to mark Global Breast Cancer Awareness Month.