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The Mumbai Center develops, supports, and disseminates innovative and interdisciplinary research initiatives in partnership with faculty at Columbia University and regional experts and institutions. The Center is committed to promoting President Lee C. Bollinger's vision of harnessing the strengths of academia and deepening its capacity to address key global challenges. Research activities at the Center are currently focused on four thematic areas that have deep global and regional significance, including (i) Environmental Sustainability (ii) Education, Culture, and Knowledge (iii) Health and Medicine and (iv) Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
- Generativity in Deprived Urban Contexts; Older Adults’ Experiences in Slums in Mumbai, Nairobi, and among Haitian Immigrants in New York
Ruth Finkelstein, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center, Mailman School of Public Health and Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
- Storm Surge Risk to Mumbai: A Challenge to Sustainable Urbanization in India's Largest City
Adam Sobel, Professor, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
- Collaborations for Developing the Science Base for Improved Air Quality in India
Ruth DeFries, Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute
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“Climate Change and its impact on marine ecosystems is bringing a series of changes; affecting national security, water security as well as food security,” noted Joaquim Goes, Lamont Research Professor of Biology and Paleoenvironment at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, in a workshop held at Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on February 20-21, 2019. The workshop brought together 25 scientists to discuss strategies for managing marine ecosystems in the wake of climate change.
Under the Dr. Yusuf Hamied Fellowships Program, fellowships have been awarded for three research projects focusing on India to public health faculty at the Mailman School of Public Health and to three faculty members in Indian educational institutions for short-term residencies at the Mailman School.
During India’s National Nutrition Month in September, the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized two notable workshops that were designed to deliberate on the country’s most pressing nutrition concerns. Today, India is clearly in the midst of a “nutrition transition,” from a situation in which undernutrition was the only concern for the country to one in which over-nutrition, obesity, and other nutrition-related non-communicable diseases are becoming equally prominent.
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