Research Projects

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

Related News from the Center

March 25, 2019

Climate Hazards in the Arabian Sea

“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.

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