Emergency remote education during COVID-19 has exacerbated structural inequities and revealed gaps in pedagogical knowledge and infrastructure to support the use of technology for instruction. During this webinar, we will hear about the challenges that are facing parents and learn about coping strategies and the resources available for parents.
From August 21-25, London 2012 sailing champion Lijia Xu and 50 other retired Olympic champions and athletes attended a personal development workshop that focuses on maximizing potential, improving talents, and enhancing employability skills.
The Brazilian Researcher and Practitioner in Urban Planning, Flavia Neves Maia, is amongst the 11 young leaders who were announced as 2020-2021 Obama Foundation Columbia University Scholars. Flavia was also one of the participants of our program Columbia Women's Leadership Network 2018 in partnership with Fundação Lemann , Instituto Humanize and República.org.
Resources provided by Le Monde and Columbia University Libraries to enjoy following the 10th September 2020 event "Turning Points: Joseph Stiglitz and Thomas Piketty in Dialogue".
From Sept. 2 to Sept. 4, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing participated in the NSOP (New Student Orientation Program) and celebrated 14 first-year, transfer, and international students of Barnard College in Beijing.
Every evening during the early days of the pandemic, people opened their windows at a set hour to applaud the heroic women and men who were putting their health on the line in the fight against Covid-19. In New York, London, Madrid and other cities, it became something of a ritual. For me, it was a daily reminder of those invisible workers, the public health professionals who battle the pandemic behind the scenes. It was also a reminder of how now, more than ever, we must invest in public health.
Lockdowns and physical distancing have proved crucial to slowing the spread of Covid-19 in the short term, but looking to the future these measures are unsustainable and have caused a lot of social and economic damage. As the race for the vaccine continues experts are now focused on improving testing, tracing and treatment efforts, especially in Africa, where life-threatening gaps exist.
Covid-19 has taught us that investing in health security research, preparedness and responsiveness, nationally, regionally and globally, is critical. For this to work and to beat similar crises in future, effective, credible, altruistic political leadership at all levels of society is needed.
Physical distancing is a tried and tested method of slowing the rate of infection during a pandemic (without the use of medical interventions). But as we’ve seen, it can have devastating economic, health and social effects, especially on developing nations.
Understanding the epidemiology of Covid-19 and moving forward would be critical to determining policy on the need to adopt interventions, including the Covid-19 vaccines that are being developed.
Finding the balance between limiting disease transmission, maintaining access to critical services and supporting livelihoods is the public health challenge of this century.
There is a need to consolidate global efforts to control and manage highly pathogenic agents like SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19). The legal framework under development by Africa-CDC will address this by assigning government agencies to regulate research activities that include high-consequence pathogens, and to ensure ethical boundaries are not breached.
Never before has the public had an opportunity to see, in glaring detail, the difference good governance makes. As Covid-19 spreads across the globe, we witness how different leaders address the same crisis. Some have the skills, qualities and appetite required to best guide their countries through the crisis, while others demonstrate their incompetence on a near-daily basis.
Fellipe Barbosa was born in Rio de Janeiro and has an MFA in film from Columbia University. His film Laura won Best Documentary at the 2011 Hamptons Film Festival and was selected at Hot Docs, Visions du Réel and Bafici. His fiction debut Casa Grande, supported by the Sundance Labs, premiered at the 2014 Rotterdam Film Festival, was selected at San Sebastián, Cairo and Havana, and won 13 awards around the world. Gabriel and the Mountain premiered at the 2017 Cannes Critics’ Week, where it won two awards. His last film Domingo, co-directed with Clara Linhart, premiered at Venice Days and opened the 2018 Brasília Film Festival.
Rejoignez-nous le 10 septembre à 19h (heure de Paris) pour assister au duplex entre le Prix Nobel d’économie Joseph Stiglitz et l’économiste Thomas Piketty. Un débat animé par Sylvie Kauffmann, directrice éditoriale du Monde.
Cândida Borges is a Brazilian contemporary musician and transmedia artist – pianist, singer, songwriter, composer, performer, educator and Scholar. Nowadays she is a PhD Candidate in Arts at Plymouth University (UK, 2018) and a visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York, US). She is launching now a project that proposes to capture the sound and visual memory of people.
The pandemic, the presidential election, globalization, climate change, and other issues are covered in a transatlantic forum.
By Clare B. Rigney, Columbia College, ’23 Political Science Major
One of Global Centers’ first virtual interns shares how the internship program was developed as a COVID-19 pivot, and how it made a difference in the lives of 150 students.
Our annual social entrepreneurship workshop organized in collaboration with Columbia University’s Building Blocks was held between August 17 and 21, 2020.