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Paris Center Stories: Effie Gonis, '14GSAS

Effie Gonis, alumna of the MA in History and Literature programme, reveals her research process, her innovative research methods, and how her blog,, helps her dissertation.

May 20, 2019

CUP at the 2019 International Book Fair of Tunis

Columbia University Press participated in this year's International Book Fair of Tunis, for the third year in a row. New CUP publications, with a 50% discount, were available for sale and the remaining copies are sold in El Kitab bookstore, both in Tunis and La Marsa.

June 10, 2019

Infectious Diseases and Caregiving

“Diseases in India can be tackled only with an equity plan,” remarked Dr. Nerges Mistry from the Foundation of Medical Research, an expert speaker invited for the orientation program organized by the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on April 8, 2019 for nursing students from the Columbia School of Nursing.  The students were beginning a six-week global clinical practicum to care for patients with infectious diseases at the Bel-Air Hospital in Panchgani and St. Philomena’s Hospital in Bengaluru.

June 10, 2019

Gender Justice on Campus

Female enrollment in higher education rose to an all-time high of over 47 percent, according to a 2018 Government of India report.  Yet, “the closing gender gap hides ongoing gender inequalities,” noted Dr. Leena Pujari, Head of the Department of Sociology at K. C. College, Mumbai, citing the persistence of gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence that impedes academic institutions from becoming inclusive, respectful and nurturing spaces for all. 

June 10, 2019

Innovating Batteries for Energy Transition

In pursuit of becoming a clean energy-driven economy, India pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by a third by 2030 and ensure that 40% of its electricity comes from non-fossil fuel-based sources.  While ambitious targets are a good start, one gap in particular if addressed, would help India leapfrog quickly – innovation in energy storage or specifically, in batteries.

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