Public programs at the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro are essential in developing strong bonds and partnerships between the University and the local community. Our work brings together academics from local institutions and Columbia University to promote a collaborative, mutually beneficial relationship. The Rio Center regularly promotes forums, conferences, master classes and lectures with diverse panels of experts for public participation.
This was the first panel of a three-part panel series hosted by the Columbia Global Centers| Nairobi and Columbia Global Centers| Rio de Janeiro. The purpose of this series is to hear from experts and residents of informal settlements about some of the pressing issues related to the Covid- 19 pandemic in informal settlements in these two populous cities.