Marisol Alarcón (MPA-DP ’13) received the annual “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award granted by Sábado magazine and the NGO Sistema B.
Two Columbia alumni, both of them renowned local journalists, teamed-up with a third colleague to create the first Chilean news chatbot called Labot. This computer program interacts with her followers mostly through mobile phones, using two platforms -- Facebook Messenger and Telegram.
The Santiago Center in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Journalism invites journalists working in Chile to apply to a fellowship that will cover tuition and travel expenses to participate in a course on Investigative Journalism for Latin America held in collaboration with the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism – FNPI.
In mid-November, the Columbia alumni community in Santiago met for the second time this year for a social gathering at the rooftop of Chile’s second tallest building, the Titanium La Portada skyscraper.
A different Russian Revolution, occured ten years before 1917, tells us more about Russian politics and society than the one being commemorated in its centenial and is linked to global developments in deeper ways than the latter. This was the argument developed by Columbia’s history professor Catherine Evtuhov in a lecture entitled “Was There a Revolution in 1917? A View from Russia’s Imperial Period”.
"The Route of Freedom and Hope" was the name chosen by the children from primary school Escuela Republica de Israel for the one-day art intervention they organized at Plaza Yungay, one of Santiago's most emblematic public spaces, to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust. They had been learning and reflecting on diversity and human rights in their History, Language, Religion and Art classes throughout the semester in the framework of an innovative educational project implemented by this public school’s principal and teachers.