Since its inauguration in March 2012, the GCG Santiago has held over 80 programs, mainly in Santiago (although we are always in the process of trying to decentralizing our operations by organizing public events in the country’s regions). They have ranged from brown bag conversations with visiting faculty members to film festivals and from large conferences to recruitment sessions. We have also held several events at Campus in New York.
One of the reasons of the success of our public programs is the fact that we have always team-up or joint-venture as co-sponsors with the main Chilean universities, think-tanks, business organizations or NGOs. This, in order to reach out to a larger audience and, most importantly, to create and strengthen Columbia’s relationship with the local academic/scientific/ business community. Another reason behind our achievements in this area is that we have focused our public programs on topics that have concrete and long-term impact in Chile as we seek to introduce new issues and discussions in the public policy agenda. Among them are Population Aging, Biomedical Engineering, Renewables Energies, Antibiotic-Resistance, Waste to energy processes, e-policy, and Business Ethics.
Our program themes have had a multidisciplinary focus and range from Mental Health to the Arts and from Human Rights to Business Affairs. However, important focus has been put on the Earth Sciences, Corporate Governance, Media and Communications, Film and the Arts, Public Policy, and Science & Engineering.
Mike Kaplan, an associate research professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), will be spending two months in Punta Arenas, at Universidad de Magallanes’ Centro de Investigación Gaia Antártica (CIGA). This visit is supported by Chile’s National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT), which provided an award to CIGA’s directo
During January, twenty-six students from Columbia Business School (CBS) went on a 10-day backpacking expedition to Chile’s Patagonia region, led by Michael Morris, a professor in both CBS’ Management Division and at Columbia’s Psychology Department, and with instructors from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
In January,Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, presented the main conclusions of a two-year research project led by Columbia University, co-directed by José Antonio Ocampo, that studied the role of Development Banks (DBs) in seven countries: Germany, China, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The study will be published as a book by Oxford University Press.
Inequidad de Género en Educación de Ciencias e Ingeniería: Observaciones en Base a Investigaciones Recientes
Political mobilization towards effective policy advocacy: The influence of Elige Educar in Chile’s education policy reform
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