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March 03, 2022

OST Global Immersion Week

On the fourth day of OST Global Immersion Week, Columbia Global Centers I Tunis hosted Open Startup Tunisia. OST delegates had the opportunity to discover the different structures creating the beautiful dynamic of the Tunisian innovation ecosystem.

February 28, 2022

Prospects for a Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery in Africa

The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University, the Academy of Political Science, Brenthurst Foundation (Johannesburg), in partnership with Columbia Global Centers I Tunis and Columbia Global Centers I Nairobi, worked together on the launch of the report: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Prospects for a Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery in Africa.

February 25, 2022

Columbia on the Continent: Alumni in Action

In partnership with the African Development Group at Columbia University and the Columbia Alumni Association, Columbia Global Centers | Tunis and Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi organized this webinar to expose Columbia students and affiliates to possible careers on the continent through direct interaction with Columbia alumni who are working in those careers.

February 24, 2022

Africa and Byzantium

Dr. Andrea Achi is Assistant Curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. She specializes in the art and archaeology of Late Antiquity and has a particular interest in manuscripts and archaeological objects from Christian Egypt. Trained as a Byzantinist, Dr. Achi’s scholarship focuses on late antique and Byzantine art of North and Northeast Africa, and she has brought this expertise to bear on several exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum, New York.

November 01, 2021

TC-Tunisia Project: Oct/Nov 2021 Newsletter

We have a variety of updates in the eighth issue of the TC-Tunisia Newsletter. To begin, a brief update on the 2021 cohort’s progress in the project is provided. Then, Dr. Han, Project Director, comments on her experience with the TC-Tunisia Project during its first year. Next, an op-ed written by Portia Williams, Associate Provost for International Affairs at Teachers College, Columbia University, is featured. After that, the spotlight is shown on Faisal Mabrouk and Khaled Houch, Project Participants, who reflect on their experience with the TC-Tunisia Project over the past year.

October 07, 2021

Meet Ghada Jerfel : a young Tunisian woman in the Big Apple

Ghada holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Columbia University in New York and works as an algorithmic FX trader at BNP Paribas in New York. She is also committed to strengthening the community of women in mathematics through her involvement in several societies such as the Columbia chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics and the Columbia Women's Business Society. 


July 28, 2021

Entrepreneurship & Competitiveness in Africa: Program Launch

Columbia Business School, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi and Columbia Global Centers | Tunis launched the Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Africa Program (EC-Africa program) that seeks to equip entrepreneurs from mid-sized African companies with the skills, tools, and network to professionalize and grow their businesses in today’s global environment.

July 06, 2021

Online Conference : Reimagining Smart Cities


Are smart cities safer and more resilient in dealing with the pandemic? How has this crisis impacted the global debate on big data collection and use vs. privacy protection? This conference delved into the concrete impact of digital technologies in COVID-19 mitigation and explored their potential to boost ambitious urban recovery strategies.

This discussion was part of the Reimagining Cities series, co-organized by Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs and Columbia Undergraduate Programs in Paris. Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program and Urban Flag

July 02, 2021

TC-Tunisia Project: June/July 2021 Newsletter

In this Issue of our Monthly Newsletter, we shout out the participants who have had exceptional attendance throughout the program, share a few artifacts from Module 3, hear from Youssef Cherif on the relationship between Tunisia and Columbia University, and highlight participants through our ongoing Participant Profiles section. 

June 10, 2021

Cafe Talk - Theory of Innovation

Columbia Global Centers | Tunis organized a webinar in collaboration with EFE-Tunisia and Association des Jeunes Ingénieurs de Zarzis about the theory of innovation.

In this webinar, Dr. Ogan Gurel discussed how innovation is essential for individuals, organizations, societies, and civilizations.

May 10, 2021

Misinformation and Fake News

Columbia Global Centers | Tunis organized a joint webinar in collaboration with EFE Tunisia and Association des Jeunes Ingénieurs de Zarzis about Misinformation and Fake News. The event was held in English and is translated simultaneously into Arabic.