About COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, and more severe illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and COVID-19. Coronaviruses commonly circulate in animals and sometimes also infect humans. More information here.


January 05, 2021

Women and the Return to Poverty

While women's rights are already suppressed across the world, the pandemic has exacerbated these situations in the region during lockdowns and in an absence of adequate response. From this stems a need to host a discussion on the measures to address the impact of the pandemic and the lockdown, which has put women and girls in more vulnerable positions and let them slide into poverty further.

November 25, 2020

Nurses on the COVID-19 Frontlines: Experiences and Lessons Learned in Wuhan, China and New York, USA

We are extremely honored to invite nursing educators, scholars, and frontline nurses from Columbia University School of Nursing, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, and Wuhan University School of Health Sciences to share inspiring stories and lessons learned responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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This was the second webinar Columbia Global Centers produced. This time we had the pleasure of interviewing professor William B. Eimicke da Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.
Columbia Business School hosted a discussion with Dean Emeritus Glenn Hubbard and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, moderated by Anthony Villamagna ’21, on the economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Could the outbreak peak soon? Can we determine the ultimate source of the virus? Is there a cure in sight? With these questions in mind, CGTN's Tian Wei talks to Walter Ian Lipkin, the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public He
Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, co-hosted a special session at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, which was held virtually from Boston March 8-11


Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology and director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate Program, is a globally recognized infectious disease expert who walks us through what we know so far about the origin of COVID-19.