The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) at Columbia has embarked on a project intended to think hard about just very questions, and to do so in conversation with colleagues around the world from universities, government, business, journalism, and civil society. From start to finish, the project is designed to be multidisciplinary and inclusive, committed to open debate and public communication, speaking out, speaking to, speaking with – and listening to – a wide range of groups and individuals of all viewpoints and positions. The goal is not simply to assess the world situation but to set an agenda for thinking and acting in our changing world, an agenda that is as much about the future as the present. Through a partnership with Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought, this event aimed to uncover key issues facing today’s world to form a basis for a two-year research project entitled "Thoughts on a Changing World," which would focus on the eight Columbia Global Centers’ cities, regions, and the world.
Turkey Participants from Boğaziçi University included: Koray Çalışkan, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations; Edhem Eldem, Professor of History; and Ayşe Buğra, Professor at the Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History