Thanks to a generous gift from the family of the late Sakıp Sabancı, Columbia University has created the Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies. As the first center for Turkish Studies in the United States named for its benefactor, the Sakıp Sabancı Center will forge a new era of scholarly collaborations between Sabancı University and Columbia University and also the two countries.
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and Ashoka co-hosted a roundtable on "Social Innovation in Higher Education" in the context of the 1st "Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit" in Istanbul. The summit, co-hosted by BMW Foundation, took place at SALT Galata, on October 24. 2013.
The Prague Freedom Foundation, in cooperation with Zaostreno o.p.s. and Pro Publica, organizes a two-week intensive summer program, which will be hosted in Istanbul by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey.
The Office of the University Chaplain’s Kraft Global Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. At designated academic breaks, the Kraft Global Fellows Program will support up to five students who have a clear outlined research proposal to travel to one of the Columbia Global Centers as a team to conduct research for a particular set of questions or inquiries. Generally, Chaplain Davis will serve as Program Director and will be present for some portion of the time.
Students in New York and Istanbul are simultaneously taking “The World Responds to the Greeks,” an undergraduate seminar co-taught by Prof. Dimitrios Antoniou at Columbia and Prof. Matthew Gumpert at Boğaziçi University. The course is part of the ongoing Columbia Global Seminar on Byzantine and Modern Encounters, originally offered in 2015 by Profs. Karen Van Dyck and Martha Howell. Prof. Gumpert was on campus as the semester began, and Prof. Antoniou will be in Istanbul for the final week of classes.
Columbia University and Boğaziçi University’s joint summer program is now underway, offering a group of students from both universities a unique opportunity to learn about the history, urban development and historic monuments of Byzantion/Constantinople/Istanbul.
Summer Sessions at Columbia offer access to undergraduate and graduate-level courses and certificate programs in over 50 subject areas. The Summer Sessions have classes for students already enrolled in degree programs, students looking to improve their knowledge in anticipation of applying for higher education programs, and professionals who want to move towards the next step in their career.
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey hosted a lecture on May 9 delivered by two key speakers for the Columbia Business School Executive MBA group that was visiting Istanbul between May 7 to 11. Professor Cevdet Akcay, chief economist of Koc, and Professor Ahmet Evin, advisory board member of the Turkey Center and the Jean Monnet Chair at Sabanci University, gave an extensive lecture to the group composed of 40 students and their Professor Bogachan Celen.
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey organized the third Istanbul trip/block week of Columbia Business School Executive MBA program which took place on May 7 to 11, when Professor Bogachan Celen was in Istanbul with his 40 students.
Columbia Global Seminar on Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters Opens with Orientations at the Global Center and Studio-X Istanbul
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey is delighted to welcome four Columbia College students and Professors Martha Howell and Karen Van Dyck to Istanbul for a new semester-long course now being taught at Boğaziçi University. The program opened with an orientation given by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, introducing students to the history of the city through two unique tours and a lecture about getting used to life in Istanbul.