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Welcome to Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai
a hub for research and educational initiatives
addressing the region's most pressing challenges
Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of Columbia University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange.
Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai was established in 2010 to serve as a research, education, and knowledge hub for promoting new and informed ways of addressing global challenges. The Center conducts innovative and inter-disciplinary research, designs educational opportunities for students and professionals, and disseminates research to wider publics in academia, government, civil society, and the private sector. By connecting the University’s world-class scholars and students with peers from the region, the Mumbai Center works to deepen knowledge that can transform society.
As part of its ongoing efforts to study the future of the global economy, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai partnered with Columbia University’s Global Policy Initiative to organize a workshop focusing on the Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC). The MIMC, which provides a global framework for the rights and protections of migrants crossing international borders, was designed after reaching a consensus with more than 40 academics and policymakers from around the world.
To mark International Women's Day, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and the US Consulate General in Mumbai organized a public lecture and panel discussion celebrating women directors in cinema. The lecture focused on the career of Ida Lupino, a popular Hollywood actor from the 1940s who went on to become a pioneer in the field of independent filmmaking. It was followed by a panel discussion on women in the Indian film industry with filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava.
To address the challenges of measurement in the education system and share latest research in the field, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a workshop on February 12 for academics, educators and stakeholders entitled ‘Evidence-Based Education (EBE) for Enhancing Educational Quality.’ The workshop was led by Madhabi Chatterji, Professor of Measurement, Evaluation, and Education and Founding Director of the Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative at Teachers College, Columbia University.