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About Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi

Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi (CGC | Nairobi) is part of a network of eight other global Centers located in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Mumbai, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and Tunis. The Global Centers, as envisioned by President Lee C. Bollinger, were founded with the objective of connecting the local with the global, to create opportunities for shared learning and to deepen the nature of global dialogue. As an essential hub in the global Centers' network and the only one based in sub-Saharan Africa, CGC | Nairobi serves as a regional hub for research and collaboration as part of Columbia University's strategy to achieve a global presence and link the continent to Columbia's scientific rigor, technological innovation, and academic leadership. Learn more about our history.



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The novel coronavirus crisis has exposed issues of inequality and injustice that continue to shape local and nationwide responses. Join Columbia University professors Samuel K. Roberts, Jr., Mabel O. Wilson and their guests as they discuss the impacts of COVID- 19 on Black life in New York City and beyond. Click here for more episodes