Mike Kaplan, an associate research professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), will be spending two months in Punta Arenas, at Universidad de Magallanes’ Centro de Investigación Gaia Antártica (CIGA). This visit is supported by Chile’s National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT), which provided an award to CIGA’s director Juan Carlos Aravena in the context of a program to support short-visits for foreign scientists, researchers and professors.

Columbia Global Centres in Amman on Friday organised a lecture titled “From Destruction to Documentation: a Talk by Sheila Canby”, which saw the attendance of a number of academics and experts in heritage preservation, in the presence of Tourism Minister Lina Annab.

This year, NOBO will showcase in Beijing, Paris, and New York under the theme of “One Tree, One City.”  

Columbia College Parents Fund Wishes You a Happy Chinese New Year with Abundant Health, Luck, and Prosperity! 


The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School is now accepting applications for the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures. This Fund provides seed grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid early-stage social and environmental ventures around the world.

The Third No-Boundaries International Art Exhibition (NOBO) was Launched on February 1st.

The Earth Institute has recently opened its call for proposals for researches in the fields of peacebuilding, negotiation, and conflict resolution or conflict management to be presented at the next International Association for Conflict Management IACM in Philadelphia this July 8-10, 2018

The submission deadline is next Monday Feb 5, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST. Details on the conference where researches will be presented and the call for proposals from IACM can be found here.

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Columbia alumnus and architect Robert Grace announces the launch of the École Libre d'architecture (ELa) at the Paris Center from May 1-24, 2018.

On January 28, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing hosted the 4th Women Leadership Panel: Women in Finance.

During January, twenty-six Columbia Business School (CBS) students went on a 10-day backpacking expedition to the Chilean Patagonia, led by CBS professor Michael Morris and experienced instructors from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

On January 25, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invited Jeff Schlegelmilch, the Deputy Director for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness to deliver a presentation on Planning for Urban Disaster Resilience, followed by a panel discussion featuring special guests Dr. Jianhua Xu, Associate Professor of Department of Environmental Management at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University and Dr. Xiaoli Lyu, Associate Director at Tsinghua's Center for Crisis Management Research.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul is pleased to invite undergraduate students in their senior year and graduate students to an interactive workshop series to be held as part of the Reframing Gendered Violence Project. The application deadline is February 1!

Pauline Kantor, a journalist with a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), will become Chile's new Minister of Sports. The announcement was made by President-elect Sebastian Piñera, who will take office on March 11. Kantor, who graduated from SIPA in 1990, has worked as a reporter, writer, editor, and media consultant.

In January, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, presented the main conclusions of a two-year research project led by Columbia University, co-directed by José Antonio Ocampo, that studied the role of Development Banks (DBs) in seven countries: Germany, China, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The study will be published as a book by Oxford University Press.

How to manage marketing in the 21st Century was the focus of a lecture delivered in mid- January in Santiago by Noel Capon, a professor of International Marketing at Columbia Business School (CBS).