Today, I write in response to the Trump administration’s recently issued proclamation expanding the existing restrictions on immigration to also cover non-immigrants who seek entry into the United States under certain visas—H-1B and J-1, specifically. 

The network of nine Columbia Global Centers launched a Virtual Internship Program with over 150 opportunities in a host of partner organizations around the world to support meaningful internship experiences for Columbia students over the summer who had seen diminished opportunities due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 has raised new challenges for businesses and employees adjusting to working from home, and highlighted the urgency sustainability measures for India’s cities. Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai created a series of videos featuring startups selected for the Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2019-2020 with tips to make our work environments sustainable and safe.

Protecting wildlife and curbing wildlife trade is a pressing issue in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a webinar on June 17, 2020, featuring global experts -- Claudia Dreifus, Abi Tamim Vanak, Wendy Hapgood, and Karen Qin Xue.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States and India. On June 4, 2020, a webinar was hosted to discuss how the coronavirus crisis has altered the way in which women seek cardiovascular care and the various approaches to improving women’s health during a pandemic. The event was organized by Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai in partnership with the Women Creating Change initiative.

How have nursing schools responded in clinical and education settings to this unexpected outbreak? How have nurses dealt with the psychological distress that accompanies such a crisis? These were some of the questions that were discussed during a webinar organized by Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai in collaboration with the Columbia School of Nursing on April 30, 2020.

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, viewership of pandemic-themed films has surged. What is it about these films that is capturing our collective imagination? Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a conversation between Columbia University Professor, Richard Pena, and the Center Director, Dr. Ravina Aggarwal.