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On January 9th, Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture, Professor Wei Shang from Columbia University's Department of East Asia Languages and Cultures delivered a public lecture at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). 

On January 8th, Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture, Professor Wei Shang from Columbia University's Department of East Asia Languages and Cultures joined a seminar on "Vernacularization of the Chinese Language and the Establishment of Nation-State".

Professor Wei Shang is a Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

The imperative to provide education, resources and networks to positively impact global healthcare has never been more urgent. In an increasingly interconnected world, there is a rapidly growing awareness of the global health issues and inequities affecting millions, calling for new ways of thinking and problem solving.

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Can re-reading Friedrich Nietzsche shed light on our troubled times? A new reading group organized by the Paris Center and the Columbia MA in History and Literature thinks so. Running in parallel with the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought’s (CCCCT) Nietzsche 13/13 seminar, the reading group will consider currents of thought that arose in the wake of the Nietzschean wave and that swell in social movements like Occupy Wall Street and even in the surprising rise of non-conformist candidates on the political scene in the U.S. and abroad.

El trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo puede debutar en la infancia. Con terapias específicas sus pacientes logran una vida armónica. Aquí, el psiquiatra argentino Pablo Goldberg, uno de los grandes expertos en este tema, explica por qué el éxito depende de la consulta temprana.

“As the world faces the worst humanitarian disaster since the Second World War, the refugee crisis demands a new level of response from our institutions,” says Professor Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University and Director of Columbia Global Centers | Amman

To mark Dr. Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary and celebrate the centenary of his graduation from Columbia University, CGC | Mumbai organized a public panel at the Godrej India Culture Lab and an all-day workshop on December 9-10. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956) is best remembered today for leading a powerful struggle for untouchable rights and self-representation, for his extensive writings on caste as a form of inequality and historical injustice, and for his enduring effect on Indian trajectories of democratic justice and affirmative action policy.

Former French President, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, made a surprise visit to the Paris Center on November 30th

The consortium is being facilitated by Professors Richard Deckelbaum and Debra Wolgemuth of the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University, Dr. James Ntambi, professor of Biochemistry and Nutrition at the University of Wisconsin, and Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, adjunct professor at the University of Nairobi. The Institute has established a coordinating office for this program at Columbia University’s Columbia Global Centers | Africa (Nairobi), under the direction of the East Africa Coordinator and Kenyan native, Dr. Murugi Ndirangu.

Amidst climate change threats and geopolitical struggles, can nations afford to take an isolationist perspective in determining their energy policies or is global thinking and interdependence the way for a sustainable and stable future? What are the latest trends in global oil and natural gas markets and what implications do these have for countries like India? A panel discussion on this issue was organized by the Mumbai Center featuring energy experts from Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at the India Merchants Chambers on December 1.

By day, it was a conference room.  By night, it became a cabaret hall.   On November 18, the talents of the students at Reid Hall were on full display

On October 8, the Columbia University Alumni Club of France was honored at the annual Columbia Alumni Leaders’ Weekend for its dedication and creativity in connecting the French alumni community with the Alma Mater.

On the night of November 8, Americans in Paris were glued to their screens as they followed the voting in the U.S. The Paris Center offered an election day livestream of CNN and broadcast of France 24, to allow people to watch the big day from both French and American perspectives.

To understand the despondent state of affairs in the Arab world today, one need only look at the region's education systems and how they have evolved through decades of deliberate attempts to suppress the Arab mind. Hyper-nationalist propaganda, exclusionary rhetoric and dogmatic religious discourse have been their defining features. The result has been that generations of Arabs have not only been deprived of a good education, but they have been taught to be narrow-minded, intolerant and ill-equipped for participation in a globalised world.