Microbial matter in the gut has been linked to a host of conditions and diseases, including diabetes, cancer, anxiety disorders, and infectious diseases.  To explore the gut microbiome as a critical area of health in India, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a seminar in partnership with the Shillim Institute on September 29-30, 2019. 

How are startups generating technologies that disrupt the ecosystem and solve complex city-level challenges today?  Leading startup founders shared their journey at the launch events for the Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2019-2020 hosted in Mumbai, Gurgaon and Bengaluru.

The Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) program offers high quality internships for undergraduate students in a diverse array of private sector and non-profit organizations in a host of cities across the globe. The Center organized an orientation session for students from the CEO program to introduce them to the city of Mumbai.

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai entered into a partnership with the South Asia Institute at Columbia University to launch a new program, the Historical Methods Seminar Series. This six-part series, conducted in association with the Mumbai History Teachers Academy, exposes participants to new methodological frameworks for History beyond traditional archives and records. 

As cities grow, they pose severe challenges for green spaces and biodiversity.  Studies demonstrate that cities with natural or created nature reserves regenerate multiple ecosystems, motivate citizens towards sustainable behavior, and have a positive impact on pollution and health hazards.  To this end, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai launched an exciting research, education, and public engagement initiative on Green Reserves in India.

Our fall programming is focused on theme of 'Sirens', and with this theme we are spending the semester exploring the ideas and images that surround water, female tribes, and warning cries. Particularly, our programming focuses on the female voice. We were honoured, therefore, to include choreographer and dancer Bintou Dembélé's voice, and dance moves, in our programming this semester.

Samantha Seto will spend 2019-2020 as a student in the MA in History and Literature program. Learn more about her and her plans for this year in Paris.