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Global citizenship emerged as a buzzword among Mumbai citizens on November 19, 2016, with the metropolis hosting the Global Citizen Festival featuring British rock band, Coldplay. In the afternoon preceding the landmark event, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai partnered with the festival organizer, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation (tGELF) to organize a workshop to explore ways in which citizenship could be practicably realized in classrooms. The theme after all has great significance for us, as issues of global citizenship resonate closely with the philosophy of the Global Centers network.

Civil conflict, terrorism and public health scares are only some of the concerns causing unprecedented disruptions across communities worldwide. These crises take on greater immediacy and importance today due to their increasingly global nature.

On November 9, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, in partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), host a panel titled “Art, Artists, and Education in Contemporary Societies––China and U.S. Perspectives” successfully. Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, and Xinping Su, Vice President of CAFA were invited to deliver opening remarks.

Opening up life to endless possibilities is a wise and practical advice from David Madigan, Executive Vice-President for Arts & Sciences, and Dean of Faculty at Columbia University.

The Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series was launched on Wednesday with the support of Waleed Al Banawi, the founder and chairman at JISR Venture Partners

On November 9, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, in partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), host a panel titled “Art, Artists, and Education in Contemporary Societies––China and U.S. Perspectives” successfully. Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, and Xinping Su, Vice President of CAFA were invited to deliver opening remarks.

During November, Miao Li, a PhD candidate at the Columbia University Astronomy Deparment, spent time in Chile working with Xian Chen and Jorge Cuadra from Universidad Católica, as part of the exchange program between both Universities.

Columbia Global Centers — Amman, a hub for Columbia University research and educational initiatives in the Middle East and one in a network of eight global centres around the world, has announced the Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series.

How can universities ensure that they stay relevant in an increasingly globalised world? It is a question that higher education leaders across the globe are looking to address. King’s College LondonArizona State Universityand the University of New South Wales launched an alliance earlier this year, for example, with the goal to collaborate on research to help solve “global grand challenges”.

Columbia’s Safwan Masri says that to understand a region today, you must consider the entire world. "There’s a very different feel and a very different impact that’s realised by being on the ground and having real conversations and dialogue that I think advances the notion that universities are relevant and neutral places of inquiry,"

Universities must adopt global, rather than international, outlooks, says scholar.

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Fudan University’s School of Public Health hosted a three-day summit "The Columbia-Fudan Global Summit on Aging & Health: A Dialogue on Research, Policy, Health Systems and Industry Initiatives", with scientists, policymakers and industry experts on aging all around the world. 

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Fudan University’s School of Public Health hosted a three-day summit "The Columbia-Fudan Global Summit on Aging & Health: A Dialogue on Research, Policy, Health Systems and Industry Initiatives".

On October 24, Columbia University School of Professional Studies successfully held an information session in Columbia Global Centers | Beijing. David Madigan, Ph.D., Executive Vice-President for Arts & Sciences, and Dean of the Faculty, addressed a speech on “The University in the Global Age”.

David Madigan, Executive Vice President for Arts & Sciences, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences , Professor of Statistics, at Columbia University, addressed a speech at Columbia Global Centers | Beijing titled "The University in the Global Age" on October 24. He also accepted interviews with Xinhua News Agency, China Daily, People’s Daily, Financial Times China and others afterwards, and shared about the Columbia Art & Science Education, Columbia online course development and his view on education globalization.

On October 23rd, Columbia University's School of Social Work successfully held an information session and faculty lecture in Grand Skylight CATIC Hotel Beijing. Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Dean of the School, faculty, and administrators including admissions staff attended the event, introduced social work curriculum and admissions process to the audience and answered their questions.