Students in New York and Istanbul are simultaneously taking “The World Responds to the Greeks,” an undergraduate seminar co-taught by Prof. Dimitrios Antoniou at Columbia and Prof. Matthew Gumpert at Boğaziçi University. The course is part of the ongoing Columbia Global Seminar on Byzantine and Modern Encounters, originally offered in 2015 by Profs. Karen Van Dyck and Martha Howell. Prof. Gumpert was on campus as the semester began, and Prof. Antoniou will be in Istanbul for the final week of classes.

Columbia Global Centers | Amman is launching a series inspired by the legacy of the late Soraya Salti, former President and CEO for Middle East and North Africa at INJAZ Al-Arab, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and training in the Arab world.

Two high school students, fighting to draw attention to horrific conditions in the violence-torn Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, were at the forefront of last night’s event at the Paris Center.

Karl P. Sauvant, Resident Senior Fellow at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), has recently published an article titled China, the G20 and the international investment regime, Towards the 2016 G20: Global Analyses and Challenges for the Chinese Presidency, special issue of China and the World Economy (2016).

On May 13th, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro promoted the public Master Class “Creating compelling characters in the era of unpredictable changes”, taught by Professor Joe Cacaci at Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR).

UN Women and Oxfam brought together 60 representatives from some of the most active CSOs in MENA and Europe to discuss their experiences working with refugees to provide a platform for CSO networking on May 16-18, 2016 in Istanbul.


Sabancı School of Management entered a partnership with the Executive Education program at Columbia Business School, one of the leading business schools of the world with a century of experience.The partnership will enable Sabancı University Executive MBA students to attend a two-week Executive Education leadership program at Columbia Business School in New York.

Nearly 100 booklovers crowded into the Paris Center for a discussion of the Republic of the Imagination, the eponymous space defined in Azar Nafisi's latest book.

The Weatherhead Institute with the help of Columbia Global Centers | Beijing held a student engagement event –“Graduate Students and Young Scholars Meeting (GYM) Workshop and Happy Hour” from 6pm to 9pm on Apr. 6, 2016.

In this talk, Ghada Karmi reviewed the history and importance of the Palestinian right of return and why no refugee has ever given up on it. She linked this with her latest book, Return: A Palestinian Memoir, and pointed to some future directions for how a solution to the conflict with Israel might include the right of return.

The Amman Center hosts regular public talks for members of the local community to engage with scholars and learn more about a wide range of topics, from current affairs, to history, to the arts.

Results for the fourth President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) round this year were announced on May 6, 2016.