Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? Wade Davis led us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures.

Columbia Global Centers | Amman presented the Columbia University public screening of the film Theeb on April 29, 2016.

In collaboration with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the Amman Center is working with engineering faculty at five leading Tunisian universities to introduce critical elements of an entrepreneurship curriculum and consult on how to build an ecosystem that will support entrepreneurial activities in the Tunisian context.

On April 18th, Columbia Journalism School and Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro held a panel discussion on the media in Brazil and its current challenges.

During the most tumultuous period the region has experienced in decades, the U.S. relationship with the Middle East has been the subject of intense interest and debate. Ambassador Wells made the case for why U.S. interests in the Middle East transcend the profound current challenges, and discussed how America’s national interests demand continued and deepened engagement with the region.

Hugh Herr is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Herr heads the Biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab, which is creating bionic limbs that emulate the function of natural limbs. 

Last Thursday (April 7th), economist Gustavo Franco was a guest lecturer at the Global Executive Master in Public Administration (Global EMPA), a program offered by the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University (SIPA), at Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro.

2016 Her Village International Forum themed "Inclusive Society, True Partnership", organized by Sun Media Group and supported by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, has successfully concluded on April 3rd.

On April 11, 2016, Columbia Global Reports hosted a discussion about the book Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle Eastpublished by Columbia Global Reports in 2016The speakers included author of the book, Nicolas Pelham, Middle East correspondent for The Economist and Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University.

Columbia student Deja Robinson was recently selected to participate in the iGem competition, as part of a team at the Pasteur Institute.

University President Lee Bollinger will continue to lead Columbia until at least 2022, the board of trustees announced on Monday.

In collaboration with Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing co-hosted a public lecture on“Woman and City: A Conversation with Wang Anyi” at Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia University, on March 21.

Another Design Challenge was launched in the scope of the Columbia Innovation Hub in collaboration with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

On March 18, 2016, Beijing Center co-hosted a high-level roundtable conference on the Role of the State in Economic Growth, at which three Nobel Laureates Joseph E. Stiglitz, Edmund S. Phelps, and A. Michael Spence were invited to give the keynote address and participate in a discussion. Other participants consist of world-renowned scholars and professionals, including Merit Janow, Jeffrey Sachs, Yingyi Qian, Lan Xue, Martin Feldstein, Kenneth Lieberthal, Peter Jungen, David Li, and Lawrence J. Lau, to name just a few.