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Many know Ida Lupino as one of the classic Hollywood movie stars to come out of the movie system of the 1930s and 40s, working at the same time as actresses such as Gene Tierny and Joan Fontaine. However, few are aware of her pioneering and groundbreaking work as a director and producer in the male-dominated world of the 1950’s Hollywood studio system.

We are pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for the the Global Scholars Program. This competitive grant program is designed to provide support for faculty to work with the Columbia Global Centers, a worldwide network that facilitates collaborative engagement with international partners to address global challenges and advance knowledge. Awardees receive support to leverage the resources, expertise, and cross-regional connections of the nine centers, located in Brazil, Chile, China, France, India, Jordan, Kenya, Tunisia, and Turkey.

We are pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for Round 7 of the the President’s Global Innovation Fund. This competitive grant program is designed to provide support for faculty to work with the Columbia Global Centers, a worldwide network that facilitates collaborative engagement with international partners to address global challenges and advance knowledge. Awardees receive support to leverage the resources, expertise, and cross-regional connections of the nine centers, located in Brazil, Chile, China, France, India, Jordan, Kenya, Tunisia, and Turkey.

On December 4th 2018, Dr. Jason Wingard, Professor and Dean of School of Professional Studies – during his Nairobi tour held an event at Columbia Global Centers|Nairobi.  The event centered around the topic; Developing Leaders in Changing Times.  His focus was to challenge modern day leaders to adapt and embrace change in the market place.  His discussion was pegged-on case studies from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Kodak.  He highlighted on their strengths and weakness like for example how Apple has won over the years due to production of winning product but has been overtaken by Microsoft which has evolved over the years.  Companies like Kodak have collapsed because of failure to evolve.  Some major highlights during the presentation were;

  • Leaders have to ask the “what if” question so as to be better prepared by thinking of what’s coming round the corner. 
  • Employees also have to be involved in the decision making process
  • Leaders should use data to inform their decision making
  • Companies have to be responsive to what is happening in the market

An interesting lesson was that job hoppers were not necessarily a poor hire.  These are the group of people who change jobs every few months or years.  These groups will always bring fresh ideas to the company and contribute the growth of a company even though it may be just for a short while.  Dean Wingard’s book “Learning to Succeed – Rethinking corporate Education in a world of Unrelenting Change” was also available for distribution.

As a hub for intellectual engagement and knowledge dissemination, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai regularly hosts local students and educators in its various programs and events. Recognizing a deep interest among Indian students to learn more about programs at Columbia University, the Center recently organized two information sessions for students, educators, counselors and parents. 

 

As part of its ongoing Speaker Series, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul hosted Professor A. Nihat Berker, Kadir Has University Vice President and Dean of Engineering and Natural Sciences, and MIT Emeritus Professor of Physics.

FOR STUDENTS: “Health Beyond Borders”

The CHCI Health and Medical Humanities Network is a partnership of over 30 universities worldwide working in the medical and health humanities. In 2019, the annual Summer Institute of the CHCI HMHN will be hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, with the theme, “Health Beyond Borders.”

FOR CONFERENCE PROPOSALS: The CHCI Health and Medical Humanities Network is a partnership of over 30 universities worldwide working in the medical and health humanities. In 2019, the annual Summer Institute of the CHCI HMHN will be hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, with the theme, “Health Beyond Borders.”

On November 24, 2018, Columbia Global Centers in collaboration with Brixwell Limited conducted a workshop Training on how to Conduct Credible, Effective and Impactful Research.  Participants would Learn how to collect data, analyse data, report writing and presentation

With Technology and Innovation rapidly growing and changing research methods are growing from traditional to advanced tools.  Data is increasing but data utilization is lacking in the market.  This workshop equipped participants with knowledge on how effectively collect, translate and present data.

Topics that were covered were;

Proposal Writing

Research Methodology

Statistical Analysis using SPSS

In Proposal Writing you will cover;

Concept paper | Winning proposal development | Project/Proposal Presentation Techniques | Project Integration.

In Research Methodology topics covered were;

Topic Development | Questionnaires Design | Data collection methods and tools | Data analysis tools and visualization | Plagiarism management and Journal Publication.

In Data Analysis using SPSS topics covered were;

Descriptive Analysis | ANOVA/MANOVA | Correlation and Chi-Square

Cluster analysis | Factor analysis | Content analysis | Multiple and simple

Regression analysis | SPSS data analysis | The diagnostic test: Multiple linear regression, simple linear regression analysis, run the Q-Q normality test, Kolgomorov Smornov test, data visualization, import and export of data in SPSS.

The program is tailored for final year graduates, PhD's, MBA, MSc, Corporates, NGO's, Government Administrators, Private Sector, SMEs and Researchers

Est-il encore possible d’imaginer des universels partagés par toutes les cultures en vue de mobilisations communes et une même vision de l’avenir ? Alors que la pensée universaliste des Lumières qui a dominé depuis plus de deux siècles s’effondre sous nos yeux, les pensées post-modernes, post-coloniales et décoloniales dont se réclament aujourd’hui beaucoup de penseurs d’Asie, d’Afrique, d’Amérique latine et issus des minorités occidentales, sont parmi les propositions alternatives les plus neuves. Certaines insistent sur l’impossibilité de construire des universaux et prônent une relativité absolue, chaque culture vivant sur ses propres valeurs, seule possibilité de survivre dans un monde dominé par l’ « Occident » et sa pensée « moderniste » hégémonique. D’autres estiment plutôt qu’il est encore possible de construire des valeurs communes, mais en mettant en avant, sa propre culture, sa propre langue, sa spécificité propre, face aux cultures des pays dominants. D’autres penseurs mettent en cause ces propositions , estimant qu’il existe des « communs » entre plusieurs cultures, fussent-elles éloignées les unes des autres et que les opprimés dans tous les pays doivent affronter, en partant des mêmes universaux, des ennemis communs, quelles que soient leurs appartenances dites culturelles. Le débat entre Jean-Loup Amselle, coauteur de En quête d’Afrique(s) et Soumaya Mestiri, philosophe tunisienne qui se revendique de la pensée décoloniale et dont le dernier livre, Décoloniser le féminisme, a fait l’objet d’une rencontre organisée par Sentiers-Massarib, prolongera celui qui est à la fois à l’origine et au coeur de En quête d’Afrique(s). Le livre qui est au centre de notre rencontre débat a été écrit par deux auteurs, Jean-Loup Amselle, anthropologue fidèle à une pensée universaliste de gauche ancrée dans ses valeurs de justice sociale et adepte d’une pensée enjambant les cultures, et Souleymane Bachir Diagne, décolonial revendiqué et partisan d’un universel s’appuyant sur l’enrichissement par la traduction des spécificités sémantiques de chaque langue. Langues, cultures, traductions, identités, universaux, relativisme culturel, blanchitude, indigénismes et d’autres termes clefs des pensées décoloniales seront débattues lors de cette rencontre.

Un débat organisé par Sentiers - Massareb, en partenariat avec Columbia Global Centers ¦ Tunis et Euro-Med Rights.