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May 30, 2018

Discussion on Regional Refugee Crises and the Role of Academia and the Official Signing of the MoU between UNHCR and Columbia Global Centers | Amman

On May 30, 2018, UNHCR’s Regional Director for MENA, Mr. Amin Awad and the Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University, Professor Safwan M. Masri, officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding and open a new chapter in collaborative efforts between UNHCR and Columbia Global Centers | Amman.

May 29, 2018

The Health Burden of Air Pollution

“Outdoor air pollution is the second leading risk factor for mortality in India. Nearly one million lives are lost prematurely in India to air pollution,” said Dr. Alexandra Karambelas, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Earth Institute, Columbia University. Her lecture at the Center in May drew linkages between energy emissions, air quality and health outcomes and emphasized the need for better monitoring of air quality in India in order to draw up appropriate mitigation strategies.

May 21, 2018

Re-thinking Sage Philosophy

On Friday, 25th May 2018, Columbia Global Centers hosted a full day conference on, "Re-thinking Sage Philosophy" this was organized in collaboration with the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Nairobi.

May 16, 2018

Data and the Mumbai Film Industry

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a public lecture in May by Tejaswini Ganti, Associate Professor, New York University. Based on over two decades of expansive study of media industries and commercial Hindi film production in Mumbai, her talk demonstrated the value of embracing the element of uncertainty and critically examining claims on market data to arrive at a more holistic understanding of the industry. The lecture was organized as part of the Center’s Mumbai as a City of Knowledge initiative.