Results for the fourth President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) round this year were announced on May 6, 2016. 12 projects recieved awards after being selected by a review committee of senior faculty. All the projects make use of our network of eight Columbia Global Centers on four continents, and will provide opportunities for faculty and students to address vital global issues. The topics selected for this year’s projects encompass a vast range of disciplines and themes, from astronomy to public health.
The following projects involve the Amman Center:
Human Rights Treaty Body Reform Process: Towards a Stronger Human Rights Protection Regime – Elazar Barkan
The purpose of the PGIF is to support faculty who are developing projects that increase opportunities for research, teaching, and service around the world.
A total of 49 projects have been supported through the President’s Global Innovation Fund in the past 3 rounds of grants. Together, these and future projects will play an essential role in realizing the potential of the Columbia Global Centers to create new opportunities for faculty and students, and defining what it means for Columbia to explore new channels of knowledge in the 21stcentury.