2016 Beijing Energy Week (BEW) was held with great success from July 16- 20 in Beijing. A 4-day-workshop convened at Columbia Global Center | Beijing, Tsinghua University, and other places.The workshop brought together students, leaders from academia, and energy practitioners around the world to network and debate about the energy and sustainable development issues. 

Dean Jeanette C. Takamuraand Associate Professor Qin Gaofrom Columbia School of Social Work had an information session about the Master's of Social Work program, as well as Ph.D program, at Columbia Global Centers | Beijing on a rainy night of July 14th

Jordan will host experts from 22 countries for a global nursing and midwifery summit on Monday under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna, organisers said. The summit is the initiative of the Columbia Global Centres in Amman and New York’s Columbia University School of Nursing.

Professors William Wadsworth, Administrative Academic Director of the Creative Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of The Arts, and Paulo Henriques Britto, from the Literature Department of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro talked on the Master Class “Word for word: Creative Writing and Literary Translation”, held at Estação das Letras (Rio de Janeiro) on July 6th.

On July 9, the Beijing Center co-hosted an orientation and welcome reception for newly-enrolled students in partnership with the Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CUCSSA) and the Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing. 

José Antonio Ocampo, Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs, and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, has recently published an article titled Realizing the Potential of China’s G20 Presidency (published before Brexit vote). This article reviews briefly the uncertainty that today’s global economy especially the emerging world is experiencing.

Organized by Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, the goal of the meeting was to present the preliminary results from two collaborative researches between Interdisciplinary Center for Inequality Studies (NIED/UFRJ) and the Center for Studies of Wealth and Inequality (CWI/Columbia University)  to a group specialized in stratification in Brazil.

Organized by Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, in partnership with Department of Sociology at Columbia University and Interdisciplinary Center for Inequality Studies, from Federal University of Rio, the class brought a variety of themes related to gender inequalities that are being discussed.

On July 18-19, 2016, Columbia Global Centers | Amman and Columbia University School of Nursing will host the Global Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Research Development Initiative in Amman, Jordan. Experts from approximately 22 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region will meet to identify, prioritize, and gain consensus on how to address critical regional health needs.

As the G-20 Energy Ministerial Meeting was underway in Beijing, a workshop was held on June 28 which focused on the problems facing the solar power industry. The workshop, called “Financing Challenges for Solar Power”, was co-organized by the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy in partnership with the Clean Development Mechanism Fund of the Ministry of Finance, the Energy Development Research Center of the China Investment Association and the New Era Renewable Energy Alliance. 

For the fifth year, the Paris Center welcomed in June the Alliance Summer School in Science and Policy in Paris.

On June 15, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing held a Beijing In-Country Orientation and Mixer event for students who have their local internships under CEO and CU-GO programs, sponsored by the Center for Career Education (CCE). 

The Columbia Beijing Week (June 14-19), organized by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, highlighted Columbia’s eminent professors and senior academic leadership, joined by renowned international and Chinese scholars, artists, film directors, critics and writers. The events are well attended by Columbia Alumni, students, parents and members of the media.

In March 2016, Studio-X Amman, in partnership with Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture, launched the Janet Abu-Lughod Library seminar, a series of meetings led by Zachary Sheldon, doctoral student in Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Chicago, and Fulbright Research Fellow in Amman.

Columbia University has created the Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies, the first such center in the United States. Established with a $10 million gift and named for its benefactor, a Turkish businessman and philanthropist, the goal of the center and the professorship is to increase knowledge and awareness about Turkey.