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.

Sabancı Üniversitesi Onursal Başkanı Merhum Sakıp Sabancı'nın yenilikçi ve girişimci vizyonu doğrultusunda, Sakıp Sabancı Ailesi ve Sabancı Üniversitesi, Türkiye için bir ilki gerçekleştiriyor ve  Columbia Üniversitesi’nde Sakıp Sabancı Kürsüsü ve Sakıp Sabancı Türkiye Çalışmaları Merkezi kuruluyor.


On June 14, the Museum of Modern Art in New York hosted the book launch for The Arab City: Architecture and Representation, edited by Amale Andraos, Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and Architecture Advisor to the President, Nora Akawi, Studio-X Amman Curator and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and Caitlin Blanchfield. 

Thanks to a generous gift from the family of the late Sakıp Sabancı, Columbia University has created the Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies. As the first center for Turkish Studies in the United States named for its benefactor, the Sakıp Sabancı Center will forge a new era of scholarly collaborations between Sabancı University and Columbia University and also the two countries.