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On November 21-23, Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University, visited Chile to participate in the XIII Conference on Arab Culture, organized by the Center for Arab Studies at Universidad de Chile’s School of Philosophy and Humanities.

On November 28, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invited Jennifer Crewe, Associate Provost and Director of Columbia University Press, to speak about the past, present, and future of the Columbia University Press.

A young and diverse public gathered at the Paris Center on October 17 to discuss Safwan M. Masri’s recent book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly.

Real estate is a hugely contested asset in Mumbai. As part of its Mumbai as a City of Knowledge series, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai recently hosted an exhibition from November 20-25 on the erstwhile mill lands of Girangaon documented through the eyes of the people who lived and worked there. The exhibition was inaugurated by Nandita Das, film artist and social activist, and followed by an opening panel discussion. The exhibition was based on ‘Mythologies of Mumbai,’ a seven-year project of PUKAR.

A different Russian Revolution, occured ten years before 1917, tells us more about Russian politics and society than the one being commemorated in its centenial and is linked to global developments in deeper ways than the latter. This was the argument  developed by Columbia’s history professor Catherine Evtuhov  in a lecture entitled “Was There a Revolution in 1917? A View from Russia’s Imperial Period”.

In mid-November, the Columbia alumni community in Santiago met for the second time this year for a social gathering at the rooftop of Chile’s second tallest building, the Titanium La Portada skyscraper.

The Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination will open its doors in Paris in fall 2018.

The London-based photographer has used satellite imagery, spectrograms and maps to create a multimedia work examining the accountability of powerful intelligence organisations

In November, Mary C. Boyce, Dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University visited India to share the School’s new strategic vision, Columbia Engineering for Humanity. “This vision is a collective vision, where we feel we are as engineers at Columbia. It’s a very powerful school with over 1,600 undergraduates and over 2,600 graduate students,” she said. The greatest percentage of Columbia alumni in India comes from the school of engineering.

Two Columbia alumni, both of them renowned local journalists, teamed-up with a third colleague to create the first Chilean news chatbot called Labot. This computer program interacts with her followers mostly through mobile phones, using two platforms -- Facebook Messenger and Telegram.

The Santiago Center in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Journalism invites journalists working in Chile to apply to a fellowship that will cover tuition and travel expenses to participate in a course on Investigative Journalism for Latin America held in collaboration with the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism – FNPI.

Director of Reid Hall from 1975-2010. Associate Provost of Columbia University from 1987-2010.

Marisol Alarcón (MPA-DP ’13) received the annual “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award granted by Sábado magazine and the NGO Sistema B.

On November 12th, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and Columbia Alumni Association of Shenzhen successfully hosted the Columbia Entrepreneurship Panel in Shenzhen, celebrating the establishment of CAA Shenzhen.

"I am very proud to say that the majority of deans at Columbia are now women," said Lee C. BollingerPresident of Columbia University, during his opening remarks at the panel discussion Opportunities for Women Leadership in the Digital Era.