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On November 9, 2017, Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, had an exclusive interview with People’s Daily, the biggest newspaper group in China, speaking about China’s recent achievements and U.S.-China cultural and educational exchange.

In early November, the Santiago Center teamed-up with Carey, Chile’s largest law firm, to organize several events featuring professor Merritt B. Fox, who teaches international securities regulation, corporate finance, and capital markets regulation at Columbia’s Law School.

In his book explaining why Tunisia is an “Arab anomaly”, Safwan Masri says it was “predisposed to democracy because of ingredients that are uniquely indigenous to it”. This is a controversial proposition but Masri sustains it, in a hymn to Tunisia that is also an examination of Arab shortcomings elsewhere — above all in education.

In his book explaining why Tunisia is an “Arab anomaly”, Safwan Masri says it was “predisposed to democracy because of ingredients that are uniquely indigenous to it”. This is a controversial proposition but Masri sustains it, in a hymn to Tunisia that is also an examination of Arab shortcomings elsewhere — above all in education.

On October 29, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing hosted the Women Leadership Panel Series: Women's Leadership in Technology.

During a two-day gathering in New York, more than a hundred students, scholars, and researchers met to address the most pressing topics currently at the top of Chile’s public policy agenda. This annual event, in its fourth version, was hosted by Columbia and New York University (NYU) and sponsored by the Santiago Center.

Chilean poet Raúl Zurita was invited to Columbia University in September to participate in a series of events marking the launching of the Sawyer Seminar on  “Global Language Justice” organized by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) and financed by a two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Kirsten Blancato, a Ph.D. student in the Astronomy Department at Columbia University, spent the month of October visiting Santiago working with Thomas Puzia at Universidad Catolica's Institute for Astrophysics.

On Oct. 21, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing successfully held an information session featuring Senior Vice Dean of Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Professor Soulaymane Kachani, who is also the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. 

In mid-October, Wellesley College’s professor Marjorie Agosin – also a poet, human rights activist, and literary critic—spoke about Akhmatova´s life and work in the context of the series the commemorate the one hundred years of the Russian Revolution jointly organized by the Santiago Center and local universities Católica de Valparaíso, Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile.

Three undergraduate Columbia Engineering students --Temitope Akinade, Sofía Barbosa, and Lance Avery Murphy—participated in an "International Seminar for Engineering Leaders" (ISEL), held in Santiago in late September.

In his new book, Tunisia: An Arab AnomalySafwan Masri, executive vice president for Columbia Global Centers and Global Development, traces Tunisia’s history of reform in education, religion and women’s rights, arguing that the seeds for today’s relatively liberal and democratic society were planted as far back as the middle of the 19th century.

Rodrigo Soteres, a Ph.D. candidate in Geography at Chile’s Universidad Católica, will spend three months at Columbia University’ s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) working with scientists Mike Kaplan and Joerg Schaefer.