Columbia University Professor and former United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, José Antonio Ocampo, and Finance Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Stephany Griffith-Jones, discussed social policies and their roles in the pursuit to reduce inequality, on Wednesday (September 14) in an event in Rio de Janeiro.

As Europe experiences continuing challenges to its social and economic security, the Paris Center is a hub of discussion and debate of today’s most critical issues.

As summer comes to an end and a new crop of students arrive at the Paris Center for the fall semester, we are pleased to present

We, 20 leading academics and influencers from across the world, have joined forces today in an open letter to world leaders - asking that they do more to ensure refugees obtain an education. 

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "With civil conflict, terrorist threats, and major health crises causing unprecedented disruption in communities all over the world, universities must step up to a new level of globalism in our outlook and in our activities," says Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University

The University of Jordan (UJ) President, Prof. Azmi Mahafzah received in his office on Tuesday an academic delegate from Columbia University (CU), New York, to discuss a joint academic project on refugees.

On August 29th, Columbia Global Centers | New York and Beijing co-hosted a reception on campus in New York to welcome parents of 2016 Columbia Chinese newly-admitted students. 

Why did Facebook’s Free Basics program, available in 37 countries around the world, fail in India? What were the processes used by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in its judgement against Free Basics? How were the values of freedom, access, and digital equality invoked by the opposing sides? And finally, why does Net Neutrality matter in a country with such low rates of Internet penetration? Taking these questions offline, the Mumbai Center organized "Saving the Internet" as a conversation between Apar Gupta and Dr. Ravina Aggarwal.

On August 23, Columbia University Teachers College held a meeting and happy hour event in Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, providing an opportunity for faculty and students from TC currently in Beijing as well as their local partners and friends to meet and network. 

The Symposium 2016 Beijing Summer Boot Camp held from August 8 to August 14 at the Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University (ESBNU), organized by students from Columbia University and supported by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing. This year, the Symposium provided discussion sessions, workshop sessions and outing events in the past few days. More than 40 people were in attendance.

Beginning in June, 2016, the Mumbai Center partnered with the Mailman School of Public Health to introduce a practicum that enables graduate students to complete a planned, supervised and evaluated field experience in India. The Center reached out to multiple organizations to house four student interns. The three organizations that were selected include Society for Nutrition, Education, and Health Action (SNEHA), Khushi Baby in Udaipur, and Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research (PUKAR).

On March 18, 2016, Beijing Center co-hosted a high-level roundtable conference on the Role of the State in Economic Growth, with the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG), the Columbia University Initiative for Policy Dialogue and Tsinghua University.

The Paris Center pursued several joint initiatives this spring on the theme of gender and agency.

Paris Center has organized a series of encounters featuring prestigious speakers from the world of architecture, design and urban development

On July 18th, representatives from Human Resources Departments of several public sector entities in Brazil came together to debate strategies for human resources management in public institutions with Professor Barbara Nunberg (Columbia/ SIPA) and Antoine Lusao (Director of Staff and Management at State Institute of Environment - INEA).