"The Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro exists to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience between Columbia and Brazil, an exchange that would not be nearly as deep nor as fruitful if Columbia were not physically present in Brazil." - Thomas J. Trebat

Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro is a hub for Columbia programs and initiatives relevant to Brazil. Established in 2013, the Center contributes to Brazil's academic and research environment, while also allowing members of the Columbia community to increase their knowledge and explore academic opportunities within Brazil. The Center works in collaboration with local universities, non-governmental organizations, and public institutions to design cross-cutting, innovative programs that aim to improve the understanding of global challenges through a transdisciplinary, transcultural and applied perspective. Ongoing events, lectures, and seminars hosted by the Center build a lively and engaged community of local and international alumni, students, and faculty.

Our work is to promote Columbia in Brazil by creating opportunities for the academic community to interact with our local base of partners. Our success is when the ideas created in this process become projects that connect civil society, academia and governments and that can help find applicable solutions to the world's more pressing challenges.

In the brief time since its launch, the Rio Center has established critical networks throughout Brazil and generated much research, debate, and educational programming focused on local issues. It informs the University’s approach to analysis and research on Brazil, as well as drawing support for Columbia within Brazil.

Through the advance and exchange of knowledge, we seek to strengthen academic investigation, social impact entrepreneurship, and the development of innovative technologies in Brazil.

UPCOMING EVENTS

NEWS

June 04, 2018

Rio Center Stories: Eloy Oliveira, SIPA alumnus

My name is Eloy Oliveira and I just finished my Masters in Public Administration at SIPA, in May 2016. I’m currently the CEO of Instituto República, a foundation based in Rio de Janeiro, aimed at improving public service in Brazil through grants, research and advocacy. The best part of being in Rio is that I don’t feel far from SIPA. Columbia has a Global Center in town and there is always some interesting events going on.

May 30, 2018

Rio Center Stories: Capstone workshop team from SIPA

Here, we feature the Capstone workshop team that was awarded this year's Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson Award for Human Values in International Affairs for their work with UN Women on the project “Using Twitter Data Combined with Traditional Survey Data to Measure Societal Dynamics Related to Violence Against Women in Brazil.” Awarded annually, the Gitelson award was created by SIPA alumna, Dr. Susan Gitelson to recognize outstanding work by SIPA students related to human values in international affairs.

April 18, 2018

Rio Center Stories: Talita Nascimento, Teachers College alumna

Talita Nascimento holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Master's degree in education from Teachers College, focusing on International Education and Development. Throughout her career, she has served in the investment bank investment bank BTG Pactual, in the Ministry of Education (MEC) and spent three months at the United Nations (UN) in a project focused on gender equality at the Youth Forum on the Status of Women.

RIO CENTER STORIES

June 04, 2018

Rio Center Stories: Eloy Oliveira, SIPA alumnus

My name is Eloy Oliveira and I just finished my Masters in Public Administration at SIPA, in May 2016. I’m currently the CEO of Instituto República, a foundation based in Rio de Janeiro, aimed at improving public service in Brazil through grants, research and advocacy. The best part of being in Rio is that I don’t feel far from SIPA. Columbia has a Global Center in town and there is always some interesting events going on.

May 30, 2018

Rio Center Stories: Capstone workshop team from SIPA

Here, we feature the Capstone workshop team that was awarded this year's Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson Award for Human Values in International Affairs for their work with UN Women on the project “Using Twitter Data Combined with Traditional Survey Data to Measure Societal Dynamics Related to Violence Against Women in Brazil.” Awarded annually, the Gitelson award was created by SIPA alumna, Dr. Susan Gitelson to recognize outstanding work by SIPA students related to human values in international affairs.

April 18, 2018

Rio Center Stories: Talita Nascimento, Teachers College alumna

Talita Nascimento holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Master's degree in education from Teachers College, focusing on International Education and Development. Throughout her career, she has served in the investment bank investment bank BTG Pactual, in the Ministry of Education (MEC) and spent three months at the United Nations (UN) in a project focused on gender equality at the Youth Forum on the Status of Women.

CONNECT WITH US

VISIT US
Rua Candelária, 9 (sala 301) - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20091-904.

CALL US
+55 (21) 3553-0991

OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Closed on Brazilian holidays.

QUICK QUESTION?
Email us at riodejaneiro.cgc@columbia.edu