"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

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.

April 06, 2018

Exposições Internacionais de Arte ‘No-Boundaries’ reúnem Juventude Global

Como promover a conscientização e o engajamento de jovens de diferentes culturas para que possam impactar no futuro? Para Baitong Yan, fundadora da organização não-governamental No-Boundaries, a resposta está na arte. Instigar a criatividade e a imaginação de crianças e de adolescentes para retratar seus pontos de vista sob uma questão relevante inspirou a ex-aluna da Teachers College, da Universidade de Columbia, a criar uma plataforma internacional de arte e de educação visando conectar jovens artistas sem fronteiras de nacionalidade, de idiomas ou de cultura.

March 28, 2018

Rio Center Stories: Tonia Casarin, Teachers College alumna

Tonia Casarin holds a Master’s degree in Education from Columbia University, she’s a Lemann Fellow and a Global Salzburg Fellow. Entrepreneur in the area of ​​education, Tonia works with the development of socio-emotional competencies. She is the author of the children's book "I Have Monsters in the Belly", which became a bestseller in Brazil.

RIO CENTER STORIES

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.

March 28, 2018

Rio Center Stories: Tonia Casarin, Teachers College alumna

Tonia Casarin holds a Master’s degree in Education from Columbia University, she’s a Lemann Fellow and a Global Salzburg Fellow. Entrepreneur in the area of ​​education, Tonia works with the development of socio-emotional competencies. She is the author of the children's book "I Have Monsters in the Belly", which became a bestseller in Brazil.

March 27, 2018

Rio Center Stories: José Edmilson da Silva, panelist at Rio Center's 5th Anniversary

José Edmilson da Silva holds a Master's degree in Physical Activity Science from Universidade Salgado de Oliveira (UNIVERSO), RJ. A milestone in his career was to implement and direct the first school geared to the sport of Brazil. to E.M. Juan Antonio Samaranch - Olympic Gymnasium Experimental, the GEO of Santa Teresa. Currently serves as Advisor I in the Municipal Department of Education Rio de Janeiro - SME / RJ, Rio de Janeiro City Hall. José Edmilson was one of the panelists during the event celebrating the 5 years of Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro in March, 2018.

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