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Welcome to Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro!
"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.
Discussion about teacher training and education challenges in Brazil celebrates Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro’s 5th Anniversary
Susan Fuhrman, President of Columbia University’s Teachers College, Claudia Costin, Former Director for Education at the World Bank, and Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Education (MEC), were main speakers during the event on March, 13.
The professor was invited to participate in the panel “Variações Sobre um Velho Tema” (Variations on an old theme) together with the writer Joana Gorjão Henriques (Portugal) and the Brazilian anthropologist Julio de Tavares to debate racism, the African diaspora and colonialism.
The power of the translation and its challenges and peculiarities were the theme of a discussion at FLIP this year at the table "The translation in Brazil - transcending borders" at the Silo Cultural Institute
CONNECT WITH US
Rua Candelária, 9 (sala 301) - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20091-904.
+55 (21) 3553-0991
Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Closed on Brazilian holidays.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org