February 15, 2018

Columbia Scientist to Teach and Conduct Research in Punta Arenas

Mike Kaplan, an associate research professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), will be spending two months in Punta Arenas, at Universidad de Magallanes’ Centro de Investigación Gaia Antártica (CIGA). This visit is supported by Chile’s National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT), which provided an award to CIGA’s directo

January 23, 2018

SIPA Alumna Appointed Chilean Minister of Sports

Pauline Kantor, a journalist with a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), will become Chile's new Minister of Sports. The announcement was made by President-elect Sebastian Piñera, who will take office on March 11. Kantor, who graduated from SIPA in 1990, has worked as a reporter, writer, editor, and media consultant.

January 18, 2018

Conference on the Role of Development Banks

In January, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, presented the main conclusions of a two-year research project led by Columbia University, co-directed by José Antonio Ocampo, that studied the role of Development Banks (DBs) in seven countries: Germany, China, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The study will be published as a book by Oxford University Press.

January 09, 2018

Series of Events on the Future of the Labor Market

The process of automatizing business, industrial, financial and services-related activities is increasingly being adopted by companies around the world to reduce costs, and raise quality and productivity. There are estimates that predict that around half of jobs in the US and the EU are at risk due to robotization and/or automatization.