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
In a continuous changing world, where teaching in the traditional way has become a challenge, academics, school teachers and students themselves need to identify and determine how best to nurture the intellectual abilities that will prepare young people for lifelong learning, work, and citizenship.
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.
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.
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.
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute has partnered with Dinámica Plataforma, a consulting company focused on stakeholder management, to develop a social intervention project in the Huasco Valley, located in the region of Atacama in Northern Chile.