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Monday, February 13, 2017
Dear fellow members of the Columbia community: Over the past two weeks, we have been working with several other academic institutions (sixteen, including all Ivy League universities) on an amicus brief that was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York challenging...
Monday, February 6, 2017
The annual summer monsoon that drops rain onto East Asia, an area with about a billion people, has shifted dramatically in the distant past, at times moving northward by as much as 400 kilometers and doubling rainfall in that northern reach. The monsoon’s changes over the past 10,000 years likely...
Friday, February 3, 2017
Balancing a country’s need to make prescription drugs available to those in need while simultaneously curbing nonmedical use is one of our greatest challenges, according to a perspective article just published by Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
What do you do if you’re a young, hip Cuban Libre and passionate about starting your own clothing brand in a country that demonizes capitalism? The State says you can’t advertise, hire workers or open a retail outlet, and getting raw materials is next to impossible. If you’re cofounders of...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
As the European headquarters for the United Nations, Geneva is ground zero for international organizations working to make the world a better, healthier place. Diplomats, policymakers, and health workers alike can find work at a plethora of agencies in this Swiss city. To name just a few: the World...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Since its opening in late 2012, the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro has explored collaborations with different schools in various areas and themes of interest. In 2016, the Center expanded its activities and its outreach to places in Brazil outside of Rio de Janeiro such as São Paulo and...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Chilean president Michelle Bachelet visited the R/V Marcus G. Langseth on Jan. 9 when it docked at the port city of Valparaiso, touring the ship—which is operated by Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory --on its months-long voyage to map the occurrences of earthquakes and tsunamis in the...
Monday, December 19, 2016
In nearly six years of civil war, the city of Aleppo, Syria’s one-time industrial hub, has become the center of a humanitarian catastrophe and the destruction of one of the oldest, culturally rich cities in the world. As rebels struggle against government troops and civilians attempt to evacuate...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Zainab Bahrani, the Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, is leading a project that focuses on heritage destruction in the Middle East. Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments is an ongoing topographical survey that maps the...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
NEW YORK – December 15, 2016 – “As the world faces the worst humanitarian disaster since the Second World War, the refugee crisis demands a new level of response from our institutions,” says Professor Safwan Masri , Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia...