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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
In a visit to SIPA on May 3, Jigsaw CEO Jared Cohen explored the “new digital age” and how this is radically changing the nature of global problems and their solutions. Jigsaw is an incubator within Alphabet—best known as Google's parent company—that builds technology to tackle some of the toughest...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Columbia Law School Brazilian Association recently gathered a diverse group of panelists at the Law School to address the particularities of the Brazilian legal scenario, to share their views on the relationship between the American and the Brazilian markets, and to debate legal mechanisms...
Monday, May 1, 2017
Development assistance for health targets largely ignores older age groups, with 90 percent of the assistance going to people below the age of 60, according to a new study led by a researcher at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health. Children below the age of 5...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
In the first such continent-wide survey, scientists have found extensive drainages of meltwater flowing over parts of Antarctica’s ice during the brief summer. Researchers already knew such features existed, but assumed they were confined mainly to Antarctica’s fastest-warming, most northerly...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Dear fellow members of the Columbia community: I am writing to announce a new and important development in the evolution of the University. Over the past two years, I have been holding discussions among numerous faculty, deans, and distinguished guests all focused on this essential question: How...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
It won’t be the usual state visit when Xi Jinping, president of the People’s Republic of China, arrives for a visit with President Donald Trump on April 6. Their meeting will be held not in Washington, D.C. but at Mar-a-Lago, the historic hotel and golf club in Palm Beach, Fla., which is owned by...
Monday, April 3, 2017
Today, a quarter-century after the Cold War’s end, the West and Russia are again at odds. This time, though, at least on one side, the dispute is more transparently about geopolitical power, not ideology. The West has supported in a variety of ways democratic movements in the post-Soviet region,...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans—a possible warning for current times. Thick layers of crystalline salt show that rainfall plummeted to as little as a...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Office of Global Programs has announced a new study abroad program in Greece, to be offered to undergraduates for the first time in Summer 2017. Columbia Summer in Greece: Curating the Histories of the Greek Present will be an intensive summer curatorial workshop grounded in a seminar, “A...
Friday, March 17, 2017
Community health workers (CHW) are often deployed to provide health services in both resource-rich and resource-poor settings. Researchers at ICAP at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health collaborated with the Eastern Cape Department of Health in South Africa in the assessment of...