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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...
Friday, December 9, 2016
“Anniversaries present an opportunity for reflection,” said international human rights law expert Sarah H. Cleveland , Columbia Law School’s Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, during a Columbia University Lecture on human rights connectivity and the future of the human...
Friday, December 9, 2016
After years of trailing in China’s shadow, India last year galloped ahead to become the fastest growing major economy on the planet. Its GDP crossed the 2015 finish line at a 7.6 percent expansion rate, according to the World Bank. Dale Jorgenson, the Samuel W. Morris University Professor at...
Friday, December 9, 2016
On a ledge just inside the lip of the crater, Philipp Ruprecht was furiously digging a trench. A thousand-foot drop loomed yards away, and the wind was whipping the dust off his shovel. But Ruprecht was undaunted. Here, at the top of Chile’s Quizapu, at an elevation of ten thousand feet, the...