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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The worldwide pattern of religious affiliation at the time of death is expected to change over the next 50 years, with distinct regional trends, according to researchers from the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. The findings are...
Monday, October 30, 2017
Anu Bradford discusses the state of the EU on European Council on Foreign Relations podcast. As the world’s largest single market, the European Union has both a stake in the future of the liberal international order and the capacity to influence it, contends Anu Bradford, the Henry L. Moses...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
In 2011, Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution inspired the Arab Spring, a wave of protest movements across the Middle East and North Africa that held the promise of a new political future for the region. For all of its challenges, Tunisia today stands alone in its peaceful transition to a functioning...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Ancient humans migrated out of Africa to escape a drying climate, says a new study—a finding that contradicts previous suggestions that ancient people were able to leave because a then-wet climate allowed them to cross the generally arid Horn of Africa and Middle East. The study appears in the...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Dandan Li, a journalist with Beijing News, raised the question of post-partum depression, an issue she said is of great interest to people in China who have seen many new mothers commit suicide. As Li spoke, her words were simultaneously translated into multiple languages, reflecting global...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Nearly a week after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, the island’s 3.4 million residents face a growing humanitarian crisis. Most are still without power, food is scarce, and more than half have no access to drinkable water. Category Four winds and a storm surge knocked out the island'...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
At an event keynoted by Professor Michael Gerrard of the Sabin Center, experts discussed how the U.S. could catch up with Europe’s offshore wind industry. There is no shortage of mind-numbing projections for what’s to come should the world fail to adequately reduce greenhouses gas emissions. By...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Data released today from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland,...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Only a few blocks of Broadway separate Columbia’s classic Morningside Heights campus from the transparent glass and steel structures on the University’s new campus in Manhattanville, but the contrast between the two signifies more than a shift in architectural styles. From the outset of his tenure...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The United Kingdom and the European Union both stand to benefit if they cooperate rather than compete with each other in bargaining over the terms of the U.K.’s exit from the EU, Professor John C. Coffee Jr. of Columbia Law School argues in an analysis that relies on simple game theory concepts...