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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
In this year’s George McGovern Lecture, the historian and former Israeli politician Shlomo Ben-Ami discussed “The Politics of Conflict in the Middle East” at SIPA on November 1. Ben-Ami is SIPA’s current McGovern Professor of International and Public Affairs, a one-year visiting position for...
Monday, November 7, 2016
Researchers analyzing African elephant tusks seized by global law enforcement have confirmed what many suspect: the illegal ivory trade, now running in high gear, is being fueled almost exclusively by recently killed animals. In the first study of its kind, researchers showed that almost all tusks...
Friday, November 4, 2016
An envoy of Tunisian engineering and business university professors flew to Morningside Heights this spring for a whirlwind week devoted to sharing Columbia’s expertise in entrepreneurial education. The intensive eight-day program introduced participants to faculty and staff from Columbia...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
After numerous missteps, a new funding structure may finally give the country what it needs. Unreliable electricity and water, clogged roads, inefficient ports: India’s infrastructure woes have stretched back over decades. But Subir Gokarn, the IMF’s executive director for India, thinks his country...
Monday, October 24, 2016
The Atlantic Philanthropies and Columbia University today announced the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, a 10-year, $60 million program for courageous and creative leaders dedicated to dismantling anti-black racism in the United States and South Africa, two nations with deep and enduring...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Political unrest and socioeconomic transformations on a global scale require a new level of engagement with the world and an even deeper understanding of local dynamics," says Professor Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University. "In...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
For Stephanie O’Gara BS’16, who recently received a Fulbright research grant to work in Indonesia exploring how renewable energy might be harvested from biomass waste, engineering is the key to solving the world’s greatest challenges. “As an engineer, there are no limits,” O’Gara says, “from...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
With international trade all over the news media and dominating politics, panelists at “Trade Issues Today,” a recent conference cosponsored by the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business, tackled some of the biggest misunderstandings surrounding trade. “It’s a shame arguments [against...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
It’s no secret that China is at the forefront of digitization. But the reasons why — and what’s behind the country’s innovative approaches to product development and customer acquisition — provide useful lessons for the rest of the world. During the recent Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
With the approach of the American elections and the debate on police accountability fueling the Black Lives Matter movement, Columbia Global Centers | Paris decided to dedicate the first week in October to a series of events organized around the topic of “Race and Racism: Global Perspectives.”...