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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Last week, the United Nations hosted an unprecedented summit on refugees and migrants. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told representatives of more than 193 member states, “We are facing a crisis of epic proportions,” referring to the more than 65 million people displaced from their homes around...
Monday, September 26, 2016
After the U.K.’s historic Brexit vote in June, heads of state who would erect new walls in place of those the EU tore down need to better educate their citizenry on the consequences of the split, said Armando Varricchio, Italian ambassador to the United States, during a Sept. 15 Columbia Law School...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Last week, a conference about Development Banks and their future took place in Rio de Janeiro. During September 15 th and 16 th , Economists from all over the world discussed Development Banks’ roles and their future. On the first day, September 15 th , BNDES (Brazil’s National Development Bank)...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The European Union recently ordered Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in unpaid taxes from Apple, but the technology giant will get little sympathy from Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz. “The first corporate responsibility of companies,” Stiglitz told an audience at SIPA on September 21, “is...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Historic waves of migration, unprecedented digital activism, challenges to religious pluralism: amid all of these developments in the Middle East, Columbia Global Centers – Columbia University’s network of eight education and learning centers around the world – are exploring the implications of...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
It’s been a quarter-century since Japan’s asset bubble burst — and a quarter-century of malaise as one “lost decade” has followed another. Some of the criticism of its economic policies is unwarranted. Growth is not an objective in itself; we should be concerned with standards of living. Japan is...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The most populous nation on the planet has one of the fastest-growing numbers of older residents. By the year 2050, China will be home to as many as 330 million people over age 60—more than double the current number. The implications of so dramatic a shift will reverberate through every sector of...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
As Europe experiences continuing challenges to its social and economic security – from refugee movements to terrorist attacks to Brexit – Columbia University’s Paris Global Center is a hub of discussion and debate of today’s most critical issues. “We bring together global scholars, policy-makers,...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Columbia University Professor and former United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, José Antonio Ocampo, and Finance Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Stephany Griffith-Jones, discussed social policies and their roles in the pursuit to reduce...
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Student rapporteurs including seven current SIPA enrollees will take part in next week’s Private Sector Forum on Migration and Refugees , a gathering of more than 200 UN leaders, government officials, and business and philanthropic executives who will discuss the private sector’s role and...