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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.”...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
On October 5, SIPA’s Migration Working Group hosted a symposium to discuss the lessons learned from two recent landmark summits for refugees and migrants and to consider visions for the road ahead. The event focused on addressing the dominant narrative around forced migration and how it can be...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Even when globalization was a far less contentious issue, international trade treaties were tough to negotiate. Now, in the wake of startling xenophobia on both sides of the Atlantic, even regional and bi-lateral agreements are in danger of dissolving. That was the pessimistic take of experts who...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
A group of the nation’s leading population and family researchers and scholars challenged the sex stereotyping in a U.S. immigration law that makes it harder for fathers than mothers to pass their U.S. citizenship along to their children, in an amicus brief filed yesterday by Columbia Law School’s...