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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...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
In partnership with the Columbia Masters Program in History and Literature in Paris , and in celebration of the launch of the exhibition “The Color Line” at the Musée Quai Branly, the Center will dedicate the first week of October to themes of race and racism, with programs including: Monday,...
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...