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Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro serves as a hub for Columbia programs and initiatives throughout Brazil.

With its headquarters in the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro, the vibrant heart of Brazil, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro is the newest in the network of Centers and the second in Latin America. The Center in Rio was launched in March 2013 and seeks to facilitate engagement for as many members of the Columbia community as possible with partners throughout Brazil. 

Columbia has received a warm welcome in Brazil, where its distinguished faculty has a long history of involvement with the scholarly community. Elected state and local government officials in Rio de Janeiro have extended their support to help the Center become established.  Brazil’s many universities and research centers are experiencing one of the most dynamic periods of growth in their history and are anxious for enhanced interaction with global universities. 

The Rio de Janeiro Center serves as a hub for Columbia programs and initiatives throughout Brazil and works closely with its sister Center in Santiago, Chile. Initial explorations into collaboration with Brazilian universities have pointed to the fields of education, public health, journalism, and sustainability as among the many promising areas of partnership.

The Center is governed by a board of directors of Columbia University senior administrators, and receives guidance from a university-wide Faculty Steering Committee. An Advisory Board composed of prominent academics, public figures, and business leaders in Brazil also provides oversight and ongoing leadership and counsel regarding the Center’s activities. A distinguished Faculty Steering Committee lends its expertise to the Center in Brazil and to the Center in Santiago in the interest of maximizing scholarly collaboration across South America.

 

Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro

Rua da Candelária, 9, 3o Andar, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

riodejaneiro.ege@columbia.edu 

People

  • Senior Research Scientist in the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Interim Director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center in the Earth Institute
  • President, Columbia University, Seth Low Professor of the University
  • Professional Education, Programs and Prizes Administrator
  • Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Business
  • Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
  • William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education
  • Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Director, Columbia Global Centers | Amman
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs
  • Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs
  • Professor of History
  • Director, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
  • Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs