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Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Journal of International Affairs might seem like an odd place for an engineer to publish, as Upmanu Lall recently did, but the Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering is used to addressing big questions with broad reach. Foremost in his mind these days: Will we run out of fresh water in the twenty-first century?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Students in Kristen Ball’s fifth grade class at New Canaan Country School (NCCS) created their very own global classroom on Monday, Sept. 24, connecting through a one-hour video Skype session with students from Ilolangulu School in Mbola, Tanzania, as part of the School-To-School Connections...
Monday, October 8, 2012
This spring, a Swedish scientist sparked international concern with a journal article saying that radioactive particles detected in 2010 showed North Korea had set off at least one, and possibly two, small nuclear blasts--possibly in experiments designed to boost the yields of much larger bombs.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Ten years after the end of a brutal civil war a more hopeful nation has emerged from the ashes, Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told a packed crowd of Columbia University faculty, administrators and students at a World Leaders Forum on Sept. 27.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced that Vishakha Desai, former president and chief executive of the New York-based Asia Society, will join the University as his special advisor for global affairs.
Friday, September 28, 2012
An AIDS orphan in Uganda, Makumbi Deogratius never dreamed that he would someday be an electrical engineering student in Muteesa I Royal University. But then he became involved in SEED, one of three initial projects created by Dr. Fred Ssewamala, a professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
This World Leaders Forum program features a discussion with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chair of the National League for Democracy, Member of Parliament from Kawmhu Constituency, and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. Ann Curry, national and international anchor and correspondent for NBC News will...
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Speaks at World Leaders Forum. Long before she was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest as a political prisoner in Burma.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa has set a goal of increasing fertilizer use five-fold in sub-Saharan Africa, which will inevitably have environmental consequences. Increased mineral fertilizer use has led to higher yields, which improves food security and soil fertility. However,...
Thursday, July 26, 2012
President Lee C. Bollinger is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Safwan M. Masri as Vice President for Global Centers.