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Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul


Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul serves as a hub for Columbia programs and initiatives relevant to Turkey and the region from Istanbul.

With its headquarters in Istanbul, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul serves as a hub for Columbia programs and initiatives relevant to Turkey and the region.  The Center aims to contribute to the academic and research environment of Turkey across a variety of fields, while also allowing members of the Columbia community to increase their knowledge and explore academic opportunities within Turkey. The Center works in collaboration with local universities, non-governmental organizations and public institutions to design cross-cutting, innovative programs and partnerships with different Schools, Centers and Institutes within Columbia. Ongoing events, lectures and seminars hosted by the Center also act towards building a lively and engaged community of local and international alumni, students and faculty.

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul was launched in November 2011 and became fully operational in January 2012. The Center is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of Columbia University senior administrators, and receives guidance from a University-wide Faculty Steering Committee and the Office of Columbia Global Centers. An Advisory Board composed of prominent academics, public figures and business leaders also provides oversight, ongoing leadership and counsel regarding the Center’s activities. 

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul

Sıraselviler Caddesi No:49 Yeni Hayat Apt. Kat.2 Daire.5 Taksim 34433 Istanbul, Turkey.   

Phone:+90 212 243 2911


  • Professor of International and Public Affairs, Director, Institute for the Study of Human Rights
  • Dean of Faculty, School of the Arts, Professor of the Arts
  • President, Columbia University, Seth Low Professor of the University
  • Director, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul
  • Dean, Mailman School of Public Health, DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice, Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center, Professor of Epidemiology and of Medicine
  • William Peterfield Trent Professor of English, Co-Director, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality
  • Professor of Social Work
  • Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies and Literature
  • Professor of Art History and Archaeology
  • Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Professor of Sociology
  • Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Director, Columbia Global Centers | Amman
  • Associate Professor of History
  • Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Hellenic Studies