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What Are Your Thoughts on a Changing World?

The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) presents its first event of the semester, an open discussion among undergraduates and faculty about youth in the changing world.

An opportunity to contribute to the larger global “Thoughts on a ChangingWorld” project, the event is a call for student input.  In this changing world, what are your thoughts on your future? What issues are most pressing?

Participating Faculty:
Neil K. Aggarwal
Patricia Culligan
Vishakha N. Desai
Carol Gluck
Bernard Harcourt
Rosalind C. Morris
David K. Park
Kian Tajbakhsh

Refreshments will be provided, and all Columbia and Barnard undergraduates are invited to attend. Seating is limited so please be sure to register your attendance.

Event Contact Information:
none

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027, Room/Area: 403
Topic: 

Associated Global A-Z item

U.S.-Taiwan Relations Under the Trump Administration

U.S.-Taiwan Relations Under the Trump Administration

Monday, March 27, 2017
12:00–1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

Speaker: Ambassador Raymond Burghardt, Former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan
Moderator: Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science

Ambassador Burghardt will engage students in a frank discussion of U.S.-Taiwan Relations, and how that relationship is effected by the new Trump Administration.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.

Event Contact Information: 
Katherine Forshay
212-854-6916
kdf2116@columbia.edu

Event Date: 
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
International Affairs Building, Room 918
Topic: 

Associated Global A-Z item

Task Force on U.S.-China Policy: Recommendations for the New Administration

Task Force on U.S.-China Policy: Recommendations for the New Administration

Speaker: Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society

Moderator: Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science

With a new administration in the White House, maintaining what is perhaps the country’s most crucial bilateral relationship remains a critical issue. The Asia Society and the University of California San Diego’s 21st Century China Center recently convened a high-level Task Force on U.S.-China Policy to address this issue. On February 15, Dr. Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society will discuss the Task Force outcomes with the Columbia Community. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2016
12:10-1:10 PM

Jerome Greene Hall (Law School), Room 105
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027

No Registration Required

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School

Event Contact Information: 
Katherine Forshay
212-854-6916
kdf2116@columbia.edu

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Event Location: 
Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027, Room 105
Topic: 

Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminar with Weiping Wu

China’s Urban Transformation

Professor Weiping Wu

April 6, 2017 · 12-1PM

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminars are a forum for Columbia University faculty and visiting scholars to discuss current research characterizing and assessing issues of global importance. Open to Columbia affiliates only. No registration is required. Light lunch will be available.

About the speaker

Weiping Wu is Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia GSAPP and Director of the M.S. Urban Planning program. Before joining Columbia in 2016, she was Professor and Chair in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.

Trained in architecture and urban planning, Prof. Wu has focused her research and teaching on understanding urban dynamics in developing countries in general and China in particular. She is an internationally acclaimed planning scholar working on global urbanization with a specific expertise in issues of migration, housing, and infrastructure of Chinese cities. Her publications include seven co-authored and co-edited books, as well as many articles in top international journals. Her published work has gained an increasing public presence, particularly her recent book The Chinese City. It offers a critical understanding of China’s urbanization, exploring how the complexity of Chinese cities both conforms to and defies conventional urban theories and experience of cities elsewhere around the world.

Read more about the CGT Lunchtime Seminars.

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411

Associated Global A-Z item

China, Energy and Climate Change: A Fireside Chat with Fu Chengyu

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy and Sabin Center for Climate Change Law for a conversation with Fu Chengyu, former Chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec) and CEO of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC). Mr. Fu will discuss China’s energy future, global oil markets and climate change. CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow will moderate the discussion following Mr. Fu's opening remarks. 

Registration is required.

Guests unable to attend can view a livestream of the event at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch.

A podcast of this event will be available ~5 days after the date of the event through iTunes and our website.

This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Jamie Shellenberger-Bessmann (jas2453@sipa.columbia.edu)

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Event Location: 
Columbia Law School
Topic: 

Associated Global A-Z item

Art, Artists, and Education in Contemporary Societies––China and U. S. Perspectives

You are invited to

Art, Artists, and

Education in Contemporary Societies––China

and U. S. Perspectives

November 9, 2016

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

China Central Academy of Fine Arts
No.8, Huajiadinan Street, Chaoyang District
中央美术学院
花家地南街8号,朝阳区

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On November 9, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, in partnership with Columbia School of the Arts and China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), will host a panel titled Art, Artists, and Education in Contemporary Societies––China and U. S. Perspectives. Following with the opening remarks being delivered by Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University and Di'an Fan, President of CAFA, panelists including Carol Becker (Dean of School of the Arts, Columbia University), Bing Xu (Professor of CAFA) and Ji'nan Yin (Dean of School of Humanities, CAFA) will share their intellectual understandings and insights. Xiaoxia Song (Professor of CAFA) will be the moderator of the panel. We cordially invite you to join us and enjoy an evening of art discussion.

Agenda:

  • 4:00-4:05 Opening remarks by Dr. Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University
  • 4:05-4:10 Welcome speech by Professor Di'an Fan, President of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)
  • 4:10-5:30 Panel Discussion by Dr. Carol Becker, Dr. Bing Xu and Professor Ji'nan Yin

Sponsored by

China Central Academy of Fine Arts
School of the Arts, Columbia University
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required

Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.  Dr. Bollinger's books are widely published on legal and constitutional issues involving free speech and press. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and serves as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. MORE

Di’an Fan, President of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He also serves as Vice President of China Artists Association, Deputy Director of National Art Education Committee, and former Director of National Art Museum of China. His research interests include: Chinese Art in Twentieth Century, Contemporary Art Critics and Curator, Art History Museum Studies et al. MORE

Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty and Professor of the Arts at Columbia University School of the Arts. With research interests that range from feminist theory, American cultural history, the education of artists, art and social responsibility, to South African art and politics, she has published numerous articles and books on cultural criticism. MORE

Bing Xu, world renowned artist, Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. His most influential works are characterized by a creative use of scripts, words, and texts to show how our understanding of the world can be affected by them. MORE

Ji'nan Yin, Dean of School of Humanities of China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is an art historian, art critic, connoisseur with specialty in Chinese pre-modern art works. Professor Yin received his MA in Art History (Appraisal for Chinese pre-modern art works) from China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1987, and his BA in Archeology from Peking University in 1982.  MORE

Xiaoxia Song, Professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. She is also the Director of Art Research Institute at China Central Academy of Fine Arts. She received her M.A in 1988 Chinese Language Studies and Classical Chinese Literature from Peking University. In 2008, Professor Song received her Ph.D in Art History from School of Humanities in China Central Academy of Fine Arts.  MORE

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Location: 
China Central Academy of Fine Arts

Associated Global A-Z item

Sleep in the 21st Century: A Global Crisis

Columbia University School of Social Work Faculty Lecture: Sleep in the 21st Century: A Global Crisis by Carmela Alcántara 

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
October 23rd

Grand Skylight CATIC Hotel Beijing
No.18, Beichen East Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing
北京凯迪克格兰云天大酒店
北京市朝阳区北辰东路18号

Faculty Lecture: Sleep in the 21st Century: A Global Crisis Insufficient sleep (sleeping less than 7-8 hours) is a global epidemic with significant public health, economic, and societal consequences. For example, current prevalence estimates indicate that up to 50-70 million adults in the United States do not obtain sufficient sleep. Moreover, insufficient sleep is a major determinant of disability, morbidity, and death for millions of adults worldwide. This interactive lecture will define insufficient sleep, its public health consequences, and micro-level and macro-level interventions to improve sleep.    

Agenda:

  1. 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.5 Faculty Lecture: Carmela Alcántara (Assistant Professor of Social Work)

Sponsored by:

Columbia University School of Social Work

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

Dr. Carmela Alcántara, Assistant Professor of Social Work

She is a clinical psychologist with postdoctoral training in public health and behavioral medicine. Her interdisciplinary program of research integrates frameworks and methodologies from psychology, public health, social work, and medicine to understand how individual-level contextual factors affect health, particularly in racial/ethnic and immigrant communities.  MORE

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:15pm to 3:13pm
Event Location: 
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing
Schools: 
Social Work

Associated Global A-Z item

Columbia University School of Social Work Programs Admissions Information Session in Beijing

Columbia University School of Social Work Programs Admissions Information Session

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

October 23rd

Grand Skylight CATIC Hotel Beijing
No.18, Beichen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
北京凯迪克格兰云天大酒店,北京市朝阳区北辰东路18号

To learn more about Columbia School of Social Work, you are invited to attend an Information Session to hear about our social work curriculum and admissions process and to speak with Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Dean of the School, faculty, and administrators including admissions staff.

Agenda in Beijing:

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Admissions Information Session For Interested Candidates  
  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Faculty Lecture: Carmela Alcántara: Assistant Professor of Social Work   Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

Sponsored by

Columbia University School of Social Work

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

Dr. Carmela Alcántara, Assistant Professor of Social Work
She is a clinical psychologist with postdoctoral training in public health and behavioral medicine. Her interdisciplinary program of research integrates frameworks and methodologies from psychology, public health, social work, and medicine to understand how individual-level contextual factors affect health, particularly in racial/ethnic and immigrant communities.  MORE

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing
Topic: 
Schools: 
Social Work

Associated Global A-Z item

Symposium on Income Inequality and Social Policy in China: Achievements, Challenges, and Directions

Symposium on Income Inequality and Social Policy in China: Achievements, Challenges, and Directions 

October 22, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Jingshi Hotel, Beijing Normal University.
Beijing, China

师大厦,北京师范大学
北京,中国 
 

Columbia University School of Social Work will host the "Symposium on Income Inequality and Social Policy in China: Achievements, Challenges, and Directions" jointly with the China Institute for Income Distribution on October 22, 2016 Saturday at Jingshi Hotel, Beijing Normal University.

The symposium includes some of the top experts on these topics in China and around the world from academia, the government, and international organizations such as the Asian Development Bank, UNICEF, and the World Bank. Topics discussed include income distribution, poverty reduction, child development, pension reform, and elder care, among others. The symposium is free and open to the public.

The symposium is supported by Beijing Normal University Business School, Columbia Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:30am to 6:30pm
Event Location: 
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing
Topic: 

Associated Global A-Z item

News

Fulbright Winner to Embark on Indonesian Odyssey

Date: 
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,...

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