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Changes in Ocean ‘Conveyor Belt’ Foretold Abrupt Climate Changes by Four Centuries

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

In the Atlantic Ocean, a giant ‘conveyor belt’ carries warm waters from the tropics into the North Atlantic, where they cool and sink and then return southwards in the deep ocean. This circulation pattern is an important player in the global climate, regulating weather patterns in the Arctic,...

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Columbia Celebrates Opening of Institute for Ideas and Imagination

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Joined by France’s Minister of Higher Education and world renowned artists, the Columbia community gathered at Reid Hall in Paris today to celebrate the opening of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination. Created to challenge longstanding traditions that govern the ways in which knowledge is...

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Cooperation Key to Brexit Talks

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

The United Kingdom and the European Union both stand to benefit if they cooperate rather than compete with each other in bargaining over the terms of the U.K.’s exit from the EU, Professor John C. Coffee Jr. of Columbia Law School argues in an analysis that relies on simple game theory concepts...

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Columbia's First Excavation in Greece Focuses on a Sanctuary of Poseidon

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Boeotia, in central Greece, is a region of mythological imagination and historical significance. Already one of the most important Greek kingdoms in the age of the Mycenaeans, circa 1600-1100 B.C., it is the birthplace of Hesiod, Pindar and Plutarch and the setting for Sophocles’ tragedies...

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.

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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
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Climate Change Could Spell Trouble for Europe’s Electrical Grid

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Climate change will shift Europe’s peak demand for electricity from winter to summer, and from north to south, according to a new study. A team of scientists from Germany and the United States found that while total electricity use will more or less stay the same, changes in the patterns of...

Humanity at Sea Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, 1945-2015

This lecture will attempt to connect the dots between the current “refugee crisis” and several of its relevant historical precedents: actions of Jewish migrants to Palestine after WWII, Vietnamese ‘boatpeople’, Haitian refugees seeking to reach Florida, and Middle Eastern migrants and refugees bound to Australia. Through its engagement with history, the talk will outline a novel theory of human rights modelled around an encounter between individuals in which one of the parties is at great risk.


Discussants:

Karen Akoka, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre

Delphine Dogot, Ph.D. Candidate, Sciences Po Law School

Ben Gidley, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London

Lecture organized by Jean-Philippe Dedieu, historian and sociologist, professor in the Columbia MA in History and Literature

 

Itamar Mann is a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, Israel, where heprimarily teaches international law. His research focuses on human rights, refugee and migration law, international criminal law, national security, and legal and political theory. He is the author of Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

He also provides legal advice on issues related to his areas of research. He has previously worked as a consultant for Human Rights Watch and the Open Society Justice Initiative on issues related to refugee law in Europe. He has also briefly practiced human rights and criminal defense law. He is a member of the legal action committee at Global Legal Action Network (GLAN).

Before moving to Haifa, Itamar Mann was the National Security Law Fellow at Georgetown Law Center for three years. He holds an LLB from Tel Aviv University, and LLM and JSD degrees from Yale Law School.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Columbia Global Centers | Paris
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Héritages esclavagistes, luttes noires et suprématisme blanc

Mobilisations caribéennes: La fabrique politique des identités en France et aux Etats-Unis.

Audrey Célestine, maître de conférences, Université Lille 3

Etat d'urgence: Sur la nécessité d'analyser la suprématie blanche dans le contexte français

Crystal M. Fleming, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Africana Studies, SUNY at Stony Brook

Le projet Cham: Mémoires de l’esclavage colonial et pratiques d’émancipation

Nicola Lo Calzo, photographe

Panel organisé par Jean-Philippe Dedieu, historien et sociologue, professeur dans le Columbia MA in History and Literature.

Event Date: 
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Columbia Global Centers | Paris
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L'eau, un enjeu mondial

Nombreux sont les enjeux mondiaux liés à l’eau aujourd'hui : eau potable, eau industrielle, eau-énergie, eau agricole, mais aussi eau pour les écosystèmes, l'eau est définitivement une ressource nécessaire à la vie. Le cycle de l’eau sera pourtant perturbé par le changement climatique. L’eau est donc l’enjeu majeur du XXIe siècle ; va-t-elle manquer ? On propose tout d’abord une vue d’ensemble des ressources en eaux à l’échelle mondiale, à l’horizon du milieu du XXI° siècle, avec les conséquences hydrologiques probables du changement climatique. On définit ensuite trois types d’eaux, l’eau verte, l’eau bleue, l’eau grise et leur consommation en France et dans un pays aride, la Tunisie. L’agriculture est le principal consommateur d’eau, on estimera combien d’eau il faudra pour nourrir la Planète en 2050 et 2100, compte tenu de la croissance démographique, des modifications des modes alimentaires, de la concurrence entre productions alimentaire et bioénergétique, de la répartition entre agriculture pluviale sur terrains défrichés et agriculture irriguée, des risques de pénuries alimentaires en cas de sécheresses mondiales sévères, et des conséquences probables de l’augmentation des besoins sur la conservation des écosystèmes et de la biodiversité. On dressera enfin un rapide inventaire des problèmes liés à l’eau potable et l’assainissement dans les pays en développement.

Ghislain de Marsily est professeur émérite à l'université Pierre et Marie Curie et à l’École des Mines de Paris. Il est Ingénieur civil des mines, Ingénieur géologue, Docteur ès sciences. Spécialisé en hydrologie, il a développé des méthodes quantitatives pour modéliser les écoulements souterrains, des approches géostatistiques des milieux hétérogènes poreux ou fissurés, des modèles de circulation des fluides dans les bassins sédimentaires en liaison avec l'industrie pétrolière, et les modes d’écoulement des eaux de surface, leur qualité, leur gestion. Depuis quelques années, il s’intéresse aux effets des changements climatiques sur les ressources en eau et au problème de la production alimentaire mondiale au cours du XXIe siècle.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Columbia Global Centers | Paris
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Refugee Crisis Reveals Critical Gaps in Support for Millions Fleeing Conflict

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

NEW YORK – December 15, 2016 – “As the world faces the worst humanitarian disaster since the Second World War, the refugee crisis demands a new level of response from our institutions,” says ...

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