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Nasdaq Educational Foundation Grant Supports SIPA Initiatives in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

Date: 
Monday, September 12, 2016

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) will enhance its position as a hub for the study of entrepreneurship, innovation, digital technology, and public policy thanks to a multi-year grant from the ...

Strengthening Refugee Access, Equity and Inclusion: Developing a New Framework

The Columbia Global Centers in Amman and Istanbul are organizing a symposium to address the gap in the linkages between humanitarian response and development in light of a rapidly changing global context, and the need for new paradigms of refugee assistance and inclusion. The symposium will feature Columbia faculty engaged in the refugee issue, practitioners from the MENA region, and scholars who have been instrumental in treating refugee movements as a developmental issue in the context of Uganda and Malawi in the 1990s.

The aim of the symposium is three-fold:

  • Discuss Columbia University’s initiatives related to the refugee crisis, and present research on how to improve refugees’ access to health services, inclusive education and sustainable employment opportunities.
  • Highlight developmental approaches developed and practiced in the context of past humanitarian crises, extract lessons and reflect on its relevance today.
  • Ensure a robust scholarly exchange that will offer the possibility for partnerships to develop across campus with counterparts from the MENA region, and consider how academic institutions of higher education like Columbia University could inform future multidisciplinary interventions to support the inclusion of Syrian refugees.

The symposium is organized around the following themes:

  1. The Refugee Response: Past Experiences and Current Practices
  2. Developing a New Paradigm of Refugee Inclusion in Host Countries
  3. The Role of Academic Institutions in Advancing Knowledge on this Global Humanitarian Challenge

There will four sessions as well as a closing session, each with it's own theme:

Session 1: Overview of the Refugee Crisis and Main Challenges Preventing Inclusion – The MENA Context

Session 2: Past Experiences with the Integration of Refugees

Session 3: Pathways to Enhancing and Leveraging Human Capacity: Education, Employment and Health

Session 4: Shifting the Paradigm: Reflecting on Policy Responses at the Local, National and Global Levels

Closing Session: The Role of the University in Advancing Policy Responses and Reshaping the Narrative

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Columbia University

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Venezuela’s Growing Risk to the Oil Market

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a presentation and panel discussion on the recently released report on Venezuela's oil industry, which explores the increasing risks posed by the troubles in this OPEC member country’s oil sector and its unprecedented economic, social and political crisis. Author Luisa Palacios, Senior Managing Director and Head of Latin America Macro and Energy Research at Medley Global Advisors and Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, will present her report. Following the presentation, Christopher Sabatini, Lecturer of International Relations and Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs and Founder and Executive Director of research non-profit Global Americans, Alejandro Arreaza, Andean Economist at Barclays. and Adrian Lajous, former CEO of PEMEX and Center Fellow, will join the panel discussion which will be moderated by Antoine Halff, Center Program Director - Global Oil Markets.

The full report can be found here.

Registration is required. This event is open to press. It will be livestreamed at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch.

A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~5 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.

Click here to view this event on our website.

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Location: 
School of International and Public Affairs, Room 1501, Columbia University

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Climate Finance: Next Steps

The Center on Global Energy Policy is pleased to host a panel discussion on the future of climate finance both domestically and internationally. Following remarks from our expert panelists, Center Director Jason Bordoff will moderate the discussion.  
Distinguished speakers confirmed so far include:

Billy Pizer, Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and faculty fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and former deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy in the U.S. Department of the Treasury
Michael Gerrard, Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School
Bruce Usher, Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director; Professor of Professional Practice

Registration is required. This event is open to press. It will be livestreamed at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch.

A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~5 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.

Click here to view this event on our website.

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
School of International and Public Affairs, Room 1501, Columbia University
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Book Panel: "Kuo Ping Wen: Scholar, Reformer, Statesman," Edited by Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu

C.V. Starr East Asian Library, in partnership with Teachers College, Columbia Confucius Institute, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and Office of Global Centers, will host a book panel and signing event for: "Kuo Ping Wen: Scholar, Reformer, Statesman," edited by Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu (San Francisco: Long River Press, 2015), at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University, on Oct. 4, 2016.

Description of Project

Dr. Kuo Ping Wen (1880_1969) was born in Shanghai, China and studied with George D. Strayer and Paul Monroe at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he received his M.A. degree in 1912 and his Ph.D. in 1914.  He was the founder of National Southeastern University in Nanjing, China and Shanghai College of Commerce in Shanghai, China, confounder of the China Institute in America, and President of the Sino_American Cultural Society in Washington, D.C., an organization he founded in 1958.  Dr. Kuo was the Chinese representative to various important international conferences and was selected as the Deputy Director General and Chief Secretary of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. In 1943 as Vice Minister of Finance, Dr. Kuo was chairman of an eleven-member delegation at the United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Kuo Ping Wen: scholar, reformer, statesman / Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu
  • Chapter 1. Kuo Ping Wen and his family's involvement with Christian education, the Commercial Press, and their contributions to the development of education in modern China / York Lo
  • Chapter 2. Kuo Ping Wen and the University of Wooster / David Gedalecia -- Chapter 3. The first Chinese doctoral student and his learning experiences at Teachers College, Columbia University / Huimei Zhou 
  • Chapter 4. Kuo Ping Wen's groundbreaking Teachers College dissertation / Gita Steiner-Khamsi Chapter 5. Contributions of Guo Ping Wen to China's higher education reform / Yechun Song Chapter 6. Kuo Ping Wen and the China Institute in America / Yanqiu Zheng
  • Chapter 7. Kuo Ping Wen as a statesman and advocate for China and Chinese Americans / Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu
  • Conclusion: Kuo Ping Wen and his legacy to the world / Ryan M. Allen and Ji Liu
  • Appendix. Kuo Ping Wen on Christian education in China.

Agenda and Invited Guests:

4:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. 致辞/Opening Remarks

  • Ann D. Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian
  • Eugenia Lin, Director of Weatherhead East Asian Institute
  • Lening Liu, Director of Columbia Confucius Institute
  • Xin Peng, Executive Director, Office of Global Centers
  • Dianne Sadnytzky, Director of Academic Administration, Department of International & Transcultural Studies  
  • Mun Tsang, Director of Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College
  • Carolyn Hsu, Grandniece of Kuo Ping Wen

4:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m. 讨论会/Book Panel

Moderator: David Gedalecia, Michael O. Fisher Professor of History at the College of Wooster

Panelist: York Lo, Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Panelist: Yanqiu Zheng, Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese history at Northwestern University

Panelist: Ryan M. Allen, Doctoral Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University

Panelist: Ji Liu, Doctoral Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University

5:40 p.m.-6:10 p.m.  Book Sale and Signing

6:10 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Reception 

Co-organizer

C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Teachers College

Columbia Confucius Institute

Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

Please see more information here

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Columbia University
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Elisabeth Lindenmayer Is New Director of IO/UN Specialization

Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2016

Professor Elisabeth Lindenmayer, a former assistant secretary general of the United Nations with special expertise in peacekeeping, has been named as the director of SIPA’s specialization in ...

Refugee Integration: Developing a New Paradigm Symposium

The Columbia Global Centers in Amman and Istanbul are organizing a symposium that will take place at Columbia University in New York City, to address the gap on the linkages between humanitarian response and development in light of a rapidly changing global context, and the need for new paradigms of refugee assistance and integration. The symposium will feature Columbia faculty engaged in the refugee issue, practitioners from the MENA region, and scholars who have been instrumental in treating refugee movements as a developmental issue in the context of Uganda and Malawi in the 1990s. 

The aim of the symposium is three-fold:  

  • Discuss Columbia University’s initiatives related to the refugee crisis, and present research on how to improve refugees’ access to health services, inclusive education and sustainable employment opportunities.  
  • Highlight developmental approaches developed and practiced in the context of past humanitarian crises, extract lessons and reflect on its relevance today.  
  • Ensure a robust scholarly exchange that will offer the possibility for partnerships to develop across campus with counterparts from the MENA region, and consider how academic institutions of higher education like Columbia University could inform future multidisciplinary interventions to support the integration of Syrian refugees. 

The symposium is organized around the following themes:

1. The Refugee Response: Past Experiences and Current Practices 

2. Developing a New Paradigm of Refugee Integration in Host Countries 

3. The Role of Academic Institutions in Advancing Knowledge on this Global Humanitarian Challenge

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Columbia University

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Robert Y. Shapiro in Chile: "Outlook on the US Elections"

Robert Y. Shapiro specializes in American politics with research and teaching interests in public opinion, policymaking, political leadership, the mass media, and applications of statistical methods. His current research examines partisan polarization and ideological politics in the United States, as well as other topics concerned with public opinion and policymaking.

As we approach the November 8 elections, Shapiro will examine the main trends and issues related to the 2016 Presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Robert Y. Shapiro is a professor and former chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, and he served as acting director of Columbia’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) during 2008-2009.

His most recent books are The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media (2011) and Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, the Media, and Public Opinion (2011). He served for many years as editor of Public Opinion Quarterly’s "The Polls-Trends" section, and is currently chair of the journal’s Advisory Committee. He also serves on the editorial boards of Political Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Critical Review.

This event is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States, Santiago and Amcham Chile.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Event Location: 
Columbia Global Centers | Santiago
Topic: 

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Columbia Law School Launches Innovative Global Research and Teaching Initiative

Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

New York, August 15, 2016—Columbia Law School announced today the launch of a new annual global research and teaching initiative designed to promote faculty experimentation and entrepreneurship on internationally significant legal issues.

The Parker School of Foreign and...

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Tropical Cyclones on Track to Grow More Intense as Temperatures Rise

Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Powerful tropical cyclones like the super typhoon that lashed Taiwan with 150-mile-per-hour winds last week and then flooded parts of China are expected to become even stronger as the planet warms. That trend hasn’t become evident yet, but it will, scientists say.

So far, the warming...

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