Columbia Global Centers

Atik Ali Pasha Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Interior, central dome. Photo by Gabriel Rodriguez, Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

When Zainab Bahrani traveled to Iraq 10 years ago, she realized that it was crucial to document the extensive damage to the country’s cultural treasures caused by years of war.

The Studio-X Global Network will add a location in Johannesburg, South Africa: Studio-X Johannesburg.

Columbia Global Center Europe kicks off its first-ever Festival des Écrivains du Monde—World Writers' Festival—this weekend, bringing more than 30 renowned writers from a host of countries to give talks and read from their works at venues in central Paris.

L-R: Provost John Coatsworth; Mailman School Dean Linda Fried; Marina Grossi, president of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development; Israel Klabin, director of the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development; Sociology Professor Saskia Sassen; and Architecture Dean Mark Wigley at the opening of the Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In an ongoing strategy to broaden Columbia’s already extensive global presence and perspective, University President Lee C.

Safwan M. Masri

President Bollinger announces the appointment of Professor Safwan M. Masri as vice president for Global Centers.

As several American universities build satellite campuses abroad, largely in the Middle East and Asia, Columbia has taken a different approach.

From left: Shelia Coronel, of the Graduate School of Journalism; Asli Tunc, of the School of Communications at Istanbul Bilgi University; economist and writer Mohamed El Dahshan of Egypt; Jillian York, advocacy director, Electronic Freedom Foundation; and Nelly Nikenjad, founder of the Tehran Bureau

The University launched its sixth 

In an ongoing effort to broaden the University’s already extensive international perspective, Columbia President