Global

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918 – 2013

"As a university long dedicated to human rights around the globe and civil rights here at home, we in the Columbia community feel acutely the loss of a true world leader like Nelson Mandela," said Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger.

Cash grants helped young people in Uganda become metalworkers, carpenters, tailors and hair stylists.

The classic proverb says: If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will have food for a lifetime. Christopher Blattman’s research suggests that if you just give the man cash, he will buy a fishing pole and learn how to fish himself.

Edith Piaf singing at the Maison Française, November 16, 1947.

A century ago, when Paris was the center of Western culture, Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler could boast of knowing just about every important person in France.

As a recent medical school graduate of Cairo University, Wafaa El-Sadr arrived in the U.S.

Speaking. Seeing. Hearing. Thinking. Remembering. Understanding this sentence and making a decision about whether or not to read on.

Butterfly breeding

Columbia history professor William R. Leach’s interests cross over many fields—and meadows too. As a lifelong butterfly collector, Leach has traversed open fields, streambeds and orchards

Jagdish Bhagwati has been thinking about how to reduce poverty for more than 50 years, since he returned to his native India with degrees in economics from Cambridge and MIT to work for the India Planning Commi

Most archives are designed to accumulate material. One collection at Columbia is working to give some of its holdings away.

When scientists talk about climate change, they usually mean significant changes in the measures of climate over several decades or longer. Climate variability generally refers to seasonal changes over a year or so.

Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations, Gavin Schmidt of Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Mike Hulme of University of East Anglia at the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative.

As the average local temperature continues to rise, climate change is a major topic on campus this summer. It is the focus of the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, an annual interdisciplinary program that uses historical analysis to examine problems in world politics.

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