Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Speaks About U.S. Strategy and Enhancing Support for Veterans
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, kicked off a year-long series of “Conversations with the Country” at Columbia’s World Leaders Forum on April 18. In his address, he emphasized both the proper strategic role of military power in U.S. foreign policy and the importance of investing in the nation’s military veterans through higher education, career opportunities and support services.
“This is the beginning of an effort to connect with communities throughout the country about the challenges [the military and veterans] face to connect with America,” Mullen said during an hour-long conversation moderated by University President Lee C. Bollinger. “I believe that investment on the part of America and Columbia will be paid back tenfold over the course of the next decade.”
|Gary Sick, adjunct professor of International and Public Affairs, discusses the elections in Iran. (7:16)|
Four Columbia faculty were awarded Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They are Mark Churchland, assistant professor of neuroscience; Wei Min, assistant professor of chemistry; Simha Sethumadhavan, associate professor of computer science; and Wei Zhang, assistant professor of mathematics.
Alondra Nelson, associate professor of sociology, won the 2012 book award from the Association for Humanist Sociology for Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination.