Media Resources


This is a page for external journalists and others who seek to write articles about Columbia, feature Columbia experts in news pieces, or film on campus.


Commencement for the Classes of 2022 will take place on Wednesday, May 18, on College Walk plaza, rain or shine. Special ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021, whose commencements were virtual because of the pandemic, will take place on Thursday, May 19.

Starting on April 27, 2022, outdoor video and photo shoots on the Morningside campus grounds by external media will be curtailed. Faculty members may still conduct media interviews in their offices, but cannot schedule other outdoor shoots during this time. Requests for both commercial and non-commercial shoots will be declined until after the Commencement and Class Day events, and until the stages and bleachers are removed shortly thereafter. 

Press will be allowed onto campus to cover Commencement Week activities. For media access, please contact Robert Hornsby in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.


The following experts can address topics related to Russia and Ukraine in the news. To see a full list of experts click here.

Timothy Frye
Timothy Frye

Expertise: Putin and Russia

Thomas Kent
Thomas Kent

Expertise: Russia and Media

Kimberly Marten
Kimberly Marten

Expertise: Russia and East Central Europe

Stephen Sestanovich
Stephen Sestanovich

Expertise: Russia and Post-Soviet Politics



If you need more help to find a Columbia expert, please email [email protected]. You can also find a directory of communications professionals in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs here.

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