National & Global Affairs

This page features Columbia faculty, research, and news related to national and global affairs topics.

Joseph Stiglitz Co-Edits and Contributes to a Book on Growing Inequality

The Great Polarization lays out the issue in stark terms, and outlines potential ways forward.

Carlos Del Toro, secretary of the U.S. Navy, and SIPA students
SIPA Hosts Secretary of the Navy

As part of Carlos Del Toro’s visit, SIPA hosted a lunch for selected students from the United States and other countries. 

Illustration of man holding a cell phone to his ear
The Knight First Amendment Institute and El Faro Journalists Sue NSO Group Over Spyware

The lawsuit says that the use of malicious software to surveil and intimidate journalists threatens press freedom around the world.

Huma Adedin, longtime aide and adviser to Hillary Clinton
Huma Abedin Discusses Her Life and Career

SIPA welcomed Huma Abedin, the longtime aide and adviser to Hillary Clinton, for a discussion of her 2021 memoir, "Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds."


AI ChatGPT Is Helping CEOs Think. Will It Also Take Your Job?

"It's truly an amazing leap in technology and innovation," Columbia Business School professor Oded Netzer told CBS MoneyWatch. 

CBS News
January 24, 2023

Did the Jan. 6 Attack Lay the Blueprint for Brazil's Insurrection?

"When I started getting the news on Sunday, it was clear -- this is another Jan. 6," said M. Victoria Murillo, director of the Institute of Latin American Studies and political science professor.

ABC News Digital
January 12, 2023

‘The nation’s executioners’: the US supreme court’s shift towards capital punishment

Columbia Law School's Bernard Harcourt said, "“It’s almost as if the conservative justices have become the nation’s executioners.”

The Guardian
January 12, 2023

Hillary Clinton Joins Columbia U As Global Affairs Professor

Clinton is joining the university as a professor of practice at the School of International and Public Affairs and as a presidential fellow at Columbia World Projects.

Associated Press
January 5, 2022