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An Expansive View Into Obama’s Transformative Presidency

The first set of transcripts from the Obama Presidency Oral History will be released today.

Asian Perspectives in Journalism event
Why Diverse Representation in Newsrooms Is Vital

Columbia Journalism School recently hosted an event to discuss the importance of Asian perspectives in news reporting.

Amal Clooney, Columbia Law School professor, and Human Rights Fellow Natia Navrouzov (LAW'23) in discussion
Presentation Honors Survivors of the Yazidi Genocide

At a recent event, Columbia Law's Amal Clooney and Natia Navrouzov (LAW'23) discussed their quest for justice for the Yazidi community in Iraq.

Keren Yarhi-Milo, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, talks with Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence at a SIPA event
Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence, Delivers SIPA’s 2023 Silver Lecture

Her talk was part of a conference honoring the late Robert Jervis and his influence on the U.S. intelligence community. 


What a New Oral History Reveals About Obama, and the Tradeoffs He Made

Incite at Columbia University and the Columbia Center for Oral History Research begin to publish interviews from its expansive Obama Presidency Oral History.

The New York Times
May 31, 2023

Biden's Former Tech Adviser On What Washington Is Missing About AI

Tim Wu, an architect of President Biden’s antitrust policy and current Columbia Law School professor, is concerned that tech giants are paying too large of a role in shaping new rules governing AI. 

The Washington Post
May 30, 2023

Debt Ceiling Showdown "Was Incredibly Costly" To U.S., Economic Expert Says

Columbia Business School's Laura Veldkamp said that the debt ceiling showdown was "an entirely avoidable disaster."

CBS News
May 28, 2023

New Surveys of Asian Americans Show Persistent Racism and Hardship

Research from Columbia School of Social Work and the Committee of 100 shows that the surge in anti-Asian racism that took place during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic continues today.

May 9, 2023