National & Global Affairs

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

Wafaa El-Sadr Discusses Her Vision for Columbia Global

El-Sadr, the recently appointed executive vice president for Columbia Global, discusses the university's worldwide portfolio.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights reception at Columbia University. One person is speaking at a podium and three others are standing behind them.
International Human Rights Advocates Join the Columbia Community

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights recently hosted a reception at the Columbia Journalism School to welcome the latest Human Rights Advocates Program cohort.

Sarah Z. Daly, associate professor of political science
Why Do Belligerent Actors Win Free Elections?

In her new book, "Violent Victors," political scientist Sarah Z. Daly delves into why aggressors in civil conflicts are often rewarded at the ballot box.

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. 


A Fake News Frenzy: Why ChatGPT Could Be Disastrous For Truth In Journalism

The Tow Center's Emily Bell opined on the consequences of ChatGPT on journalism.

The Guardian
March 3, 2023

How the Fed Opened Pandora’s Box

Richard Clarida, professor of economics, stated that the Fed moved boldly during the early days of the COVID crisis.

The New York Times
February 25, 2023

Impact of Russian Invasion on Global Energy, Politics

On the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, political science professor, Timothy Frye, talked to CBS's John Dickerson about the wide-ranging impacts of the war.

CBS News 
February 22, 2023

Three Years Into Covid, We Still Don't Know How to Talk About It

INCITE and Columbia's Oral History Archives COVID-19 oral history project is featured in this piece.

The New York Times Magazine
February 22, 2023