Politics and Social Justice

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How Do We Define Global Norms for Freedom of Expression?

A new book from President Lee C. Bollinger and Agnès Callamard examines how free speech is defined and upheld around the world.

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Advance Global Access to Vaccinations

The COVID-19 pandemic requires multilateral solutions to contain the current virus and strengthen health systems for future outbreaks.

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Avril Haines Is Confirmed as Biden's Director of National Intelligence

Nicholas Lemann, director of Columbia World Projects, congratulates Avril Haines on her new role as director of national intelligence.




Official Censorship Should Have No Place in the Digital Public Square

The Knight First Amendment Institute's Jameel Jaffer and Katie Fallow write about the  impact of their free speech and social media case, Knight Institute vs. Trump.

The New York Times
April 7, 2021

Republicans leverage attention on anti-Asian hate incidents in bid to overturn affirmative actionThe Biden Agenda Doesn’t Run Through Washington

Jennifer Lee, a sociology professor, comments on how Asian-Americans have not been shielded from racist acts in the United States.

The Washington Post
April 6, 2021

The border can’t be our only concern. The U.S. needs an immigrant integration policy

Francisco Lara-García, a fellow in Columbia's sociology department, writes about how the United States needs serious immigration reform.

Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2021

Analysis: Millennials and global consumers push U.S. companies to get political

Columbia Business School's Shivaram Rajgopal how corporate America is focused on on satisfying its politically active skilled young workers.

April 2, 2021


Julissa Reynoso Pantaleo
Columbia Trustee Named Chief of Staff to Jill Biden

Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón, a Columbia Law School graduate, has traveled the path from humble beginnings in the Dominican Republic to the upper echelons of diplomatic service.

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Revitalize the Sciences

Three goals for the Biden administration as it seeks to put science-based responses at the center of its policy initiatives.  

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Gaming GameStop: Faculty Experts Weigh in on Reddit and Meme Trading

Securities law scholars Professors John C. Coffee Jr. and Joshua Mitts offer context and commentary on volatile trading driven by investors who coordinated through social media.

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6 Women in Energy Leaders Outline How to Make the Field More Equitable

Members of Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program speak about their hopes for a more equitable future.


Social Justice

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Toward a More Just and Inclusive Society

SIPA faculty scholars and practitioners are working across disciplines to tackle the most complicated social issues of our day.

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Explainer: How ‘Technical Violations’ Drive Incarceration

Justice Lab's Vincent Schiraldi writes about how technical violations during probation and parole can have lasting consequences.

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Let's Talk About Antiracism With Ibram X. Kendi

Columbia School of Social Work’s Courtney Cogburn spoke with the author about his book, what it means to be antiracist, and the role of universities in helping to combat racism.



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Innovate Criminal Justice Reform

Substantial change is long overdue in the United States, but the new administration can take these three steps to remedy past injustices.