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New Dual Degree Program with Tel Aviv University

Dual Degree Program with Tel Aviv University will welcome its inaugural class in the fall of 2020. While Columbia’s undergraduates have many opportunities to study in Israel, at institutions such as Ben-Gurion University and Hebrew University, this program offers a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education spanning two continents beyond study abroad opportunities. 

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Scholarship Program for Displaced, Refugee Students

The University launched a global initiative to provide support for up to 30 students annually to receive tuition, housing and living assistance while pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees across all 18 Columbia schools and affiliate institutions. This University-wide scholarship is unprecedented in Columbia’s history and is the first such initiative in the world.

News and Events

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Combating Global Climate Change at the Regional Scale

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Columbia Global Centers, Columbia faculty members examined regional approaches to the climate crisis on topics at a recent panel discussion, including food security in India, metal mining in Latin America, drought in the Middle East, and air quality in Africa.

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The Top Five Graduate Schools For This Year’s Forbes 400

Long before Warren Buffett became one of the world’s most successful investors, he was a grad student studying economics under value investing legends Benjamin Graham and David Dodd at Columbia Business School, ranked among the top three on this list.

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    Mommy Drinking Is on the Upswing – But Women without Children Still Drink More

    Men and women are continuing to increase binge drinking, regardless of parenting status, according to the latest study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The exception was young men (ages 18–29) with children, the only group for whom binge drinking declined. 

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    High Anxiety: The Trade War and China’s Oil and Gas Supply Security

    Erica Downs, a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy, examines how the US-China trade war is affecting what China is saying and doing about oil and natural gas supply security, including Beijing's heightened concern for inputs critical to the functioning of China’s economy. 


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    2020 Elections
    • Gregory Wawro, Professor of Department Chair of Political Science, Columbia University
    • Robert Shapiro, Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and Professor of International and Public Affairs
    • Olatunde Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law
    • Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs
    • Michael Nutter, David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs
    • Kimberly Marten, Professor and Department Chair of Political Science, Barnard College


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    Columbia Law Professors Demystify the Impeachment Proceedings

    Only two presidents in American history—Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton—have been impeached by the House of Representatives, and only one other, Richard Nixon, faced an impeachment vote by the full House. This week, the House Judiciary Committee drafted articles of impeachment that charge President Trump with abusing his power and obstructing Congress, following the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. As the impeachment proceedings continue to dominate the news, Columbia Law faculty experts explain what to expect, provide context for understanding the events, and consider what implications the impeachment could have for constitutional governance.

    In the News

    Create Uproar Over Lack of Clean Air to Breathe

    “People have to start demanding clean air. There has to be a uproar about it,” said Dr. Jeanine D’Armiento, a professor of anesthesiology and director of the Center for Molecular Pulmonary Disease in Anesthesiology and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University’s Medical Center. 

    The Hindu, Dec. 5, 2019

    Columbia Will Give Full Scholarships to Refugees and Other Displaced students

    On Wednesday, Columbia announced a global effort to help people like Sahtout — refugees and students displaced by wars and natural disasters. The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students is the first of its kind in the world.

    Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2019

    Timothy Frye Discusses Impeachment Hearing on NY1

    Timothy Frye discussed former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, Ukrainian politics, and U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine during the impeachment hearing.

    NY1, Dec. 4, 2019


    Humanitarian Scott Warren Found Not Guilty After Retrial for Helping Migrants at Mexican Border

    Professor of Law, Gender and Sexuality Studies Katherine Franke spoke about the prosecution of humanitarian workers providing aid to migrants, including the case if Scott Warren, a geographer and humanitarian aid worker.

    Time, Nov. 21, 2019