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Summer Global Virtual Internships

Columbia Global Centers has identified wide-ranging “virtual internships” throughout their partner networks around the world. Despite travel restrictions, students can find a rewarding opportunity this summer as a global intern.


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A New Student Platform to Engage Global Challenges

The Global Columbia Collaboratory will kick-off on June 22 with a public seminar on how the COVID-19 pandemic affects supply chains. The summer pilot program runs through June and July, 2020.

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    The Woman at the Intersection of Intersectionality

    Filmmaker Abigail Disney interviews Law Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw about critical race theory, the pitfalls of meritocracy, and intersectionality on her podcast ALL EARS.

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    Vishakha N. Desai Heads Committee on Global Thought

    Professor Vishakha Desai, senior advisor for Global Affairs to President Lee C. Bollinger, succeeds Professor Carol Gluck as the new chair. She previously served as President and CEO of Asia Society.

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    Supporters of China’s new security law celebrate in Hong Kong, June 2020. Wang Shen | Xinhua
    Hong Kong Is Part of the Mainland Now

    WEAI senior researcher Michael C. Davis discusses how Beijing’s new security law will impact Hong Kong when the world’s attention is diverted elsewhere, stifling its autonomy and hopes for democracy.


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    Elections and Protests in Latin America: Covid-19’s Impact

    Comparing cases across the region, María Victoria Murillo outlines consequences of the Covid-19 for democratic governance in Latin America, pivoting on how the pandemic has weakened democratic accountability—elections and protests.


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    Frank Guridy, Manan Ahmed, Stephanie McCurry and Amanda Faulkner
    Black Lives Matter: Conversation with Historians

    Columbia historians address the current socio-political climate involving #BLM into historical context, and provide a safe space where everyone is heard in search of solutions in this engaging public panel series focusing on racial justice issues.


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    Donald P. Green, Mark Mullen, Jess Morales Rocketto, and Juju Chang
    Get Out the Vote: A How-To Guide

    The upcoming election is critical, but fewer than two-thirds of eligible voters are expected to cast ballots. Political Scientist Donald P. Green joins ABC News' Juju Chang and others in Columbia’s Summer Ideas Exchange.


    International Students in the U.S. Could Face 'Devastating Upheaval' in Wake of ICE Guidance

    Law Professor Elora Mukherjee, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, is quoted about the administration's ICE guidance for foreign students to leave US if schools are online-only. 

    Time, July 7, 2020

    Kanye West Says He's Running For President, But Is It Too Late Already?

    Political scientist Robert Shapiro weighs on Kanye West's bid for the presidency and says that third-party candidates typically know they have little chance of winning but run in an effort to draw attention.

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    How the Second Half of 2020 Could Be Even ‘Messier’ Than the First

    Law Professor Richard Briffault stresses the importance of making in-person voting sanitary and safe in addition to the vote by mail as the elections this year cannot be postponed.

    New York Daily News, July 6, 2020

    Americans Are Obsessed with ‘Rights.’ In the Pandemic, That’s Killing Us

    Law Professor Jamal Greene writes that Americans should begin to develop a language of moderation when it comes to rights.

    The Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2020