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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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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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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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    Recap: How Should Columbia Drive Climate Change Innovation?

    On Nov. 8 and 11, the University held two Climate Town Hall discussions to explore ways in which students can help set a trajectory for Columbia’s climate response that will serve as a model for higher education.

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    Anu Bradford Co-Leads Groundbreaking Study of Global Competition Laws and Policy

    Law Professor Anu Bradford and University of Chicago Law School Professor Adam Chilton have released the world’s most comprehensive collection of competition laws and enforcement practices to date to help assess the economic impact of these laws across borders. 


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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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    The Year of Joseph Stiglitz, From New York to Paris

    In November, Stiglitz received three Doctor Honoris Causa: from Sciences Po, France’s leading social sciences school where he was also honored at a special ceremony by Frédéric Mion, the president of Sciences Po; the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon; and Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy.

    The Nobel laureate is spending the fall semester as the Alliance Visiting Professor at Sciences Po in Paris, where his latest book People, Power and Profits is now available in French. 

    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

    Climate crisis requires wartime-style mobilisation, says Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz

    Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz argues that the same determination previous generations applied to warfare is required to tackle climate change and transform capitalism to meet the challenge of creating a more equal society.

    Euronews, Nov. 18, 2019


    What Do Scholars Say About the Impeachment Power?

    Philip Bobbitt argues for a return to a more legal conception of the impeachment process, noting that calling impeachment a political question is a fallacy. He figures that if impeachment were truly political, one would expect it to be used more often for partisan reasons.

    Lawfare, Oct. 29, 2019