The first two Columbia Global Centers in Beijing, China and Amman, Jordan will be officially launched on March 20 and March 23, 2009. The centers are expected to strengthen Columbia’s academic partnerships and programs in the region, encourage collaboration across academic disciplines at Columbia, and offer opportunities for on-site research to faculty, for firsthand experience to students, for engagement with regional alumni and prospective students.
Some of the research and scholarly initiatives will be regionally focused; others will involve multiple centers, and in some instances the full complement of centers will be engaged across many continents. The University plans six to eight Global Centers when the program is completed.
Please visit this website for complete details on events in Beijing on March 20 and in Amman on March 23.