This World Leaders Forum program will feature discussions with the eight Columbia Global Centers directors, faculty, and students on an array of important global themes. This will be a first-hand opportunity for students to discuss and debate ways in which Columbia University and the Columbia Global Centers network can be leveraged to address these issues. These discussions will demonstrate the global centers' regional approaches to important global challenges, and also illustrate the cross-functional and interdisciplinary collaboration being exhibited and needed in order to effectively examine these issues. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Welcome, Introduction, and Moderated by: Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President of Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University
Program Participants: Nirupam Bajpai, Director, Columbia Global Centers│South Asia (Mumbai) Belay Ejigu Begashaw, Director, Columbia Global Centers│Africa (Nairobi) Ipek Cem-Taha, Interim Director, Columbia Global Centers│Turkey (Istanbul) Joan Kaufman, Director, Columbia Global Centers│East Asia (Beijing) Paul LeClerc, Director, Columbia Global Centers│Europe (Paris) Karen Poniachik, Director, Columbia Global Centers│Latin America (Santiago) Thomas J. Trebat, Director, Columbia Global Centers│Latin America (Rio de Janeiro)