This World Leaders Forum program features a roundtable discussion with eight Columbia Global Centers directors that will have critical conversations with undergraduate and graduate students about issues that Columbia University and its constituents face as the University expands its global presence in the world. This unique conversation will be a first-hand opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in a master class with the directors of the eight global centers in a thought-provoking dialogue. The discussion will demonstrate the CGC Network's regional approaches to important global challenges as well as illustrate the cross-functional and interdisciplinary collaboration needed to work together to examine these issues.
Welcome by: Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York
Introduction and Moderated by: Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President of Global Centers and Global Development
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 Trebat, Director, Columbia Global Centers│Latin America (Rio de Janeiro)