Global Center Launched in Athens

An ancient structure in Athens
Piotr Piatrouski

This past fall, the University announced the launch of a new Columbia Global Center in Athens. The Athens center will join Columbia’s network of Global Centers in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and Tunis. The centers serve as the University’s physical and intellectual presence around the world, supporting faculty work and providing students unique educational opportunities.

“From their inception, the centers and their teams have been immersed in activities that address global challenges, from economic inequality to human rights to the refugee crises to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says President Lee C. Bollinger.

At the Athens center, members of the Columbia community will have opportunities to work with local academics and practitioners in areas such as classics, business, climate change, health, and migration.