Morningside Campus Access Updates

Updated July 10, 2024

The following color-coded campus status levels have been developed to simplify communication regarding the current circumstances on and around the Morningside campus. The campus status level is based upon the potential disruption to our academic mission and/or campus operations. The status level will be adjusted up or down to reflect then-current circumstances, including information received from law enforcement and other sources regarding potential events that could affect Columbia. Continued adherence to university rules and policies remains fundamental to maintaining an open campus. Read more.



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Energy, Development, Fragility and International Insecurity Made in the Sahel

Past Event

October 9, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

One year ago, four US soldiers were killed in Niger; they were part of a quiet US presence in the increasingly sensitive region. Niger is a key supplier of uranium for the nuclear power plants of France. Beginning several years before, Mali, Niger’s neighbor to the west, was wracked by a civil war between Islamist fighters and the government, supported by France.  The conflict continues; Mali has been called France’s Afghanistan.  Chad has provided critical military support to France, a surprising role for what had been one of the poorest countries in the world.  Chad today is playing an increasing military and political role in the region, fueled to a large extent by the oil revenues it has reaped from an Exxon-led, and World Bank supported, petroleum project that began 15 years ago.  Across the Sahel region, state fragility, energy and development policies have created a volatile mix, one with increasing international relevance. To kick off our latest speaker series “Energy for Development” the Center on Global Energy Policy is hosting a presentation and panel discussion on energy, development and international security in he region. Serge Michailof, author of “Africanistan: Development or Jihad”, former World Bank Country Director for the Sahel, and #2 at the French Aid Agency, presented findings from his on-going work on this topic, including his extensive experience in the Sahel and Afghanistan. Avril Haines, Senior Researcher for Columbia World Projects, former US Deputy NSA and US Deputy CIA Director, and Philippe Benoit, CGEP Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, joined Mr. Michailof for a panel discussion following the presentation.  




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March 20, 2024 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm edt

(CANCELLED) Student Roundtable and Lunch with Roberto Azevêdo

This roundtable is open only to currently enrolled Columbia University students. If you are no longer a student and would like to be removed from this mailing list, please...

Event • CGEP Large Conference Room
1255 Amsterdam Ave Floor 1, New York, NY 10027
(CANCELLED) Student Roundtable and Lunch with Roberto Azevêdo
April 16, 2024 • 7:30 am - 5:00 pm est

Columbia Global Energy Summit 2024

The Columbia Global Energy Summit 2024 is an annual event dedicated to thought-provoking discussions around the critical energy and climate challenges facing the global community. 

Summit EventLerner Hall
Columbia University
Columbia Global Energy Summit 2024
November 28, 2023 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm est

New Perspectives on a Changing Climate: Young Voices in Nuclear Energy Register to attend in person in NYC Register for the livestream Nuclear energy can be an important tool for addressing global climate change. According to the International...

Webinar • Faculty House - Presidential Ballroom
64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027
New Perspectives on a Changing Climate: Young Voices in Nuclear Energy
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