UCGT Global Thought Lab on Global Philanthropy
with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and GlobeMed
Saturday, March 26, 2016 • 4-5PM
Columbia University, Lerner Hall, Room 569
The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought is excited to launch a new series called “Global Thought Lab.” These events are student-led discussions with our peers on pertinent global issues. It is a chance for the UCGT to connect with the numerous other global groups across the Columbia undergraduate community and to bring together our ideas to create a global learning environment. We are excited to announce our inaugural Global Thought Lab in partnership with Engineers without Borders and GlobeMed on Global Philanthropy.
This Global Thought Lab on Global Philanthropy gave students the opportunity to discuss their experiences abroad, followed by break-out discussion groups on the influences—both positive and negative—of global philanthropic ventures.
About Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Founded in 2004, Columbia University’s student chapter follows this mission by working on sustainable engineering projects in Ghana, Morocco, and Uganda.
GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. At Columbia, GlobeMed partners with Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization to promote HIV awareness and gender equity in Gulu, Uganda.