We are excited to announce our new faculty member, Manan Ahmed.
American Democracy on the Brink
A global financial registry to fight tax evasion
The euro could be nearing a crisis – can it be saved?
Bernard E. Harcourt challenges constitutionality of lethal injection in Alabama death penalty case
The Roots of Argentina’s Surprise Crisis
Germany's Great European Heist
Fall Graduate Course: "Globalization and The Problems of World Order"
How Costa Rica Gets It Right
Why Karl Marx is more relevant than ever
Manasa Sitaram, a member of the MA in Global Thought Class of 2018, is featured in a GSAS "Student Spotlight":
Fall 2018 Global Core: Undergraduate Seminar in Global Thought "Inquiries into an Interconnected World"
Anti-Semitism and Britain’s Hall of Mirrors
Opinion: Trump’s fixation on the trade deficit with China is silly
Why should we keep murderers in prison until they die? Parole makes moral sense, even for cop-killers
I Dream of a Truly Transparent City
When Shall We Overcome?
A Better Way to Fight Corporate Tax Avoidance
Neither Fully Urban Nor Fully of the Biosphere
Democrats should take Trump’s immigration deal seriously
Welcome to a New Kind of War: The Rise of Endless Urban Conflict
The Follower Factory
We are pleased to announce the addition of Tori Gross to the CGT Staff as MA Director of Studies!
Failures of inference: liberalism and contemporary populism
Reclaiming the Streets to Impose Equal Rights for Women in the City
Deep Inside the Global City
The US Donor Relief Act of 2017
The Global Economy's Risky Recovery
Trump has failed on trade (that’s good), but the economic damage is already done
Don’t expect debt payments from Puerto Rico any time soon
The Globalization of Our Discontent
Ending AIDS: What Got Us Here, Won’t Get Us There
Monopolistic competition, the Dixit–Stiglitz model, and economic analysis
The Committee on Global Thought’s Annual Report for the 2016-2017 academic year is now available.
Can Trump’s Go-It-Alone Approach Work in a Global Economy?
The Chilling Irony of Trump's Economic Experiment
New Undergraduate Seminar "Global 20: Youth in an Interconnected World"
Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care in a Globalized World
We are excited to announce our new faculty member, Yasmine Ergas.
Has Trump Captured the Fed?
Event Summary: 'Fight the Power': A Global Conversation Exploring Hip-Hop and Social Consciousness
Why Reducing Inequality Must Be a Global Effort
Conflicts and Crisis in the Faculties: The Humanities in an Age of Identity
Omar Al Mutawa (MA in Global Thought, Class of 2017) is a United Arab Emirates youth representative to the United Nations. He and fellow youth representative Sarah Al Suwaidi delivered a statement
Neil Krishan Aggarwal, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, won Honorable Mention for his 2016 book "The Taliban's Virtual Emirate" at Columbia University Press's Distinguished Book Awards.
America Has a Monopoly Problem--and It's Huge
Wealth before health? Why intellectual property laws are facing a counterattack
A climatic context for the out-of-Africa migration
The Assault On The Rohingya Is Not Only About Religion — It’s Also About Land
Where Modern Macroeconomics Went Wrong
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Vishakha N. Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President and Senior Research Scholar in the School of International and Public Affairs, to
Harvey spells it out: markets alone won't protect you
Challenges in Treating Undocumented Immigrants
Summer Intern Winslow MacDonald
Colombia central banker says CPI surprise, weak GDP may allow more rate cuts
Saskia Sassen on how the powerless can “hack” global cities
Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development: A Better Set of Approaches for the 21st Century
As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: Gender-Role Attitudes and Late-Life Cognition
The Secret History of the Banking Crisis
Trump and the Truth About Climate Change
Glacier Countries Condemn Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
Trump's Rogue America
The Committee on Global Thought welcomes three new faculty members:
Manchester: making sense of the place, its strengths and its future
Report of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices
New Undergraduate Seminar "Inquiries into an Interconnected World"
The U.S. Needs Deradicalized Militants in Counter-Messaging Strategies
The Contingencies of Comparison: Rethinking Comparative Media
Podcast featuring Brian Larkin - May 5, 2017
MIT Comparative Media Studies / Writing
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Lessons from the Anti-Globalists
Global Think-In: Thoughts on a Changing World
Putin's Illiberal Stagnation in Russia Offers a Valuable Lesson
The Demagogue Takes the Stage
Interview: Akeel Bilgrami on fascism and the 'movement vacuum'
Nobel laureate Stiglitz says carbon tax suitable for Japan’s problems
Saskia Sassen: "Trump and the Brexit show us the mistakes of the political classes and the media"
Letter to the Editor: Saving Puerto Rico
Trump's Most Chilling Economic Lie
Endless Exodus: 3,000 Years of Fearing and Depending on Refugees
Mediation, the Political Task: Between Language and Violence in Contemporary South Africa
Donald Trump's Wall Is No Bar to Migration from Mexico
I think we need more cities: Saskia Sassen
Will Trump Block Latin America’s Recovery?
Journalists Need to Stick Together and Back Each Other Up
Davos 2017: Joe Biden criticises Russia; Al Gore on climate change - as it happened
Is Rohingya persecution caused by business interests rather than religion?
Axis of Power
The UN and US both have new leaders. Do they agree?
Leaders’ Hawaii remarks include veiled message for Trump: experts
In Pearl Harbor Visit, a Symbol of Reconciliation in Japan
Tooze - A General Logic of Crisis
Whither our cityscape?
Carol Gluck discusses the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the Politics of Memory.
Ben Orlove speaks at IPCC Scoping Meeting
Panama Struggles to Shed Its Image as a Magnet for Shady Deals
Southern Africa’s AIDS epidemic takes nosedive
The history man: how Saul Friedländer told his own story
Doing Business Should Stop Promoting Tax Competition
Global powers should act to shut down offshore tax havens, economist Joseph Stiglitz says
The Building of Donald Trump's White House
Prepare For Regime Change, Not Policy Change
A historian’s take on Trump’s economic plan for blue-collar, manufacturing jobs
How Trump’s economic proposals offer a vision from the past
Ideas that fed the beast of fascism flourish today
African Diaspora Seeks More Opportunities From Next US President
Trump win may induce Fed not to raise rate
Obama's Disappointing Legacy in Africa
Top-Down, Bottom-Up Urban Design
In new UN chief, redefining what's needed to be world's 'top diplomat'
Carol Gluck speaks at UK-Japan Global Seminar Series
Carol Gluck to be Discussant in Beyond the “San Francisco System” Conference Panel
Akeel Bilgrami and Rosalind Morris in Panel Discussion on Future of Scholarly Knowledge
Who Is The New U.N. Secretary-General?
Glacier Countries Help the Paris Agreement Enter into Force
António Guterres to be next UN secretary general
Portugal’s Guterres Wins Unanimous Backing to Lead the UN
Former prime minister of Portugal poised to become U.N. secretary general
Security Council Backs António Guterres to Be Next U.N. Secretary General
Norwegian Institute Releases Video Interview with Ben Orlove
A Better Economic Plan for Japan
Can the euro zone and euro be saved? Stiglitz weighs in
Mayor hails tenants at One World Trade Center: ‘Terrorists lost’
Worcester Art Museum Hosts Talk on Contemporary Art of India on Sept. 15
Colombia’s Long Road to Peace
Why do we still use the term ‘sub-Saharan Africa’?
Joseph Stiglitz warns Nicola Sturgeon against independent Scotland adopting pound or euro
Greenspan Sees U.S. Interest Rates Rising Soon, Perhaps Rapidly
Melting Glaciers Pose Threat Beyond Water Scarcity: Floods
The Mahatma in Manhattan
Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mark Pieth: Why We Left the Panama Commission
Panama Papers Commission ‘Will Have No Credibility,’ Former Chair Joseph Stiglitz Says
Emperor Akihito's Mark on Modern Japan
In Japan, an Emperor Constrained by History and a National Identity Crisis
What Does the Japanese Emperor Do?
Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro Looks to a Marxist Spaniard for an Economic Miracle
Investment in urban land is on the rise – we need to know who owns our cities
The value of Karl Marx’s 19th century thinking in today’s world
Trump and the damage done
Europe has to defend what it has achieved so far
It’s the will of the Turkish people, Erdogan says. But which people?
Cash-Strapped Governments Enjoy a Windfall in Low Borrowing Costs
Brexit: London can safeguard its global city status
Could Hillary Clinton Become the Champion of the 99 Percent?
5 Questions on the Unrest in Turkey
G-20 leadership to strengthen China's international profile, if it can overcome reputational issues
Turkey has had several military coups in its modern history. A historian explains why.
Realizing the Potential of China’s G20 Presidency
The British people have spoken. But what exactly did they say?
How Puerto Rico Can Recover
Redefining notions of urban intelligence
Book Review: The Road to Britain’s Retreat
5 Questions with Economics Professor Jan Svejnar on Brexit
Learning from Namibia
Nehru’s secularism was non-European: Bilgrami
A New Era for The U.S. and India?
Are American Samoans American?
Sovereign debt: Curing defaults
‘This Too Shall Pass,’ by Milena Busquets
Unpredictability is an important factor in making a metropolis great
Obama’s ‘never again’ message in Hiroshima rings strong: U.S. expert
Historian: Even Without Apology, Obama Visit To Hiroshima Is Historic, Important
Japanese and Americans remember the closing chapter of World War II so very differently
Ivy Leaguers Keep Grip on Colombia Economy Amid Drug Chaos
‘East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity’, by Philippe Sands
For This Green Smoothie, the First Ingredient Is Frog
Visiting Hiroshima Without Revisiting History
Berlin should be careful what it wishes for
How Japan and the U.S. Remember World War II
Going Beyond the Minimum
The Forum: Wheel Revolutions
Is Aung San Suu Kyi a Racist?
How Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities
A Europe of Donald Trumps?
Europe’s Economy, After 8-Year Detour, Is Fitfully Back on Track
Trump, Le Pen and the enduring appeal of nationalism
A Conversation With Joseph Stiglitz
Honorary Degree Recipients Announced
The Institute of African Studies presents:
Rosalind Morris Awarded 2015-16 GSAC Faculty Mentoring Award
What’s Wrong With Negative Rates?
Carol Gluck Delivers The Fourth Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture
How Big Data is Changing History
How Hedge Funds Held Argentina for Ransom
Joseph Stiglitz To Canada: Stay Away From Flawed, Pro-Big Business TPP
Off the Rails: The Misunderstood History of the Wheel
The State Is Not Meant To Regulate Speech: Watch Professor Partha Chatterjee's lecture on 'azaadi'
Record Number Of Indian-American Women Running For Public Office In 2016
Stiglitz Takes the Hot Seat in Japanese Tax Debate
Who Owns Art?
Bloomberg Law Brief: Judge Goes Against Supreme Court (Audio)
Roundabout Teams Up With Columbia University
Philosophy book compiles expert analysis on non-Western secularity
Taking back our universities
Age-Old Issue Gets Diminished in Election 2016
Inequality Is Shaping U.S. Electoral Politics, Stiglitz Says
UK Should Consider Brexit If EU Signs TTIP, Suggests Labour Economics Adviser Joseph Stiglitz
Environmental Art: Proposal for a Future World
Why goats used to breastfeed human babies
Faculty Q&A with Jan Svejnar: How Billionaires Affect the Economy
5 Questions: History Professor Adam Tooze on Europe's Challenges From Migration to Debt
Closing Developing Countries’ Capital Drain
From Osaka to Tokyo, Carol Gluck Speaks at Japanese Universities
What's holding back the world economy?
Sassen: “We have entered a new era that the language of inequality cannot capture”
"The Wheel: Inventions and Reinventions" by Richard W. Bulliet - Book Launch
Argentina’s Uncertain Prospects
China’s Bumpy New Normal
Lessons from the past are key to Europe’s survival
Stiglitz at Davos Blasts Turkey's Blacklisting of Professors
Remembering Rajni Kothari and His Wisdom on Things Political
Technology Is Destroying Our Inner Lives
Davos Veterans Say Stop Worrying About China's Market Meltdown
Carol Gluck Participates in International Symposium on Mass Violence in Asia and Europe
Stiglitz Says China Slowdown Gradual, Not Cataclysmic
The New Geo-Economics
Gandhi, Nehru strove for inclusive polity: Bilgrami
Cronyism is behind the worst kind of inequality
'A monster crawls into the city' – an urban fairytale by Saskia Sassen
How Merkel Gets It Right With Refugees
The Cost of Digital Exposure
When Inequality Kills
The 2015 Arts & Museum Summit
Soaring House Prices Are Widening Inequality, So Raise Property Taxes, Stiglitz Tells Canada
When to Intervene: What Would John Stuart Mill Do About Syria?
CGT Post-doc Ayse Kaya Book Release: "Power and Global Economic Institutions"
Who owns our cities – and why this urban takeover should concern us all
Argentina's Comeback Will Be Oversold
How I Got There: Jan Svejnar
The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire by Susan Pedersen review – the legacy of an unlikely hero
Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr named Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global Health
A Step Forward for Sovereign Debt
Small-bore reform won’t cut it: Joseph Stiglitz says it’s time to “rewrite the rules” of the U.S. economy
Stiglitz: Here's How to Fix Inequality
A Special Moment for Special Drawing Rights
Civil hands must soothe uncivil tempers
This is your brain on retirement — not nearly as sharp, studies are finding
White House Asks Congress To Pass Major Puerto Rico Debt Relief
Trust - In a System Built in Stone
Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi War Economy
Tax avoidance fuels global inequality
Adam Tooze Nominated for 2015 Kirkus Prize
Columbia University professor and CGT Chair Carol Gluck delivered a keynote address at the Fifth Congress of Asian and Pacific Studies in Paris on September 9, 2015, titled "The Comfort Women and the
Carol Gluck, Columbia University professor and chair of the Committee on Global Thought, chaired and participated in several panels at the Africa-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledgeinternational conference
On September 24, 2015, Mamadou Diouf, Columbia professor, director of the Institute for African Studies, and member of the Committee on Global Thought, delivered the keynote address titled
The Trans-Pacific Free-Trade Charade
Europe's Story: Layers of Migration
Overcoming the Refugee Obstacle Course
'This progress is real': Obama makes case for diplomacy in blunt UN speech
As Wealth Inequality Soars, One City Shows the Way
Syria, Ebola Failures Highlight UN Shortcomings
Can the World Save Antiquities Under Terrorist Threat?
Never Forget: the Holocaust as History and Warning
The Seventieth Anniversary of World War II's End in Asia: Three Perspectives
Students share concerns about accessibility to global centers at World Leaders Forum event
Congratulations to CGT member, Rosalind Morris in her performances in Cities of Salt this summer!
Fed Up with the Fed
Why the commodities super cycle was a myth
US academics raise concerns over PM Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' campaign
As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East
Fed Officials Say a September Rate Increase Is Still on the Table
Rewriting the rules with Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz: "Deep-Seatedly Wrong" Economic Thinking Is Killing Greece
The International Tax System is 'Repulsive And Inequitable.' Here's A Way To Fix It.
What the United States Owes Puerto Rico
UN approves probe into gas attacks in Syria: Way forward to address civil war?
America in the Way
A Defeat for International Tax Cooperation
Berlin’s devotion to rules harms EU
Joseph Stiglitz: unsurprising Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour leadership contender
Greece, the Sacrificial Lamb
Renewal Projects, Down to the Sidewalks, Highlight Social Divides
Joseph E. Stiglitz: The U.S. Must Save Greece
Europe must back away from Greek austerity cliff: Joseph Stiglitz
International Taxation and Global Development
Saskia Sassen: Three rarely –if ever– mentioned or repeated facts in the Greek tragedy
Top economists see 'No' vote as Greece's least-worst choice
IMF, EU elites ignore those swept aside by austerity measures
Don’t Bet on Syriza
Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy
Vishakha N. Desai: Attitudes on women must change
A last chance for Alexis Tsipras to choose country over party
Thinking Small: 3 Ways to Remain Creative in a World of Big Data
Greece's creditors need a dose of reality – this is no time for European disunion
Energy reform: will Mexico's newest revolution boost renewables – or just fossil fuels?
It's Time To End The Legal Fiction Of International Corporate Taxes, Nobel Prize Winner Says
In Greek Town, Reparations Claim Against Germany Hits Home
How Trade Agreements Amount to a Secret Corporate Takeover
The Case for Liberal Arts Education
Mamadou Diouf, Columbia professor and the director of the Institute for African Studies, has been named a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. Diouf was singled out for his role in engaging
Far Outside and Deep Within: More Novels on World War II
World No Longer Listens to the Deaf Prophets of the West
Nobel winner Stiglitz: "American Dream is a myth"
Centers in Istanbul and Amman to Host Global Think-Ins
Secularism in a Philosopher’s View
Global Cities Reach Beyond National Boundaries to Advance International Agendas
‘I am exploring how to use culture to address foreign policy’
Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom edited by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R. Cole
To Fight Inequality, Tax Land
Kochi Biennale accords Indian artists global context: Experts
End of the Ottoman Empire
Don't Trade Away Our Health
Education Missing From Income Debate: Joseph Stiglitz
'Ghettoside' focuses on one L.A. murder to make case for more policing
Why The Paris Attacks May Signal A Shift In Extremist Violence
The Politics of Economic Stupidity
‘When the Facts Change: Essays 1995-2010’, by Tony Judt, edited by Jennifer Homans
Stiglitz has Harsh Words for US Policy Makers on China
Scholar Links Today's Indian Nationalism to European Xenophobia
Keep an Eye on These Emerging Market Cities
The Chinese Century
After the Crisis, the Nation State Strikes Back
Students Discuss Ideas, Concerns about Global Education
Pessimism on IMF Reforms
Ebola and Inequality
These Charts Show Growing Numbers of People Being Excluded From the Economy
Malala Yousafzai, Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Adds to Her Achievements and Expectations
The Vultures of Wall Street: The Financial Firms that Prey on Sovereign Debt
Admission application for fall 2015 is now live. Click here for more information.
End of AIDS—Hype versus Hope
A Short History of Vultures
Stiglitz Says Growing Inequality Betrays U.S. Moral Values
Medellín's Metamorphosis Provides a Beacon for Cities Across the Globe
Several members of the Committee on Global Thought participated in the new event series Raising the Bar, which hosts talks by professors in bars around New York City. Carol Gluck and Joseph Stiglitz
The Future of Capitalism
Chicago's Tech Rebirth
CGT faculty member Vishakha Desai has been selected as one of five by Williams College to receive at honorary degree at the school's commencement ceremony on June 8, 2014. Michael R. Bloomberg,
Eliminating Extreme Inequality: A Sustainable Development Goal, 2015–2030
The Committee on Global Thought congratulates Akeel Bilgrami on the release of his new book, Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment, published by Harvard University Press. Click here for more details.
The Insanity of Our Food Policy
The Innovation Enigma
German Court Decision: Legal Authority and Deep Power Implications
Danny Postel is the Associate Director at the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver. Postel co-edited The Syria Dilemma with Nader Hashemi who spoke at the Committee on Global
Minimum Wage Fight: Here We Go Again
Cities of the Present, Cities of the Future: The Future Skyline
Professor Distinguishes Fact from Fiction in World War II History
The Global Thought Leaders, 2013
Baby Boomers Have Failed a Doomed Generation
As We Remember the Atrocities of the 20th Century, We Must Change the Way We Think About Mass Violence
Orhan Pamuk, who spoke at the Committee on Global Thought's event, Conversations on Memory: Literature, Neuroscience, History on November 19th, 2013, discusses his upbringing in Istanbul and
Culture Matters: The Case of Devyani Khobragade and India-US Relations
Stiglitz: Japan's '3 Arrow' Plan has 1 Big Problem
Japan's Recovery at Risk of Stalling on 'Premature' Tax Rise Fears Nobel Economist Stiglitz
Stiglitz On How to Fix the Income Gap
During his time as a Visiting Scholar at the Committee on Global Thought from August 2013 to January 2014, Dr. Brad Evans conducted a series of videos interviews with Committee members and Columbia
A Dismal New Year for the Global Economy
Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Finance and Economics, has been elected president of the American Finance Association. Bolton will succeed out-going president, Luigi
Professor José Antonio Ocampo is recognized by his home country's most distinguished institution for scholarly achievement and service on the world stage.
Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor and Co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought, was awarded the 2014 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize by the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences,
The Committee on Global Thought's Annual Report for the 2012-2013 academic year is now available.
Bollinger Talks Globalizing Core at Forum
The Insanity of Our Food Policy
"Rogue Sociologist" Embeds With Prostitutes and Crack Dealers in NYC
Carol Gluck, Mamadou Diouf and Akeel Bilgrami have been awarded Alliance Program Grants for Joint Projects for 2014-2015.
The Future of Democracy
Admission application for fall 2015 is is now live. Click here for more information.
High-Profile Professors Sound off on NSA Surveillance
Joseph Stiglitz: 'Creating a Learning Society,' and the Implications for Industrial Policy
How Dr. King Shaped My Work in Economics
The Global Implications of Falling Commodity Prices
British Academy Welcomes 59 New Fellows
AD Interviews: Saskia Sassen
The Wrong Lessons From Detroit's Bankruptcy
Faculty Q&A With Wafaa El-Sadr
Carol Gluck, member of the Committee on Global Thought and George Sansom Professor of History, is the recipient of the 2012- 2013 Faculty Mentoring Award for faculty in the Graduate School of Arts and
Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in Social Sciences on May 15, 2013. This award, convened by the Prince of Asturias Foundation honors
Vishakha Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs to President Lee Bollinger and Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs, has been named a board member
Martin Chalfie and Wafaa El-Sadr Appointed University Professors
Q&A: Moving Away from “Elite Multilateralism”
Drones Over There, Total Surveillance Over Here
Closing of Nominations for President of World Bank
Committee discusses Occupy, global solidarity
In a statement released on the morning of Friday, Febuary 17, 2012, Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, confirmed the appointment of John Coatsworth to the permanent position of
The Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers
Committee Strives to Globalize Curriculum, Campus Mind-set