CGT at the 2021 Academic Resources Fair

Join the Committee on Global Thought at the virtual 2021 Academic Resources Fair on August 31. Learn about our academic programs as well as opportunities for engagement at both the graduate and undergraduate level!

Join here between 3 pm and 5 pm ET on August 31!

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Below you will find a number of answers to FAQs at the Resources Fair. If you do not see an answer to your question here, or just want to learn more, please come speak to a representative on August 31. If you cannot make it at that time, you may email Andrew Wells at with your questions.

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What is global thought

Global Thought is an approach to considering the global issues of today that escapes the outdated frameworks, categories, and forums of old. At the Committee on Global Thought (CGT), we recognize that today’s moment of interconnection demands more interdisciplinary, collaborative, and diverse thinking, and we seek to involve as many voices and modes of thinking as possible in critical conversations affecting our world today. At the core of the CGT’s approach are collaborative, interdisciplinary exchanges with scholars, practitioners, and leaders of business, government, and civil society, both in the United States and abroad.

How can I learn more about the work being done by the CGT?

We invite you to explore our website and learn about our various signature research projects and upcoming public programs. Signing up for our newsletter above is also a great way to stay informed.

What types of programs does the CGT offer?

The CGT offers various programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree are encouraged to apply for our M.A. in Global Thought program. Undergraduates interesting in learning more about global thought can enroll in our undergraduate seminars, apply to participate in Global Thought Experience, or sign up to become a member of the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought.

What is Global Thought Experience?

Global Thought Experience (GTE) is an opportunity for experiential learning for undergraduates created by the Committee on Global Thought. The program challenges students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to such pressing global issues as migration and displacement. The goal of GTE is to contribute meaningfully to the work of local organizations and help students become globally minded problem solvers by engaging with the community beyond the classroom.  

What is the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought?

The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) is an open forum that connects undergraduate students to the wealth of resources on global issues available at Columbia. The UCGT brings together undergraduate students interested in engaging issues of global relevance and involves them in the interdisciplinary work of the CGT via events and initiatives of particular significance to the undergraduate community. The UCGT Core Committee, a dedicated group of undergraduates, organizes and hosts various programs for undergraduates. The committee is open to join. Register your interest in becoming a member of the UCGT Core Committee by completing this form.

For a detailed list of FAQs related to the M.A. in Global Thought program, please click here.