Tag Archives: Events

World Press Freedom Day – May 3

Did you know that May 3 is World Press Freedom Day? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be organizing events in over 100 countries around the world to celebrate the day, which also marks the 20th anniversary of the signing Windhoek Declaration for the promotion of free and pluralistic media.


An international conference will be held in Washington on May 1-3 for the theme of this year’s event, "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers." A bit closer to home, those interested should check out an event held on May 4 at UN Headquarters celebrating the Windhoek Declaration’s 20th anniversary. For more information, be sure to check out the UN’s official World Press Freedom Day website.

Sustainability Information Expo

Sustainability InfoInterested in learning about resources related to sustainability?

Come join the science and social science librarians at the Sustainability Information Expo, Thursday, 2/3 11:30am-1:30pm in the Lehman Social Sciences Library.  Join the fun – talk to librarians about data/GIS, government, social science, business, science information resources related to sustainability.  Free lunch and raffle prize!

Questions?  Email dssc@libraries.cul.columbia.edu.

Reception for PhD Students

Columbia’s PhD candidates are invited to join the Libraries for a wine and cheese reception this Thursday.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with PhD students and librarians from across disciplines.  See you there!

When: Thursday, October 21, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Butler Library, room 523


Sponsored by Columbia University Libraries.


New York and London:
Heading Back to the Top

This event, featuring a conversation between Mayors Michael Bloomberg of New York and Boris Johnson of London, is the kickoff for continuing discussion between these two cities. Participants will focus on major issues facing New York and London: the future of their financial sectors, the diversification of their economies, building and maintaining their capital plants, and expanding housing affordability.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Low Memorial Library | 535 West 116th Street
Columbia University in the City of New York

Registration will open at noon on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. To RSVP, or to find out more, please visit:  www.worldleaders.columbia.edu


The Center for Rethinking Development
at the Manhattan Institute

The Center for Urban Innovation
at the Regional Plan Association

The School of International and Public Affairs
Global Mayors Forum


Columbia University World Leaders Forum