Guest Blogger

Leymah Gbowee, executive director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at Columbia University, and Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund. The two Nobel Peace Laureates spoke backstage at the Gates Goalkeepers conference about the power of women and girls to create global change.

Columbia’s Leymah Gbowee Featured Speaker at Gates Goalkeepers Event

Gbowee discussed the importance of investing in grassroots women’s movements.

by |September 22, 2017
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Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Seeks an Intern

The intern will work with our staff on various research and writing projects relating to climate change and environmental policy.

by |September 20, 2017
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Natural Parks as a Form of Oppression?

Natural parks are good for people and the environment. However, what if they came at a cost such as taking someone’s land without permission? Would it be worth it?

by |September 11, 2017
Soldiers help a family evacuate their flooded home in Houston, Texas.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Show That It’s Time for Companies to Disclose Climate Risks to Investors

How a business contributes to and is impacted by the changing climate is becoming increasingly important for shareholders.

by |September 7, 2017
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DEADLINE EXTENDED–Apply to an internship today

The Earth Institute has extended the internship application deadline for positions in a variety of administration, communications and research roles. Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students are eligible to apply for the opportunity to work on a sustainability-focused project.

by |September 6, 2017
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DEADLINE EXTENDED–Apply today to be a research assistant

The Earth Institute has extended the application deadline for applications to undergraduate research assistant positions for the fall 2017 semester. Undergraduates from Columbia and Barnard will be able to serve as research assistants on research projects related to sustainable development and the environment with distinguished faculty and researchers at the cutting edge of this burgeoning field.

by |September 6, 2017
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The Power of the Common Person: Can They Do What Governments Can’t?

Traveling to Jordan and Israel, I expected to eat great food, see great sites, and learn more about one of the most significant conflicts in the world. But I did not expect to learn about the power that individuals can have in resolving a crisis.

by |August 31, 2017
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Women-Led Non-Profit is Leading the Way for Arab-Israeli Coexistence

The Arab and Jewish women of Sindyanna of Galilee work together to grow and sell olive oil. Their cooperation provides economic opportunities and underlines the mutual interests of both groups.

by |August 30, 2017
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A Look at the Israeli West Bank Barrier Wall

The small Arab community of Baqa al-Gharbiyye has been deeply impacted by the construction of the wall.

by |August 30, 2017
Qasr Al Yehud Jordan River Baptismal Site

Nature Has No Boundaries

Rivers, deserts, and species don’t stop at borders or fences. They are not participating in the conflict in the Middle East, but they are affected by it.

by |August 30, 2017