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May 2015
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Máximo Pacheco, Energy Minister of Chile, on Renewable Resources

Chile's Minister of Energy meets with students on campus

Chile's Minister of Energy Máximo Pacheco discussed Chile's current energy scenario, focusing on the opportunities for the development of renewable sources, including those based on solar, wind, geothermal and mini-hydro technologies. This event took place on April 13, 2015, at Columbia University. It was hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago), the Latin American Students Association (LASA) and the Latin American Business Students Association (LABA). Over 50 people attended the presentation, which you can watch above.

See pictures from the event

Columbia University-Universidad Católica de Chile Joint Workshop on Astrophysics 

The Department of Astronomy of Columbia University and the Instituto de Astrofísica of the Pontificia Universidad Católica are jointly organizing a three-day workshop May 27-29, 2015, which will count with the attendance of four Columbia faculty members: Kathryn Johnston, Zoltán HaimanDavid Schiminovich and Marcel AgüerosThe workshop aims to develop new, joint scientific proposals between Columbia and Universidad Cátolica faculty as well as generate ideas for future exchanges at the faculty, post-doctoral, and student levels, thereby tightening the connections between two world-class astronomy departments. 

Also in May: Teachers College Prof. Martin Vinik to visit Chile in May to teach Arts Management

A master class and a workshop entitled “Art, Money, Concrete, and Steel: the world's obsession with building for the arts will be held at Universidad Católica where Prof. Vinik will reflect on the real value of the investment that countries make on art structures and buildings.

SIPA Students Conducted Research Project for the UN in Chile

Agathe L’Homme and Jane Wang, both graduate students at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), traveled to Chile in May to conduct a research project on behalf of the United Nation’s Global Compact Initiative. Their assignment focuses on the adoption of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP).

Columbia Sponsors Women's Play-writing Festival in Chile 

Columbia Global Centers - Latin America (Santiago) is sponsoring the third version of “Lápiz de Mina”, a Women’s Play-writing Festival, which will take place on August 12-30, 2015, at the GAM Cultural Center in Chile’s capital city. As part of the festival, Playwright Kelly Stuart from Columbia’s School of the Arts will lead a Playwriting Colloquium and a Dramatic Writing Workshop. 

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Grants and research opportunities in Chile for Columbia's faculty, researchers and postdocs

 

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