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October 2015
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Saskia Sassen in Chile

Workshop on Water Security

On Monday, October 19, the Santiago Center will hold a workshop on Water Security featuring Dr. Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center. This event will be held in conjunction with Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), AmCham Chile and the Consejo Nacional de Innovación para el Desarrollo. Dr. Lall's keynote remarks will be followed by a panel discussion with Reinaldo Ruiz, presidential delegate for Water Resources; Alex Godoy-Faúndez, professor at the School of Engineering at UDD and associate researcher at FONDAP CHRHIAM and at the Columbia University's Earth Engineering Center; and Rodolfo Camacho, manager of environment at BHP Billiton Copper and Chairman of Water Resources Committee at the Mining Council.
Eduardo Bitrán
On September 26, Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, spoke at the World’s Leaders Forum at Columbia University on “Challenges of Our Democracy: 25 Years After.”

The event was hosted by Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger, moderated by Nara Milanich, Associate Professor of History at Barnard College, and attended by students, faculty, researches and Columbia staff. Watch her public speech here.
On September 9, the Santiago Center, in collaboration with the Chilean Embassy in the United States, held a full-house moving and symbolic event on Campus to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Gabriela Mistral’s Nobel Prize in Literature.

The event featured Chilean expert Soledad Falabella's lecture on Mistral's intellectual contributions on several topics, readings of Mistral's poems by Mapuche poet María Hueñuñir and Chilean actress Mabel Farías, and visual art by Francisco Huichaqueo.
Eduardo Bitrán

On October 30, Eduardo Bitrán, CEO of  Chile´s Economic Development Agency spoke on “The Chilean Experience in Developing a Global Entrepreneurship Hub” to around 50 students in an event organized by the Latin American Business Association (LABA) of Columbia Business School and SIPA’s Latin American Student Association (LASA).

Several Business Schools faculty members attended the meeting and there were discussions about seed-fund opportunities for US students interested in venturing start-ups in Chile.

See Mr. Bitran’s Power Point presentation here.

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