News: Africa

Advancing Social Work and Public Health in the Global South: An Expert Perspective

Social development projects in Africa require long-term engagement with communities on the ground, says Dr. Fred Ssewamala. On April 5,…

May 11 @ 4:29 pm

Five PhD Students Enter the Academic Job Market

Introducing our upcoming PhD graduates, their areas of specialization, and their dissertation topics Since its inception in 1950, the doctoral…

December 9, 2020 @ 5:20 pm

3 Questions for…Assistant Professor Rob Hartley

Assistant Professor Robert Paul Hartley, who joined the School of Social Work in 2019, is an applied microeconomist working in…

November 10, 2020 @ 3:54 pm

Telling the Stories of the People of African Descent

by Nick Ogutu (MSW’17) Human Rights Activist The United Nations General Assembly, through resolution 68/237, proclaimed 2015 to 2024 to…

June 6, 2017 @ 4:54 pm

Global Social Work: Paths to Service in Africa

In an online event held on February 15, alumnus Jarret Schecter (MSW’14) and Columbia School of Social Work Professor Lynn…

February 23, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

Social Work Practice Prepared Her for Politics, Says Zambia’s First Woman Vice President

On the occasion of International Women’s Week, the Columbia School of Social Work hosted an event featuring Her Honor Inonge Wina, a former social worker. The focus of her remarks was women’s empowerment.

March 16, 2015 @ 10:34 pm

Have You Voted Yet for Our Alumna Becky Straw? She and Her Nonprofit Are Up for DVF Award

Alumna Becky Straw and the co-founder of her nonprofit, The Adventure Project, have been nominated for a DVF Award in the category of The People’s Voice, for their work in the developing world on women’s empowerment.

March 12, 2015 @ 9:49 pm

Sending Holiday Wishes to Alumna Jennifer Bornemann, Working to Fight Ebola in Liberia

Alumna Jennifer Bornemann (MS’00) has been deployed to Monrovia, Liberia, to care for victims of Ebola. We wish her all the best and our thoughts are with her during the holidays.

December 24, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

SWM-011: The Ebola Crisis as Seen from the Lens of International Social Work

In this episode, Associate Professor Louisa Gilbert and doctoral candidate Angela Aifah discuss the reaction to the Ebola health crisis in the United States.

October 17, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

Professor Sachs Outlines Model for Slowing Africa’s Population Growth

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs was the special guest at a seminar hosted by the Columbia Population Research Center. He spoke about bringing population trends back into the model for Africa’s economic development. Watch the introduction on video.

December 11, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

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