News: International Development

Two Students Head to Egypt as UNA-NY Summer Scholars, Setting New Precedent

Both Sarah Rashid (left) and Caitlyn Passaretti (right) are in Cairo this summer with the United Nations Population Fund.   In…

July 31, 2019 @ 3:37 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

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

The Future Is Here

After nearly ten years of running programs in southern Uganda to give AIDS orphans an opportunity to open up their own savings accounts, Professor Fred Ssewamala has reached an important milestone.

April 18, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

An Alumna Aspires to Raising the Profile of Women Across Africa

As Black History Month draws to a close, we turn to recent graduate Moiyattu Banya (MS’09), a passionate social entrepreneur who specializes in African women’s empowerment, for some inspiration.

February 28, 2013 @ 12:59 am

Destination China: CUSSW Pays Visit to Columbia Global Center in Beijing

In honor of Chinese New Year, we present highlights from the lecture series given by the Dean and several faculty during their trip to China in December.

February 8, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

Happy Holidays 2012, and Best Wishes for 2013!

To all Columbia School of Social Work students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and supporters: A world of best wishes for the holiday season and the new year, from Dean Jeanette Takamura.

December 24, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

Passage to Tamil Nadu: Two Social Work Students Witness a Self-Help Model of Community Development

Under the auspices of the Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), two students—Golda Calonge and Kimberly Nasatir—journeyed to Tamil Nadu, India, for eight weeks last summer.

December 12, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

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