News: International Social Work
Social Work School Leads University-wide Project to Promote Educational Advancement of Syrian Refugees
Columbia School of Social Work professors Dr. Nabila El-Bassel and Dr. Neeraj Kaushal recently traveled to Jordan to research and help Syrian refugees. The trip was part of a multidisciplinary, Columbia-wide project to identify the needs of Syrian refugees in the areas of research, education, training and service.
Dean Takamura, professors and faculty members, my fellow speakers, and to all of you graduate students becoming part of Columbia…
Dean Jeanette Takamura comments on the earthquake disaster in Nepal and, on the home front, the senseless death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.
In a month where we celebrated World Social Work Day and International Women’s Day, we present the findings of Professor Susan Witte’s international research project on behalf of Mongolian women.
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.
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.
With the advent of Women’s History Month, Columbia School of Social Work is honored to be hosting three women who are making history in fields related to social work.
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.
In this podcast, we talk to Associate Professor Louisa Gilbert, who co-directs, with Professor Nabila El-Bassel, the School of Social Work’s Global Health Research Center of Central Asia. This year marks the 10th anniversary of their efforts to assist regional NGOs in Central Asia with developing solutions to the region’s HIV/STI, hepatitis C and TB epidemics.
The protest marches on behalf of Ferguson are a “statement about the long overdue need to confront and eradicate racism and to fix institutions, among them the criminal justice system,” says Dean Jeanette Takamura in this statement.