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.

January 10, 2017 @ 8:22 pm

Veronica Guruceaga (MSW’98) to Class of 2018: “Being a social worker is a way of life.”

Dean Takamura, professors and faculty members, my fellow speakers, and to all of you graduate students becoming part of Columbia…

August 31, 2016 @ 9:01 pm

Dean’s Statement on Disaster in Nepal and Riots in Baltimore

Dean Jeanette Takamura comments on the earthquake disaster in Nepal and, on the home front, the senseless death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

April 29, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

New Study: Savings-led Microfinance Reduces HIV Risk for Vulnerable Women in Mongolia

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.

March 30, 2015 @ 8:50 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

CSSW Starts Off Women’s History Month with Three Prominent Women Speakers

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.

March 2, 2015 @ 11:47 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

SWM014: Marking 10 Years of Health Research in Central Asia, with Louisa Gilbert and Angela Aifah

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.

December 16, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

Ferguson and Its Implications for the Social Work Community

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.

November 26, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

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