News: International Social Work

SWM-013: 5 Cool Things in Fall 2014, with Dean Jeanette Takamura

How does fall semester at our School look from the perspective of our dean, Jeanette Takamura? She shares (at least!) 5 “cool things” in this podcast, and we also learn some amazing facts about her…

November 12, 2014 @ 8:01 pm

Talking to Professor Nabila El-Bassel about Setting, and Stepping Up, the Pace of AIDS Intervention

Professor Nabila El-Bassel takes time out to answer some questions about her participation in the 2014 International AIDS Conference, where she is presenting a paper, and about her work of the past 25 years in the field of AIDS intervention research.

July 22, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

A Day in the Life of a Rural Ugandan Youth

In this short video, Associate Professor Fred Ssewamala recounts a typical day in the life of a rural Ugandan youth—a story that helps provide context for the interventions he designs for helping young people in this East African country stay in school.

June 26, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

School Retention and Health in Uganda: A CSSW-MSPH Collaboration

This video was created for the World Health Organization, and is being screened this week at its General Assembly. It highlights the collaboration between CSSW’s Dr. Fred Ssewamala and MSPH’s Dr. John Santelli in developing interventions to prevent Ugandan youth who are risk of HIV infection, from dropping out of school.

May 19, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

Columbia Social Work Review Team Celebrates Launch of 2014 Issue

The Columbia Social Work Review serves as a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas from the perspective of social work students. Check out the highlights of this year’s issue in this slideshow celebrating the mid-April launch.

May 6, 2014 @ 8:48 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

Nabila El-Bassel Guest-Edits Journal Special Issue on AIDS in Central Asia

In time for World AIDS Day, the international journal “Drug and Alcohol Dependence” has published a special issue on the AIDS crisis in Central Asia, guest-edited by Willma and Albert Musher Professor Nabila El-Bassel and two public health experts—a first.

December 1, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Social Change Agent Alexis Miesen (MS’04)

In the first of an occasional series featuring members of the Columbia School of Social Work community who have served as agents of social change, Alexis Meisen tells the story of how the ice cream shop she co-founded in Brooklyn ended up opening a branch in Rwanda. Watch video.

October 4, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

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