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Ground|Work
Ground|Work Partner: Marc Levy- Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Ground|Work is an online simulation in which users grapple with maintaining the fragile peace in a post-conflict country (Nimpala). Over the course of seven weeks students in Professor Marc Levy's Environment, Conflict, and Resolution Strategy course use their knowledge of previous conflicts and conflict resolution strategies to complete both individual...

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Released: October 2009

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Global Master's in Development Practice
Global Master's in Development Practice Partner: Jeffrey Sachs- Earth Institute
The Global Master's in Development Practice (MDP) is a two-year degree providing graduate-level students with the skills and knowledge required to better identify and address the global challenges of sustainable development, such as poverty, population, health, conservation, climate change, and agricultural productivity. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation...

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Released: September 2009

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Country X
Country X Partner: Aldo Civico - School of International and Public Affairs
Country X is a web-based educational simulation created in response to challenges surrounding the training and education of prospective genocide prevention practitioners. The simulation, developed in partnership with Professor Aldo Civico of the Center for International Conflict Resolution, takes place in a fictitious nation experiencing rapid instability called Country X....

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Released: April 2009

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Global Classroom
Global Classroom Partner: Jeffrey Sachs- Earth Institute
The Global Classroom project provides an incomparable opportunity for students and professors at multiple institutions around the world to actively collaborate in shared courses. Live, global discussion sessions form a key component of every Global Classroom course, allowing course participants to interact in real time. These synchronous activities, in turn,...

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Released: February 2008

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World Leaders Forum Transcript Archive (2005)
World Leaders Forum Transcript Archive (2005) World Leaders Forum
This subsite of the WLF provides fully-searchable transcripts of the World Leaders Forum Fall 2005 with links to the video recordings of the introductions, presentations, and audience Q&A by Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan; Jalal Talabani, President of Iraq; Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, President of Sierra Leone; Aleksander Kwaƛniewski, President of...

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Released: February 2006

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The Politics of Sustainable Development
The Politics of Sustainable Development Partner: Lisa Anderson- School of International and Public Affairs
Sustainable development is an emerging field, drawing students and practitioners from diverse backgrounds such as economics, statistics, ecology, climatology, and sociology. Students in Dean Lisa Anderson's Spring 2006 graduate seminar, The Politics of Sustainable Development, used the wiki to outline some of the major concepts, resources, and organizations in this...

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Released: January 2006

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World Leaders Forum: Student Essays
World Leaders Forum: Student Essays World Leaders Forum
Six graduate students from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were sponsored by CCNMTL to produce multimedia essays in response to the speeches of Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, and Jalal Talabani, President of Iraq, during the 2005 World Leaders Forum...

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Access: Open to all
Released: November 2005

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Correcting Course of Copyright
Correcting Course of Copyright Partner: James Neal- Columbia University Libraries
In May 2005, CCNMTL provided the online presence and video archive for "Correcting Course: Rebalancing Copyright for Libraries in the National and International Arenas," a conference presented by Columbia University and the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association. The conference provided a high-level briefing on...

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Released: May 2005

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Conflicts of Interest and Mentoring Directed Learning Experiences
Conflicts of Interest and Mentoring Directed Learning Experiences Partner: Daniel Vasgrid, Ruth Fischbach- College of Physicians & Surgeons
Members of the university community balance conflicts of interest and serve as mentors or benefit from working with a mentor. These self-directed learning experiences employ fictional case studies and provide resources illuminating the challenges researchers face every day while offering expert guidance on best ethical practices. The Columbia Center for...

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Access: Open to all
Released: December 2003

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Living With the Genie: Post Conference Site
Living With the Genie: Post Conference Site Partner: Stephen Feinson- Center for Science Policy and Outcomes (CSPO)
History has been driven by scientific and technological change. This site explores how human institutions, attitudes, and actions have enabled, mediated, and modulated such changes. Many of the materials found in this site come from a March 2002 event entitled "Living with the Genie: Governing the Scientific and Technological Transformation...

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Released: October 2002

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David Dinkins Leadership and Policy Forum
David Dinkins Leadership and Policy Forum School of International and Public Affairs
On April 29, 2002, the Center for Urban Research and Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University hosted the 8th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum on the critical economic challenges facing New York City since the 9/11 tragedy....

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Released: August 2002

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Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project Case Study
Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project Case Study Partner: J. Paul Martin- School of International and Public Affairs
The Chad-Cameroon Oil Development and Pipeline Project is a $3.7 billion private sector development project comprising some 300 oil wells, which are expected to extract approximately one billion barrels of oil over twenty-five years. The project is the largest private sector investment in sub-Saharan Africa. Led by Exxon-Mobil, the project...

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Released: April 2002

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) Partner: Peter Danchin- School of International and Public Affairs
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Multimedia Study Environment offers a unique glimpse into events that led to the document's creation and its lasting impact on world history, including extensive videotaped interviews with major scholars in the field, including Louis Henkin, one of the document's drafters; historical film clips and...

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Released: January 2002

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Lehman Letters
Lehman Letters Arts and Sciences
This digital collection of Columbia's Lehman Center archive of documents relating to McCarthyism includes 100 original letters, many of which were written to Senator Lehman by his constituents....

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Released: September 2001
Archived, no longer available.
U6800: Conceptual Foundations of International Politics
U6800: Conceptual Foundations of International Politics Partner: Lisa Anderson- School of International and Public Affairs
The course website for Conceptual Foundations of International Politics houses readings from the course and links to external materials; provides an environment that allows students to discuss issues with members of their discussion sections, as well as with affinity groups whose members have common concerns and interests; captures every lecture...

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Released: September 2000
Archived, no longer available.