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  • Robert Young, a distinguished humanities scholar and author who specializes in the history of post-colonialism, spoke about migration at the Columbia Global Center in Amman. He applied his knowledge to the tragic case of German philosopher Walter Benjamin, drawing parallels between his quest for asylum and today's refugee and immigration issues. Listen to his lecture on The Low Down.

  • Columbia and its peers filed an amicus brief challenging President Trump's executive order on immigration. It says the country's "safety and security concerns can be addressed... consistent with the values America has always stood for, including…the welcoming of immigrants to our universities." More.

  • This year, our alumni made history while making unprecedented scientific discoveries, winning prestigious medals, awards, and board appointments, and causing havoc on game shows. Check out 10 of our favorite 2016 alumni achievements.

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