Professor Bruce Kogut has been invited to join the international scientific advisory board of the newly created Institut Polytechnique de Paris, an agglomeration of many of the top engineering schools in France.
Professor Saskia Sassen was quoted in a piece for BBC News on the controversy surrounding Google sister company Sidewalk Labs, and its plans to partner with the city of Toronto to improve disused land. Professor Sassen discussed the sensitivities of private corporations engaging in urban improvement efforts.
Columbia University will develop a model curriculum—“Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy”—to address racial inequality in the criminal justice system thanks to a $5 million, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
In partnership with community organizations and higher education institutions across the country, the upper-level curriculum seeks to reimagine punishment in the United States.