Talks@Columbia draw speakers from among the thousands of thought leaders and researchers that make up the diverse faculty community at Columbia University. Through brief, engaging multimedia presentations, these experts show how the idea that matters most to them can resonate with us all.


Lee Goldman, M.D.
For thousands of years, what didn’t kill us made us stronger. Today, what once made us stronger may just be... More
Robert Klitzman, M.D.
Bioethics, the field that explores the ethical, legal, and social implications of advances in biotechnology and... More
Peter de Menocal, Ph.D.
Climate change is one of the most complex and difficult challenges facing the world now and into the future, yet it is... More
Katherine Phillips, Ph.D.
We can learn and innovate more effectively — and understand the value of diversity — by making small changes in... More
Geraldine Downey, Ph.D.
Young people with a criminal history may face a lifetime of marginalization but we can support their transition to... More
Chris Washburne, Ph.D.
The creative process of jazz — collaboration and improvisation — can inform leadership, adaptability, innovation,... More

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