Global Center Paris December Events

In compliance with French regulations, in order to enter Reid Hall, all guests must provide a pass sanitaire with proof of either full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within the previous 24 hours.
Entre Nous
Ian Goldin on Covid-19 and a Brighter Future

Virtual Event | December 6, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. (Paris)
Join Ian Goldin, leading professor of globalization at Oxford University, for a conversation about his latest book, Rescue: Global Crisis to a Better World, which argues that Covid-19 can create opportunities for positive change.

This conversation is part of the Entre Nous series, created in partnership with The American Library in Paris and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
Climate Action: How Can We Be Part of the Solution?
In-Person Event | December 10, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. (Paris)
After COP26, how can we be a part of the solution to climate change?

Fulbright France, Columbia Global Centers I Paris, and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination are delighted to invite you to take part in an interactive exchange of ideas around climate action.

Through this open conversation with our vibrant community of alumni and experts, you will gain new insights into the current state of global climate action and discover what each of us can do today to ensure a greener tomorrow.

New Utopias
Can Local Agriculture Save the World?
Virtual Event | December 14, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. (Paris)
The first webinar in the New Utopias series will explore major trends in local food systems, the social, economic, and environmental challenges to consider, and the concept of “cities as laboratories of innovation,” foregrounding their impact on the present and future of urban life.

This event is organized in partnership with City Diplomacy Lab as part of the New Utopias series, co-created by the Alliance Program, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and the European Institute.




Provocative discussions on the global issues of our time with world-class scholars, authors, and thought leaders.
Book Launch
Media Capture:
How Money, Digital Platforms,
and Governments Control the News
Mark Nelson, Felix Salmon, and Joel Simon in conversation with
Anya Schiffrin

Chaired by Safwan M. Masri
Tuesday, December 7
6:00 – 7:00 pm Paris
Register here


Who controls the media today? There are many media systems across the globe that claim to be free yet whose independence has been eroded. As demagogues rise, independent voices have been squeezed out. Corporate-owned media companies that act in the service of power increasingly exercise soft censorship. Tech giants such as Facebook and Google have dramatically changed how people access information, with consequences that are only beginning to be felt.
This book features pathbreaking analysis from journalists and academics of the changing nature and peril of media capture—how formerly independent institutions fall under the sway of governments, plutocrats, and corporations. Contributors including Emily Bell, Felix Salmon, Joshua Marshall, Joel Simon, and Nikki Usher analyze diverse cases of media capture worldwide—from the United Kingdom to Turkey to India and beyond—many drawn from firsthand experience. They examine the role played by new media companies and funders, showing how the confluence of the growth of big tech and falling revenues for legacy media has led to new forms of control. Contributions also shed light on how the rise of right-wing populists has catalyzed the crisis of global media. They also chart a way forward, exploring the growing need for a policy response and sustainable models for public-interest investigative journalism. Providing valuable insight into today’s urgent threats to media independence, Media Capture is essential reading for anyone concerned with defending press freedom in the digital age.


Copies of the book may be purchased here.

December 14, 2021 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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