The Columbia Campaign Launch
“What Don't We Know: Crossing Boundaries of Inquiry and Leadership”
The Columbia Campaign launched on September 29, 2006 in New York, Hong Kong, and London. The launch's formal program was telecast live via satellite and included an unscripted discussion among some outstanding members of Columbia’s faculty, moderated by President Bollinger.
For the unscripted discussion, we asked some of Columbia's most dynamic thinkers to address the question "What Don't We Know?" from the perspective of their disciplines, and to think aloud together about common threads in the kinds of challenges they face. Their spontaneous interchange provided the centerpiece of the campaign launch, an example in real time of the kind of free-ranging discussion among remarkable faculty that the Campaign can help promote.
The Columbia Campaign is committed to discovery: through relationships with donors we look to help equip Columbia and Columbians to uncover new knowledge and develop new ways to draw on that knowledge to address issues around the globe.
Mary D'Alton, MD, Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Department Chairman, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Carol Gluck, '77GSAS, George Sansom Professor of History, Departments of History, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Brian Greene, co-director of Columbia’s Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Phyics (ISCAP)
Margo Jefferson, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University School of the Arts; cultural critic for The New York Times
Eric Kandel, University Professor of Physiology and Psychiatry at the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior of Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, senior investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Vikram Pandit, Columbia Trustee, founding member and chairman of the member’s committee of Old Lane, member of the New York City Investment Fund
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Video Remarks(RealPlayer required)
on the Columbia Alumni Association
on the International Advisory Council
on Columbia's leadership
on Columbia's moment
A. Michael Hoffman
on The Campaign challenge