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New Study Abroad Opportunity

In partnership with the Columbia Global Centers and the Athens Global Center, the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement is excited to offer the Mediterranean Humanities in Athens seminar. The seminar will be led by Professors Konstantina Zanou (Italian Dept.) and Nikolas P. Kakkoufa (Hellenic Studies Program). 

An info session will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Registration is required. 

The Justice-in-Education Initiative (JIE) provides Columbia students and faculty with an interdisciplinary framework for understanding criminal justice issues by supporting the development of new course offerings within the curriculum that engage contemporary issues of justice. The Leros Humanism Seminars/LSH/ΣΛ are co-sponsored by the JIE. 

Please see the upcoming events hosted by the Justice in Education Initiative at Columbia University. 

A transcript for the conversation that took place over Zoom on 10 March 2022 between our very own Karen Van Dyck and Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Depts. of French and Philosophy) is available to read. The discussed centered around Van Dyck's  ‘Migration, Translingualism, Translation’ and Diagne’s ‘Cultural Mediation, Colonialism and Politics: Colonial Truchement, Postcolonial Translator’. Both pieces point towards the need for a kind of translator and interpreter who is able to read context, who can look beyond the immediate text and situation to assess what is at stake, and then act upon their reading and their interpretation, exhibiting agency. Both authors offer a vision of translation and interpreting as an opportunity to rebalance a power dynamic. The transcript of the Zoom conversation has been edited and extended.

The transcript can be found here

In partnership with the Columbia Global Centers and the Athens Global Center, the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement is excited to offer the Mediterranean Humanities in Athens seminar. The seminar will be led by Professors Konstantina Zanou (Italian Dept.) and Nikolas P. Kakkoufa (Hellenic Studies Program). 

An info session will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Registration is required. 

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