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February 2023

Mongolia Between Two Giants: Cold War Lessons and Today’s Realities

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

February 6, 2023, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Speakers: Ambassador Batbayar Tsedendamba, Institute of History and Ethnology Sergey Radchenko, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Morris Rossabi, Columbia University and Queens College Moderator: Elizabeth Wishnick, Senior Research Scientist, China and Indo-Pacific Studies Division, CNA, Montclair State University; Senior Research Scholar, WEAI, Columbia University Ambassador Batbayar will discuss Mongolia’s effort to achieve a delicate balance between its two big neighbors, namely Russia and China, and between the Russian Federation and…

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AAPI Support Space

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A virtual support space hosted by Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) for Columbia Morningside/Manhattanville AAPI students to come together and process the recent escalation and visibility of hate crimes and discrimination against AAPI people. Facilitated by Drs. Deborah Ohm and Arthur Roh. Register on Zoom Due to the open and online nature of this virtual space, this is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and practice discretion. This is intended to be an interactive support space, not group…

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ISSO F-1 Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Friday, February 10, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Online Event Room/Area: Zoom details will be provided after registration In this ISSO sponsored webinar, an ISSO advisor will discuss eligibility requirements and application procedures for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment authorization after your graduation. OPT is a benefit and extension of F-1 student status that allows you to work in your field of study for up to 12 months and is authorized by USCIS, the immigration agency. Learn more about Post-Completion…

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ISSO Newly Arrived J-1 Faculty and Researchers Orientation

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This ISSO sponsored event is for Newly Arrived J-1 Faculty and Researchers at Columbia University. You are invited to our Newly Arrived J-1 Faculty and Researchers Orientation. These sessions are for those who have recently arrived. The orientation covers an overview of this visa status. ISSO strongly recommends you attend. Please have your DS-2019 and passport available. Register here.

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Public Attitudes Towards Social Spending: Evidence from Hong Kong and Singapore

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Speaker: Alfred M. Wu, Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Moderator: Qin Gao, Professor and Director of China Center for Social Policy, Columbia School of Social Work This lecture examines the psychosocial impact of rural-to-urban migration on youth in China using a multisystemic resilience framework and discusses potential interventions to promote more sustainable and equitable urbanization. This event is part of the 2022-2023 lecture series on “Urbanization, Well-being, and Public Policy: China from Comparative Perspectives”…

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ISSO F-1 Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

In this ISSO sponsored webinar, an ISSO advisor will discuss eligibility requirements and application procedures for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment authorization after your graduation. OPT is a benefit and extension of F-1 student status that allows you to work in your field of study for up to 12 months and is authorized by USCIS, the immigration agency. Learn more about Post-Completion OPT -- http://bit.ly/optemployment. RSVP today Event Contact Information: ISSO isso@columbia.edu

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