Your Weekly Low Down | July 21, 2017

Check out the latest from your Columbia alumni community.

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 14, 2017

Here's the latest from your Columbia community.

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SIPA Alumna Advocates for Rights of Child Soldiers

By Alveena Bakhshi '03SIPA



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Bakhshi is an advocate for Child Soldiers International, a group that aims to stop and end all recruitment, use, and exploitation of children by armed forces and groups. She is an adviser to the SIPA Dean's Public Policy Challenge Grant and a mentor with Columbia's Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator. Below, she 
explains her work with the organization, as well as what inspired her to write a book of poetry as an homage to child soldiers. (Photos courtesy of UNICEF.)

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 7, 2017

The latest events, news, and ideas from your Columbia alumni community:

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Your Weekly Low Down | June 23, 2017

Check out the latest news and events from the Columbia community.

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Your Weekly Low Down | June 1, 2017

Groundbreaking research and Columbians reuniting‚ÄĒcheck out this week's¬†Low Down¬†roundup:¬†

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Your Weekly Low Down | May 19, 2017

This week, we welcomed the Class of 2017 to our alumni community. More on this and other Columbia news below.

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Your Weekly Low Down | May 5, 2017

Check out the latest news and events from your alumni community.

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Your Weekly Low Down | April 28, 2017

The latest from your Columbia alumni network:

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The Best Columbia Graduation Speeches

Graduation is just around the corner, and soon we will be welcoming a new class of Columbians to the alumni community. 

Columbia's Commencement program dates back 258 years, and the iconic Morningside campus outdoor ceremony began in 1926. By tradition, the Commencement speaker is the University president, while many of the schools within Columbia have keynote speakers at their individual ceremonies -- and most give that distinction only to alumni.

From President Barack Obama to Caroline Kennedy, check out our hand-picked selection of the best quotes from recent Columbia graduation addresses below, and leave your words of wisdom for the next class of graduates by sharing a Grad Gram here. 

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