Interview Series

Meet AC4 Visiting Scholar, Michael Gross

by |November 21st, 2016

Dr. Michael Gross is a Visiting Research Scholar at AC4 this Fall 2016, coming from Colorado State University. Dr. Gross is the Editor-in-Chief for Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, the 2016 Past Division Chair, Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management, and the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Business…. read more

Interview with Cody Pope, AC4 Fellow, 2011 Cohort

by |August 10th, 2016

Cody Pope, one the 2011 AC4 Graduate Fellows, works on political risk, policy analysis and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. He completed his Masters in International Security Policy and Conflict Resolution at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. As an AC4 fellow, he focused on foreign investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in the mining… read more

AC4-IACM Scholarship Almnus Interview: Dr. Patricia Satterstrom

by |June 23rd, 2016

Patricia Satterstrom, 2011   Where are you now since being an AC4 scholarship recipient in 2011 and first-time attendee to IACM? I earned my doctorate from Harvard Business School (HBS) this past May, and I am now an Assistant Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. My family and I just moved… read more

Interview with Isaac Scott, Resident Artist and Justice in Education Scholar at Columbia’s Center for Justice

by |May 5th, 2016

Isaac Scott is a self-taught graphic designer and fine artist, as well as a creative writer, currently the Resident Artist and Justice in Education Scholar at Columbia University’s Center for Justice. He is Co-Founder of Opportunities and Change, which facilitates solution-driven projects, such as The Confined Arts, Love Thyself First and T.e.a.m. Arts, and is Director of The Confined… read more

Interview with Layla Zami, Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality

by |April 8th, 2016

Layla Zami is an artist and scholar, currently a Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality (IRWGS). She is a PhD candidate at Humboldt-University Berlin in gender studies and performing arts, where she is teaching a class on cultural memory in the spring, and has studied International Relations… read more

Interview with Diana Engel Gerbase, AC4 Fellow, 2015 Cohort

by |February 2nd, 2016

Diana Engel Gerbase, one the 2015-2016 AC4 Graduate Fellows, is a social entrepreneur, currently in her second-year of the masters program in Public Administration at the School of International & Public Affairs.  She has a concentration in Urban and Social Policy and a specialization in Management. For her AC4 sponsored project, she travelled to Brazil,… read more

AC4 Graduate Fellowship Alumni

by |November 5th, 2015

As of May 2015, the AC4 Graduate Fellowship program has a total of 63 alumni in addition to the numerous Earth Institute student recipients of travel grants, internships and research assistantships. Learn more about AC4 fellows in our featured interviews: Jonathan Blake, 2011 Where are you now? I finished my PhD in the spring, defending in April and graduating… read more

Interview from the 2015 CMM Learning Exchange

by |October 15th, 2015

The 2015 Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) Learning Exchange, also known as the FUGIC Forum, took place in Munich, Germany, from September 17-20. Hosts of the Learning Exchange were the CMM Institute and the Institute for Global Integral Competence. This interview was conducted by AC4’s Meredith Smith and Venera Kusari. What motivated you to choose… read more

Interview with Natalie Unwin-Kuruneri, Associate Director of Education at Earth Institute

by |August 31st, 2015

Natalie Unwin-Kuruneri is the Associate Director of Education at the Earth Institute. She is an alumni of Columbia University’s Master of Public Administration program. Please tell us about your background. I did my undergraduate studies in sociology and psychology at George Washington University in D.C., and have always wanted to do something that would help people… read more

Interview with Dahlia Collado Simangan, AC4 Visiting Scholar

by |June 23rd, 2015

Dahlia Collado Simangan is an AC4 visiting scholar, coming from the Australian National University. She is a doctoral candidate studying multiple aspects of peace processes including economics, governance, memory and reconciliation. She conducted fieldwork in 3 countries with UN transitional authorities, including Kosovo and East Timor, and was recently awarded a very prestigious UN award for dissertation research. What… read more