June 2019 - June 2019
Organized by the Climate Adaptation Initiative at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, this conference addressed a range of issues facing coastal communities in the United States and around the world as sea levels rise and coastal flooding becomes more frequent and intense. The science around retreat is still ill-defined, and policy discussions remain contentious. This conference brought together thought leaders on this topic to advance the science and policy dialogue.
August 2019 - July 2021
REACH is a regional initiative of CSD, which aims to bridge the gap in health literacy and health care access among refugee and local youth via digital health technologies in Turkey and Lebanon. Co-lead by Dr. Yanis Ben Amor and Dr. Ozge Karadag Caman, the project employs Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) framework, which has been recognized as a unique approach to conduct research with - rather than on - communities.