Classes in Columbia University – a student’s perspective!

As GEM students in the Transcontinental Track at Columbia University, we have 4 classes related to geopolitics. 2 classes (Corporate Geopolitics and Competitive Thought Processes in Geopolitics) are taught by GEM. In addition, we get to pick 2 classes from Columbia. The list of Classes can change but here are some courses we took this year:

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Business Week in NYC : Tiffany & Co

The need for an investor relations VP appeared 30 years ago when Tiffany & Co became a public company. Mark Aaron took on the challenge and successfully conducted the company’s IPO (Initial Public Offering).

Today, we had the honour of hearing Mark Aaron presenting his job and explain why Tiffany is such a historic and successful company.

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Hidden secrets of Central Park

New-York, the financial capital of the world, the city of the most powerful corporations in the world, the city of Spider-man. New-York, the city that never sleeps. Still, in the heart of the city, everyone can discover one of the most beautiful and amazing park in the world. It’s where New Yorkers go to walk or play. It is where they go to get a breath of fresh air. Continue reading

Tips and Tricks in New York City

When arriving in a new city, life can be a little overwhelming. This is particularly true when you go to a new city like New York. But little by little, and as students, we have discovered the tips and tricks to get the most out of our experience here. In this article, we want to share all the tricks that we have learnt so far. Continue reading

Restaurant week in NYC: Good bargain for good food


“Life in New-York is too expensive” and “Americans don’t eat healthy at all” are maybe the two prejudices that we have the most heard before arriving in New York. As we are fond of good food, we were quite afraid to have to spend a lot of money to discover American culinary practices and to eat other things than fast food. That is why we have decided to find plans to eat better and cheaper. After an extensive research, Restaurant Week appeared to be the best solution to achieve this objective. (See the Website :  However, as a foreigner, it’s quite difficult to find this event because most of the time, it’s a word of mouth process. There is only few advertising for this special week and it was important for us to share with you our experience during this wonderful event. Continue reading