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Mumbai center director Nirupam Bajpai (far right) cuts a ribbon at an opening ceremony for the Mumbai center.

This story is part of a special issue examining Columbia's global centers, three years after the first two centers launched in Amman, Jordan and Beijing, China. Check out the rest of the issue here.

Close relationships

Academic integrity

Works in progress


Shayna Orens contributed reporting.

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