Research Conversations

The Nature of Visual Cognition

Why do some individuals outperform others? Psychology's Stephen Mitroff sits down with CCAS Dean Ben Vinson to discuss how visual memory, perception and attention can be applied to real-world situations.

The Art of the Election

How did the pundits their election predictions so wrong? In a conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Political Science's John Sides discusses Donald Trump's election and the impact of his rise to the presidency on political behavior.

Art Therapy: Healing Through Imagery

In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Heidi Bardot explains how art therapy has shown promise in helping individuals cope with the repercussions of crises.

Family Ties: Chimps in the Wild Shine Light on Human Parenting Practices

In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Carson Murray discusses her observations of chimps in the jungles of Tanzania -- and how they are shedding new light on maternal moods, gender roles and even human parenting practices.

Human Face of Immigration with Daniel Martínez

Daniel Martinez reveals the often tragic personal stories behind the politics of immigration reform.

Power of Creative Expression with Dana Tai Soon Burgess

Dana Tai Soon Burgess shares his vision of art-as-diplomacy and thoughts on the arts at Columbian College.

East Meets West in Art with Mika Natif

Mika Natif reveals how elements and images from Renaissance Europe found their way into 17th century Islamic art.

On the Cutting Edge of Innovation with Akos Vertes

Akos Vertes discusses his research and his biggest challenge to date: combating biological and chemical threats.

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An excerpt from a leaf of the newly discovered manuscript of “Fath al-bari” at the Suleymaniye Library in Istanbul.

Ancient Muslim Manuscripts Unearthed

History’s Joel Blecher discovered two previously unknown drafts of important works on Islamic thought and practices dating back to the early 15th century.

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Research Grants Open Doors to Discoveries

July 12, 2017

From tracking fossil footprints through Kenya to preparing the next generation of math and science teachers, it’s been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.

The Impact of Islam in the Contemporary World

July 12, 2017

In a conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Anthropology's Attiya Ahmad discussed the socio-cultural interrelationship between gender, Islam and cross-border tourism.

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