Statements From the April 17 Congressional Committee Hearing

April 17, 2024

"Columbia strives to be a community free of discrimination and hate in all of its forms, and we condemn the antisemitism that is far too pervasive today. We have a responsibility to listen and to respond to our Jewish community."

Remarks to Open “The War in Gaza: Constructive Campus Conversations”

November 30, 2023

"So often these conversations end up being about 'What are Columbia’s values?' I think it’s important to reassert those values during turbulent times."

President Minouche Shafik’s Inaugural Address

October 4, 2023

"My life experience has made me cherish the role education plays in social mobility and spreading opportunity...A person’s destiny should not be determined by where and to whom one is born and universities can play a vital role in altering destinies."

2023 Convocation Address

August 27, 2023

“Today, the critical questions we ask include, ‘What are you going to do with the training you’ve acquired?’ and ‘How are you going to use the research you’ve conducted for the betterment of society?’”