Research Centers and Programs


Research Units of the Earth Institute

Agriculture and Food Security Center

Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR)

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

Center for National Health Development in Ethiopia (CNHDE)

Center for Rivers and Estuaries

Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)

Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR)

Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development (CGSD)

Columbia Climate Center

Columbia Water Center

Earth Engineering Center

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES)

International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE)

National Center for Disaster Preparedness


Research and Academic Programs of the Earth Institute

Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions

Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience

Program on Sustainability Policy and Management

Program on Science, Technology, and Global Development

Program on Sustainable Mobility

Millennium Cities Initiative

Millennium Villages Project

Cross-Cutting Initiative (CCI)

Earth Clinic

M.A. in Climate and Society

M.P.A. in Development Practice

M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy

M.S. in Sustainability Management

Ph.D. in Sustainable Development

Undergraduate Special Concentration and Major in Sustainable Development


Joint Units of the Earth Institute

Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED)

Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR)

Laboratory of Populations

Urban Design Lab (UDL)

Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment


Affiliates and Consortia

Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity

Black Rock Forest Consortium

Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Connect to Learn

Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)



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 Steven Cohen

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 Peter Schlosser

Deputy Director and Director of Research

 Sean C. Solomon

Associate Director for Earth System Science and Director of the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and the Lamont campus


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 Steven Cohen

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

 David C. Dvorak

Director, Finance and Administration

 Joanna Rubinstein

Assistant Director, International Programs

 George Sarrinikolaou

Director, Office of Academic and Research Programs

 Casey Supple

Director, Funding Initiatives

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Director, Communications