Start a Seminar

To propose a new University Seminar, please click below to be directed to our online submissions site. Choose “Seminar Proposal” from the drop down list.

Before you begin, please take a moment to look at the list of current Seminars.

If there is another seminar already on the subject you are proposing, please address this in your letter. It is possible to have multiple seminars in a particular field as long as the approach or subject matter differs enough from the existing seminar to qualify as a new seminar.

All seminars must include participants from more than one department, and from outside Columbia.  Members (from Columbia), and associate members (from elsewhere), must have PhD’s or equivalent expertise. Some seminars admit selected graduate students as guests; some do not.