12/08/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Columbia Launches Center For Palestine Studies

Columbia launched the first-ever Center for Palestine Studies in the United States on Thursday night, and organizers said that, despite limited funds, they are pushing forward.

The center, which will run out of the University's Middle East Institute in Knox Hall, was created by a group of faculty with the goal of promoting and advancing Palestine studies in a wide range of subjects, from politics to the arts.