Lukas Kreiter, Graduate Student in GSAS Global Thought

Which program/department are you in?

GSAS Global Thought.

What is your primary area of research?

Impact of Artificial Neural Networks on Society.

Which country (or countries) do you come from?


How long have you been in the U.S.?

I arrived in New York in August 2021.

Tell us about how your past experiences led you to Columbia.

Before Columbia, I had studied in the Netherlands at Maastricht University and went for a year abroad to Chile. Thereafter, I continued my academic career with a double degree, CEMS Master, in International Management at the University of Sydney and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Throughout these experiences, I figured that I enjoyed multinational projects which led me to occupy multiple positions in consulting and tech, most recently at Oracle. The MA in Global Thought at Columbia University not only allowed me to enhance my understanding of world affairs, and pursue academic excellence, but also to make a move to the multicultural epicenter of New York. With its interdisciplinary approach, the Global Thought program directly catered to my research interest in the impact of AI technology, more specifically artificial neural networks on society. After graduation, I am looking forward to joining Microsoft.

Tell us a bit about your projects/studies.

The Master of Arts in Global Thought is an interdisciplinary academic program that encourages students to experiment with new ideas and categories in order to comprehend and explain the intricacies of our linked and changing world. The Committee on Global Thought (CGT), which includes more than thirty distinguished academics from several departments and schools across Columbia University, offers this unique academic program which I can only recommend!

Anything else you’d like to share about your time in NYC or at Columbia?

If you are looking for the best juice or smoothie near campus, visit Oasis Jimma Juice Bar on 3163 Broadway. The Ethiopian vibe is infectious and the menu fabulous!

Connect with Lukas on LinkedIn.

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