One of the great things about being a student at SIPA is the vast number of activities and resources that are part of Columbia University. One great example is the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (or AC4) housed at the Earth Institute. AC4 is a consortium of existing programs, centers, institutes, and faculty at Columbia.
AC4 brings together faculty, students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners to stimulate innovative and interdisciplinary research in conflict resolution, violence, peace-building, and sustainable development. There are many tangible benefits for SIPA students, including the funding of projects. Each fall as many as 12 projects are funded by AC4. Below is a flyer for an upcoming event and for more information please visit their web site.