A sea of blue

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A little rain did not stop approximately 600 of our SIPA graduates clothed in Columbia University blue regalia from celebrating the completion of their degree programs this morning.

This year’s graduation speaker, Thomas E. Donilon, former National Security Advisor to President Obama provided the new graduates with words of wisdom on policy and insight on how SIPA graduates are poised to make an impact on the world.

His parting words to the class was “never stop learning“.

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We have empowered our graduates to serve the global public interest by educating them to serve and lead and by producing and sharing new knowledge on the critical public policy challenges facing the global community.  Congratulations to the SIPA Class of 2014!