4 new faculty join SIPA this spring

SIPA has 70 full-time faculty and more than 300 professional practitioners, visiting scholars, and adjuncts who love sharing their expertise with our students. We’re pleased to share we’ve added a few more names to the roster for the Spring 2017 term. Here’s a look at who will be joining us in January.

karla-hoffKarla Hoff, a Lead Economist at the World Bank, will serve as Visiting Professor and co-teach an undergraduate Economics Senior Seminar and a SIPA course on behavioral economics with Professor Joseph Stiglitz. She served as Codirector of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2015, and much of her work focuses on using the tools of economics to study social interactions. She earned her BA in French from Wellesley College and a PhD in economics from Princeton University.

Ronaldo Lemosronaldo-lemos, co-founder and Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, will be appointed the Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor at SIPA and the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS). He will teach a new course, “Tech Policy and Culture in the Developing World: Living on the Edge.” He also will be engaged with SIPA’s Tech and Policy Initiative. Professor Lemos currently serves as a Professor of Law & Innovation at Rio de Janeiro State University and was a leading architect of Brazil’s path-setting rights for the Internet, including freedom of speech, privacy and net neutrality. He earned a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a Doctor of Laws from the University of Sao Paulo Law School.

Augusto de la Torreaugusto-de-la-torre is Chief Economist for Latin America at the World Bank. He will be an Adjunct Professor at SIPA and will teach a course on financial development in emerging economies. Prior to joining the World Bank, he served as President of Ecuador’s Central Bank and as an International Monetary Fund economist. He earned his MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

pierre-vimontPierre Vimont, former ambassador of France to the United States, will be an Adjunct Professor in spring 2017 and teach a course on diplomacy in the European Union, focusing major contemporary issues, including Brexit and international migration. His visit has been arranged by Columbia’s European Institute (EI), and he will participate in special events arranged by EI. Ambassador Vimont has had a distinguished career in public service in the French government, including service as ambassador to the European Union and chief of staff for three French foreign ministers. He holds a permanent title of Ambassador of France.