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New Courses at SIPA: Urban Social Policy & Building Big Renewable Energy Projects

It’s been a busy few weeks for us at admissions. We’ve been speaking with a large number of you about what SIPA can offer, and many of our admitted students will learn just that at our upcoming 2018 Admitted Students’ Day on April 10th. As a reminder, the admissions office will be closed Tuesday for #ASDSIPA2018.

For those who aren’t in New York City, we’re happy to present a glimpse into these new courses at SIPA:

As usual, we encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions about our innovative courses — and anything else on your mind. We’ll have more in our “New Classes” series soon, and in-person class visits are still available through this month.

We look forward to meeting you on Admitted Students’ Day next week!

Big Questions, Big Ideas @ SIPA

We’re excited to bring to you the first of our new series, “Big Questions, Big Ideas @ SIPA.” Take a peek at some of the most pressing global topics that are being covered here by policymakers, thought leaders, experts, and SIPA faculty. These are ideas you will encounter as a student and down the road as an alum.

Big Questions, Big Ideas: Frugal Innovation with Navi Radjou

Don’t forget our general deadline for SIPA fellowship aid consideration is coming up fast on January 5, 2018. Our final deadline for admissions decisions is February 5, 2018. We’ve wrapped up our recruitment travel but will continue to host virtual and in-person information sessions until the holiday break. Make sure to register for a class visit while you still have time – the last day of class is December 11th. Lastly, check out our new series that covers the different components of the application – What’s in an App – on the admissions blog. Good luck on your application!

Take a Peek at MPA-DP’s Newest Initiative: DP120

MPA-DP Founding Director Glenn Denning introduces DP120, our newest initiative aimed at collecting and sharing insights into development practice. Watch the video to find out why the number 120 was chosen, how practitioners can get involved and to hear Director Denning’s insight for the week- practice makes the practitioner!

Episode 1: Introduction, Practice Makes the Practitioner


Reason No. 1,538 to come to SIPA

You all know we have some pretty amazing faculty and adjuncts at SIPA. But did you know we bring in some pretty cool talent outside of the program? What if I told you those talented people were also Seeples? Well, as Affan Javed, MPA ’16, puts it you can always find policy stars exploring the halls of SIPA’s International Affairs Building. And last week one of our very own, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, MIA ’87, stopped by for a special lecture in former NYC Mayor David Dinkins’s Practicum in Urban Policy course.

[Mayor Bill de Blasio, MIA '87, poses for a photo with former NYC Mayor David Dinkins. de Blasio is in a dark blue suit and white shirt, and Dinkins is in a dark jacket with a striped blue bow tie.]

[Mayor Bill de Blasio, MIA ’87, poses for a photo with former NYC Mayor David Dinkins.]

So who do you hope to meet on campus? Tell us on social media using #SIPAgoal.

SIPA welcomes outgoing Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew as Visiting Professor

We wanted to make sure you heard the exciting news that Jacob J. Lew, the outgoing U.S. treasury secretary, will join our faculty as a visiting professor on Feb. 1, 2017.

Lew will lecture, teach graduate students, and work with faculty members at SIPA and Columbia University on the subjects of international economics, fiscal and trade policy, and a range of other public policy issues. (Perhaps, the best part of his appointment is that he’ll be on campus during the 2017 Fall semester, too!)

Secretary Lew has led the Treasury Department since 2013, having taken office as the U.S. economy was struggling to regain its footing after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. He helped lead the U.S. economy to its current foundation of economic growth and declining unemployment.

“SIPA is at the forefront of tackling critical policy challenges facing the global community,” said Lew. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my experience with talented young people who aspire to engage in the world of public policy and international affairs.”

We hope you will take advantage of Lew’s expertise as a Seeple next year! Get a jump start and finish your application today. Just remember that the Fall 2017 application deadline is Feb. 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST (UTC-5).

[Photo, L-R: Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and 44th U.S. President Barack Obama]

"The most global public policy school, where an international community of students and faculty address world challenges."

—Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Professor of Practice, International and Economic Law and International Affairs

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