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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]

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.

"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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