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Summerfest 2014 in NEW YORK CITY

Before the summer is over, you need to attend at least one Summerfest.  You may have missed the other two in DC but you still have one more chance to beat the heat in New York.

What?  You still haven’t figured out what Summerfest is?  It’s just the event of the summer and place to be if you are interested in a career in international affairs.

Join us for an evening and we promise you will meet alumni, students and staff from five top graduate programs in international affairs and learn about the graduate programs, career opportunities and network with professionals in international affairs.

Representatives from the following graduate international affairs programs will be available:

  • Columbia University – School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
  • Georgetown University – Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Johns Hopkins University – The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Princeton University – The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

We’re being hosted by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th Street in New York City (10065 – if you need the postal code to plug into your GPS).

Be there on Wednesday, July 16 (that’s in 2 days).  Doors open at 5:30pm… stay for a few minutes or until the “party” is over at 8:00pm.  Admissions representatives (and alumni/students) will be available all evening.  Bonus:  there will also be two alumni panel Q&A presentations at 6:00pm and 7:00pm.

So what are you waiting for?  RSVP and share this with friends and colleagues.

See you at Summerfest 2014!

Summer Reading – Part 8

A few more incoming students have passed along content for summer reading/following.  If you are an incoming student and you want your information published see here for details.  If you want to find all the Summer Reading entries, simply type “Summer Reading” in the Search bar over in the right hand menu and they will all be on one page.

Stephanie Chang (Incoming MIA)


Chris Planicka (Incoming MPA-DP)


Juan Manuel Rodilla (Incoming MIA)

Blog:  A blog (In Spanish) containing different development approaches: Rural Participatory Appraisal, Right-Based Approach, Power studies, Gender, etc. The project of the blog was developed by me for the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the approaches, tools and study-cases are developed by different researchers. Maybe could be interesting for other SIPA students who speak Spanish –

Emmania Rodriguez (Incoming MPA)


Office Communication Top Ten List – Entry #10

This is the tenth and final entry in our “Top 10″ list for you to consider when communicating with our office and applying.

Number 10 – Subscribe to this blog!

The best way to stay up-to-date regarding matters of admission is to subscribe to this blog.  Yes the SIPA Web site is a great source of information and you should familiarize yourself with it, but for the most part the Web site is static and is rarely updated.  We try to update it as needed, but the blog is much more informative as far as the day-to-day things going on in our office.

Over in the right menu there is an empty box with “Subscribe” written below it.  Simply enter your email and each and every time this blog is updated, you will receive an email message letting you know here is new content.

Why is it a good idea to subscribe?  Well for one we try to monitor common questions and post answers to the site for mass consumption.  Two, this is your window into the admission cycle.  We will update you on what is going on in our office.  And finally, this is a great way to find out more about what is going on at SIPA and to learn about fellowship opportunities.  You can consider this to be the most interactive Web space concerning matters of admission and financial aid.

SIPA Student Blog: The Morningside Post

You already may be aware that there is a blog run by SIPA students – The Morningside Post (TMP).  The TMP will be undergoing some exciting changes in the coming weeks and just like I encourage readers to subscribe to this blog, the same encouragement applies to the TMP.  From a recent entry here are some comments on how the site will change and why:

The last few months there has been some mention on TMP about a redesign. I am proud to say that, after about a year of planning and executing, we have almost reached point B of our redesign.  Things are going to change pretty dramatically around here. But, before they do, it seemed best to give everyone a heads up of what is to come.

So what changes exactly? First, and foremost, TMP is being built on a different online platform, one that will make it much easier for our readers to get at the kind of information they want, and filter out what they don’t want.

It’s going to get a lot easier to read what you want to read. And to know what’s going on at SIPA, you won’t have to go to a bunch of websites, because there will be one place for “one-stop shopping.” Hopefully, this will serve both the SIPA community and those outside of SIPA interested in what SIPA has to offer.

"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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