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Alumnus Awarded for Exposé on “Silicon Sweatshops”

JonathanAdams-80x94“Silicon Sweatshops,” an investigative series for GlobalPost co-authored by Jonathan Adams (MIA ’03), won a Best in Business Journalism award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. The report exposed working conditions at factories in China that build components for American companies. The series was co-reported by Kathleen McLaughlin. Adams reports on Taiwan for GlobalPost, and has covered China and Taiwan since 2002. Read the full story “Silicon Sweatshops” here.

Arianna Huffington: Facing the Fracture: Media and Economic Understanding

On April 6th Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, visited SIPA to addresses the role of the media in covering the ongoing financial crisis. Huffington opened a conference featuring top journalists, scholars and activists, sponsored by SIPA’s International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization and the Roosevelt Institute.  For the full video click here.


Sharyn O'Halloran on MSNBC

SIPA faculty member Sharyn O’Halloran, who directs the Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis specialization at SIPA, recently appeared on MSNBC to comment on unemployment in the United States.  Her research interests include institutional analysis and statistical methods.

Her recent publications include “Measuring the Electoral and Policy Impact of Majority-Minority Voting Districts” with David Epstein in American Journal of Political Science (April 1999); “A Social Science Approach to Race, Redistricting, and Representation” with David Epstein in American Political Science Review (March 1999); “The Non-Delegation Doctrine and Separate Powers: A Political Science Approach” with David Epstein in The Cardozo Law Review (1999); and others.

To view the entire video, please visit the MSNBC site here.


Sharyn is no stranger to the media . . . you can see here in this segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart filmed back on St. Patricks Day (1:36 mark).


SIPA News – Call to New Students for Article Submissions

SIPA students have many opportunities to get involved in activities related to their studies, including the opportunity to publish in SIPA News and The Journal of International Affairs.  The staff of SIPA News asked me to outreach to incoming SIPA students that might be interested in submitting an article for consideration.  Please see the message below and if you are interested, contact the individuals noted below.


SIPA News is a semi-annual magazine written by students, alumni, and faculty and distributed to the global SIPA community. Our fall issue will encompass the intersection of science, technology and policy. Where do SIPA students stand on the issues surrounding these fields and what perspectives can they offer on how the advancements in the Internet, for example, have changed the way we communicate and interact with and in the world? What are the most critical issues that have arisen in light of the development in these fields?

From Twitter in Tehran to cell phones in rural Africa, technological and scientific advancements bridge the divide between developed and developing nations, provide a new model of open governance and can foster environments for innovation and entrepreneurship even as much of the world deals with the fallout of the 2008 economic crisis.  At the same time, as with any technological and scientific advancement, attention must also be made to the legal and policy-related ramifications.

We welcome contributions from all SIPA students, with a premium on first-hand reporting. We’re looking for colorful stories about real people, ­not a political science essay.

If you’d like to write for us, please send your proposals. Proposals should be at least one full paragraph and be representative of your writing. Clips are also welcome. (We’ll reply right away). We need your feature stories (around 1000 words), shorter articles, photos, and photo essays.  Final drafts of all submissions must be received by September 15.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Laure Klein (

Caroline Stauffer (
SIPA News co-editors

All past issues of SIPA News maybe be viewed by clicking here.

"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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