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SIPA at 70


Our 70th Anniversary Celebration, March 30– April 2, 2017, includes a weekend of exciting activities, including a welcome reception at Low Library on Friday, a day-long conference and networking lunch on Saturday and the Global Leadership Awards Gala, honoring Zbigniew Brzezinski and the Lemann Foundation of Brazil, at Saint John The Divine on Saturday evening.

The SIPA Forum AM Keynote Panel, "Addressing Global Challenges in the 21st Century," will be moderated by Dean Merit E. Janow and will include Antony Blinken, former Deputy Secretary of State and former National Security Advisor in the Obama Administration; Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog and Professor of Political Economy at SIPA; Mari Pangestu, former Minister of Trade and former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia; and Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Consul General, People's Republic of China.

The “SIPA Connections" lunch will be an opportunity for alumni to network with fellow alumni, or meet current SIPA students and learn more about their projects and initiatives focused on cyber issues, gender policy, migration, sustainability, and policy issues that impact communities of color.

For detailed agenda, please click here


Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  For the Full Weekend package, $300 is tax deductible for alumni and guest tickets; and $50 is tax deductible for recent alumni tickets. For the Welcome Reception and SIPA Forum, $1 is tax deductible.

Full refunds will be provided until March 24, 2017. Cancellation requests received after March 24, 2017, are non-refundable.

Merit E. Janow - Dean, SIPA, Columbia University

Celebrating SIPA’s 70th Anniversary — its past, its present and its bright future.

Merit E. Janow

Dean, SIPA, Columbia University
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Signature Events


March 30, 2017 - April 02, 2017
9:00am to 9:00pm
Columbia University, NYC