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SIPA Alumni Day and Reunion 2018

Saturday, April 14

 

Alumni Day
Alumni Day features a day of panels, speakers and networking. Panel discussions focus on timely issues about which our faculty and alumni have deep and current knowledge. A luncheon with keynote speaker Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, anchors the day’s activities which ends with a cocktail reception for Alumni Day and Class Reunion participants. (Alumni Day tickets are sold out)

Reunion
Each year, SIPA invites alumni to return to campus for the Annual Day followed by a Class Reunion Dinner, providing a special opportunity for alumni from around the world to gather with classmates and friends to celebrate their SIPA connections and SIPA’s contributions to global public policy. (Reunion tickets are still available)

Although the Class Reunion Dinner celebrates class years ending in ‘3 and ‘8, alumni from other classes and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Registration (Space is limited)
Registration for Class Reunion is still open with special discounts for Early-Bird registration ending March 23, 2018. Discounted pricing is also available for recent SIPA graduates (2013-17).


Cancellations: The deadline to request a cancellation refund is Friday, April 6, 2018.

Click here to register

NYC Preferred Hotel Rates for Columbia University

Meet your class ambasSadors

Charles Adams MIA ‘83
Tara Badri MIA ‘13
Alveena Bakhshi MPA ‘03
Martin Boer MIA ‘03
Leo Bullaro MPA ‘08
Jennifer Cordero MIA ‘98
Dustin Craven MIA ‘93
Nancy Degnan MPA ‘88
Chinonso Emehelu MIA ‘08
Giovanna Franky MPA ‘98
Georgette James MIA ‘03
Elena Makovskaia MPA ‘08
Liana Melchenko MIA ‘08
Matthew Murray MIA ‘88
Sagal Musa MIA ‘08
April Patterson MPA ‘03
Celine Solsken Ruben-Salama MPA-ESP ‘08
Maro Titus MPA ‘93
Anastasia Trifonoff MPE-EPM ‘13
Akshay Verma MPA ‘13
Leslie Villegas MPA-EPM ‘98

 

AGENDA

 

Event Schedule

 

International Affairs Building 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

11:30 a.m.

Registration

12:15 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 pm

Panel Sessions (3)

National and Global Security
Moderated by Richard Betts, Leo A. Shifrin Professor of War and Peace Studies and Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies, SIPA

Fake News: Policy Challenges and Solutions
Moderated by Anya Schiffrin, Lecturer and Director, Technology, Media, and Communications specialization, SIPA

Cyber Risk to Financial Stability
Moderated by Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor, SIPA

 

Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 pm

Panel Sessions (3)

What’s Up with the Global Economy in 2018?
Moderated by Peter Marber MIA ’87, Program Director, Global Economy concentration, Center for Global Affairs, New York University and Senior Lecturer, Carey Business School, The Johns Hopkins University

Innovation and Social Enterprise for Economic Development
Moderated by Glenn Denning, Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Master of Public Administration in Development Practice

Sustainable Cities and Urban Climate Resilience
Moderated by Steven Cohen, Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute; Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the MPA Program in Environmental Science and Policy, SIPA

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Class Reunion Dinner

ATTENDEES

LIST OF ATTENDEES

Last Update: Thursday, February 22

Leila Afas MIA '03
Cesar Arias MPA '08
Fritz Bachmair MIA '13
Tara Badri MIA '13
Abhinav Bahl MIA '08
Jesse Baver MIA '13
Ken Blacklow MPA '93
Marcel Bock MIA '17
Martin Boer MIA '03
Ted Bongiovanni EMPA '03
Leonardo Bullaro MPA '08
Patricia Caraballo MPA '08
Clara Cardinal MPA '98
Maria Paula Carvajal MPA '10
F Bruce Cohen MPA '91
Pat Contreras MPA '08
Jennifer Cordero MIA '98
Len Costa MIA '98
Anisa Kamadoli Costa MIA '98
John Craig MPA '98
Dustin Craven MIA '93
Ana Maria Currea MPA '08
Hector de la Cruz MPA '98
Ivania de la Cruz Orozco MPA '08
Melissa Donohue MIA '93
Tonina Dumic MPA-ESP '08
Carolina Duran MIA '08
Paula Elerick Feinberg MPA '93
Chinonso Emehelu MIA '08
Veenita Kaushik Emehelu MIA '08
Teal Emery MIA '13
Habib Enayetullah MPA '91
Guillermo Escobar MPA '88
Juan Flores MPA '98
Giovanna Franky MPA '98
Tekau Frere MIA '08
Shannon Gaffney MIA '08
Susan Gitelson MIA '66
Stacia Hachem MIA '87
Erica Hagen MIA '08
Wendy Horng Brawer MPA '93
Anne Nai-tien Huang MPA-ESP '13
Kirsten Imohiosen EMPA '03
Georgette James MIA '03
Bexi Jimenez MPA-EPM '13
David Johnson MIA ' 76
Rebecca Joyner MPA '98
Joshua Keller MIA '13
Amalia Kontesi MPA '13
Alejandra Kubitschek Bujones MPA '13
Rebecca Kuhar MPA '98
Martin Landi MIA '98
Jeffrey Levine MPA '05
Marina Leytes MIA '13
Jacqueline Lilinshtein MIA '13
Keenan Mahoney MIA '13
Elena Makovskaia MPA '08
Michael Manganiello EMPA '01
Yasuyuki Matsui MPA '08
Kevin McCaffrey MIA '09
Dylan Meagher MIA '13
Kanan Mehra MIA '13
Daniel Mikhailov MPA '13
Gregory Miles MIA '79
Kathy Mone MPA '81
Sethu Nair MIA '08
Katie Napolitano MIA '08
Benjamin Newman MIA '13
Katrina Ngo MIA '08
Eri Noguchi MPA '93
Lorelei O’Hagan MIA '08
Carolina Olego Wright MIA '08
Jorge Andres Ordonez Malagon MPA '13
Angela Ortiz MIA '08
Chantal Pasquarello MIA '08
Nima Patel MIA '94
April Patterson MPA-ESP '03
James Profestas EMPA '14
Angela Pruitt MPA '02
Shakil Quazi MPA '93
Zaki Raheem MIA '08
Frank Ramirez MPA '08
Timothy Ramsey MIA '93
Shravya Reddy MIA '08
Juan Robayo MPA '98
Celine Ruben-Salama MPA-ESP '08
Paloma Ruiz MPA '13
Fariel Salahuddin MPA-DP '08
Fernando Sanchez MIA '90
Peter Sang MPA-EPM '10
Shelly Sayagh MIA '08
Clayton Shedd EMPA '15
Brigid Sheehan EMPA '03
Selma Stern MPA '13
Bettina Strickler MIA '13
Kathleen Szleper EMPA '08
Blanka Thibaud MPA '13
Jennifer Thomson MIA '97
Maro Titus MPA '93
Anastasia Trifonoff MPA '13
Oliver Tsai EMPA '13
Steve Vigil MIA '08
Maria-Leslie Villegas MPA-EPM '98
Maike von Heymann MIA '08
William Wechsler MPA '93
Chad Weigand MIA '08
Merle Wise MPA '88
Stephanie Wolk Lawrence MPA '93
Stephen Wunker MPA '93
Esma Ozge Yildiz MPA '08
Rachel Zenner Kane MPA '98

SPEAKERS

ALUMNI DAY SPEAKERS

Last Update: Friday, February 16

Richard Betts
Leo A. Shifrin Professor of War and Peace Studies and Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies, SIPA

Martin Boer MIA ’03
Director of Regulatory Affairs, Institute of International Finance

Andrea Bubula
Lecturer, School of International and Public Affairs

Victor Cha MIA ’88
D.S. Song-KF Professor of Government, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Steven Cohen
Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute; Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the MPA Program in Environmental Science and Policy, SIPA

Alexander Cooley
Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College and Director, Columbia University’s Harriman Institute

Mariana Costa Checa MPA-DP ’13
Co-Founder and CEO, Laboratoria

Glenn Denning
Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Master of Public Administration in Development Practice

Jason Healey
Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor, SIPA

Constance Hunter MIA ’94
Chief Economist, KPMG

Deborah Lee James MIA ‘81
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), International Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies; 23rd Secretary of the Air Force (2013-2017)

Peter Jenkins MIA and MS (Urban Planning) ‘12
Program Manager, 100 Resilient Cities (Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation)

Katherine Johnson MPA ’12
Climate Programs Analyst, Washington, DC Dept. of Energy and Environment

Peter Marber MIA ‘87
Program Director, Global Economy concentration, Center for Global Affairs, New York University and Senior Lecturer, Carey Business School, The Johns Hopkins University

Patricia Mosser
Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor, SIPA

Katheryn Rosen
Adjunct Professor, SIPA and non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Michael Roston MIA ’06
Senior Staff Editor for Science, New York Times

Beatrice Santa-Wood MIA ’17
Communications Associate, Committee to Protect Journalists

Anya Schiffrin
Lecturer and Director, Technology, Media, and Communications specialization, SIPA

Nicole Van Der Tuin MPA ’12
Co-Founder and CEO, First Access