One of the integral functions of the Office of Student Affairs at SIPA is supporting and facilitating co-curricular activities and opportunities. The resources on this page will acquaint you with extracurricular activities and services that will enhance your life on campus. A vibrant array of student groups organize programming on a variety of issues in international and public affairs, along with social events and community service. Learn about SIPA networking resources, publications, and campus services that will add value to your graduate school experience.

Taiwan Focus aims to foster understanding and awareness of this island country, and to encourage dialogue and research on Taiwan-related issues in the Columbia University community. Taiwan Focus also serves as a platform to provide resources for those who are interested in studying and/or traveling in Taiwan. We organize and promote events including movie nights, brown bag talks, cultural events, and art exhibitions both on- and off-campus, on a variety of topics including Taiwanese society, culture, politics, economy, and history. For inquiries, please contact Kaya Kuo, President of Taiwan Focus, at tk2661@columbia.edu .
The SIPA Technology and Innovation Student Association was formed to help increase student knowledge of how technology influences international development and to expand opportunities for students within the information and communication technology (ICTs) for development and public policy. Through projects, panels, case competitions, and events, we aim to create a community around ICT for development and public policy as well as promote practical research and internship opportunities for SIPA students. Additionally, the TechISA supports SIPA curriculum development around technology for development and public policy. Our students and alumni work globally with organizations such as The Earth Institute, UNICEF, OCHA, Worldbank,...
The International Organization and United Nations Studies Working Group (IO/UNSWG) is a student body organization working in close relation with the IO/UN Studies specialization at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. It aims to connect the SIPA community to issues on the United Nations' agenda, careers and internships, and to build a better understanding about how the organization functions, based on the pillars of International Security, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, and Environmental Change, as well as other areas relevant to the work of the United Nations. Elected Board President, Antonio Henriquez Garcia Vice President,...
WSSO is open to all students at Columbia who are pursuing careers in international security. We are committed to supporting fellow students to fine-tune their academic studies; network in the security field; and propel them into their professional endeavors both at Columbia and beyond. WSSO defines security broadly, beyond defense and military. Security includes issues with the environmental, gender, economic development, and conflict-resolution.

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