Global Leadership Awards 19th Annual Gala

Please click here to read about the Global Leadership Awards 19th Annual Gala that took place on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

This year, SIPA is hosting its Global Leadership Awards 19th Annual Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

SIPA's Global Leadership Awards honor individuals who have made innovative or extraordinary contributions to the global public good. Honorees exemplify the values and qualities that SIPA strives to instill in our students, and all proceeds raised provide fellowship support for the next generation of global citizens and public policy leaders.

As the world's most global public policy school, our mission is both ambitious and relevant: to serve the public interest by educating students to lead by producing new knowledge and solutions on the critical public policy challenges facing our global community.

SIPA boasts a student body that is nearly 55 percent international and an alumni network of nearly 22,000 graduates in 162 countries.


Leymah R. Gbowee

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

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Muhtar Kent

Former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company

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Jim Yong Kim

Former President of World Bank Group

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Past Honorees

Past Honorees

Honorary Committee


Reed D. Auerbach IF ’81, MIA ’82, ’85LAW and Adrienne Petite Auerbach

Juan Navarro

Helena Zhou 


Amy Levine Abrams IF ’78, MIA ’80, ’80BUS and David C. Abrams


Lisa M. Coleman MIA ’85

Habib M. Enayetullah MPA ’91

Coco Han

Anuradha T. Jayanti and Martin C. Milewski

Liu Kequan and Julie Ge

Edward S. Knight and Amy S. Knight

Dong Qi

Michael M. Roberts MIA ’86 and Patricia Roberts

Joan E. Spero MIA ’68, ’73GSAS

The Coca-Cola Company

Mila Tuttle ’96CC, MIA ’05

Maria Teresa Vivas de Mata ’93BUS, MIA ’03, IF ’03, ’06GSAS



David S. Baran MIA ’87

Anisa Kamadoli Costa ’97BC, MIA ’98

Kun Deng MIA ’95

Richard S. Goldberg and Jill Miller

John C. Howe MIA ’83

Constance Hunter MIA ‘94 / KPMG

Mark E. Kingdon ’71CC and Anla Kingdon

Robert I. Kopech ’76BUS, MIA ’77 and Michele E. Fabrizio

Alexander and Marina Landia

Harley Lippman MIA ’79

James Luikart MIA ’72 and Amira Luikart

Peter N. Marber MIA ’87 and Andrea Marber ’09GSAPP

Brett A. Olsher MIA ’93 and Christina N. Olsher

David B. Ottaway IF ’63, ’63GSAS, ’72GSAS and Marina S. Ottaway ’74GSAS

John H. Porter IF ’82, MIA ’83, CERT ’83

Guler Sabanci

Romita Shetty MIA ’89 and Nasser Ahmad

The American Turkish Society

Turkish Philanthropy Funds

With special thanks to



Table & Tickets

To RSVP for the Gala, please see more information below for tickets and tables. Tickets may be purchased online below or over the phone. Tables may be purchased by check or by credit card over the phone. SIPA alumni and friends who purchase a table will become part of the 2019 Gala Honorary Committee to receive exclusive benefits. 

$100,000 and Above
Premium seating for 20 guests

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$50,000 - $99,999
Premium seating for 10 guests

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$25,000 - $49,999
Prime seating for 10 guests

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$15,000 - $24,999
Priority seating for 10 guests

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Individual Ticket
Seating for 1 guest

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Recent Alumni Tickets
$500 (2009-2019 only)
Seating for 1 recent alum 

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Please consider a donation if you are unable to attend the Gala.



SIPA Office of Alumni and Development

For more information please contact: 
Emily Keneston | 212-851-9802 |  Email: