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Columbia SIPA offers an array of innovative classes for policy students around topics related to cybersecurity, internet governance and the digital economy, as well as capstone workshops providing students with practical experiences on such cutting-edge issues.

Courses

spring 2019

INAF U6975

Internet Business

John Battelle

INAF U6525

Social Innovation, Technology, and Public Policy in the Global South

Miguel Lago

INAF U6506

Data Science & Public Policy

Tamar Mitts

INAF U6009

Artificial Intelligence in Public Policy

Sameer Maskey

INAF U6523

Cyber Risks and Vulnerabilities

Michael Klipstein

INAF U6524

Cybersecurity & Business Risk

Neal Pollard

INAF U6517

Tech, Policy, and Culture in the Developing World: Living on the Edge

Ronaldo Lemos

INAF U6382

Technology, National Security & the Citizen

Alexis Wichowski

INAF U6198

Technology for International Crisis Response and Good Governance

Nicholas Martin

INAF U6202

Communications Policy in the Digital Age

Peter Micek

INAF U6512

Data Driven Approaches for Campaigns and Advocacy

Mark Steitz, Ben Yuhas

INAF U6912

Messaging Policy in the Digital Age

Tammy Fine

PUAF U6135

Civic Innovation and Building a People-Centered Government

Evagelia Tavoulareas

PUAF U6212

Digital Media Management

Dorian Benkoil

 

Fall 2018

SIPA U4020 

Data Visualization Workshop

Douglas Williamson

INAF U6004

Programming for Entrepreneurs

Sameer Maskey

INAF U6006

Computing in Context

Adam Cannon, Scarlett Swerdlow

INAF U6198

Technology for International Crisis Response and Good Governance

Nicholas Martin

ENVP U6275

GIS for International Studies

Gregory Yetman

INAF U6344

Military Technology Assessment

Stephen Biddle

INAF U6383

Dynamics of Cyber Power and Conflict

Jason Healey

EMPA U6428

Digital Media and the Public Interest

Kweli Washington

INAF U6509

Basics of Cybersecurity

Michael Klipstein

INAF U6521

Introduction to Cyber Threat Intelligence

JD Work

INAF U8340

Digital Economy and Development: An Asian Perspective

Mari Pangestu

INAF U6120

Tools and Craft of Multi-Platform Storytelling

Christopher Booker, Jacob Templin

 

Capstone Workshops 2018-2019

United States Mission to the United Nations

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Implications for Peace and Security

John Paul Farmer

Government of Aruba – Chief Innovation Officer

Developing an E-Governance Knowledge-Platform for the Government of Aruba

Alexis Wichowski

The World Bank
Group’s Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice (FCI)

Disruptive Technologies to Improve Lending for Agriculture in East Africa

Tim Meyer and Ulrike Weinberger

Government of Estonia

Estonia, The Skype Nation – How A Small Nation Can Be and Remain a Global Leader: What Does It Take?

Jenik Radon

Institute of International Finance

Value Chain Disruption and the Future of Finance: AI, Quantum Computing, and Distributed Crypto Applications

Katheryn Rosen

Inter-American Development Bank

Toward Efficient Regulation of Fin-Tech in the LAC Region – Alternative Finance for
MSMES


Fernando Sotelino

FireEye

How Does Iran Conceive of Cyber as Part of Its National Strategy?

Greg Rattray

Morgan Stanley – Global Financial Crimes Unit

Cryptocurrencies: Evaluating Risk and Regulation in the Digital Currency Age

Anemarie McAvoy

AfricInvest

Exploring New Transaction Infrastructure in Africa Powered by Blockchain Technologies


Bruce Taragin

Municipality of Santiago Chile

Harnessing Data to Improve Santiago’s Public Services and Revenues

Carol Cleireacain

United States Department of Defense,
MD5 – The National Security Technology Accelerator

How to Develop A Military Technology Ecosystem?

 

United States Department of State – Global Engagement Center

Measuring the Impact and Effectiveness of Adversarial Propaganda and Disinformation

Robert McKenzie

International Peace Institute (IPI)

New Technologies to Support Protection of Civilians, Humanitarian Aid and Accountability

Walter Miller

Morgan Stanley Cyber Fusion

Optimal Organizational Design of Enterprise Cybersecurity Centers


Neal Pollard

Business Developmentm Bank of Canada

Serving the Public Good: Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector


Christine Capilouto

Smallholder Farmers Alliance

Smallholder Date Initiative

Rob Johnson

New York State Energy Research and Development
Authority (NYSERDA)

Sustainable City Mobility Innovations

Joah Sapphire

New York City Center for Innovation
through Data Intelligence

Updating and Enhancing NYC’s Well-Being Index

Eva Weissman

Microsoft

What do Shifting Coalitions among Liberal Democracies Mean for International Agreements on Cybersecurity?

Adam Segal

 

In previous years

Courses

Spring 2018

INAF U6004

Programming for Entrepreneurs 

Sameer Maskey

INAF U6120

Tools and Craft of Multi-Platform Storytelling

Christopher Booker

INAF U6515

Technology and the Future of Governance and Public Policy

Hollie Russon Gilman, Ari Wallach

INAF U6603

Data Analysis for Policy Research and Program Evaluation

Harold Stopler

INAF U6135

Civic Innovation and Building a People-Centered Government

Evagelia Tavoulareas

INAF U6516

Entrepreneurship for the New (Technology) Economy

Hilary Gosher, John Eley

INAF U6383

Dynamics of Cyber Conflict

Jason Healey

INAF U6517

Tech, Policy, and Culture in the Developing World: Living on the Edge

Ronaldo Lemos

INAF U6382

Technology, National Security & the Citizen

Alexis Wichowski

INAF U6198

Technology for International Crisis Response and Good Governance

Nicholas Martin

INAF U6202

Communications Policy in the Digital Age

Peter Micek

INAF U6512

Data Driven Approaches for Campaigns and Advocacy

Mark Steitz

INAF U6508

Using Big Data to Develop Public Policy 

Francesco Brindisi

INAF U6521

Introduction to Cyber Threat Intelligence

JD Work

PUAF U6212

Digital Media Management

Dorian Benkoil

FALL 2017

ENVP U6275

GIS for International Studies

Gregory Yetman

INAF U6004

Programming for Entrepreneurs

Sameer Maskey

INAF U6144

Media Campaigning and Social Change

Anya Schiffrin, Minky Worden

INAF U6511

Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization

Dino Sossi

INAF U6006

Computing in Context: Public Policy

Adam Cannon, Gregory Falco

INAF U6518

Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law

Jason Healey

INAF U6519

Data-Driven Government and Evidence-Based Policymaking

Venkat Motupalli

INAF U6924

The Panama Papers

Jenik Radon, Anya Schiffrin

Spring 2017

INAF U6004

Programming for Entrepreneurs 

Sameer Maskey

INAF U6120

Tools and Craft of Multi-Platform Storytelling

Christopher Booker

INAF U6515

Technology and the Future of Governance and Public Policy

Hollie Russon Gilman, Ari Wallach

INAF U6144

Media Campaigning and Social Change

Anya Schiffrin, Minky Worden

INAF U6135

Civic Innovation and Building a People-Centered Government

Evagelia Tavoulareas

INAF U6516

Entrepreneurship for the New (Technology) EconomyLaunching & Executing a Tech Business

Hilary Gosher

INAF U6386

Policy Dilemmas in Cybersecurity

Jason Healey

INAF U6517

Tech, Policy, and Culture in the Developing World: Living on the Edge

Ronaldo Lemos

INAF U6382

Technology, National Security & the Citizen

Alexis Wichowski

INAF U6198

Technology for International Crisis Response and Good Governance

Nicholas Martin

INAF U6202

Communications Policy in the Digital Age

Peter Micek

INAF U6512

Data Driven Approaches for Campaigns and Advocacy

Mark Steitz

INAF U6508

Using Big Data to Develop Public Policy 

Francesco Brindisi

SIPA U4022

Research, Design & Prototype a Mobile App

Matthew Weber

INAF U6203

Digitial Activism

Jason Ng

INAF U6511

Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization

Dino Sossi

INAF U6379

Privacy, Secrecy and Surveillance – History and the Future

Matthew Connelly

INAF U8254

How to Manage the Regulatory Conflicts and Opportunities of the Digital Economy

Eli Noam

Fall 2016

INAF U6004

Programming for Entrepreneurs 

Sameer Maskey

INAF U6120

Tools and Craft of Multi-Platform Storytelling

Christopher Booker

INAF U6511

Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization

Dino Sossi

PUAF U6212

Digital Media Management

Dorian Benkoil

INAF U6006

Computing in Context

Adam Cannon, Gregory Falco

INAF U6924

The Panama Papers

Jenik Radon, Anya Schiffrin

ENVP U6275

GIS for International Studies

Malanding Jaiteh

INAF U6209

E-Government & Digital Diplomacy

Alexis Wichowski

INAF U6211

Technology Solutions for Development & Social Change

Eric Cantor

INAF U6383

Dynamics of Cyber Power and Conflict

Jason Healey

INAF U8217

Tools and Principles for Managing in the Information Economy and the Media Sector

Eli Noam

COMS 4419

Internet Technology, Economics and Policy (cross-registration required)

Henning Schulzinne

 

Capstone Workshops

2017-2018

Alto Data Analytics

Mapping the Conversation: From Big Data to the Real Voices of Trump Supporters and Opposers

Eurasia Group

How Governments Strategically Harness Technology in the 21st Century

FireEye

Assessing Social Media-Driven Influence Operations in Latin America

Government of Estonia

Estonia, The Skype Nation – How a Small Nation Can be a Global Leader and Punch Above its Weight

IBM GBS: Watson AI Center of Competence

Best Practices and Policies for an Ever More AI Dependent World

Institute for International Finance

Counting on the Cloud: Implications of Third-Party Vendor Risk on Financial Stability in the Cyber Age

Inter-American Development Bank

E-Commerce Last Mile Logistics

New America Cybersecurity Initiative

NATO and the Role of Cyber Capabilities for Strategic Stability and Deterrence

New York City Center for Innovation and Data Intelligence (CIDI)

Addressing Violence through a Public Health Response

New York City Mayor's Office of Workforce Development

Developing the Pipeline for Good-Paying Jobs of the “New Economy”

RAND

Identifying and Responding to Russian (Mis)Information

Regional Council of the Island of Réunion

From Sugar Cane to Digital Services: ICT Challenges for Réunion Island

TechPar Group

Applications for the Emerging Blockchain Ecosystem

United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office

Using Big Data to Prevent Conflict

United Nations Women

Innovation in Women Programming – Understand the Potential of Using Twitter Data Combined with Traditional Survey Data to Measure Societal Dynamics Related To Violence Against Women (VAW) In Brazil

United States Chief of Staff of the Army, Army Future Studies Group (AFSG)

Urban Futures, Technology and Military Operations: Managing Disaster, Terror, and Tanks in 2020-2040

United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)

Cyber Analogies in Comparative Perspective

United States Department of State - Global Engagement Center

Social Media and Violent Extremism: Strategies and Methods to Identify, Monitor, and Influence Extremist Behavior Online

United States Mission to the United Nations

Innovation and Technology in UN Peace Operations

2016-2017

AXA Strategic Ventures

Cyber Security, Big Data, Infrastructure, Mobile Marketing, Social Media – AXA Strategic Ventures Survey Tristate Area CIOs and IT Groups on IT Spending Changes

CyberGreen 

Identifying Correlations between Cyber Health and Socioeconomic Conditions

Eurasia Group

Technology and the 21st Century State

FireEye

Labor Market Drivers of Future Cyber Threat Activity

IBM Market Development and Insights Group

Beyond Fitbit: Trends and Healthcare Policy Considerations for the Cognitive Internet of Things

Inter-American Development Bank

Improving Supply Chain Performance with New Digital Technologies

Morgan Stanley

Analyzing Risk for Financial Institutions—Recommendations for ways to Improve/Adapt Current Model to Better Address Emerging Threats

New America Foundation, Cybersecurity Initiative

Cybersecurity as an Engine for Growth

Quaternion Risk Management

Measuring Systemic Risk through Open Source Tools to Determine Collateralized Exposure Calculations

Thomson Reuters, Wood Mackenzie

Analyzing the Re-Balance of Global Crude Oil Markets

United States Defense Intelligence Agency

Digital Financial Services and Fintech in Africa: Using Partial Credit Guarantees to Promote Financial Inclusion

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)   

Technological Change and China’s Public Security System

United States Department of State, Global Engagement Center

Digital Early Warning – Identifying the Very Early Key Indicators of Radicalization by Known Extremists on Social Media

World Bank Group

Economic/Financial Analysis and Impact Assessment of World Bank Financed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Investments in Malawi