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January 2017


Register Now for SIPA’s 70th Anniversary Celebration Weekend: March 30-April 2, 2017: Panels and speakers have been announced for Saturday’s SIPA Forum. Visit the website to view the weekend schedule and to register.
SIPA joined the Columbia University Alumni Association of the Philippines and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas – the nation’s central bank – in hosting a forum on the Philippines and global economies at BSP headquarters in Manila on December 8. Read more »

Dean Merit Janow met with members of the SIPA alumni community in Singapore at a reception on January 6. Visit our website for this and other event photo galleries. Photo Galleries »


Volunteer with the SIPA Alumni Association: Join other alumni volunteers and be a Mentor to current SIPA students or serve as Admissions Ambassadors to SIPA’s next class of admitted students. Contact Susan Storms in Alumni Affairs for more information, or apply here »

The Columbia Business School Asian Alumni Club of New York invites SIPA alumni to attend a 2017 Economic Outlook Panel, February 7, 2017: Register here »


A panel of SIPA faculty experts considered the future of U.S. foreign and domestic policy under the Trump administration: More / Watch »

Activists and practitioners discussed prospects for U.S. immigration policy and strategies for responding: More / Watch »
Steven Cohen (pictured) inaugurated SIPA’s new remote television studio when he appeared on WNET’s MetroFocus on December 13: Read more »

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View the complete SIPA events calendar »


Rina Lila MIA ‘15 (pictured), a Global Engagement Management Associate (GEMA) with Citi, is one of SIPA’s 70 Anniversary Alumni Ambassadors this year: Read more »

Dr. David Ottaway IF ’63, MA ’68, PhD ’72 is a member of the SIPA Advisory Board and a Wilson Center Fellow and has been instrumental in encouraging renewed focus on the importance of supporting fellowships for SIPA students: Watch now »

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Two SIPA alumnae have been named to Forbes “30 Under 30” list for social entrepreneurs; Tsechu Dolma MPA ’15 (pictured) as Founder of the Mountain Resiliency Project, an organization working to address poverty and food insecurity in mountain communities and Sabrina-Natasha Habib MPA ’16 (pictured) as Co-Founder of Kidogo, an organization working to improve access to high-quality, affordable, early childhood care and education in East Africa’s urban slums. Read more »

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