The SIPA Political Risk Working Group (SPR) is a student-run association at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a focus on the field of political risk (PR) analysis and research. SPR is a forum where SIPA and other Columbia graduate students can develop PR analytical skills, understand PR’s influence in the market and the subsequent societal impact, and explore possible careers in the field. SPR’s approach towards PR is twofold: first, SPR aims to engage students, scholars, and practitioners with the theoretical study of PR; second, with a more concrete lens, SPR approaches current affairs in light of PR analyses by experts in the field who can guide students on how to approach such analyses and the possible career paths in the field.