SIPA conducts ongoing annual workshops that focus on designing and launching projects and organizations that achieve measurable social impact. Students selected as Lemann Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellows are encouraged to attend special workshop sessions on “Achieving Social Impact: Brazil and Beyond.”  Sessions meet throughout the academic year and feature experts from SIPA and Brazil.
 

 

2021 workshops


Data and Development: How data governance is reshaping development and international relations

April 15, 2021

Dean Merit E. Janow convened a virtual workshop on Data and Development: How data governance is reshaping development and international relations in April 2021. This student-centered event featured Ronaldo Lemos, SIPA Adjunct Research Scholar and Professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University Law School, and Isabella Marinho, an expert in environmental policy and former consultant for the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Division at the Inter-American Development Bank.

The workshop focused on the challenges of data and technology in general in support of economic development. The developing world finds itself at the crossroads of difficult decisions. How can governments transition a variety of services on to digital platforms? What level of legal protection should be given to personal data and non-personal data? Who should be responsible for the technological infrastructure of the country? What kinds of data governance should be promoted and what kinds should be discouraged? What to do about emerging technologies such as AI and others from the perspective of development? The session framed these contemporary debates and discussed how they have been addressed, especially from the perspective of a middle-income country like Brazil. The session also included a special segment about Data and Sustainability, which also addressed projects and issues related to technology and development, from the perspective of sustainability.

The workshop was attended by current SIPA students with an interest in data and development as well as recent alumni and prospective and recently admitted SIPA students from Brazil. A short promotional video of the event is available.

2020 workshops


Welcome Lunch with Lemann Fellows Across Columbia

October 4, 2019
Gustavo Azenha: Executive Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), Director of Graduate Studies for Master’s Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Director of the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies at Columbia

Frederic de Mariz: UBS expert in impact investing and SIPA Lecturer

Victoria Murillo: Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

Rodrigo Soares: Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs

Workshop session

February 14, 2020
Ronaldo Lemos: Founder and Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, Professor of Law and Innovation at the Rio de Janeiro State University and SIPA Visiting Professor

Ilona Szabó: Associate Research Scholar in the Institute of Latin American Studies

Workshop session

February 20, 2020

Ronaldo Lemos: Founder and Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, Professor of Law and Innovation at the Rio de Janeiro State University and SIPA Visiting Professor

Alessandra Orofino: Executive Director and Co-Founder of Nossas

Workshop session

February 28, 2020
Ronaldo Lemos: Founder and Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, Professor of Law and Innovation at the Rio de Janeiro State University and SIPA Visiting Professor

Alexandre Schneider: Associate Research Scholar in the Institute of Latin American Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Workshop session held via Zoom

April 15, 2020
Merit E. Janow: Dean, School of International and Public Affairs; Professor of Professional Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs

Ronaldo Lemos: Founder and Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, Professor of Law and Innovation at the Rio de Janeiro State University and SIPA Visiting Professor

Thiago Camargo: CEO of Movimento Brasil Digital and SIPA Alumnae, MPA ’16

Patrica Ellen de Silva: Secretary of Development, Science and Technology of the State of Sao Paulo

Hussein Kalout: Political Scientist and Research Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs of Harvard University and at Harvard’s Center for Middle East Studies.

2019 workshops


Welcome event and Fellows project pitch

November 29
Gustavo Azenha: Executive Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), Director of Graduate Studies for Master’s Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Director of the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies at Columbia

Frederic de Mariz: UBS expert in impact investing and SIPA Lecturer

Márcio Fortes: Columbia University Visiting Scholar, former Congressman from Brazil, former President of the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) and a Member of the Board of PETROBRAS

Rodrigo Soares: Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs

Neimy Escobar: Project Coordinator for Universities at the Lemann Foundation

Workshop session on Law, Innovation, and Civic Engagement

February 27
Ronaldo Lemos: Founder and Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, Professor of Law and Innovation at the Rio de Janeiro State University and SIPA Visiting Professor

Miguel Lago: co-Founder and President-Director of Nossas and SIPA Lecturer

Workshop session on Urbanism, Innovation, and Social Change

March 8
Ronaldo Lemos: Founder and Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, Professor of Law and Innovation at the Rio de Janeiro State University and SIPA Visiting Professor

Guilherme Wisnik: Professor at the University of Sao Paulo's School of Architecture and Urbanism

Workshop session on Innovation in Health Services and Technology

April 3
Ronaldo Lemos: Founder and Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, Professor of Law and Innovation at the Rio de Janeiro State University and SIPA Visiting Professor

Patricia da Silva, President of Optum in Brazil (a technology company for health and innovation services)