Global Politics and International Relations

A safer future for every nation.

The passage of decades brings new challenges—from building multilateral institutions to managing emerging nuclear powers and humanitarian crises—but SIPA continues to produce policies, frameworks, and experts who shape international collaboration for the safety of people everywhere.

What comes after peace?

What Can Be: Rebuilding Countries Post-Conflict

Professor Dipali Mukhopadhyay is an expert on how states rebuild themselves after war and violence. Her field work in countries like Afghanistan and Syria can entail considerable risk, but it yields invaluable practical insights for governments, NGOs, and media.

Analyzing big data to help fight extremism

What Can Be: Using Big Data to Fight Extremism

Professor Tamar Mitts is collaborating across disciplines to harness big data for a safer world. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, she and colleagues at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute analyze the social media activity of the Islamic State. Her findings help policymakers identify critical trends in extremist activity and devise strategies to counter it.