Dean’s Message

Announcing a SIPA Task Force on Doxing and Student Safety

Posted Oct 31 2023

Dear SIPA Community,

To reiterate what I wrote on Friday, I am deeply disturbed to see that SIPA students and faculty have been subjected to doxing campaigns. I unequivocally condemn such actions and I’m doing everything in my power to bring these activities to an end on our campus and online.

To that end, I have formed a SIPA Task Force on Doxing and Student Safety, effective immediately. Professor Michael Nutter, SIPA’s David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs and former mayor of Philadelphia, accepted my invitation to chair this task force and we are incredibly fortunate to have access to his deep expertise and experience in mounting effective responses to complex community issues. Addressing the current doxing campaign targeting our students requires collaboration with the University and other City partners.

The SIPA Task Force on Doxing and Student Safety will play a critical role in making recommendations to the university and local government to protect our students. Specifically, the Task Force will develop recommendations to prevent doxing, protect the identities and personal information of our students, and develop proposals to reduce tensions among various students and student organizations regarding controversial national or international events that affect our community in New York City.

The Task Force is composed of SIPA faculty, staff, and students to leverage these varied perspectives for the benefit of our entire community. I sincerely thank them for taking on this role and I look forward to working closely with them to drive progress on this issue.

Committee members:  

  • Michael Nutter (Chair), David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs and former mayor of Philadelphia
  • Alex Hertel-Fernandez, Vice Dean and Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs
  • Kristele Younes, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs and Director of the Humanitarian Policy track of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy Concentration
  • Alexsandra Sanford, Chief Operations Officer
  • Tsuya Yee, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Jilliene Rodriguez, Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement
  • Three students (TBD)

This Task Force is just one step in bringing us together to face this pressing issue which has deeply impacted so many. We are committed to protecting and improving the climate at SIPA and stay tuned for more updates. I remain confident that we can emerge from this crisis stronger and more united as a community.

You can contact the Task Force directly by emailing: [email protected]

Thank you. 

Keren Signature

Keren Yarhi-Milo

Dean, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Relations