As we conclude one of the most memorable — and challenging — academic years in SIPA’s history, I would like to share with you a few reminders of the year that has passed. You will find below a brief recap of some of the visitors, programs, student activities, and convenings that, despite it all, contributed to an exceptional year.
At this year’s Virtual Global Leadership Awards Gala, SIPA honored Kristalina Georgieva, Vartan Gregorian, Joyce DiDonato, and Lang Lang for their remarkable leadership and extraordinary contributions to the public good, while raising critical financial aid for SIPA students.
The Dean’s Public Policy Challenge Grant competition asked students to turn their policy passions into entrepreneurial ventures and to design cutting-edge prototypes that advance a public policy objective.
Sara Jacobs MIA ’12 was elected to represent California's 35th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Elissa Slotkin MIA ’03 was elected to Congress for a second term representing Michigan’s 8th district.
Our students completed more than 80 capstone projects around the world on a very broad set of issues, from green energy transition to financial inclusion, smart city transportation to digital governance.
SIPA’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative includes a steering committee of SIPA faculty, students, and staff and the hiring of external consultants to undertake a DEI climate survey and focus groups. The Initiative also includes a variety of new conferences, capstones, and DEI training sessions as well as a new Adjunct Faculty Diversity Initiative.
Professor Edward C. Luck MIA ’72, the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of International and Public Affairs and director of SIPA’s degree specialization in International Conflict Resolution, died on February 16 after a battle with cancer.