Cornell University


The CIPA Colloquium is a public affairs speaker series that includes interactive discussions, workshops and panel discussions designed to assist students in career development and networking opportunities.

Two colloquia each semester are dedicated to case-based presentations by industry leaders who discuss particularly difficult work projects. The presenters typically describe the steps they took to manage the project and showcase the project's results. Another colloquium is a panel discussion about topical challenges facing public policymakers and the approaches they might take to resolve the challenges. At least once a semester students hear from a CIPA graduate who describes his or her professional journey. 

The Colloquium is a required one-course credit graded S/U course based on attendance. The sessions fulfill various CIPA requirements. Students must attend a total of eight events, including four colloquium speaker events, two professional development workshops, one concentration meeting, and one roundtable. 

Events are organized in collaboration with students in the Colloquium Committee. 

For more information, please contact:

Kayla Kirchner Malone