Cornell University

Colloquium

CIPA Colloquium is a public affairs seminar series. This forum features invited speakers who engage participants in discussions of issues facing public affairs and public policy professionals. All colloquia are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The public is encouraged to attend!

CIPA Colloquium is also a one-credit course for all CIPA students (GOV 6999); enrollment is required for each semester that a CIPA fellow is in residence at Cornell. While many students specialize in a policy subfield during their graduate careers, the colloquium series is structured to provide students with the opportunity to engage distinguished scholars and practitioners across subfields. Attendance at this series is an essential aspect of a student's professional development while at CIPA.

Colloquia are held on Thursdays (please see the schedule below) from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in Plant Science 233. This series is funded in part by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Finance Commission.

For more information, please contact:



Committee Chair
Wesley Hunt
wph46@cornell.edu
Committee Chair - Elect
Rafia Zahir-Uddin
rz257@cornell.edu

Spring 2014  

Trejos

Thursday, February 13

Trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as Part of a Development Strategy

Alberto Trejos
Professor of Economics at INCAE Business School

Walker

Thursday, March 13

Thoughts from an Africa Optimist:  Expanding U.S.-Africa Relations

Nancy Walker
President, AfricaNet Consulting

Rooney

Tuesday, April 15
(NOTE: Special Day - Tuesday, regular time)

Understanding Policy on “The Hill”

Thomas Rooney
R-Florida, 17th District, U.S. House of Representatives

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Nelli Garton

Thursday, April 17

Burdens of Proof: Perspectives in Evaluation at Large-Scale Nonprofit Initiatives

Cath Kane
Assistant Director of Evaluation for the Weill Cornell Clinical Translational Science Center


Dr. Nelli Garton

Vice President of Strategy and Philanthropic Partnerships at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego

Merlis

Thursday, April 24

America's Coming Infrastructure Crisis: Where Will the Money Come From?

Edward Merlis
Public Affairs and Government Relations Consultant


Fall 2013  

Nepal

Thursday, September 12

The Factors Affecting Socio-Economic Development in Nepal

Dr. Shankar Sharma
Ambassador from Nepal to the United States

Margaret Tobin 

Thursday, September 19

Mario Guerrero

Thursday, September 26

How LGBT Rights are Affected by Current Policy

Mario Guerrero, Cornell MPA 2009
Director of Legislative Affairs, California’s State Employee Union -  SEIU Local 1000

Barbara Krumsiek

Thursday, October 3

A Gender Lens on Corporate Culture and Financial Power

Barbara J. Krumsiek
President, CEO and Chair of Calvert Investments, Inc.

Jorge A

Thursday, November 7

The Political and Economic Challenges for the Construction of the New Panama Canal

Jorge de la Guardia, Cornell MCE 1972
Executive Manager, Panama Canal Authority Locks Project Management Division

James Foster

Thursday, November 14

James E. Foster
Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University

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Thursday, December 5

Non Profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship

Jose Aguliar
Executive Director of Horizonte Positivo

Spring 2013  

To view the Spring 2013 Colloquium Schedule as a PDF, please click here.

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February 21

Program Director and Supervisory Senior Investment Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

John Foote_Spring 2013  

 March 14


John Foote

Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government; and a visiting lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University 
Charlie Meyer_Spring 13

March 28

“Transparent, Performance-Driven City Governance –vs- Trust Me”

Charlie Meyer

City Manager of Tempe, Arizona


Martin Loeffler

April 4

“Social Business: The Grameen Way of Doing Business”

Martin Loeffler

CEO of Grameen Caldas


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April 5 

“Making a Difference: Peace Corps in the 21st Century”

Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Peace Corps Director (Acting)


Panama President_Spring 2013

April 11 (Ticket Required)


Ricardo Martinelli

President of the Republic of Panama

Brady Deaton Photo

April 18


Brady Deaton

CEO of the University of Missouri; Chairman of the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD)

Fall 2012  


To view the Fall 2012 Colloquium Schedule as a PDF, please click here.


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August 30

Founder at Millennial Branding, personal branding expert, #1 international bestselling author of Me 2.0, speaker, TIME/Forbes columnist.

Lurken 

September 6

Kent Lucken

Managing Director at Citigroup, MPA, Finance at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government 

Ambassador Aurelia Brazeal

September 13

President of the Association of Black American Ambassadors (ABAA). MPA, International Affairs at Columbia University, Ph.D, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. 

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October 11

Professor of International Development at Imperial College, London.  Authored The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for all in the 21st century. One Billion Hungry: Can we Feed the World? is to be published in October, 2012. 

Beall

November 7 (Wednesday, held in 200 Baker Hall 

Has been with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for over 30 years. He began his tenure at the CF Foundation as Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, and for the past 17 years he has served as President and CEO.

Gligor Tashkovich

November 29

Past Minister for Foreign Investment of the Republic of Macedonia. Earned his B.A. from Cornell's College of Arts & Sciences and, later, his M.B.A. from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. 

Spring 2012

February 2

Food Prices and the Poor: The Differential Welfare Effects of Price Levels and Volatility
Dr. Christopher B. Barrett, PhD
Stephen B. & Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, International Professor of Agriculture, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management



Vieweg

February 16

Public Management In an Era of Economic Challenges
Robert N. Goldenkoff, MPA
Director, Strategic Issues, U.S.
Government Accountability Office

 



Tools and Techniques for Program Design and Evaluation
Julia Vieweg, CIPA MPA 2008

Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office

March 1

Aiming for the Heart: Political Consulting at Home and Abroad
Steve Bouchard
Principal, Bouchard Strategies

March 15

Budgeting for Growth and Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of the Federal Budget
Michael Linden, MPP
Director for Tax and Budget Policy, American Progress

April 5

Ernst & Young's Footprint in Public Policy
Felice B. Friedman
Director of Global Public Policy, Ernst & Young

April 13

Colombian Economy in a Changing World: Present and Future
Dr. Roberto Junguito, PhD
Former Colombian Minister of Finance and Public Credit

* Special Friday Colloquium

 

April 19

The Role of The United Nations in Promoting International Peace and Security
Kiho Cha
Senior Political Affairs Officer, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations

To view the Spring 2012 Colloquium Schedule as a PDF, please click here.

Fall 2011

Dan_Beaudry

September 1

The Path to U.S. Employment: A Recruiter's Perspective
Dan Beaudry
Director, North America at QS Network
Author, Power Ties: The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job in the US

Co-Sponsored by: Johnson Graduate School of Management, Career Management Center; Graduate School

marie_mapes

September 8

Perspectives on Global Competitiveness in Solar Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Marie Mapes, PhD
Photovoltaic Technology Manager, United States Department of Energy

Co-Sponsored by: David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
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September 15

Navigating a Career in Emerging Markets: A View from Wall Street and Washington
Tanisha Tingle-Smith
Principal, Verdade Risk Consulting
Independent Task Force on Brazil, Council on Foreign Relations

Richard_Dreiman

September 22

International Development in the 21st Century
Richard Dreiman
President & CEO, Chemonics International

Co-Sponsored by: International Program, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Assheton_Carter

September 29

From Broker to BINGO: Why a Hybrid Career Makes Sense in International Development
Assheton Carter
Senior Vice President, Global Engagement and Strategy, PACT

Co-Sponsored by: International Program, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Jim_Schechter

October 13

Cornell in New York State Prisons: A Look at Post-Secondary Education on the Inside
Jim Schechter, PhD
Executive Director, Cornell Prison Education Program

 

 

Edward_Perkins

October 20

Reflections on a Career in Diplomacy
Edward J. Perkins, Former United States Ambassador to South Africa
Sponsored by: University Lectures

Co-Sponsored by: Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development
Steve_Iachetta

October 27

Public-Private Partnership as Public Administration Policy: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
Steve Iachetta
Airport Planner, Albany Airport

 

 

Mara_Kiesling

November 3

Transgender Equality and the Work of the National Center for Transgender Equality
Mara Keisling
Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality

Co-Sponsored by: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center
Court_Gould

November 17

Race to Get it Right: Sustainable Solutions for Metros and Business
Court Gould

Executive Director, Sustainable Pittsburgh

Co-Sponsored by: The Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise
Robert_Franck

November 28

The Darwin Economy
Robert Frank
Henrietta Johnson Lewis Professor of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

 

 

To view the Fall 2011 Colloquium Schedule as a PDF, please click here.