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CIPA: A Highly Diverse and Collaborative Community

You will quickly discover that, at CIPA, we value diversity. Our students come from around the globe and represent widely varied fields of interests and endeavors. This eclectic mix of cultures, experiences and perspectives translates into a rich environment for collaborative learning.

students diversity

The words “friendship” and “genuine” come up again and again here. Students and faculty routinely help one another, and the bonds they form are lasting.

Community, then, is a vital part of the CIPA experience. There are approximately 240 Fellows in the program—about 120 first-years and 120 second-years. Opportunities for forging lifelong friendships abound: Picnics, International Parties, impromptu debates in the CIPA Lounge, food and drinks at Rulloff's following Thursday colloquiums, professional development conferences in Washington, DC and New York City, late-night group-project name just a few.

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Get Involved in a CIPA Organization

Why not forge relationships and build your policy skills at the same time? Over the years, CIPA Fellows have developed a number of student-led groups and initiatives. You are welcome to participate in any or all of these:

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Register for the NYC Hyperloop event on Dec. 6

CIPA will co-sponsor an event with the Cornell Program on Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) and... read more

Prof Richard Geddes

Monday, July 24, 2017

CIPA Core Faculty member Richard Geddes' recent interview about the Hyperloop Tunnel Proposal

Professor Richard Geddes' interview about the Hyperloop Tunnel which would offer transportation from NYC... read more


Friday, July 14, 2017

CIPA Incoming student webinar recordings and information

For all incoming students we hosted a series of webinar chats on a variety... read more