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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 meetings....to 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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News Listing

Matt Hall

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Matthew Hall named Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

Matthew Hall has been named Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA),... read more

Hassan at Twitter

Friday, March 03, 2017

CIPA graduates set new media policy

Three years ago, after arriving at Twitter as an intern, Olinda Hassan, MPA ’14,... read more

Friday, February 24, 2017

Foley '17 honored with National Analysts Scholarship

In November, CIPA student Michael Foley '17 was announced as the 2016 winner of... read more