One of the integral functions of the Office of Student Affairs at SIPA is supporting and facilitating co-curricular activities and opportunities. The resources on this page will acquaint you with extracurricular activities and services that will enhance your life on campus. A vibrant array of student groups organize programming on a variety of issues in international and public affairs, along with social events and community service. Learn about SIPA networking resources, publications, and campus services that will add value to your graduate school experience.

A forum for Columbia graduate students interested in East Asian affairs (including both East and Southeast Asia). Founded and run by students, APAC serves the entire university community by organizing events, distributing information, and coordinating East Asia-related activities while building a community for students interested in East Asia. APAC works with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute to fulfill its mission. APAC is shaped by its members. The organization can be the vehicle through which to share your interests in East Asia, and we invite you to make use of it.
Our Story: Columbia Impact Investing Initiative (CI3) is an organization at Columbia University dedicated to the emerging field of impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Founded in September 2010, CI3 now has over 200 graduate student members from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia Business School, Columbia Law School, the Earth Institute and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The third power in our name reflects CI3's belief in the vast potential of mobilizing private and public finance to scale up sustainable enterprises designed to achieve triple bottom line results: financial return, social impact, and environmental impact...
Foundation: assist new students assimilate to SIPA by sharing critical information about the GI Bill ®, the VA, and general student life. Host prospective student veterans during campus visits, provide mentors to new student veterans during orientation, and host a website information session to circulate student veteran information. Forum: provide a forum for discussion of military and veteran issues, facilitate opportunities for student veterans to interact with other student veterans and students interested in military and veteran issues, and highlight veteran perspectives within the SIPA discourse. Future: connect SIPA veterans past and present; help SIPA veteran alumni connect with the...
Brings together students from all concentrations who are interested in Conflict Resolution (CR) by: Hosting CR events for SIPA students, so as to provide insight into current issues and strategies in the field Introducing students to key thinkers, leaders and practitioners in the field Providing career-networking and support Running hands-on skills training events Integrating CR into the wider SIPA and Columbia University community Exploring the intersections between CR and other fields of International Affairs Elected Board Gretchen Lynn Baldwin President Eleanor Haisell Vice President
The mission of the SIPA DSSO is to explore the various disciplines of International Affairs through the lens of defense and security issues, as well as to educate our members and widen their viewpoints on these subjects by delving into areas that are not traditionally considered security issues. The DSSO will do so by bringing in guest experts on a wide variety of subjects to give talks ranging from broad issues like terrorism, energy, and finance, to narrower regional interests such as peacekeeping missions and post-conflict development. The DSSO shall also provide networking opportunities to students interested in pursuing careers...
The Education Collaborative is a community of students and professors united by a common belief that education is fundamental to international and public affairs. We aim to highlight the importance of education for human development and develop a platform for collaboration between SIPA, Columbia, and New York City to build on our diversity of experiences and interests in education.
The mission of the SIPA Food Systems Group (SFSG) is to provide a forum for students to explore issues of food security, nutrition, agriculture, and the ecological sustainability of food systems. By hosting a series of lectures, panel discussions, and cultural events, SIPA Food Systems Group aims to promote educational and professional opportunities for students by engaging with leading policymakers, practitioners, and academics in the field as well as a network of fellow students and alumni in the greater NYC community. Additionally SFSG brings students together around a shared appreciation of food culture and encourages inquiry into interactions of food...
Gender is a cross-cutting international policy issue that deserves acknowledgement and participation. GPWG hopes to facilitate the integration and exposure of a gender perspective at SIPA and promote useful discussions and events. Elected Board President: Jadey Huary Vice President: Sophia Papavizas Treasurer: Paola Hernandez Career and Alumni Chair: Angela Hartley Communications Chair: Anouchka Wavre
We aim to promote interaction and discussion among students interested in the economy, politics, business, and media of the Greater China region. It also aims to serve as a resource center for students. Elected Board Co-President: Ellen Li Co-President: Lyndon Low
Human Rights Working Group ( HRWG ) at SIPA Established in 2003, the HRWG is a student group based out of Columbia University’s graduate School of International and Public Affairs. The HRWG is dedicated to promoting, educating, and mobilizing in support of human rights. Elected Board Veronique Ehamo & Mihika Srivastava Co-Presidents

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