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  • ESP WORKSHOPS: SPRING 2005 | Columbia | SIPA
    SIPA Faculty and Research Scholars SIPA Senators Careers Services About OCS Recruitment Career Advising Coaching Professional Development Course Career FAQs Resources Fact Sheets Career Overviews Sample Resumes Online Databases Subscriptions Online Networks Newsletter Webinars SIPAlink Job Internship Listings Career Events Internship Reports Internship Program Internship Requirement Federal Work Study Summer Internship Grants Forms Internship Reports International Student Work Authorization Employment Statistics MIA MPA by Year Career Paths by Concentration Career Paths by Degree Program Employers Hire SIPA Students Graduates On Campus Recruitment Post Jobs Internships Alumni Profiles Employer FAQs Offer a Capstone Workshop Home ESP WORKSHOPS SPRING 2005 ESP WORKSHOPS SPRING 2005 From collaboration with the United Nations to the Battery Park City Authority students in the MPA program in Environmental Science and Policy worked all semester on real world environmental projects that will affect both local and international communities On April 20th 2005 from 9AM to 11AM in IAB 1501 students hosted their final presentations for the semester long Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis the cap stone to the students year long MPA program in Environmental Science and Policy The Workshop gives students the opportunity to apply the strategic thinking and management skills they have learned to real world projects in the service of public and nonprofit agencies Students have worked with five different organizations to develop various proposals for issues ranging from waste management to hybrid vehicle use Title Reducing Transaction Costs Faculty Advisor Bruce Chadwick One team has worked with the United Nations Division of Sustainable Development to examine methods to diminish the transaction costs of the Clean Development Mechanism CDM which works to reduce and remove carbon in developing countries Under the supervision of Professor Bruce Chadwick this group will present their conclusions on reduction methods such as bilateral agreements and the enlargement of small scale CDM projects View Final Report PDF View Final Presentation PowerPoint Title Solid Waste Management Alternatives for New York City Faculty Advisor Steven Cohen Working with the NYC Economic Development Corporation and advised by Professor Steven Cohen another team has researched five cases of the successful siting new waste management facilities in four nations to identify lessons for New York City They will discuss their conclusions on management possibilities including anaerobic digestion and gasification The National Resources Defense Council has enlisted a group to develop a plan that will make NYC a model for reducing emissions from the city s taxicab fleet The group is advised by Professor Lewis Gilbert and one result of their work will be a new piece of legislation soon to be considered by the NYC Council View Final Report PDF View Final Presentation PowerPoint Title Battery Park City Authority Faculty Advisor Tanya Heikkila To assess technologies and strategies for innovative Green Building one group has worked closely with the Battery Park City Authority under the advisement of Professor Tanya Heikkila The team has researched energy and water efficiency indoor environmental quality materials and resources and operations and maintenance View Final Report PDF View Final

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  • ESP WORKSHOPS: SUMMER 2004 | Columbia | SIPA
    Recruitment Career Advising Coaching Professional Development Course Career FAQs Resources Fact Sheets Career Overviews Sample Resumes Online Databases Subscriptions Online Networks Newsletter Webinars SIPAlink Job Internship Listings Career Events Internship Reports Internship Program Internship Requirement Federal Work Study Summer Internship Grants Forms Internship Reports International Student Work Authorization Employment Statistics MIA MPA by Year Career Paths by Concentration Career Paths by Degree Program Employers Hire SIPA Students Graduates On Campus Recruitment Post Jobs Internships Alumni Profiles Employer FAQs Offer a Capstone Workshop Home ESP WORKSHOPS SUMMER 2004 ESP WORKSHOPS SUMMER 2004 Students in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy must learn to bridge the worlds of science and policy The final workshop briefings are the final products of semester long work on a proposed but not yet enacted state federal or local environmental law with an emphasis on management issues These projects are focusing on the science basis of the management problem and students are required to communicate the environmental science aspects of the management problem to political decision makers who are not scientists The following is a brief description of the five student projects presented during this summer s final workshop briefings Title The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Faculty Advisor Robert Cook The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety provides protection of biodiversity from threats posed by Living Modified Organisms LMOs LMOs are the modification of existing genes and the introduction of new genes While the benefits include the preservation of endangered species the risks include genetic pollution and unintended impact on target species as well as other species During their presentation students accessed this protocol to determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks View Final Report PDF View Final Presentation PowerPoint Title Yellowstone Buffalo Preservation Act Faculty Advisor Robert Cook Yellowstone Buffalo Preservation Act addresses the problem of buffalo migrating outside of Yellowstone Park borders Due to an insuregence of Brucellosis a disease that causes abortion in cattle and buffalo buffalo migration becomes a substantial problem for the cattle industry The main issue addressed by the protocol has been disease control Students analyzed the science behind the proposed solution and examined the measures of its success View Final Report PDF View Final Presentation PowerPoint Title Clean Power Act Faculty Advisor Andrea Schmitz The Clean Power Act targets electric power plants and addresses the harmful results of emissions such as carbon dioxide nitrogen oxide sulfur dioxide and mercury In turn the Clean Power Act will help to limit the dangerous effects of global climate change ground level ozone acid rain and bioaccumulation The proposed legislative solution reduces emissions by implementing an emissions allowance system which provides flexibility and benefits for the reduction of emissions Students analyzed the act by further exploring the drawbacks and benefits of its implementation View Final Report PDF View Final Presentation PowerPoint Title Solid Waste Management Faculty Advisor Steven Cohen Both landfilling and incineration are New York City s methods of waste disposal This method of waste management is problematic due to the gaseous emissions and

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  • ESP WORKSHOPS: FALL 2003 | Columbia | SIPA
    for the Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management II Our students have been learning about three pieces of environmental legislation and one international agreement The Underground Storage Tank Compliance Act of 2003 The Clear Skies Act of 2003 the proposed Alien Species International Agreement and the Climate Stewardship Act of 2003 The fall workshop is a management simulation where students take an international agreement or piece of legislation that has not yet been enacted assume it has become law and develop a plan for implementing the program starting in January of the following year The final briefings were 10 15 minute talks that communicated the project team s work up to this point in the semester Below are copies of the power point presentations that the groups developed for their presentations They will give you an idea of the material we cover in the workshop and the way our students are apporaching the management simulation exercise they are conducting Title Overcoming the Invasive Spieces Challenge Faculty Advisor Gary Weiskopf Invasions are occurring at an unprecedented rate and scale in the United States alone approximately 4 500 known invasive species have gained a permanent foothold The total number of invading species and their impacts are still unknown making the real assessment difficult these numbers may be underestimates They have had devastating effects on natural areas and are the second more serious threat to endangered species after habitat destruction In the United States it is estimated that the economic cost of invasive species to Americans is an estimated 137 billion dollars a year By providing a unified and cooperative approach through the development of three suboffices Leadership and Coordination Research and Information Management the reorganization plan will minimize the spread and impact of invasive species throughout the U S and throughout the world View Final Report PDF View Final Presentation PowerPoint Title Clear Skies Act of 2003 Faculty Advisor Steven Cohen The Clear Skies workshop group presented a comprehensive description of the Clear Skies Act of 2003 and an implementation plan for the Nitrogen Oxides Emissions Program of the Act Throughout the course of the summer and fall semesters the Clear Skies Act has been evaluated from an environmental political and managerial perspective This report presents the workshop group s findings and views within a cohesive document It also intends to highlight the scientific aspects of air pollution from U S power generating facilities and assess the scientific soundness of the legislative solutions presented in the Clear Skies Act In addition to a scientific analysis the report considers implementation strategies for first year program operation including the program design staffing and budgetary requirements performance measurement system and master calendar to outline the program s plan and schedule View Final Report PDF View Final Presentation PowerPoint Title The Climate Stewardship Act Faculty Advisor Gary Weiskopf The Climate Stewardship Act report addresses the problem of abrupt climate change and the solution proposed in the Climate Stewardship Act of 2003 S 139 which was introduced

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  • ESP WORKSHOPS: SPRING 2004 | Columbia | SIPA
    Graduates On Campus Recruitment Post Jobs Internships Alumni Profiles Employer FAQs Offer a Capstone Workshop Home ESP WORKSHOPS SPRING 2004 ESP WORKSHOPS SPRING 2004 The capstone class of the SIPA and Earth Institute MPA in Environmental Science and Policy is a client driven workshop project These projects are semester long projects with 10 11 students and one faculty member per project The projects were completed on April 30 2005 and result in a formal briefing and a formal written report for each client The MPA program at SIPA has been doing projects like these since 1982 This semester s projects focus on environmental and sustainable development issues here in the New York region Title An Analysis of the Brownfields Initiative In EPA Region 2 Faculty Advisor Steven Cohen The re development of Brownfields which are abandoned idled or under used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or development is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination This comes in the form of site assessment funding voluntary clean up program development funds Quarterly Pilot meetings in NY and NJ partnerships in innovative approaches as well as Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilot grants Inter Agency Work Group Showcase Communities Clean up Revolving Loan Fund Pilot grants and Job Training Development Pilot grants Students describe the amount and form of public participation that has taken place in a sample of pilot projects In addition they interview a sample of participants and decision makers at five of the older brownfield projects to identify the local community impact of brownfield development as well as analyze a small sample of the new brownfield sites to identify lessons from the older sites that can be applied to these new sites View Final Presentation PowerPoint Title UN Division of Sustainable Development sustainable development criteria used in the Kyoto Protocol s Clean Development Mechanism CDM Faculty Advisor Bruce Chadwick The Clean Development Mechanism CDM is one of three flexibility mechanisms within the Kyoto Protocol and the only control mechanism applicable within developing countries Its two specific goals are reducing greenhouse gas GHG emissions and furthering sustainable development within the host developing country Students interviewed a cross section of developing country governments prepare sample case studies and to the extent possible prepare an evaluation of some of the existing criteria and offer practical recommendations for countries currently developing them View Final Presentation PowerPoint Title Waterkeeper Alliance Mercury Control Policy Research and Development Faculty Advisor Tanya Heikkila Waterkeeper Alliance is planning to devise a mercury control policy for waterways i e governing mercury emission that ultimately could be submitted to an international body such as the UN Environment Programme for consideration This policy would address tying together issues for mercury control using all the available data control technologies and existing regulatory policies Students were asked to conduct research scientific background and problem assessment and make recommendations to assist the organization in developing this public policy for mercury control Scientific background includes i e a review assessment of current studies on mercury air

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  • ESP Email Form | Columbia | SIPA
    Checklist Contact Admissions Financial Aid Reapplying For Admitted Students After Applying Check Your Application Status Admitted Students Day Requesting Feedback Responding to Your Admissions Offer FAQ s Program FAQ s General FAQ s Compare Programs SIPA Selector Academics Programs Master of International Affairs Master of Public Administration Program in Economic Policy Management Executive Master of Public Administration MPA in Environmental Science and Policy MPA in Development Practice Executive Education PhD in Sustainable Development Concentrations Economic and Political Development Energy and Environment Human Rights Humanitarian Policy International Finance and Economic Policy International Security Policy Urban and Social Policy Specializations Regional Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis Applied Science Gender and Public Policy International Conflict Resolution International Media Advocacy and Communications International Organization UN Studies Management Courses SIPA Course Search University Directory of Classes Course Evaluations Course Registration Workshops Workshops Overview Workshop Directory Workshop Students Workshop Clients Faculty Research Faculty Directory Search Faculty Global Fellows Research Scholars Research Directory Search Research PhD Student Research Centers Institutes SIPA Centers Affiliated Centers Libraries Resources Columbia University Libraries E resources Lehman Social Sciences Library Experience SIPA About SIPA Dean s Message SIPA and Columbia SIPA and New York City SIPA and the World History of SIPA Tech Policy SIPA Dean s Public Policy Challenge Grant Professional Associations Visit SIPA Student Life SIPASA Student Organizations News Media Inquiries SIPA News SIPA Publications SIPA Livestreams SIPA Video Events Calendar This Week Monthly Global Leadership Awards Gala SIPA People Meet SIPA SIPA Faculty and Research Scholars SIPA Senators Careers Services About OCS Recruitment Career Advising Coaching Professional Development Course Career FAQs Resources Fact Sheets Career Overviews Sample Resumes Online Databases Subscriptions Online Networks Newsletter Webinars SIPAlink Job Internship Listings Career Events Internship Reports Internship Program Internship Requirement Federal Work Study Summer Internship Grants Forms Internship Reports International Student Work Authorization Employment Statistics MIA MPA by Year Career Paths by Concentration Career Paths by Degree Program Employers Hire SIPA Students Graduates On Campus Recruitment Post Jobs Internships Alumni Profiles Employer FAQs Offer a Capstone Workshop Home Subscribe to ESP Newsletter Subscribe to ESP Newsletter News October 31 2014 Dean s Policy Challenge Names Nine Semifinalists in Second Competition October 24 2014 Giving Day Returns October 23 2014 2015 Graduation Speaker Caroline Kennedy October 20 2014 Jorge Castañeda Examines Disconnects in U S Mexico Relations October 17 2014 On the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize October 16 2014 Martin Wolf Discusses 2008 Financial Crisis Ongoing Recovery prev next Events November 6 2014 12 00 PM TO November 6 2014 1 30 PM Occupy Central Hong Kong s Umbrella Movement A talk with Jason Ng lawyer and adjunct lecturer Faculty of Law University of Hong Kong Moderated by Stephanie Balme Alliance Visiting November 6 2014 12 00 PM TO November 6 2014 1 00 PM Who Are The Moldovans and Where Are They Heading A Discussion on Identity Human Rights and Aspirations of the Citizen of the Republic of Moldova A discussion with Iuliana Marcinschi director of Centrul de Informare în domeniul Drepturilor

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  • New MPA-DP Lab Enhances Learning Environments | Columbia | SIPA
    Employer FAQs Offer a Capstone Workshop Home Experience SIPA News New MPA DP Lab Enhances Learning Environments November 21 2013 New MPA DP Lab Enhances Learning Environments DP Lab provides for hands on practice and fosters collaboration across the curriculum A new practical class in the Master of Public Administration in Development Practice MPA DP program uses integrated cross sectoral hands on training to give its students skills essential to development professionals Designed by Professor André Corrêa d Almeida and Laura Budzyna MPA DP 12 the Development Practice Lab is a two semester requirement in the first year curriculum It consists of 10 workshops taught by guest practitioners from the field who use cases from MPA DP core courses to train students in skills and techniques required for problem appraisal and program design In addition to analyzing real world cases students have to complete exercises and work in teams to apply these skills to an integrated country level diagnosis for an actual campaign While bringing more real life hands on practical work the DP Lab is also an effort to integrate the MPA DP curriculum across different disciplines offered in the program said Corrêa d Almeida The lab focuses on a different set of competencies each semester This fall first year students are being trained in skills related to problem appraisal that will be applied in cases and assignments from the core course of Foundations of Sustainable Development Practice Students are learning how to use the key tools techniques and approaches employed by development organizations when diagnosing complex problems Among the skills that are taught are stakeholder and institutional analysis problem mapping and causal analysis geographic information systems logical framework analysis and social media advocacy and agenda setting Sophie Matte MPA DP 15 says the course integrates an essential set of skills that students need to be resourceful in the field So far in the semester I have already acquired new knowledge of log frames and ArcGIS design that will better enable me to approach complex problems Matte said In the second semester students learn about program design using cases from the Global Health Practice class In the spring the main skills taught in the lab are monitoring and evaluation planning results based budgeting cost benefit analysis quantitative information gathering negotiation and trust building ethics and working with communities Although the DP Lab course is only mandatory for first year students the focus on competencies and skills expands into the third and fourth semesters In the third semester students learn about program implementation in their Management for Development Professionals class and in the fourth semester they can hone their skills in monitoring and evaluation through independent study projects Corrêa d Almeida explains that the idea of designing this type of class came from students who were asking for more practice We invited alumni and faculty to participate in the design process of this activity he said For Rose Diaz senior assistant dean for academic affairs what makes the MPA DP

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  • MPA-DP Summer Field Internship | Columbia | SIPA
    Resources Columbia University Libraries E resources Lehman Social Sciences Library Experience SIPA About SIPA Dean s Message SIPA and Columbia SIPA and New York City SIPA and the World History of SIPA Tech Policy SIPA Dean s Public Policy Challenge Grant Professional Associations Visit SIPA Student Life SIPASA Student Organizations News Media Inquiries SIPA News SIPA Publications SIPA Livestreams SIPA Video Events Calendar This Week Monthly Global Leadership Awards Gala SIPA People Meet SIPA SIPA Faculty and Research Scholars SIPA Senators Careers Services About OCS Recruitment Career Advising Coaching Professional Development Course Career FAQs Resources Fact Sheets Career Overviews Sample Resumes Online Databases Subscriptions Online Networks Newsletter Webinars SIPAlink Job Internship Listings Career Events Internship Reports Internship Program Internship Requirement Federal Work Study Summer Internship Grants Forms Internship Reports International Student Work Authorization Employment Statistics MIA MPA by Year Career Paths by Concentration Career Paths by Degree Program Employers Hire SIPA Students Graduates On Campus Recruitment Post Jobs Internships Alumni Profiles Employer FAQs Offer a Capstone Workshop Event Attend an Information Session Join us on campus or online Sign Up Now News Summer Field Placements Use our interactive map to see where students travel for research View Map Sign Up Now Request Information Receive program and admissions details Inquire Video Gaelle in Uganda MPA in Development Practice Watch Video Susmita in Bangladesh MPA in Development Practice Watch Video Employers Speak About MPA DP Grads Watch Video Hear from Students in the Field Watch Home Academics Programs MPA DP MPA DP Curriculum Summer Field Placement Summer Field Placement The summer field placement is an essential component of the MPA in Development Practice curriculum The three month placement is designed to provide students with practical work experience in sustainable development practice and provides a holistic learning experience deeply grounded in the local environment 191 students individually or in teams of up to five have worked in 30 different countries listed below View an interactive map showing all MPA DP summer placements including partner organizations project titles descriptions and locations Armenia Bangladesh Bhutan Brazil Cambodia Chile Colombia Costa Rica East Timor Egypt Ethiopia Ghana Haiti Jordan India Indonesia Kenya Liberia Malawi Myanmar Mozambique Philippines Nepal Niger Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Tanzania Uganda Zambia Intended Learning Outcomes The MPA DP field placement aims to provide a challenging real world experience for aspiring practitioners with the following core learning outcomes To gain a first hand understanding of key interconnected sectors of education agriculture environment health nutrition energy infrastructure water gender and community development To demonstrate effective use of project cycle management through problem identification analysis design implementation and monitoring and evaluation To integrate knowledge of cross sector issues local insights and community participation into field training projects and activities To identify effective strategies for policy interventions to advance sustainable development at the local national and global level To demonstrate a critical use of self reflection and inter personal skills and dynamics to analyze attitudes perceptions and biases To communicate important achievements and challenges in implementing

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  • Who Should Apply for MPA-DP | Columbia | SIPA
    International Conflict Resolution International Media Advocacy and Communications International Organization UN Studies Management Courses SIPA Course Search University Directory of Classes Course Evaluations Course Registration Workshops Workshops Overview Workshop Directory Workshop Students Workshop Clients Faculty Research Faculty Directory Search Faculty Global Fellows Research Scholars Research Directory Search Research PhD Student Research Centers Institutes SIPA Centers Affiliated Centers Libraries Resources Columbia University Libraries E resources Lehman Social Sciences Library Experience SIPA About SIPA Dean s Message SIPA and Columbia SIPA and New York City SIPA and the World History of SIPA Tech Policy SIPA Dean s Public Policy Challenge Grant Professional Associations Visit SIPA Student Life SIPASA Student Organizations News Media Inquiries SIPA News SIPA Publications SIPA Livestreams SIPA Video Events Calendar This Week Monthly Global Leadership Awards Gala SIPA People Meet SIPA SIPA Faculty and Research Scholars SIPA Senators Careers Services About OCS Recruitment Career Advising Coaching Professional Development Course Career FAQs Resources Fact Sheets Career Overviews Sample Resumes Online Databases Subscriptions Online Networks Newsletter Webinars SIPAlink Job Internship Listings Career Events Internship Reports Internship Program Internship Requirement Federal Work Study Summer Internship Grants Forms Internship Reports International Student Work Authorization Employment Statistics MIA MPA by Year Career Paths by Concentration Career Paths by Degree Program Employers Hire SIPA Students Graduates On Campus Recruitment Post Jobs Internships Alumni Profiles Employer FAQs Offer a Capstone Workshop Home Academics Programs Mpa Dp Prospective Students The MPA in Development Practice The MPA in Development Practice Who Should Apply The MPA DP program is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for Generalist development practitioners for understanding the complex interactions among fields and enabling them to design coordinate and implement best practices in different sectors Sector based practitioners in broadening their knowledge base for the effective practice of sustainable development so that they can contribute to cross disciplinary policy and program teams Policy administrators policy professionals and other decision makers who want to pursue effective strategies for sustainable development practice Private sector professionals dealing with decision making and problem solving relating to sustainable development Educators preparing a new generation to meet the challenges of sustainable development practice The MPA DP program encourages potential students to gain hands on field experience before applying to the program For each cohort we seek diverse international representation and a range of disciplinary backgrounds to enrich the learning environment The MPA DP program has had four cohorts coming from over 30 different countries and from a range of academic backgrounds including economics business engineering computer science agriculture public health biology religion history communications political science law and international relations This cultural and professional diversity within each cohort is a powerful asset for learning and contributing to a vibrant program Follow ColumbiaMPADP News October 31 2014 Dean s Policy Challenge Names Nine Semifinalists in Second Competition October 24 2014 Giving Day Returns October 23 2014 2015 Graduation Speaker Caroline Kennedy October 20 2014 Jorge Castañeda Examines Disconnects in U S Mexico Relations October 17 2014 On the 2014 Nobel

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