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  • Peter Lord | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Faculty Research Faculty Directory Peter Lord Peter W Lord Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Foreign Service Fellow Associate Research Scholar part time pl2582 columbia edu Biography Peter Lord is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Foreign Service Fellow for 2014 1015 and has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U S Department of State since 2002 Prior to coming to Columbia University he was a Political Counselor at the U S Mission to the United Nations where he led the team covering Africa and Europe on the UN Security Council He served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U S Mission to the African Union in 2010 2012 Previously he has had diplomatic assignments in Malawi Syria Iraq and the United Kingdom In the UK Peter was the Africa Watcher coordinating U S and UK foreign policy on Africa and engaging with African communities based in the UK Prior to joining Embassy London he spent a year working in the UK s Foreign and Commonwealth Office FCO as part of the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellowship As Senior Desk Officer in the FCO s Sudan Unit he had responsibility for policy related to implementation of Sudan s Comprehensive Peace Agreement peacekeeping and political and development issues in South Sudan In Iraq Peter helped establish a U S led Provincial Reconstruction Team PRT in Tikrit working with the Salah ad Din provincial government on efforts to establish accountable democratic institutions Peter maintains professional interests in conflict resolution peace building urbanization and governance He hails from Florida and holds a BA in Philosophy and French Literature from Furman University He speaks French and some Arabic News October 31 2014 Dean s Policy Challenge Names Nine Semifinalists in Second Competition October 24 2014 Giving Day Returns October 23

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/faculty/peter-lord (2014-11-06)
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  • SIPA Research | Columbia | SIPA
    Farnham Tanisha Fazal Ronald E Findlay Irene Finel Honigman Allan A Fiore Horst Fischer Olle Folke Kristina Ford Adam M Freed Seth Freeman Howard Friedman Timothy M Frye Ester Fuchs Peter C Fusaro Michael Gaouette Irwin Garfinkel Michael K Gavin Judith Gearhart Emanuele Gerratana Joshua Ginsberg Elise Giuliano Howard Glaser Carol Gluck Richard Goldberg Danielle Goldberg Adela J Gondek Ivan D Gonzalez Ben Goodrich Timothy J Goodspeed Stuart Gottlieb A J Goulding Richard Gowan George Gray Molina Michelle Greene Matthew Greenfield Richard C Greenwald Thomas Groll Anastasiia Grynko James F Guidera Dong Guo Reza Haidari Jesse Hardman Ernest W Harsch Geoffrey M Heal Meg Heenehan Alexander Heil Larry Heinzerling Richard M Hendler Claude Henry Sylvia A Hewlett Joanne Heyman Tom Hill Adam Hinge John Hirsch Robert J Hodrick Sarah Holloway Fiyola Hoosen Steele Kathleen Hunt Colin Jackson Klaus H Jacob Marc Jacquand Markus Jaeger Malanding Jaiteh Merit E Janow Karine Jean Pierre Geoffrey A Jehle Bruce Jenks Robert Jervis Stuart E Johnson Debra Anne Jones Thomas C Jorling Pratima Kale Sheila B Kamerman Roy Kamphausen Lloyd R Kass Urvashi Kaul Supreet Kaur Preston Keat Kevin G Kelly Kristy Kelly Erin Kenny Erin Ramsey Kenny Thomas J Kent Alice Kessler Harris Rashid Khalidi James Kim Linda Kirschke Brooks J Klimley Payton Knopf Wojciech Kopczuk Robert Kopech Victoria Koroteyeva Sarah Kovner Valerii Kuchynskyi Klaus S Lackner Paul F Lagunes Adrian Lajous Philip John LaRocco John E S Lawrence Ken Lawson Alessia Lefébure Elizabeth Leff Steven M Levine Harold O Levy Marc A Levy Jack Levy Reynold Levy Peter Liberman Martin Libicki Roy Licklider Herbert S Lin Elisabeth A Lindenmayer John C Liu Austin Long Peter Lord Gocha Lordkipanidze Christopher J Loso Ruben Lubowski William H Luers Arvid Lukauskas W Bentley MacLeod Kytt MacManus Sergej Mahnovski Mahmood Mamdani Francesco Mancini Edward Mansfield Steven J Manson Valentina Mara Peter N Marber Sonia Marciano Jorge O Mariscal Kimberly Zisk Marten Scott Martin Gerald R Martone Jack Matlock David J Maurrasse Caleb McClennen Brannen G McElmurray Eugenia McGill Dan McIntyre Andrew McLaughlin Deborah McLean Valerio Melandri Rajan Menon Nilda Mesa Marina Metalios Zachary B Metz John Micgiel Lincoln Mitchell Timothy Mitchell Gregory Mitrovich Vijay Modi Louise Moretto Ellen Morris George Morriss Joel Moser Dipali Mukhopadhyay Lalith Munasinghe Maria Victoria Murillo Michael P Musso John Colin Mutter Shahid Naeem Suresh Naidu Sidney Nakahodo Andrew J Nathan Daniel Naujoks Anne Nelson Roy L Nersesian Camilla Nestor Stephanie G Neuman Stephanie Neuman Jason Ng Eli M Noam Akbar Noman Barbara Nunberg Seamus C O Cleireacain Sharyn O Halloran José Antonio Ocampo Alicia Ogawa Gary Okihiro Katherine L Oliver Eric Olson Ben S Orlove Michael O Hanlon Matthew Palmer Arvind Panagariya Carlos Pascual Ann Patel Vinay Patel Ari Paul Richard Peck Jerilyn Perine Sanjay V Peters Edmund S Phelps Robin Picard Judith Pincus Manuel Pinho Seth Pinsky Julie Poncelet Cristian Pop Eleches Jeffrey Potent Lawrence G Potter Jinny Kathleen Prais Kenneth Prewitt Michael Puma Jyotsna Puri Thomas Quaranta Neil Quartaro Adam Quinton Jenik Radon Charles Raymond Christopher Reim Lucius Riccio

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/faculty-and-research/sipa-research?search=&field_field_of_study_tid[0]=10&field_faculty_author_nid=All&publication_date[min][date]=&publication_date[max][date]=&sort_by=title (2014-11-06)
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  • Carrie O'Neil | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Admissions Meet Sipa Profiles Carrie O Neil Carrie O Neil MPA Human Rights International Conflict Resolution Graduation Year 2010 Date of Interview Thursday July 1 2010 After graduating from Dartmouth College Carrie O Neil worked on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a non profit doing rebuilding and community development after Hurricane Katrina She went on to work for Seeds of Peace as a facilitator developing and implementing intensive coexistence programming for young adults from the Middle East and South Asia While at SIPA she has focused on international conflict resolution human rights and reconciliation work that has brought her to Northern Ireland Rwanda and the Republic of Georgia during her time at SIPA In the fall of 2010 she will continue her studies of human development and conflict resolution at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Can you talk about your workshop experience The work environment at SIPA has been intense and collaborative I was attracted to this program because of the practical nature of the work and the opportunity to do capstone workshop with an international organization I had the opportunity to work with six other students on a project assessing the state of efforts to combat domestic violence and human trafficking in the Georgia for a small women s NGO in Tbilisi We conducted over 50 interviews while in the field and now client is organizing a conference based on our report to advance the dialogue about these issues in Georgia It was a wonderful and intense project Have you taken classes at other Columbia Schools I found there was lots of flexibility within my concentration to take what I wanted I took classes at Teachers College in conflict resolution and organizational psychology which was a great experience What has been the best part of your SIPA experience I was on the board of the Conflict Resolution Working Group and found this experience to be extremely gratifying We put on career panels conferences and events for the greater Columbia community and were able to advocate for more conflict resolution courses and programming This experience helped me find colleagues with common interests and provided lots of opportunities for networking I also enjoyed being a teaching assistant and working with students It has made me realize that I might want to teach at the university level What experiences do you think prepared you at attend SIPA I had five years of non profit work experience before I came to SIPA This school has provided an excellent environment to reflect on my work experience inside and outside the classroom and to

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/admissions/meet-sipa/profiles/carrie-oneil (2014-11-06)
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  • Esther Waters | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Admissions Meet Sipa Profiles Esther Waters Esther Waters MIA Human Rights Humanitarian Affairs Graduation Year 2007 Date of Interview Thursday September 1 2011 Esther graduated in 2007 and is now a Gender Issues Program Manager at Geneva Call Could you walk us through your employment history I worked in private sector banking for 5 years in London bits in Cairo Egypt I found I wasn t fulfilled by the private sector so to supplement it I did lots of volunteering mainly with the British Red Cross refugee team Then I went to SIPA and this is my first job since graduating How has your SIPA degree helped your career There is no way I could do my job or would have been able to get my job without my SIPA degree SIPA is well known in Geneva and the courses I took help me with all aspects of my work and were part of the reason I was recruited If you could do it over again is there anything you would have done differently while at SIPA YES I would have worried MUCH less about grades they mean NOTHING in my field and done an internship every semester I also would have registered for independent study and done more focused research projects in Africa I also would have taken a few more courses at Mailman there were so many more courses relevant to my field that I didn t take and am now kicking myself What top 3 recommendations would you give to current students interested in career opportunities in your field 1 Network Without doing so you are unlikely to get even an interview Chat with all your professors about your career plans get them to keep their ears open for opportunities Attend events at Columbia and the UN and talk to as many people as you can Join professional networks the SIPA Women s Humanitarian Network is great for women and attend conferences on countries you re interested in 2 Be an intern You really have to swallow your pride and offer your services sometimes for free if you like an organization and you don t have a good set of contracts within the organization 3 Be creative and don t give up Often in the NGO world funding is up in the air If a position you are hoping for is on hold because an organization is waiting for funds rather than wait until the funds come through offer yourself as a fundraising consultant for a set

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/admissions/meet-sipa/profiles/esther-waters (2014-11-06)
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  • Heidi Rosbe | Columbia | SIPA
    for the Arab American Association of New York in Brooklyn a non profit social services and immigrant advocacy organization She served in many capacities there including designing and running youth and adult education programs coordinating outreach and fundraising events and managing programs staff and funding Heidi also worked in Michigan and Montreal facilitating girls empowerment programs and facilitating theatre workshops in prisons and juvenile facilities She spent the two summers prior to entering SIPA working with youth in the West Bank Palestine working on a dance and video project Have you taken classes at other Columbia schools I am currently auditing a course at Teachers College with Peter Coleman and I love it It s more focused on the inter personal aspects of conflict resolution which was a great compliment to courses at SIPA I ve also taken Saskia Sassen s course in the Sociology Department and loved it because there were a wide range disciplines represented in the course and Professor Sassen is amazing I m currently taking Arabic through MEALAC now MEASAS and am impressed by the rigor of the course Don t underestimate the time language courses take What did you do over the summer I did two summer internships last summer The first June July was in Jordan with International Solutions Group where I conducted a conflict assessment study of Jordan with another SIPA student We worked almost entirely independently and had a challenging summer that was a great learning experience My second internship in August was as a dialogue facilitator for the American Mideast Leadership Network s US Syrian Grassroots Diplomacy Program I co facilitated dialogue sessions between American and Syrian students in Damascus What has been the most challenging part of your experience at SIPA The most challenging part for me was the adjustment to being back in student life after five years of working I also found it tiring commuting from Brooklyn about an hour each way every day and as I d been living in New York for five years before entering SIPA it was hard to manage my relationships with old friends and the new community I d met at SIPA What advice would you give a first year student I would encourage first years to get involved but not to over commit I joined the boards of two working groups and that was a great way to feel connected to the community immediately and I wouldn t trade in the experience but it s tough to manage two boards along with the other group projects and commitments you find at SIPA I d also encourage students to really plan out their two year course schedules so you don t get stuck needing to fit in requirements that overlap with other courses you want to take Also be prepared for changes as a professor might not teach a course the next year that you d been planning to take Final points Get to know the deans they can be your advocates

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/admissions/meet-sipa/profiles/heidi-rosbe (2014-11-06)
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  • Lauren Pesso | Columbia | SIPA
    Wesleyan University and spent a semester studying in Ghana through the School for International Training Prior to SIPA Lauren worked for five years at EngenderHealth an international women s health organization where she coordinated and provided technical support to maternal and reproductive health programs in Africa Asia and Latin America She also volunteered with the NYU Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture and worked as children s and family counselor at Sanctuary for Families a domestic violence agency as a social work intern the year before attending SIPA What attracted you to SIPA Being from New York City I was attracted to SIPA because it allowed me stay in New York pursue a dual degree with the School of Social Work and study program management in an international context I was also drawn to the broader resources available at Columbia including courses and faculty at the School of Public Health What experiences do you think prepared you at attend SIPA Having had international and intercultural work experience before SIPA definitely helped as did experience working on and facilitating teams given the amount of group work assigned at SIPA I also found that having worked in various capacities at a single organization for 5 years gave me rich insight into the functioning of a non profit organization that significantly enriched my experiences in classes such as public management and non profit budgeting Have you taken classes at other Columbia Schools As a dual MPA Social Work student I have taken many courses at the School of Social Work as well as two year long field placement one at a domestic violence organization and the other at a hospital based crime victim s counseling center Although being a dual degree student means having to fulfill two core requirements which leaves less room for electives last Spring I took a course at the School of Public Health on the psychosocial impact of forced migration and I hope to take another class there before I graduate How did you obtain your internship During the summer between my first and second years I obtained an internship through the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the School of Public Health I received an email about field practica that that program was offering through an on campus listserv and although the internships were primarily for students in the forced migration program they were open to receiving applications from other Columbia graduate students I interviewed for a number of positions was offered a job coordinating the final phase of a qualitative study on gender based violence among adolescents in northern Uganda I think the fact that I had previous work experience in Uganda and with coordinating health programs combined with my studies in human rights at management at SIPA and my clinical social work experience were all key to securing the position Can you please talk about your internship experience My duties were to coordinate the final phase of a year long three phase qualitative study to

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/admissions/meet-sipa/profiles/lauren-pesso (2014-11-06)
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  • Megan Tackney | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Admissions Meet Sipa Profiles Megan Tackney Megan Tackney MPA Human Rights Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis Graduation Year 2012 Date of Interview Tuesday September 21 2010 I lived in Brooklyn NY until I was ten years old and then moved to the rural town of Flemington NJ due to my father s job Quite a culture shock I struggled to adjust and became known as the big F a feminist In a conservative town I was a vocal democratic and activist and went on to run the school s chapter of Amnesty International and Model UN When the time came to graduate I applied to only one school George Washington University One of the few programs in the country that offers international development studies to undergraduate students it was a perfect fit for my future in politics While at GW I became involved with a new organization called the Student Global AIDS Campaign and I grew to become a leader in grassroots organizing around global AIDS As a student living in DC we had opportunities to advocate for real change that was possible just a few streets away My first job out of college actually came as two jobs I began consulting for the Center for Health and Gender Equity CHANGE while also acting as an advocate at my local women s crisis center With CHANGE I worked on reforms to PEPFAR the President s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief including the removal of abstinence only spending requirements At women s crisis services I was a caseworker in the shelter and an assistant in our children s rehabilitative program After dealing with so much poverty and violence at the shelter I knew I had to leave to work more aggressively to create change through policy in Washington To do that I joined one of the most powerful women s rights organizations in the country the National Women s Law Center NWLC At NWLC I worked in the Outreach and Communications department to organize trainings send out action and policy alerts and to assist in campaigns on issues of education and employment and family economic security However after three years at NWLC I came to find out what most people in their twenties do which is that it is hard to move up in Washington or in many places without additional skills and a higher degree Sad to leave Washington D C but excited for my future I applied to many graduate schools Some were M P P programs some were M P A and some were M I A After spending weeks debating my options I decided on SIPA I chose SIPA because of

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/admissions/meet-sipa/profiles/megan-tackney (2014-11-06)
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  • Nora Gordon | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Admissions Meet Sipa Profiles Nora Gordon Nora Gordon MIA with a SIPA Concentration in Human Rights Graduation Year 2010 Date of Interview Tuesday January 5 2010 Nora Gordon is a second year MIA candidate at SIPA in the Human Rights program Her specialization is in Conflict Resolution and she served as the Program Assistant in the Gender Policy Program Nora graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and has experience working on Peace building and Conflict Resolution projects in Brazil Rwanda the West Bank Syria and Timor Leste Before coming to SIPA Nora worked as a community organizer in Brooklyn where she continues to live and volunteer What kind of work do you hope to do when you graduate I would like to get a job doing Conflict Resolution dialogue facilitation ideally in a cross cultural setting I also would love to continue working on gender issues since that has been a big focus in my student activism at SIPA What has been the best part of your SIPA experience Working with student groups was one of the best parts of SIPA By being on the boards of both the Conflict Resolution Working Group and the Gender Policy Working Group I had the opportunity to build relationships with other students and work on projects that interested us I was also able meet a lot of interesting people who are working in my field It is incredible how easy it is to make connections with people when you approach them as a SIPA student Have you taken classes at other Columbia Schools I took a Conflict Resolution course with Professor Peter Coleman I was excited to have the opportunity to work with someone so important in the field of Conflict Resolution It was truly inspiring and I enjoyed exploring a very different learning environment at Teachers College Can you talk about your workshop experience I am preparing for a trip to Liberia in March where I will work with youth vocational training program facilitators The project has been a lot of work but I am really looking forward to the opportunity and getting out into the field I have learned a lot about working in a team and I think we have learned so much from each other through this process Can you please talk about your internship experience I traveled to Timor Leste where I researched religious conflict and helped produce a policy brief for

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/admissions/meet-sipa/profiles/nora-gordon (2014-11-06)
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