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  • Large Potential for Small-Scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Projects | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Capstone Workshops Large Potential for Small Scale Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Projects MIA MPA Capstone Large Potential for Small Scale Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Projects Client United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE Advisor Natasha Udensiva Katherine Spector Semester Spring 2015 View Syllabus PDF Application Status Open The Capstone team will collaborate with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe ECE Sustainable Energy Division Gas Expert Group The Expert Group is involved with ECE countries in a policy dialogue and exchange of information on gas related issues The Capstone team will work as a part of the Gas Expert Group under direct supervision of the LNG Task Force The importance of natural gas in fulfilling energy needs has grown significantly over the past two decades Liquidated natural gas LNG became one of the most important forms of natural gas utilization While the development and cost of large LNG projects for big markets like China and Japan catch most of the headlines small scale LNG projects for smaller markets are usually out of the public eye The team will produce a comprehensive analysis and overview of trends and potentials in the current state of small scale LNG projects development They will analyze the economic and social advantages of this development and future perspectives The Capstone team will research and analyze the growing applications and possibilities for LNG small scale utilization The research will focus on international and US domestic small scale project plants development and its implication for global and domestic energy security and sustainability 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

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/capstone-workshops/large-potential-for-small-scale-liquefied-natural-gas-lng-projects (2014-11-06)
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  • Migrant Domestic Workers’ Access to Services and Rights: The Role of Municipal Governments in New York City and São Paolo | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Capstone Workshops Migrant Domestic Workers Access to Services and Rights The Role of Municipal Governments in New York City and São Paolo MIA MPA Capstone Migrant Domestic Workers Access to Services and Rights The Role of Municipal Governments in New York City and São Paolo Client United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women UN Women Advisor Daniel Naujoks Semester Spring 2015 View Syllabus PDF Application Status Open This project will provide an overview of how cities respond to the needs of migrant domestic workers particularly women This question will be addressed by comparing services and programmes in New York City and São Paulo A domestic worker is any person who is employed to work in or for a household Many domestic workers are housekeepers and caregivers for children or the elderly Globally a significant number of men are employed as domestic workers often as gardeners drivers or butlers However the sector remains highly feminized as it is estimated that more than 80 per cent of all domestic workers are women See http www ilo org global topics domestic workers Domestic work is often informal employment and domestic workers especially migrant domestic workers are among the most vulnerable groups of workers Their access to social protection such as health services as well as to the justice system in the event of gender based violence or disputes with their employers is often limited They are even more vulnerable if they are irregular or undocumented workers Typically cities and localities are the first point of interaction and engagement with public and private sector entities by migrant women seeking services that protect migrant women s rights or meet critical needs Cities can become de facto gatekeepers for access to services acting as island states in the larger national or federal context Similarly most NGOs are local or specific to a locality and or migrant group These may be the first recourse for migrant domestic workers seeking to redress labour and human rights violations The services provided by these NGOs are often critical for migrants with little knowledge of their rights in the host country or the array of services public and private to which they may be entitled This project will map the array of public and private services for migrant domestic workers in the realms of employment and social protection including violence and access to justice in both cities The key questions to be answered are what services exist which ones fall within the domain of the public and NGO sector and how do migrant domestic workers access these services regardless of their migration status What can we learn from comparing a major city in the Global North with a long history of immigration with a major city in the Global

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/capstone-workshops/migrant-domestic-workers-access-to-services-and-rights-the-role-of-municipal-governments-in-new-york (2014-11-06)
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  • Sustainability and Scale Up of Rural Agro-Processing Systems in West Africa | Columbia | 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 Capstone Workshops Sustainability and Scale Up of Rural Agro Processing Systems in West Africa MIA MPA Capstone Sustainability and Scale Up of Rural Agro Processing Systems in West Africa Client United Nations Development Programme UNDP Regional Energy Project for Poverty Reduction in Dakar Senegal Advisor Ellen Morris Semester Spring 2015 View Syllabus PDF Application Status Open Access to mechanical power is critical in improving people s livelihoods and productivity by automating activities such as agricultural processing water pumping and irrigation The multi functional platform MFP is a simple yet revolutionary machine for agro processing that is at the center of a UNDP program in West Africa that was started in 1998 in Mali The MFP program has three objectives to enable smallholder women farmers to increase and diversify their income to strengthen human and institutional capacities to expand services in rural communities and to enable governments to scale up their MFP programs across West Africa and other Sub Saharan countries To date more than 3 200 MFP agro enterprises in twelve countries are serving over 3 9 million people in rural Africa specifically targeting women People in rural communities are benefiting from a wide range of agro processing and decentralized energy services through the MFP agro enterprises These enterprises managed by women who are provided access to training have contributed to social and income generating activities for rural populations including literacy training and enhanced leadership of rural women Successful trials of renewable energy sources such as pure vegetable oil solar biogas pico hydro and hybrid diesel renewable sources now in 380 MFPs have demonstrated a sound potential for scaling up with strengthened sustainability Building on the experiences and innovations undertaken thus far further improvement to a more commercially driven MFP agro enterprise will enhance the sustainability of the projects impacts and make it a more attractive agribusiness and agro industry in rural Sub Saharan Africa Here is a link to a video about the multifunctional platform program in Senegal for more background The objective of the Energy and Development Capstone Workshop is to evaluate and analyze the overall business operations impact and financing of the multifunctional platforms in

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/capstone-workshops/sustainability-and-scale-up-of-rural-agro-processing-systems-in-west-africa (2014-11-06)
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  • Tanzania: Preventing the Resource Curse | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Capstone Workshops Tanzania Preventing the Resource Curse MIA MPA Capstone Tanzania Preventing the Resource Curse Client Tanzania Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau Advisor Jenik Radon Semester Spring 2015 View Syllabus PDF Application Status Open The natural gas sector is gaining increasing importance in Tanzania due to its significant potential weight in the overall economy and the potential to be an economic game changer the specialization and economic dependence that is developing and possible probable environmental and social impacts Petroleum resources present both an opportunity and a challenge for development and governance First it is an opportunity for the country to get urgently needed revenues that can support infrastructure human rights protection and public services But it is also a challenge for Tanzania to collect administer and manage this revenue to ensure that it does not fuel corruption within the country In this regard the PCCB s work is crucial both investigating instances of possible corruption and advocating for policy and legislative changes to reduce the possibility of corruption occurring in the first place This capstone will build on and deepen the work of a previous capstone from Spring 2014 on Tanzania s current natural gas development so that concrete and implementable recommendations can be established as well as a schedule for implementation with a list of priorities It will be a more in depth and more detailed capstone report in fact it is designed to be a road map for going forward The previous capstone looked broadly at how Tanzania s natural gas development will affect and be affected by various legal economic environmental social and media factors in the country In Spring 2015 this capstone will focus in depth on only the legal and social implications including community engagement of natural gas development in Tanzania although the capstone will also focus on social implications of mining as the issues in this regard are between the two sectors are comparable On the legal aspects the capstone will explore the country s legislative and policy framework and specific laws governing natural gas development and on the social aspects the capstone will evaluate among other things community engagement mechanisms social licenses to operate and community development agreements It will also recommend a form agreement

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/capstone-workshops/tanzania-preventing-the-resource-curse (2014-11-06)
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  • US Government Policy Review: Repositioning United Nations Peacekeeping to Underpin Global Security | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Capstone Workshops US Government Policy Review Repositioning United Nations Peacekeeping to Underpin Global Security MIA MPA Capstone US Government Policy Review Repositioning United Nations Peacekeeping to Underpin Global Security Client United States Mission to the United Nations Advisor Peter Lord Semester Spring 2015 View Syllabus PDF Application Status Open As the 15 year anniversary of the landmark Brahimi report that defined the nature of modern UN peacekeeping approaches and as UN operations increasingly deploy to complex security environments with ever more ambitious mandates UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon announced on June 11 2014 a comprehensive review of UN peacekeeping Charged with taking stock of evolving expectations of UN peacekeeping and how the UN can work toward a shared view of the way forward the comprehensive review will consider mandates political leverage logistical support training accountability rules of engagement technological innovation and clarity on caveats of troop and police contributing countries While the timeline and scope of the review have not yet been finalized as of July 2014 the final report is anticipated in spring summer 2015 The objective of this project with the U S Mission to the United Nations USUN is to anticipate the core outcomes of this review considering the wide ranging political financial and security equities involved As a deliverable the team will brief USUN on the contours of two major policy documents to respond to the peacekeeping review The first will be elements of a new presidential Executive Order that outlines the U S Government s strategic vision of UN peacekeeping as a central component of global security The second will be elements of a UN Security Council resolution to codify the new nature and direction of UN peacekeeping as articulated in line with U S Government policies and priorities A secondary objective of this project is for participants to learn how the U S Government s interagency works including when agencies hold contrary views on policy issues and

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/capstone-workshops/us-government-policy-review-repositioning-united-nations-peacekeeping-to-underpin-global-security (2014-11-06)
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  • Intervening Politics: NATO and Its Member States in Libya and Mali | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Capstone Workshops Intervening Politics NATO and Its Member States in Libya and Mali MIA MPA Capstone Intervening Politics NATO and Its Member States in Libya and Mali Client RAND Corporation Advisor Kimberly Zisk Marten Semester Spring 2014 Application Status Closed As NATO member states prepared to convene at the September 2014 summit the North Atlantic alliance s ability to project the collective power of its member states was a central concern The wake up call provoked by Russia s actions in Ukraine indicated that the 65 year old alliance is far from retirement age Founded in peacetime under the shadow of Cold War the NATO alliance continues to have an important deterrent function Also on several occasions since the Cold War s end member states have called upon NATO to serve as an institution to make war in so called out of area operations In collaboration with the RAND Corporation s National Defense Research Institute division the SIPA Capstone project considered the models of intervention used by NATO and its member states in the recent cases of Libya and Mali with a view to defining the salient factors leading to the selection of each model and the consequences on the conduct of the intervention France s initial action in Libya in 2011 quickly became part of a tight coalition effort and later progressed to a NATO led operation By contrast France intervened in Mali in 2013 almost unilaterally with limited support from allies Both cases showcased the role of national level political will on the decision to intervene the form of the operations and the contributions of partners with important consequences for fighting effectiveness The resulting report Intervening Politics recommends that future decision makers take note of the enablers and constraints that working through NATO and not revealed in the Libya and Mali cases News October 31 2014 Dean s Policy

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/capstone-workshops/intervening-politics-nato-and-its-member-states-in-libya-and-mali (2014-11-06)
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  • Regional Human Rights Systems: Perspectives from Africa and the Americas | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Capstone Workshops Regional Human Rights Systems Perspectives from Africa and the Americas MIA MPA Capstone Regional Human Rights Systems Perspectives from Africa and the Americas Client Open Society Justice Initiative Advisor Fiyola Hoosen Steele Semester Spring 2014 Application Status Closed In recent decades much progress has been made by African and American states to create regional institutions to protect and enforce human rights Today the African and Inter American human rights systems are each comprised of a treaty based Commission and Court tasked with investigating individual human rights complaints addressing region wide issues of concern and working with member states to improve domestic human rights protection structures The Capstone client Open Society Justice Initiative works to promote human rights and build legal capacity through litigation advocacy research and technical assistance across both the African and Inter American systems The objective of this project was to conduct a comparative analysis of these two systems by examining their strengths and weaknesses within the political and operational domains By focusing on issues pertaining to funding staffing and backlog the team s research sought to advise the client on challenges particular to their areas of advocacy in these regions and to make implementable recommendations Through literature review and field based research and analysis the final report compares and contrasts the regional systems across the aforementioned issues In the context of historical lessons from past attempts at reform in these spaces the report concludes with comparative analysis and recommendations for the client relevant to strengthening the African and Inter American human rights systems 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

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/capstone-workshops/regional-human-rights-systems-perspectives-from-africa-and-the-americas (2014-11-06)
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  • Francesco Mancini | Columbia | SIPA
    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 Francesco Mancini Francesco Mancini Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs fm2009 columbia edu 212 225 9610 Biography Francesco Mancini is currently Senior Director of Research at the International Peace Institute IPI where he works on conflict analysis prevention mediation peacekeeping and peacebuilding He heads Coping with Crisis Conflict and Change IPI s largest program that works to assist decision makers at the United Nations other multilateral institutions and their member states to strengthen their response capacity to crises and conflict He manages www theglobalobservatory org which he conceived and designed the new IPI s website with daily analysis and interviews on global security He regularly lectures in academic institutions and presents to conferences and governments on global peace and security issues Prior to joining IPI Francesco served as an Associate at the EastWest Institute in New York He has worked as management consultant at the French Group CRCI in France Italy and Morocco in the 1990s Francesco was educated at Bocconi in Milan his hometown and Columbia Universities He has been teaching the seminar on conflict assessment since 2004 He also held the same position for two years at New York University Publications The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions International Peace Institute 2012 Partnership A New Horizon for Peacekeeping International Peacekeeping Vol 18 Issue 5 Taylor Francis 2011 with Adam C Smith eds Security Development Searching For Critical Connections Boulder CO Lynne Rienner 2010 with Neclâ Tschirgi and Michael S Lund eds The Company We Keep Private Contractors in Jamaica in Gordon Peake Eric Scheye and Alice Hills eds M anaging Insecurity Field Experiences of Security Sector Reform London Taylor Francis 2007 In Good Company The Role of Business in Security Sector Reform London and New York Demos and International Peace Academy 2005 News October 31 2014 Dean s Policy Challenge Names

    Original URL path: https://sipa.columbia.edu/faculty/francesco-mancini (2014-11-06)
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