Interested in what our different concentrations have to offer? In this post in our series about CIPA concentrations, we hear from Brettany Tucker. Brettany is a first year CIPA fellow focusing in Economic and Financial Policy. Here in her own words, Brettany reflects on her interest in a pursuing an economics concentration with a public sector lens, her international experience thus far at Cornell, and coursework she has enjoyed as an MPA student.
In this post, we hear from James Hibbard, CIPA Fellow Class of 2016. James, who now works for Deloitte in New York as a Tax Consultant, reflects on his concentration in Economic & Financial Policy, his decision to attend CIPA, and his long term goals.
At CIPA, students enjoy a host of opportunities to get involved in hands-on experiential learning. One such opportunity is the Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team program (SMART), which is led by the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development. The SMART Program brings together teams of students and faculty from different programs and pairs them with firms, organizations, or community groups located in developing countries or developing communities. These hands-on projects challenge students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in real world settings. This winter break, CIPA students participating in SMART traveled to research locations in Colombia, Kenya, Louisiana, Rwanda, and South Africa. In this post in our series about SMART projects, we have reflections from Brettany who worked on a project to support market research analysis for an agribusiness in Rwanda, as well as Chenyang (Gloria) and Shi (Frankie) who traveled to South Africa to evaluate growth strategies for a lavender business. (more…)
CIPA Visiting Scholar John Foote is a Research Fellow at the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School. The co-founder of a transportation engineering company specializing in intelligent transportation systems and services, he has 12 years of experience as a public finance banker both in the U.S. and in Asia. He oversees the CIPA Graduate Certificate program in Infrastructure Project Management and Finance (IPMF).
This week in “Meet the Faculty” we have Joe Grasso, who teaches courses on nonprofit finance, fundraising, and socially responsible business.