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CIPA Curriculum: Courses with Client-Interaction Offer Practical & Meaningful Experience

Zachary German is a second-year CIPA fellow and a CIPA admissions ambassador. He is concentrating his studies on Social Policy, with a specific focus on healthcare. You can read his full bio here. (more…)

PADM 5110—Public Administration: My Favorite Class this Semester

Anlly Palacios is a second-year CIPA student who is concentrating her studies on Social Policy.

In a Public Administration graduate program, one would think that a mandated course for all CIPA students would be PADM 5110 (Public Administration). However, CIPA is flexible enough that students might pass up this class for other options that sound more intriguing or nuanced. Or, students might avoid this course all together due to its rigorous coursework and bountiful readings. I, for one, was nervous about enrolling in it, since I knew it would require weekly memos, long articles, and a final group presentation—which sounded overwhelming. (more…)

Internship with a Project Management Focus

Elizabeth Sweitzer is a second year CIPA fellow who is concentrating her studies on International Development, with a specific focus on food security. She also serves as the senior content editor for the Cornell Policy Review. Prior to joining CIPA, Elizabeth completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Brazil (‘15); she speaks both Spanish and Portuguese.This summer, Lizzy traveled to Mexico where she worked at CIMMYT, a seed research center for improved livelihoods. In this post, she shares more about her internship experience and her work at Cornell. (more…)

A Summer Focused on Leadership Development

Zachary German is a second-year CIPA fellow and a CIPA admissions ambassador. He is concentrating his studies on Social Policy, with a specific focus on health care. You can read his full bio here.

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Profile of a CIPA Fellow

Christine Barker is a second-year CIPA student, with an MPA concentration in Social Policy.  She just completed a twelve-month term as the president of the Cornell Public Affairs Society (CPAS), CIPA’s student organization. Originally from Fresno, located in the middle of California’s San Joaquin Valley, she completed her BA in International Students (Political Science) at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. (more…)

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