Happy Holidays, from the SIPA family to yours!

December 22nd, 2014 by Columbia SIPA
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You may have noticed this lovely holiday card in your inbox. The scene in the photograph was actually taken on Columbia University’s “College Walk,” which is the main street (or walkway) that runs through the main campus. (Can you see yourself dashing through here to make it your first SIPA class on time?) During this time of year, College Walk is flanked by dozens of trees wrapped in twinkle lights. It’s just Columbia’s way of celebrating the holidays and spreading joy to everyone who steps foot on campus!

And we wanted to share a bit of that holiday cheer with all of you. We hope you have a very happy holiday, and we look forward to receiving your application for admission in the New Year.

Who’s on ‘The Colbert Report’?!

December 19th, 2014 by Columbia SIPA
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Courtesy of The Colbert Report

Courtesy of The Colbert Report

As it turns out, it’s not that impossible to make it to the “big” time. One of SIPA’s very own has been featured on a popular, late-night satirical television programJason Bordoff, of SIPA’s Center on Global Energy Policy, recently appeared on “The Colbert Report” to discuss falling oil prices. In the interview, Bordoff also talks about OPEC’s decision to flood the market with cheap oil in order to weaken the U.S.’s fracking industry.

And boy, did the Colbert Nation take note of what he had to say.

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Jason Bordoff: Why energy leaders need SIPA

December 18th, 2014 by Columbia SIPA
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Photo credit: REUTERS/DARREN WHITESIDE

Last week, Jason Bordoff, the founding director Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, co-authored the article, “Why Energy Leaders Need to Read Cicero” for Reuters. In it he discusses why energy leaders need the kind of skills taught at SIPA now more than ever.

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