Upcoming Events

Mar 05, 2015 12:59 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Governmental Elites & the Politics of Policymaking: Continuity & Change at the Top of the Brazilian Federal Government (1985-2014)

Speaker: Daniel De Bonis, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at SIPA/Columbia University 

Our study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the processes that lead to variation on the social, political and professional background of the individuals appointed to senior public positions in Brazil since redemocratization in 1985. In order to do that, we propose a typology of “logics of recruitment” to senior positions: party political, bureucratic and professional. We then proceed to test how political change at the presidential and ministerial levels helps to explain patterns of change and continuity in these logics, using a sample of Brazilian federal ministries and agencies across different administrations and policy areas. The impacts of these patterns on policymaking are also analyzed.

Mar 10, 2015 6:00 PM, 420 West 118th St. 4th Floor

Opening Reception: Chilean Photojournalist Tomás Munita "Haiti, Land of Hope"

The Latin American Student Association (LASA) of Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the Embassy of Chile and América Solidaria are pleased to present "Haiti, Land of Hope" by internationally acclaimed Chilean photojournalist Tomás Munita.

The result of twelve days of trekking, exploring local markets, neighborhoods, medical facilities, and meeting the locals, this exhibition reveals not only the challenges, but also the resilience and beauty, born from the innate, joyful, and giving spirit of the Haitian people and the volunteers that accompany and work with them daily.

The exhibit will remain open until March 31, 2015. Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm.

After the Opening, the Chairman of America Solidaria, Benito Baranda, will reflect on the challenges of overcoming poverty and promoting development in the Western Hemisphere. We invite to join us for the talk and refreshments in room IAB 802.

Both the Opening and his remarks will be in Spanish.

Mar 10, 2015 6:30 PM, 457 Schermerhorn Extension

The Arc Formality in 20th Century Rio de Janeiro

Speaker: Bryan McCann, Georgetown University

Discussant: Katharina Blank, Columbia University

This event is part of the Americas South Seminar.

Mar 12, 2015 1:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Social Enterprise & Cross Cultural Management with Brazil

Speaker: David Lavin, Spark Global LLC

Since my time at SIPA studying social enterprise and international affairs, the new tools that have been most valuable to me have been models and practices of cross-cultural management. Using examples from Spark's work in Brazil and the US, we'll discuss various tools and academic frameworks of Cross-cultural management, and how they've played out in our work.

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