Past Event

Columbia School of International and Public Affairs: Open Lecture and Info Session

November 1, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro


On NOVEMBER 1st, Urbano Garza, Senior Assistant Dean at SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs) and the Executive Director of, Eloy Oliveira, will give a small talk on how NGOs are Contributing to governance in Brazil. , will be at Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro for an Info Session about SIPA'S programs. Come and learn more about SIPA's degree programs. You don't want to miss this!

As the world’s most global policy school, SIPA is known for its diverse, international student body, its remarkable faculty of expert scholars and leading policy practitioners, and the intellectual breadth and depth of fi elds we engage in. Global impact has been the hallmark of the School since it was founded more than 70 years ago.

The world’s challenges have changed with the decades but SIPA remains true to its mission — to train young leaders to serve and lead, and to produce and share new knowledge on the critical public policy challenges facing the world.

Being part of one of the world’s great research universities benefits all who choose to draw upon Columbia’s remarkable intellectual resources. It also offers unique opportunities for our students to pursue a dual degree at SIPA and Columbia’s other top-ranked graduate schools. As a global university, Columbia partners with several premier institutions around the world where our students can also earn a dual degree. The University’s Global Centers located in East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East provide additional opportunities to study and research policy issues in a global context.




VENUE: COLUMBIA GLOBAL CENTERS | Rio de Janeiro - Rua Candelária 9 - Third Floor

TIME: 11AM - 1PM




Dean Garza has been a member of the SIPA Office of Student Affairs (OSA) since 2006. He provides general advising in addition to being responsible for the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), under whose umbrella SIPA students are able to obtain dual degrees with our international partners.

Dean Garza holds a Bachelor's degree from Columbia University, a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Teachers College, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to SIPA, he worked as Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Columbia College and also as Assistant Dean and Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.


Eoy Oliveira is currently the CEO of Instituto República, a foundation based in Rio de Janeiro, aimed at improving public service in Brazil through grants, research and advocacy. He has a masters degree in Public Administration at SIPA. Click here to know more about him!