School of International and Public Affairs
On January 15th, the Global Executive Master of Public Administration (Global EMPA) program welcomed its second class of students. The 18-month degree program was launched last year through the Columbia Global Centers |Rio de Janeiro with an inaugural cohort of 22 students from government, non-profit, and private sectors throughout Brazil.
José Antonio Ocampo, Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs, and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, has recently published an article titled Realizing the Potential of China’s G20 Presidency (published before Brexit vote). This article reviews briefly the uncertainty that today’s global economy especially the emerging world is experiencing.
Former President of Central Bank of Brazil discusses competitiveness with Global EMPA Brazilian students
Last Thursday (April 7th), economist Gustavo Franco was a guest lecturer at the Global Executive Master in Public Administration (Global EMPA), a program offered by the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University (SIPA), at Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro.
On July 18th, representatives from Human Resources Departments of several public sector entities in Brazil came together to debate strategies for human resources management in public institutions with Professor Barbara Nunberg (Columbia/ SIPA) and Antoine Lusao (Director of Staff and Management at State Institute of Environment - INEA).
Columbia University Professor and former United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, José Antonio Ocampo, and Finance Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Stephany Griffith-Jones, discussed social policies and their roles in the pursuit to reduce inequality, on Wednesday (September 14) in an event in Rio de Janeiro.
(Dis)Conference: Hacking the Bureaucracy attracts over 150 people to discuss open government and new technologies for the public sector
Full-day event discussed themes such as open government, open data, open decision-making processes, transparency and public participation.
The release tour in Brazil also covered the cities of São Paulo on April 19 and Brasília on April 18.