Apr 25 2017

Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship Research Colloquium

9:15am - 11:30am
Columbia Global Offices at The Riverside Church, rm. 527
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Overview

Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship Research Colloquium

25 April 2017 | 9-11:30am
Columbia Global Offices at The Riverside Church, rm. 527

You are invited to attend the Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship Research Colloquium on Tue. April 25 from 9-11:30am at the Columbia Global Offices at The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027, MLK Wing, 5th Floor, Conference Room 527. At this meeting, past fellows will give brief presentations detailing their research projects, its relevance to global policy, and any lessons learned during their experience (i.e. trouble with the research process, travel issues).

Undergraduate Fellow Faculty Advisors and Global Policy Initiative Project Directors are welcome to join. Breakfast to be provided. 

RSVP to Cory Winter, CGPI Project Coordinator, at c.winter@columbia.edu by April 17, 2017. 

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Agenda

Agenda

  • 9:15 AM    Arrival and Breakfast
  • 9:25 AM    Welcome - Michael Doyle, CGPI Director
  • 9:30 AM    Nadine Fattaleh - 2017 Fellow
  • 9:38 AM    Minji Hong - 2018 Fellow
  • 9:46 AM    April Yon Soo Cho - 2017 Fellow
  • 9:54 AM    Matthew Malone - 2018 Fellow
  • 10:02 AM    Ben Preneta - 2017 Fellow
  • 10:10 AM    Timothy Diovanni - 2018 Fellow
  • 10:18 AM    Jonathan Young - 2017 Fellow
  • 10:26 AM    Jesse Thorson - 2018 Fellow
  • 10:34 AM    Daniela Dos Santos Quaresma, Daniela - 2017 Fellow
  • 10:42 AM    BREAK (16 minutes) 
  • 10:58 AM    Anish Gawande - 2018 Fellow
  • 11:06 AM    Amelia (Emmalina) Glinskis - 2017 Fellow
  • 11:14 AM    Max Binder - 2018 Fellow
  • 11:22 AM    Aiden William Slavin - 2017 Fellow

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Background Materials

Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative (CGPI) is proud to have supported the Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship for juniors who sought to conduct policy-oriented research for their senior theses. Having supported 24 undergraduates over the past three years, this fellowship was designed to encourage research that is truly global in nature, addressing problems that impact not just one country or region, but that reflect the challenges of our globalized world. Average awards were $3,000-$4,000 per fellow, and used for domestic or international research. Eligible senior thesis projects were research-based (including but not limited to fieldwork or laboratory research); global in nature (having cross-border origins, consequences, or implications); and oriented toward identifying practical solutions. Applicants were juniors within Columbia College, the School of General Studies, or the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who had planned to conduct a senior thesis and fulfill their department’s requirements for a senior thesis. Students with an expected summer earnings contribution, as determined by their financial aid award, were eligible for additional support on a case-by-case basis.

What is the Global Policy Initiative?

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative, as conceived by President Lee C. Bollinger and led by founding director Professor Michael W. Doyle, brings together eminent Columbia faculty members and distinguished policy professionals from the widest range of relevant disciplines. These experts not only address global problems comprehensively, building on the relevant range of scholarly expertise, but also find effective ways of influencing global policy by engaging stakeholders and policymakers. Through this research, the Initiative hopes to provide an intellectual basis for policy, thereby helping to bridge the gap between scholarship and global policymaking.

What is global, policy-oriented research?

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative seeks to support research that is truly global in nature — addressing problems that impact not just one country or region but that reflect the challenges of the globalized world in which we now live. All projects must also have a strong and practical policy application. While it is not expected that students achieve all goals set out in their research, their proposal and thesis must have specific policy targets and recommendations that add value to the research field.

What kinds of projects are eligible for funding?
  • Applied, searching for effective solutions that can be implemented;
  • Research-based, drawing on in-depth, rigorous analyses;
  • Global in nature, having cross-border origins, consequences, or implications;
  • Responsive to the needs and voices of stakeholders;
  • Including but not limited to fieldwork or laboratory research.
What kind of funding is available?

All awards will be made on a competitive basis. Fellows will be selected by their department. Award amounts will be determined individually by project with a maximum award of $3,000-$4,000 per fellow. Funds can be used for domestic or international research.

Find more information on the Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship at globalpolicy.columbia.edu/undergraduate-fellowship.