The Global Public Policy Network is an alliance of seven leading public policy schools around the world—SIPA among them—that provides a platform for institutional partnership, research collaboration, and student exchange.
This year’s GPPN Conference, hosted by the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris February 17 and 18, convened 32 student teams from member schools—including six from SIPA—to present data-driven solutions to the UN’s current Sustainable Development Goals.
Six teams were ultimately selected to make presentations to a panel of judges comprising deans from member schools, including SIPA’s own Merit E. Janow, and other experts.
“The conference provides a forum for students working on similar public policy issues to exchange ideas with each other and with experts, build relationships, and hopefully create a culture of collaboration and problem-solving among future global policy leaders,” Janow said. “I was impressed by the breadth and quality of student projects and presentations—some of which spoke to policy innovations, and others to social or for-profit enterprises.”
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Originally published by Columbia SIPA's News Center