Announcement Regarding the Search for the Dean of the School for International and Public Affairs

Dear Fellow Members of the SIPA Community:

I am writing to announce the formation of a search committee to help in identifying the next dean of the School for International and Public Affairs. Following the usual practice, the search committee will conduct interviews of a select number of candidates and will submit their recommendations to me. I will then work closely with Provost John Coatsworth to select the best qualified of these candidates to serve as dean of SIPA. The committee welcomes all nominations and encourages you to submit letters to nominations@columbia.edu.

The members of the committee are: Eric Verhoogen, Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics; Guillermo Calvo, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Director of the Program in Economic Policy Management; José Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs; Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate; Sarah Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor in Human and Constitutional Rights; Steven Cohen, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs and Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute; Roger Baumann, Senior Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management; Paul Hersh, Student Co-President, School of International and Public Affairs; Akshay Verma, Student Co-President, School of International and Public Affairs.

Finally, I would like to, again, thank Robert Lieberman for serving as interim dean for the duration of this search. His willingness to lead the school during this transition is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Lee C. Bollinger