Women Making Sustainable Impacts through the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

The W&S community is excited to host leaders in the public and international sector to learn about large scale initiatives focused on women, climate change, and building sustainable communities.

Date: Monday, November 4th, 2013 from 8-10pm

Location: Hamilton Hall room 707, 1130 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10027

Space is limited, please RSVPColumbia ID required to swipe into the building.

Our esteemed speakers:

Tracy Raczek, External Relations Specialist for Climate and Enviroment with UNWomen

Christine Negra, Director of Research at EcoAgricultral Partners

Kerry Constabile, Urban Planning Specialist at UNICEF

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JOIN: SIPA Energy Association

Interested in getting more involved in energy and environment issues? Want to get to know other graduate students across Columbia?

Join the SIPA Energy Association! We are a student-run organization dedicated to building relationships among SIPA and other Columbia graduate programs as well as connecting the student energy body with energy sector practitioners in all spectrums of the field. Diverse membership brings a variety of professional backgrounds to the organization. SEA’s members work in careers that will directly impact the world’s energy future.

What comes with a SEA membership?

– brown bag lunches with industry professionals

– opportunities to participate in energy competitions

– networking field trips to Houston and San Francisco (funded by each student participating in the field trip)

– happy hours with other SEA members and alumni

– hikes and bike rides

– Professional Energy Hikes: opportunities for students to go to out into NYC and see career opportunities in Columbia’s backyard

If SEA sounds like the club for you, you can join by bringing your membership dues (a one time payment of $35 cash) to the office hours of the Energy and Environment DRAs Madeline and Florian:

– Florian: Mondays, 11am-1pm, room 804 in the International Affairs Building

– Madeline: Wednesdays, 1-3pm, room 804 in the International Affairs Building

For any further questions, feel free to reach out to SEA’s Director of Membership and Career Affairs, Leah Grossman at

Don’t Be Sad, Flying Ace! & Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret

The Theater at the 14th Street Y

New York City, NY

Nov 2nd at 11AM

This play, which is based of the Peanuts cartoons, is an artistic collaboration between theater arts and the sciences in order to better communicate Climate Change issues. Purchase tickets here!

Act I (45 min)
DON’T BE SAD, FLYING ACE! is a duet performance exploring how people respond in the face of extreme climatic events. Perched on the roof of his small house, armed only with a typewriter and a rare imagination, a dog attempts to adapt after a hurricane that left him stranded and floating far away from home. Inspired by Charles Shultz’ iconic beagle Snoopy, incorporating leading climate science and featuring live music and unique physicality, DON’T BE SAD, FLYING ACE! is a multi-disciplinary tour-de-force arousing hope for a changing world. Created by eco-theater artist Jeremy Pickard, Azerbaijani-American collaborative theater director Simón Adinia Hanukai and French-American musician and environmental policy expert Jonathan Camuzeaux in collaboration from climate scientists of Columbia University Earth Institute.

Act II (30 min)
FIELD TRIP: A CLIMATE CABARET is a musical adventure celebrating the value of collaboration and revealing science as a creative and intrepid process. Set in a wilderness base camp where seven extraordinary women of climate science have gathered to share ideas, FIELD TRIP features original songs, dance and poetry that together offer a uniquely hopeful view of our changing world.  Inspired by the lives and work of climate scientists Katherine Allen, Nicole Davi, Christine McCarthy, Dorothy Peteet, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Katherine Thompson and Kirsteen Tinto of Columbia University Earth Institute and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Conceived and directed by Jeremy Pickard. Music by Erato A. Kremmyda and Maggie-Kate Coleman. Text by Alice Pencavel.

Both performances appropriate (and intended) for audiences of all ages.  Bringing kids?  Best for ages 5+.

Presented as part of Marfa Dialogues NY.


The Center on Global Energy Policy’s mission is to “… provide independent, balanced, data-driven analysis to help policymakers navigate the complex world of energy.” And, they are certainly hosting a number of events to help you enhance your breadth and depth on anything related to this message. Check out their events page to see what coming up!

SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy | China Energy and Sustainability Forum

China Energy and Sustainability Forum

Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 7, 2013
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Columbia Law School-Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 103
Entrance on northeast corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 116th Street

Contact: Ke Wei

Columbia | SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy | China Energy and Sustainability Forum.

The Center on Global Energy Policy invites you to attend the China Energy and Sustainability Forum, co-hosted by the SIPA Energy Association (SEA) and the Sustainability Management Student Association. This forum will provide an in-depth examination of China’s future energy outlook, focusing in particular on energy policy trends and investment flow patterns within China’s energy industry. The forum’s keynote speaker—Nobuo Tanaka, Distinguished Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, and former Executive Director of the International Agency—will present an outlook on Chinese electricity and natural gas markets. Manuel Pinho, Visiting Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Faculty Affiliate, Center on Global Energy Policy, will moderate the event.

Other notable speakers include:

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former Undersecretary of Energy (acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs
Pedro Neves Ferreira, Senior Vice President, Energias de Portugal
Registration is required. This event is open to press.