CIPA Colloquium is a public affairs speaker series that includes interactive speaker forums, multi-speaker panels, professional development workshops and roundtables designed to assist students in career development and networking opportunities.
Two colloquia each semester are dedicated to case-based presentations by government or industry leaders who discuss a significant challenge they faced in their professional role. The presenters typically describe the strategies and decisions that were effective to address challenging projects and showcase the results. Another colloquium is a panel discussion about topical challenges or issues relevant to public policymakers and the approaches they might take to resolve the challenges. At least once a semester, students will also hear from a CIPA graduate who describes his or her professional journey after graduation, providing general career advice.
The Colloquium is a required, one-credit course graded S/U based on attendance. The events fulfill various Colloquium requirements. Students must attend a total of eight events, including four colloquium speaker events, two professional development workshops, one concentration meeting, and one roundtable.
Events are organized in collaboration with students in the Colloquium Committee.