Sponsors

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Columbia Center for New Media Teaching & Learning (CCNMTL)

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) was founded in 1999 as a University-wide initiative with a mission to enhance teaching and learning through the purposeful use of new media. In partnership with faculty, we provide the necessary support for a range of efforts from building basic course Web sites to developing advanced projects. CCNMTL is committed to remaining a leader in the field, engaging with its faculty partners in the reinvention of education for the digital age.


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The Earth Institute

The Earth Institute is confronting the 21st century’s most pressing problems by taking a bold and innovative approach to achieve sustainable development. This approach prioritizes the protection of Earth’s ecosystems, oceans and atmosphere as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people. To achieve sustainable development, The Earth Institute is conducting and applying interdisciplinary scientific research to address many cross-cutting issues. We believe that finding solutions to one problem, such as extreme poverty, must involve tackling other related challenges, such as environmental degradation and lack of access to health care and education. Anchored in this unique approach, The Earth Institute is leading the way in this promising and dynamic new field.


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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, we work to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations with assets of $7 billion and annual grantmaking of approximately $300 million. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.


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The School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (SIPA)

For more than 60 years, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs has been educating professionals who make a difference in the world. Through rigorous social science research and hands-on practice, SIPA’s graduates and faculty work to improve social services, advocate for human rights, strengthen markets, protect the environment, and secure peace, in their home communities and around the world. The School draws its strengths from the resources of New York City and Columbia University, and yet has a global reach, with 14,000 graduates in more than 150 countries.

SIPA students are an extraordinary group from a variety of backgrounds, who are united by their energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to making a difference in the world. Today half of SIPA’s nearly 1,200 students are international, coming from one hundred countries. They are enrolled either in one of the traditional two-year programs, in the executive program in public administration, or in one of several dual degree programs with international schools such as the London School of Economics, the National University of Singapore, and the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).