SI 2012 – Further Information

Schedule at a glance

Click here for the preliminary schedule.

The core classes are held each day in the morning. There are two days where there’s a third class in the early afternoon. In addition, there will be afternoon workshops and evening panels and other events. This schedule will give you an overall sense of the week, but please note that the details are subject to change.

Workshops, speakers and tour – Schedule of Public Events (subject to change, so please check back)



We are we are using a sliding scale fee structure. In the spirit of solidarity, we ask that if it is within your means, that you or your organization pay at the high end of the scale which will subsidize those of more modest means.These fees cover the cost of the teachers, materials, support staff, and break

Our sliding scale fee is between $50 and $500.

For individuals, here’s the breakdown of income groups in the U.S., just to give you a sense of your relative income:
Low <$30,000 (bottom two fifths of income earners)
Middle $30-60,000 (middle two fifths of income earners)
High: >$60,000 (top fifth of income earners)


Click this link for the Online registration form.

Or if you would prefer to fill out a hard copy, you can download the form at this link: SI2012 Registration Form

Location and Facilities

The Summer Institute will be held at the Kellogg Center at the Columbia University in New York City.

Our host is the School of International and Public Affairs. We are very grateful to be able to use their wonderful space. The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is located at 420 West 118th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. Be aware that when you enter the building, “street level” is considered the fourth floor.

Here is a link to a map of the campus.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodations and meals are not included. Here is a link to Columbia’s list of nearby hotels and hostels. Unfortunately there are no rooms available on campus. If you are coming from out of town, we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible.

Here’s a link to Columbia’s list of nearby restaurants and food markets. Please note that these are places that participate in Columbia’s Flex plan, so it’s not an exhaustive list of places to get food. The Flex plan is not part of our program.


Please visit SIPA’s Visitor Information page for more information about travel to NYC, within NYC, parking and a campus map.