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Career Trips: Council on Foreign Relations

IPED students at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Last Friday, April 6th, Fordham IPED students participated in the Model Diplomacy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The Model Diplomacy program is adaptable to short and long term simulations, with material on 14 politically debated topics. They offer students research materials and multimedia content to build students’ wholistic understanding of the topic of interest.

IPED students participate in the CFR Model Diplomacy program.

Twenty IPED students simulated a National Security Council (NSC) debate on Global Climate Change Policy. Each student represented a different role, from President of the United States, to Secretary of Defense, to Permanent Representative to the UN. In recognizing the importance of environmental stewardship and its social, economic, and political implications, the group made a collective recommendation to renegotiate our national commitments to the Paris Agreement.

By: Sarah Garwood ’19

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Career Trip: Clinton Foundation


On Friday, March 4, Fordham IPED students visited the New York office of the Clinton Foundation. Tara Clerkin (IPED ’13) graciously assembled a panel of her peers and moderated a discussion on some of the many initiatives and projects underway at the foundation.

Tara Clerkin, IPED alumna (far left), moderated a panel of her colleagues at Clinton Global Initiative.

Tara Clerkin, IPED alumna (far left), moderated a panel of her colleagues at the Clinton Foundation.

Panelists included Rachel Tulchin, who discussed her work with No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. Jason Sukhram talked about his work with the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP). Both Stephen Mushegan and Dori McAuliffe work with the Clinton Climate Initiative. Tara works with the Clinton Development Initiative. And lastly, Matt Martinez spoke about the internship opportunities he oversees in the intern program.

It was great to hear about a variety of potential career paths, and see some of the great work being done in partnership with communities at the Clinton Foundation.

Mandatory group shot!

Mandatory group shot!


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