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Center for International Policy Studies

Mission: The Center for International Policy Studies (CIPS) facilitates research on international development from a multidisciplinary perspective, with linkages across Fordham schools.  Through partnerships with academia, governments, nongovernmental and international organizations, and businesses, the Center participates in an international research network that shares knowledge about the impact of economic, social, political and legal policies on development at the household, community, and national levels with the goal of increasing interest, and designing and implementing models to improve development.



Recent and upcoming events


Our Center for Digital Transformation in partnership with the Bronx Technology Innovation Coalition (BTIC) is holding a multi-stakeholder roundtable on Technology Innovation and Economic Development in the Bronx: Opportunities and Challenges. We would like to personally invite you be a key participant in this important roundtable. If you cannot make it and would like to nominate someone else from your organization to attend please let us know. As we are inviting only a limited number of people, an early response will be appreciated. 

Wednesday, October 15 from 9-45 am to 12-30 pm.
Hughes Hall, Fordham University, Bronx

Fordham Innovation Kick-Off
Wedensday, September 17th at 6:30-8:00PM
400 E. Fordham Road, 7th Floor

A Crisis of Conscience: What Do We Owe Immigrant Youth and Families?

Tuesday, Sept. 16th| 6 pm | Pope Auditorium, Lincoln Center Campus
This forum will draw on a range of perspectives to explore how we balance the best interests of immigrant youth and families against competing U.S. economic concerns and a sharply divided electorate. Speakers include former U.S. Senator Ken Salazar, retired federalimmigration judge Sarah Burr and President of the National Latino Evangelical CoalitionGabriel Salguero. The event will be moderated by David Ushery (NBC News).

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture and the Center for Ethics Education.
RSVP: or 212-636-7347.
  View the conference website here


Speaker: Jacqueline Novogratz (CEO, The Acumen Fund):
"A Bold New Way of Tackling Poverty”
Short Bio: Jacqueline Novogratz is founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty. Acumen Fund has invested over $50 million of patient capital in 50 businesses that have impacted more than 40 million people in the past year. Any money returned to Acumen Fund is reinvested in enterprises serving the poor. Currently, Acumen has offices in New York, Mumbai, Karachi, Nairobi, and Accra.

Sept 15th : Pepe Auditorium, Lincoln Center: 5:30-8:30


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An Evening with Thomas Piketty,
The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis
The New School
Friday, October 3rd  at 5:15 PM

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Inequality For All
CIPS Screening

Thursday 17th Oct, 2013
7 -8:30 pm

Angelika Film Center & Cafe
18 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012 

Register here!!!

Immigration Reform and Financial Inclusion : reaching the double unbanked
Fordham CIPS Workshop


Thursday May 2nd 5:30pm - 7:20pm
 Room 530 Dealy Hall 

Speakers include: 

Erick Rengifo - Director CIPS
Linda Levy - ceo Les peoples fcu
Melissa Garcia Veles - NYSYLC
Alfredo Cuecuecha, Jairo Guzman & Fred Fernandez
Darryl McLeod - CIPS & Alicia Portada - Les Peoples
IAN Grotton, Anuar Juardini & Andrew Kingsley 

Refreshments will be served!
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  Monday April 22nd, 2:30 PM
Room 204, Dealy Hall
Anna D'Souza, Research Economist, USDA-ERS
Bio-Webpage Food Security and Development Branch, Trade Economics Division
Food Security in Africa and Beyond

  Wangari Maathai Lectures program for more details (pdf) 

with Ali Zafar, World Bank's Senior Economist for the African Region as its first speaker. Mr. Zafar will give a talk on "Macroeconomic Challenges to Sustainable Growth in Africa". April 15th 2013, Dealy Hall 530 - Economics Conference Room, 4pm, Fordham University Rose Hill Campus.

From Dream to Action: Immigration Reform in New York discussion.
 Panelists include: Cardinal Roger Mahony - Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, “California Dream Acts”, Bill Perkins - State Senator (Harlem) NYS Dream Act co-sponsor, Fatima Shama - Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Elsa Cruz Pearson - Immigrant Student Rights Project, Advocates for Children , Father Francis Skelly - Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Bronx, Aryah Somers-  The Door, New York City, Professor Norma Fuentes - Fordham University  and Professor Alyshia Galvez & Maria Garcia, “The Lehman Dream Team, October 11th 2011, Fordham Lincoln Center, 113th West60th Street, 12th Floor. See press coverage of this event

A film by Dr. Roy Germano, "The Other Side of Immigration", with a special performance by the Mexican Hip Hop Group Hisponos Causando Paniko (HCP), April 15th 2011, Keating Hall 110, Fordham University Rose Hill Campus

Prof. Amy Schwartz talk"Do Small Schools Improve Performance in Large, Urban Districts? Causal Evidence from New York City"  April 28th 2011, Flom Auditorium Walsh Library, Fordham University Rose Hill Campus

The Human Development Report Presentation by Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, May 4th 2011, Flom Auditorium Walsh Library, Fordham University Rose Hill Campus

Second annual CIPS Migration and Microfinance research conference March 26, 2010, O’Hare Collections Room, Walsh Library (3rd floor) Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus

ChildFriendly Budgets for 2010 and Beyond: Toward Global Economy Recovery with a Human face.  A Policy Forum and Workshop Jointly Organized by Fordham University’s Center for International Policy Studies(CIPS) - Social Justice and Policy Unit, Fordham’s International Political Economy and Development (IPED) Program, and the United Nations Children’s Fund.Lowenstein Hall at Lincoln Center, 12th floor, 18-19 February 2010, New York City ). (The conference flyer).

CIPS - Economics: Microfinance and Migration panel series 
Remittances, microfinance and mobile banking in rural Africa and Mexico, 
Thursday October 8th 3.30 -6 pm E 530 Dealy Economics Conference Room.

Inaugural GARP meeting
Douglas Martin, Co-founder, CEO and Chairman, FinAnalytica
Wed. Apr. 29th, 6 pm
Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library
John Ohiorhenuan,Post-Conflict Economic Recovery: Enabling Local Ingenuity
Thursday, Dec. 4th, 4 pm
Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library

Immigration, Remittances and Financial Inclusion Workshop

Friday, Nov. 14th, 8:30-3:30
O'Hare Room, Walsh Library


Inequality for all CIPS/ Honors Macro Screening

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