LIVE AND ON-DEMAND WEBINARS
The Cornell MPA Webinar Library
Our recorded webinars explore topics related to admissions, coursework, experiential learning, life in Ithaca, professional development, and more. We hope these discussions are helpful as you consider getting an MPA at Cornell University.
Executive Director, Thomas O'Toole, walks you through the MPA's flexible curriculum, hands-on learning opportunities, and career management services while exploring Cornell's proud military tradition, the GI Bill and Yellow ribbon benefits.
Faculty Lead Policy Discussions
Join discussions hosted by Cornell MPA faculty and guest panelists that explore the various challenges we face in the midst and aftermath of COVID-19.
Our esteemed faculty and guest panelists discuss topics related to global environmental and health concerns, responses to crises at various levels of the government, challenges to mental health support, the balance of power between federal and state government, and more! We hope you find these conversations with leaders in public affairs engaging and informative.
Four Problems of the Apocalypse for the United Nations
John Mathiason, Adjunct Professor at CIPA and the Managing Director of Associates for International Management Services (AIMS), discusses why and how the United Nations needs to lead in the COVID-19 solution and what can possibly go wrong.
Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris will discuss the pandemic-related public policy issues affecting workers, labor markets, and workplaces and the U.S. government's response to those issues. Secretary Harris led the U.S. Department of Labor's response to the last economic crisis — the Great Recession — and the implementation of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
Digital technologies are becoming increasingly important during global pandemics and epidemics, including today’s COVID-19. We will discuss the role machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence technologies have to play in mitigating, managing, and curing global pandemics. We will also emphasize the institutional changes required in how collaborative scientific discovery is conducted.
As lockdowns occur around the world the importance of people being able to utilize the Internet for education, health, commercial and social purposes has become critical. The pandemic has exposed, however, the deficiencies and vulnerabilities in our broadband infrastructure. John Windhausen, Executive Director, and Alicja Johnson, Communications Manager, of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition join us to talk about the dimensions and implications of the problem and discuss some policy prescriptions.
Mitigation Strategies and Adaptation to Disasters: Focus on SARS-COVID-19
What happens when a Continuity of Operation Plan doesn't anticipate specific elements? Elizabeth A. Dunn, Instructor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, and Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner, Lecturer and Teaching Faculty at CIPA, review what we learned from COVID-19 and how to apply those lessons to future policy decision-making.
Exploring the Effect of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health Policy, Service Providers and Messaging
Mental health non-profit organizations are facing a catch-22 during the COVID-19 era. Services are in high demand, but the challenge of scarce resources remains unchanged. Janis Whitlock, Sr. Lecturer at CIPA, and Victor Benito, CIPA Fellow (21'), are joined by Courtney Knowles, co-founder of Love is Louder, and John McPhee, executive director and CEO of The Jed Foundation.
Pandemic Politics, Free-For-All Federalism and Realigned Intergovernmental Relations
COVID-19 has raised concerns regarding the balance of power between the federal and state governments in the U.S. Thomas O'Tool, Executive Director at CIPA, and Dan Lamb, Lecturer at CIPA, dive into how American federalism might or should change in a post-Coronavirus world.