Giving Thanks: Spotlight on our IAC Community
Posted November 22, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving week! There is so much to be thankful for this year, but one thing rises above the rest: our community. With their hard work, passion, and inspiration, Ivan Allen College has put many exciting new projects into motion this year.
One of those projects is our new partnership with the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office to launch the Center for Urban Research in the School of Public Policy. The center will support community resilience, sustainability, research, policy analysis, and more throughout the city and already has projects up and running with community partners in Atlanta neighborhoods.
We’re also grateful to launch our new semester in D.C. — led by a partnership between the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Public Policy — for students to explore careers in public policy. Georgia Tech students can now “study at home” in Washington D.C., taking a full academic course load with six professional internship or audit credit hours.
Finally, after more than four years of work and dedication, faculty members in the School of Economics and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs debuted the new Master of Science in Global Development with four days of festivities during Global Development Week. In partnership with the School of City and Regional Planning, the one-year program will prepare global development professionals to work to reduce poverty and inequality for people worldwide.
Whew. We can’t say thank you enough for all of the hard work by our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the College who put their time, effort, and joy into programs like these, which truly make a difference and have an impact in Atlanta and beyond.
Now it’s time to take a moment to sit back, give thanks, and enjoy a well-earned break before we head into the holiday season — until we launch our next new project, that is!
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