Arpit Chaturvedi is the Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Policy Review and a Master of Public Administration Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell University. He has received an MBA from Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.
He is the author of the book titled “Our Egalitarian Universe?” and of various articles on history, politics, social justice, and management published in the Huffington Post, CNBC News-18 and the South Asia Journal. He has also been an editor at the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (an autonomous body with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India) where he co-edited a monograph authored by some of the top civil servants of India, titled “Not Without Her – Communal Harmony”.
He has worked in both, the private and public sectors in a consultative as well as an executive capacity. As a talent management consultant, he has worked at Right Management – the consulting arm of the Fortune 500 Manpower Group which has led him to join the Cabrera Research Lab as an Associate to research in the field of systems thinking and human resource development.
Arpit has also worked as a Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament in India, and as a Research Apprentice at the National Commission for Scheduled Castes – a constitutional body set up by the Government of India to protect the rights of the scheduled caste population in India.
Professionally and academically, he is focused on social justice, policy making, human resource development and institutional reform in developing countries. He has been a civil society delegate at the United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum (UNECOSOC) and other international forums such as the International Young Leaders’ Assembly (IYLA) wherein he discussed the various developmental issues related to India.
Paulina Lucio Maymon is a Fulbright Fellow from Mexico pursuing a Master of Public Administration at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, concentrating in Human Rights and Social Justice. Her research interests focus on human rights, gender equality, and international law. She currently works as an intern in the Independent Evaluation Office of UN Women in New York. Prior to attending Cornell, she worked as a Gender Equality and Human Rights Consultant at the Institute of the National Housing Fund for Workers (INFONAVIT), a federal institution that provides mortgage credits to workers in Mexico. Paulina graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and obtained a graduate certificate in Human Rights from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
Elizabeth is an MPA Fellow (’18) concentrating in International Development focusing on Food Security. Currently working as a Junior Analyst at CIMMYT (International Center for Wheat and Maize Improvement) in Mexico, she aspires to gain further insight on project management for rural agricultural development. At CIPA, she focuses her research on global food insecurity using data-driven insights to influence evidence based policy decisions. Prior to joining CIPA, Elizabeth completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Brazil (‘15). She also performed public policy research and has delivered data analysis for public policy seminars in Toronto, Canada and Washington, DC. Elizabeth has worked with institutions including the Mowat Centre, University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Canadian Centre for Responsibility to Protect, and Oxfam Canada. Elizabeth holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Toronto (’13) and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Lillian is an MPA Fellow concentrating in International and Community Development focusing on public and private sector impacts with particular interest in sub-Saharan Africa. Having spent a portion of the past few years conducting research, teaching, and studying in South Africa, she has recently returned to South Africa to serve as PostGrad Content Intern for Eventerprise.com.
Lillian’s research interests include international and customary law, political transparency, and education policy. She graduated summa cum laude from Penn State University and holds an honors degree in Political Science.