Month: January 2015

The IPID International Travel Grant is now accepting applications

Going overseas to do your own research? Need a little extra cash? Then apply to IPID’s International Travel Grant Program! Applications are due March 13th.
IPID International Travel Grants are awarded to University of Minnesota students who are participating in research, internship, or work experience related to international development. Up to five students will be awarded up to $1,250 each to support travel, research, and/or living expenses abroad. The award may be used from May – December 2015. The project should range in length from three weeks to four months.
Visit the Grant Program Page for more information and application documents.
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Human Trafficking Documentary at the International Institute of Minnesota

The MINN Networking Committee would like to invite you to a fantastic documentary entitled Not My Life on Sunday, February 8th, 3:30 – 6:30pm at the International Institute of Minnesota. The event is free and your attendance is appreciated.

Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed in a dozen countries on five continents, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited every day through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

Special thanks to the International Institute of Minnesota for hosting. IIM is located at 1694 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108.

Come along for an incredible documentary, snacks, and an engaging discussion to follow!

Be sure to RSVP at

Spring General Assembly meeting + an opening talk with Professor Brian Atwood, “The Evolving Effectiveness of Development Cooperation”

Join us on January 28, 2015 for the spring General Assembly meeting + an opening talk with Professor Brian Atwood, The Evolving Effectiveness of Development Cooperation

IPID brings together students from different areas of focus such as Public Health, Law, Education, Applied Economics and Public Affairs to discuss international development issues and plan related events.

When: Wednesday, January 28th, from 4-6pm

Where: Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs


Breakdown of event:

From 4-5pm listen to Professor Brian Atwood discuss the aspects of cooperation in international development, ranging from the efforts to reach agreement on a new set of goals to changing financing rules and the important of mutual accountability in a donor-partner relationship.

From 5-6pm,

  • Meet and engage with students who share an interest in international development.
  • Learn more about the 2015 IPID Travel Grant Program
  • Join the dialogue and give input about events and topics that IPID could cover for the coming academic year.
  • Learn about ways to get involved with organizing events and being on the IPID Leadership Board .
  • Enjoy refreshments from AfroDeli