Month: March 2015

Spring 2015 Student Speaker & Research Conference

IPID is looking for researchers to present at the annual student speaker & research conference! If you are a graduate student and you have conducted or are currently conducting research concerning international development, we want to hear from you.

The conference theme this year is Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda. All presentations should consist of a discussion of what international development will, could, or should look like after the Millennium Development Goals. Presentations should last between 15-20 minutes followed by a 10 minute question and answer session.

In order to apply, please submit the following information to ipid@umn.edu by April 3rd:

-Your name (or the names of your group members), your program, and the year of study of all group members
-A professional photo
-A 50-250 word summary of the article/project

The event will be held on April 24th from 2PM – 6PM at the Humphrey School in room 215.

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IPID Career & Networking Event

IPID will be hosting a networking event on careers in international development. The event will consist of a panel of five professionals engaged in different aspects of development work and focusing on a range of global regions. Panelists will share their organization’s role in development, how the panelists themselves got involved in development work, and what skills are necessary to become a development professional. After the panel, there will be refreshments and time for students and panelists to connect with each other more informally.
Date: April 8th, from 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 180
Panelists:
1) Brian Foster, USAID Contractor
2) Kayla Mueller (MDP), The Improve Group
3) Machelle Norling (MPA), Development Director, Hope Now

4) Anne Hussian (MPA), Dodoma Tanzania Health Development

5) Karen Baumgaertner, Land O’Lakes International Development
Boxed lunch will be provided
Please RSVP via the EventBrite link as space is limited.

Systemic Action Research in Raipur, India – IPID Talk with Eric Kasper

Join us for an IPID Talk with Eric Kasper
When: Friday, March 27th from 1-2pm
Where: Room 205, Freeman Commons, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
What: This talk will present findings from a year of Systemic Action Research carried out in Raipur, India, with NGO partners and partners living in informal settlements. Participatory social network analysis attempts to make social change visible through the participant’s evolving relationship structures. In this presentation, Eric will discuss the use of participatory network analysis as a way to help participants understand their agency and create pathways to increasing their agency. Moderated by long time African democracy educator Marie-Louise Strom.
Eric Casper Modified 3.18.2015
Eric Kasper is a PhD student at IDS in the Cities and Participation Clusters program. His research brings together participatory social network analysis, systemic action research, complex adaptive systems, and community organizing practice to explore the ways relational structures and social dynamics of people living in urban poverty impact their ability to act collectively as agents of change.

Meet the New IPID Leadership

The current IPID board would like to introduce the new members of the IPID leadership. Thank you to everybody who ran, and we are looking forward to seeing what the new board has in store for next year!

President- Renee Van Siclen
Secretary- Mary Lynn Montgomery
Communications Chair- Felipe Dyna Barroso
Journal Liaison- Richard Bamattre
Programming Chair- Maria Victoria (Mavic) Punay