Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development: IPID

IPID is a platform for discussion, debate, and learning about international development across the University of Minnesota and the Twin Cities community. Our organization focuses on engaging ideas, building networks, serving the community and addressing critical global challenges. Our work aims to bring together students, scholars, community members and development practitioners for events that facilitate discussion, debate and learning, while also creating new networks and connections. We believe this is a powerful platform to engage people in the Twin Cities on the topic of international development.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) started with a handful of graduate students in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs who shared a common interest in international development issues. With the support of its original faculty advisers—Dr. Frances Vavrus (CEHD), Dr. Sherry Gray (Humphrey School), and Dr. Christopher Johnstone (CEHD)—IPID received a start-up grant and established the IPID student group and the online journal, Reconsidering Development.

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