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Guest Post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. If you’re going to be traveling, or just want something to listen to, we’ve put together another IPA Great Holiday Travel Podcast Playlist of episodes we liked. It also includes a few brand new podcasts and a podcast discovery app that look promising. Russia is…

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IPID International Travel Grant 2016

IPID International Travel Grant 2016

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) International Travel Grants, of $1,250 each, are awarded to support University of Minnesota students who are participating in research, internship, or work experience related to international development. Award may be used from May – December 2016. Project should range in length from three (3) weeks to four (4) months.

The goal of the grant is to provide an additional funding source to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students participating in international research, internship, or work experiences. With our focus on international development, this opportunity not only allows specific students to gather and conduct research, but it also allows for all students throughout the university to gain insights into their findings through recipient reporting requirements.



International Travel Grant 2016



IPID Grant 2016- Guidelines

IPID Grant 2016- Application


Completed applications are to be submitted to IPID by March 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm to: Awards will be announced by April 15, 2016.

The Sustainable Development Goals: Moving Toward Equity?

Please join Gender, Sex & Public Policy Humphrey Event Committee (GSPEC) and IPID for a discussion of the new sustainable development goals and what they mean for global gender equity.

When: Friday, November 20th

Where: Freeman Commons (Humphrey 205)

Special guests include:

Chris Johnstone [Cooperative and International Development Education]

Karen Brown [Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change]

Angess Mumba [Humphrey International Fellow and advocate for gender equality and human rights]

Light refreshments will be served.


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
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.

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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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