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Join us on Monday, February 29th at 4:00 PM CST for a special Panel Discussion on the new issue of Reconsidering Development. We look forward to seeing you there!
View the discussion online here.
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.
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: email@example.com. Awards will be announced by April 15, 2016.
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.
This year’s IPID high-profile speaker is Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and president of GlobalGiving.
Come hear her insights on international development and about GlobalGiving’s role in creating a better world.
Free registration available at: Eventbrite
IPID’s General Assembly is coming up!
Registration is free and available at: Eventbrite
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
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 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 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