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
IPID Talk with Professor Brian Atwood on Development Cooperation: Somewhere Between Easterly and Sachs
When: November 20th from 4-5 PM
Where: Humphrey School Room 205 (Freeman Commons)
What: Come hear from a development official on the case for international aid
This should be an excellent follow up to the event with William Easterly. Brian Atwood, the former USAID administrator and current professor at the Humphrey School, will be discussing the behavioral changes that have been underway in the development community, the complexity of getting it right, the effort to improve the “aid architecture,” the strategic importance of official development assistance and the challenges of policy coherence for development.