The Student Group That is Asking, “What is Social Change?”

For the students who enroll in the International Development and Social Change program (IDSC), offered by the International Development, Community, and Environment Department (IDCE), the phenomena of social change plays an important role throughout the development theory and practice that the curriculum is founded upon. However, many students and professors agree that there is lacking…

IDCE Professor Shares Insight On Land Tenure and Disasters

On Friday, February 13, 2015 USAID sponsored a panel discussion on the topic: Land Tenure and Disasters. The event highlighted the important linkages that exist between land tenure and disaster planning and recovery. Among the key takeaways from the event were the importance of proactively addressing land tenure as a part of disaster risk reduction…

Reflections on International Development, Community, and Environment

Student Contributor Sean McCartney (Geographic Information Systems for Development and Environment ’15) There are more times than I can count that I have either been at the IDCE Department, at a party hosted by IDCE students, or walking between classes, and my interactions with fellow students have always left me feeling like the “lone citizen”…

Lessons in Solidarity: A Journey from Saint Louis to Worcester

Student Contributor Jim Lochhead (International Development and Social Change ’16) shares how his first semester at Clark University came with a sense of detachment between graduate school in Worcester and his home city of St. Louis during the fall out of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. It was particularly trying to leave my home city of…

Course Profile: “Corporate Social Responsibility” – Providing Real Companies with Real Solutions

They are students seeking careers in finance and accounting, in the public and private realms, in large and small companies; but they share an understanding that corporate social responsibility is a business necessity.  The Graduate School of Management’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) course, taught by GSOM’s Executive in Residence professor Will O’Brien, provides an overview…