Tag Archive for IDCE

Clark University appoints leading development expert to head IDCE

Edward Carr, director of the International Development, Community and Environment Department at Clark University.

Clark University has appointed Professor Edward R. Carr as director of its Department of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). Professor Carr comes to Clark from the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina, where he served as the associate director of the Walker Institute for International and Area Studies and director of the…

Scholars at Risk network, which includes Clark, releases report citing global crisis

Free to Think SAR report

­­­Scholars at Risk today (June 23) released the first report of the SAR Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, Free to Think, at the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Clark University became a member of the Scholars at Risk Network in 2011 and shares the network’s commitment to preventing attacks on higher education. As such, Clark calls…

Refugee Testimonies Workshop at Clark: Teaching techniques, value of ‘witnessing’

Participants in the IDCE workshop “Witnessing: Taking testimonies and constructing refugee narratives” (Sept. 19-21) gather in the Rose Library at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Leading the workshop are Leora Kahn and Anita Häusermann Fábos.

“Not since the end of the Second World War have there been so many refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers,” said Ban Ki-moon in his speech at the recent opening the 69th UN General Assembly. At a three-day workshop at Clark University, participants explored ways of drawing out, preserving and sharing refugee narratives. The International Development, Community…

Clark University scientist challenges government on carbon capture and storage subsidies

  Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy at Clark University, has published an opinion piece recommending that the resources devoted to reducing carbon emissions be redirected to finding alternatives to fossil fuels. In the Dec. 20, 2013, piece, which was published in the prestigious international journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change and…

Students work toward a more sustainable Clark University

Strategies to “green” Clark University, ranging from planting “edible landscaping” to divesting in fossil fuels, formed the theme of final team projects in The Sustainable University course taught by Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment. The student teams made their proposals at a…

LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

What are the chances you would see a psychologist giving a presentation in a political science class?  Beginning this fall, such an appearance would not be unlikely.  In the past few months, some unlikely disciplines have collided through a tactic known as the “LEEP Lecture.” LEEP Lectures involve collaborations between faculty members from distinct disciplines,…

Clark community mourns and remembers Amanda Mundt ’14

Student, three others killed in Haiti crash (July 22) – An update from the Office of the President: We wish to inform you that the Mundt family has made arrangements for a service to honor Amanda Mundt and her aunt, Diane Mundt. Calling hours will be held at Douglass Funeral Service, 87 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, Mass.,…