International Development Community and Environment

New Signature Fellowships Launched for Fall 2015

The International Develoment, Community, and Environment Department (IDCE) is pleased to announce six new Signature Fellowships. IDCE Signatures encompass issues of pressing global and local concern and are areas where the department is investing significant energy in deepening its teaching, research, advocacy, practice, and activism. Students whose prior experiences and research interests exemplify these signature…

National Grid Executives Talk Corporate Responsibility with Graduate Students

Graduate students at Clark University were treated to a special visit in November with two executives from the United Kingdom corporate headquarters of National Grid. Donald Johnson, ‎Head of Corporate Responsibility & Brand Strategy for National Grid, and Jim Gould, Vice President Strategic Communications, came to Clark as part of instructor Will O’Brien’s “Corporate Social…

PricewaterhouseCoopers and AHOLD USA Executives Discuss Sustainability Reporting

Clark University was honored to have senior executives from two large international corporations meet with graduate students recently to take part in a panel discussion on sustainability reporting and assurance. Executives from AHOLD, an international Dutch retailer and parent company of Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and Peapod were on hand, as…

Sustainability students and staff visit SolarFlair, one of Clark’s partners in green energy


In late October, 20 members of the Clark community—a cross section of students, staff, and faculty—hopped on a bus to tour SolarFlair in Charlton, MA. Greeted by Matt Arner, founder of SolarFlair, the group heard the story of the farm and the support from Clark that made the solar farm possible. In his quest to apply his…

Net Impact Continues Busy Semester of Activities

The Clark University Net Impact group continued its busy semester of events and activities. In late October, twenty members of the Clark community, including students, staff, and faculty, toured SolarFlair’s solar farm in Charlton, MA. The University maintains a financial agreement with Solar Flair to purchase the offsets produced by the solar panels through virtual…

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

“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.

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Clark University graduate students recount challenges, share experiences of Haiti fieldwork with NGOs

As the spring semester was coming to an end, a dozen Clark University graduate students embarked on a field trip to conduct research for two non-government organizations in Haiti. In mere hours, they moved from one of the richest nations in the world to one that is acknowledged as the poorest in the Western Hemisphere.

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GIS Week at Clark

Every fall, the Clark celebrates “GIS Week” with a series of events designed to highlight and celebrate the work done by the GIS students, faculty, and researchers in our community. Events this year include: A guest lecture from Sarah Williams, Asst. Professor of Urban Planning and the Director of the Civic Design Lab at Massachusetts…