Tag Archive for international development

IDCE Prof. Cynthia Caron builds MOOC for USAID on Land Tenure and Property Rights

How do you keep a broad, disparate, and diverse group of on-the-ground development professionals—governmental, non-governmental, and affiliated—informed about the major challenges they face on a daily basis? How do you create connections so they can learn from each other and leaders in the field, in order to build effective strategies to overcome those challenges? This…

IDCE Researcher Travels to Africa to Study Emerging Disease Profiles

Dr. Ellen Foley, Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change, first went to Senegal in 1992 as an undergraduate. Since then, much of her work has focused on health concerns facing populations in West Africa, with a primary interest in reproductive and sexual health. Most recently she has teamed up with researchers from Senegal,…

Clark Launches Year-Long Initiative on UN’s Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals

Clark University’s International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) program is embarking on a year-long initiative assessing the effectiveness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) adopted by the United Nations in 2000. The initiative will include opportunities for engagement among the university, the community at large, and noted scholars focused on specific aspects of the MDGs.…

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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The Social Change House is Open for Living and Learning

Social Change House at Clark University

The former pink and blue house at 906 Main Street has been renewed, repainted and renamed the Social Change House. Within a two-minute walk from Clark’s campus, this joint project between Graduate Student Housing and the International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) Department represents an unprecedented living opportunity for incoming agents of social change. Their…

Clark University to Host Conference on Women’s Rights in Sudan and South Sudan February 22-24

Clark University will host the conference, “Building Bridges: peace, gender equality, and women’s rights in Sudan and South Sudan,” from Friday, Feb., 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24, on the Clark campus. The conference will bring together over 30 women activists, policy-makers and academics from Sudan and South Sudan to share experiences, identify priorities and strategize…

IDCE Grad Students Garner $5,000 Grant from the New Economics Institute

Five IDCE graduate students—Latoya Jones (ES&P ’13), Jenkins Macedo (IDSC ’12/ES&P ’14), Danielle Battle (ES&P ’13), Maya Pilgrim (IDSC ’13), and Mario Torrico (IDSC ’13)—have won a $5,000 grant from the Cambridge, Mass.-based New Economics Institute to host the “New Economy Summit” at Clark University in mid-April. Other IDCE students involved in the summit leadership…