Welcome to IPID’s Blog

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) is a student initiative at the University of Minnesota that links graduate students, scholars, and practitioners with interests in development. IPID also sustains the online, student-edited journal Reconsidering Development. These activities constitute an ongoing cross-department and cross-sector endeavor meant to continually grow and evolve. IPID’s blog features event information, organization updates, and commentary on pressing international development-related issues and current events. We welcome potential submissions for Reconsidering Development and IPID sponsored events from both within and outside the University of Minnesota. Please submit potential blog ideas and updates to ipid@umn.edu.

IPID International Travel Grant 2016

IPID International Travel Grant 2016

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) International Travel Grants, of $1,250 each, are awarded to support University of Minnesota students who are participating in research, internship, or work experience related to international development. Award may be used from May – December 2016. Project should range in length from three (3) weeks to four (4) months.

The goal of the grant is to provide an additional funding source to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students participating in international research, internship, or work experiences. With our focus on international development, this opportunity not only allows specific students to gather and conduct research, but it also allows for all students throughout the university to gain insights into their findings through recipient reporting requirements.

 

Timeline

International Travel Grant 2016

 

Documents

IPID Grant 2016- Guidelines

IPID Grant 2016- Application

Deadlines

Completed applications are to be submitted to IPID by March 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm to: ipid@umn.edu. Awards will be announced by April 15, 2016.

The Sustainable Development Goals: Moving Toward Equity?

Please join Gender, Sex & Public Policy Humphrey Event Committee (GSPEC) and IPID for a discussion of the new sustainable development goals and what they mean for global gender equity.

When: Friday, November 20th

Where: Freeman Commons (Humphrey 205)

Special guests include:

Chris Johnstone [Cooperative and International Development Education]

Karen Brown [Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change]

Angess Mumba [Humphrey International Fellow and advocate for gender equality and human rights]

Light refreshments will be served.

GSPEC Event

Spring 2015 Student Speaker & Research Conference

IPID is looking for researchers to present at the annual student speaker & research conference! If you are a graduate student and you have conducted or are currently conducting research concerning international development, we want to hear from you.

The conference theme this year is Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda. All presentations should consist of a discussion of what international development will, could, or should look like after the Millennium Development Goals. Presentations should last between 15-20 minutes followed by a 10 minute question and answer session.

In order to apply, please submit the following information to ipid@umn.edu by April 3rd:

-Your name (or the names of your group members), your program, and the year of study of all group members
-A professional photo
-A 50-250 word summary of the article/project

The event will be held on April 24th from 2PM – 6PM at the Humphrey School in room 215.

IPID Career & Networking Event

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
Panelists:
1) Brian Foster, USAID Contractor
2) Kayla Mueller (MDP), The Improve Group
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
Please RSVP via the EventBrite link as space is limited.

Systemic Action Research in Raipur, India – IPID Talk with Eric Kasper

Join us for an IPID Talk with Eric Kasper
When: Friday, March 27th from 1-2pm
Where: Room 205, Freeman Commons, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
What: This talk will present findings from a year of Systemic Action Research carried out in Raipur, India, with NGO partners and partners living in informal settlements. Participatory social network analysis attempts to make social change visible through the participant’s evolving relationship structures. In this presentation, Eric will discuss the use of participatory network analysis as a way to help participants understand their agency and create pathways to increasing their agency. Moderated by long time African democracy educator Marie-Louise Strom.
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Eric Kasper is a PhD student at IDS in the Cities and Participation Clusters program. His research brings together participatory social network analysis, systemic action research, complex adaptive systems, and community organizing practice to explore the ways relational structures and social dynamics of people living in urban poverty impact their ability to act collectively as agents of change.

Meet the New IPID Leadership

The current IPID board would like to introduce the new members of the IPID leadership. Thank you to everybody who ran, and we are looking forward to seeing what the new board has in store for next year!

President- Renee Van Siclen
Secretary- Mary Lynn Montgomery
Communications Chair- Felipe Dyna Barroso
Journal Liaison- Richard Bamattre
Programming Chair- Maria Victoria (Mavic) Punay

IPID Elections

Want to get some experience helping to run an organization? Interested in advancing the conversation about international development at the U of M? Then become a board member with IPID! If you are interested, email Amanda Lee at leex3158@umn.edu. The deadline is February 27th.

Board Member Positions
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Grant Chair
Communications Chair
Programming Chair
Journal Liason

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