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International Development Program Student Association

 The mission of the International Development Program Student Association (IDPSA) is to support, inspire, and foster the growth of innovative and progressive future international development practitioners who seek to advance people-centered development by linking critical inquiry with community action.

 Every graduate student enrolled in the International Development Program is a member of the IDPSA and can participate in its activities. It is led by the IDPSA Executive Board who are elected by the IDP student body. Descriptions of the Executive Board positions can be found here.


2014-2015 IDPSA Executive Board:

President- Jaron Bass

Vice-President- Erin Davis

Treasurer- Marcus Gillette

Communications Chair- Chanel Adikuono

Faculty/Student Liaison- Joanna Mahoney

Friday Forum Coordinators- Mukhaye Muchimuti, Mariam Wafa, and Gessye G. Safou-Mat

Social Chair- Taylor Rockoff and Laura Neff

Alumni Liaison- Dilanthi Ranaweera

Community Service Chair- Eva Chavez


Spring 2015 Friday Forum Schedule:

Location: SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

Time: 5:30-6:30pm


January 30

IDP Faculty Research  

February 6     

Microfinance: Measuring Impact  

February 27    

The Post-2015 Development Agenda – going beyond the MDGs  

March 27

Development through Social Enterprise  

April 3

Technology in Development  

April 10

Cultures of International Development

Fall 2014 Friday Forum Schedule:

Location: SIS Abramson Family Founders Room

Time: 5:30-6:30pm


September 12

Faculty Research: Urbanisation and Development

September 19

Education in Emergencies: A Necessary Intervention in Emergency Response

September 26

Communicable Diseases and Development: The Case of Ebola

October 17

Tinker Walker and International Development Program (IDP) Travel Fellowship Recipients

October 24

Men, Masculinity and Development: Including Men in the Gender and Development Conversation

October 31

Water Governance and Development: Progress and Challenges for the 21st Century

November 7

Friday with the Alumni

Questions? Email idpsamail@gmail.com


Skills Institutes

Intensive three-day courses, training students in state-of-the-art international development techniques

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Tinker-Walker Fellowships

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Through the Irene Tinker-Millidge Walker Fellowship, students can receive financial support to offset the costs of including overseas field experience in their research, internship, or practicum.

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