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Candace Gibson
Program Coordinator
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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.


2016/2017 IDPSA Executive Board:

President- Lester Asamoah 

Vice-President- Krista Bustamante

Treasurer- Sherelle Moore 

Communications Chair- Brittany Scalise

Student/Faculty Liaison- Katie Turner

Friday Forum Coordinators- Barbara Long, Kaja Wold, and Kaileen McGourty

Social Chairs- Christine Sayoc and Walter Leiva

Alumni Liaisons- Stephanie Schwier

Community Service Chair- Johanna Fedorovsky


Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Friday Forum Schedule:

All Friday Forums will be held in the Abramson Family Founders Room on the terrace level of SIS from 5:30-6:30 PM.

October 7: IDP Faculty Research Panel

October 14: IDP Alumni Career Panel

October 21: TBA

October 28: TBA

November 11: TBA

November 18: Tinker Walker Fellows Presentation

January 20: TBA

January 27: TBA

February 10: NRC Panel of Humanitarianism

February 24: Ebola: Affect on Disadvantaged Populations - Presentation

March 3: TBA

April 21: TBA





Skills Institutes

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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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