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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.


2017/2018 IDPSA Executive Board:

President- Lourdes Garcia

Vice-President- Kimberly Maldonado

Treasurer- Jason Farr

Communications Chair- Aya Aljamili

Student/Faculty Liaison- Anjali Sah

Friday Forum Coordinators- Kevin Garcia, Aime Silfa, and Ingrid Korsgard 

Social Chairs- Carolina Juaneda and Ryan Altorfer

Alumni Liaison- Ian Evans


Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Friday Fora Schedule:

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

September 1: TBD

September 8: TBD

September 15: TBD

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May 4: TBD

May 11: TBD





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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