IPED Award Facilitates Arabic Study in Morocco- A Student’s Summer Experience

By Shannon Bader Having been awarded an IPED summer stipend, I was able to pursue Arabic language studies in Morocco this summer.  I attended the Qalam wa Lawh Language Center in Rabat and had a wonderful experience.  The program consisted of intensive language classes every morning and a variety of cultural excursions and community events […]

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What’s Trending in Development: Notes from the 2019 Concordia Summit

By Anna Margarita Canero As IPED students, development is in our name, and right now, methods for development are going through tremendous changes. On September 23-34, four IPED students including myself, attended the Concordia Summit: a non-partisan forum held in conjunction with the UN General Assembly. The two-day conference hosted programming on a diverse set […]

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An IPED student’s experience with Jesuit Refugee Service- South Africa

IPED student Shane Liesegang spent nearly the entirety of his summer in South Africa, with the majority of that time spent working for the country office of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). JRS is present in 50 countries, and is devoted to accompanying, serving, and advocating for refugees– whether they be in camps or, as […]

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IPED Students Expand Horizons in Fordham’s South Africa Emerging Markets Course

By Ngan Tran and Patrick Slutter This past August, seven IPED graduated students and three undergraduate students traveled across the world to participate in the Emerging Markets: South Africa course in order to enhance their global finance skillset. The immersive class is part of a two-course sequence that enables students to earn the Emerging Markets […]

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Climate Change and Bread Basket Failures: a UN Side Event

Last month, the United Nations held a side event entitled “Climate Change and Bread Basket Failures.” Sponsored by Fordham University’s IPED program and CARITAS Internationalis, the event was guided by speakers Joseph Cornelius Donnelly (Permanent Delegate to the United Nations), Professor Henry Schwalbenberg (Director of Fordham University’s Graduate Program in Political Economy and Development), and […]

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