Monthly Archives: October 2015

IPED Summer Ventures

IPED students between their 1st and 2nd years completed various not-for profit, government, and private sector internships this summer.   Through the generous support of IPED alumni, several IPED students were also granted LISA’s (Language Immersion Scholarship Assistance) to student a foreign language outside of the United States.  Below is a list of the all the internship and language study placements from this summer:


Joshua Voges, ENDA Énergie (Senegal)                

Emily Kremser, Mercy Corps (Liberia)                

Camille Tacastacas, Cartwheel Foundation (Philippines), French Study (France)

Veronica Muoio, Humanitarian Research Services (Jordan)

Brian Strassburger, Jesuit Refugee Services (South Africa)





Government/ Think Tank

Richard Koch, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, Spanish Study (Florida)

Samantha Andrews, Council for Foreign Relations (New York)

Robert Gallic, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (New Jersey)

Ryan Jacobson, Council on Competitiveness (Washington DC)

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Language Immersion Scholarship Assistance (LISA)

Betamina Coronel, French Study (France)

Pierrepont Johnson, French Study (France)

Elizabeth Shaw, French Study (France)

Alexandra Strzempko, Spanish Study (Peru)

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Private Sector

Mary Frances Wines, Ernst & Young (New York)

Nathan Birhanu, Nomura Securities (New York)

Huyen Nguyen, National Bank of Canada (New York)

Jordan Radovan, Morgan Stanley (New York)

Lodewikus Lombaard, St. Gallen’s Wings of Excellence (Switzerland), Ernst and Young (New York), Spanish Study (Spain)

Pan Yang, Bank of China (China)

Alexei Zoubine, Jordan Edmiston Group (New York) 

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by | October 20, 2015 · 6:35 pm

IPED Orientation

IPED welcomed a new class of students this fall.  These first-year students bring a diversity of experiences and talents to the program.  The orientation took place on a beautiful Sunday at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus, and prepared students for a successful start to IPED’s rigorous MA program.

Keep an eye out for these future leaders in government, nonprofit, finance, and more!

Keep an eye out for these future leaders in government, nonprofit, finance, and more!

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Urban Development Career Trip: The Bronx

IPED students took part in the first annual Urban Development Career Trip on Friday, September 18th. Students were given a tour of the area by a representative from the Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID)

Fordham Road is the largest shopping district in the Bronx, and the 3rd largest in New York City.  The district is in a diverse, bustling community, and has a great mix of independent shops and regional and national chain stores.

The trip also included speakers from the local community, lunch and an alumni panel at the beautiful Bronx Library Center.

Getting oriented at Fordham Road and Grand Concourse.

Getting oriented at Fordham Road and Grand Concourse.


The Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization encouraging community and economic development in the Fordham Road community of The Bronx.

The Fordham Road BID is a nonprofit organization encouraging community and economic development in the Fordham Road community of The Bronx.

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IPED in South Africa

This summer was the 7th annual IPED Emerging Markets Class in South Africa.  13 IPEDers and 2 Fordham undergraduates had the opportunity to study alongside students at the University of Pretoria in South Africa’s capital city of Pretoria.  Dr. Schwalbenberg and Dr. Themeli co-taught the classes which dealt with investing in emerging market economies.  Students were required to develop a final paper which examined the investment prospects in a particular emerging market economy, as well as offer a short presentation outlining their thesis.  Classroom learning was supplemented by visits with the South African Reserve Bank, NedBank, the American Chamber of Commerce, and other institutions.  Participants also engaged in cultural experiences such as trips to Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, a long weekend in Capetown, and even a few days on Safari!


Mandela welcomes students to Pretoria!


Sampling the local cuisine…biltong!  Nathan enjoyed it, Sam seems undecided.

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Looks like Alex joined the ladies night out…


IPED in the skies.  A trip up Table Mountain in Capetown.


The South(west) most point in Africa!


We made it!


A trip to Robben Island and tour from one of the political prisoners


Just a couple dads on a Boyscout camping trip.


A visit to the South African Reserve Bank.


Overall our students learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed their time in South Africa!

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