Upcoming Events


Want to learn more about what the IPED cohort has been up to this summer? On Thursdays September 13 and September 20 the IPED 2019 class will present about their summer experiences. These include:

September 13 4p – 5p

  • Amr Ali- Language Immersion Study in France
  • Ben Boltz – Hogar San Francisco de Asis (Lima, Peru)
  • Donovan Hotz- Language Immersion Study in Brazil
  • Kelly Cannon- United Nations Development Programme
  • James Duke- Applied Research & Methods (ARM) team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Greg Fischer- Maryknoll Mission (Brazil)
  • Sarah Garwood- Jesuit Refugee Services, South Africa
  • Brian Harper- Americas Society and Council of the Americas
  • Rico La Vina- Institute for Policy Studies (Washington DC)
  • Clare Pressimone- CRS Student Ambassador Leadership Training
  • Elly Reserva- UNICEF

September 20 4p – 5p

  • Mariam Tabatadze- UNDP Support to Public Administration Reform in Georgia
  • Ean Tierney – Research in Micronesia
  • Dia Sharaf- International Rescue Committee
  • Djina Stamatovic- Tigress Financial Partners, Investment Bank
  • Stephanie Swinehart- U.S. Borlaug Food Security Fellowship at Purdue
  • Mahlatse Ramoroka- Center for Economic & Social Rights (NYC) & Academic Conference for the International Journal of Arts & Sciences
  • Massed Rahman- UNDP Uganda & South Africa Trip
  • Patrick Connolly- Finacity


September 25

We hope you can also join us for “Advancing Local Leadership in Today’s Global Refugee Crisis” panel discussion at the Lincoln Center Campus on September 25. Catholic Relief Services and IPED are hosting this panel discussion to coincide with the opening of the United Nations General Assembly.

Panelists include leaders from governments and civil society organizations that are partnering with Catholic Relief Services to address today’s global refugee crisis. They will speak from their experience on the ground in an effort to empower local leaders to meet the needs of their refugee communities.

Click here to learn more and to register for this panel discussion.


September 27 11:30a – 12:30p

The U.S. Presidential Management Fellows program is a highly selective, two-year training and development program that can prepare you for a career at a United States government agency. Are you interested in learning more and how to apply? Edward Barbini, M.A. International Political Economy and Development and M.A. Economics, is a Fordham University graduate and 2018 Presidential Management Fellow. He currently works at the Westchester Intelligence Center.

Come speak with Edward and learn all about this prestigious fellowship and how to become a fellow. Lunch will be provided!


September 27 4p – 5p

Come learn about all the ways Fordham University works to help propel grad students into careers after graduation! Career Services offers: resume and cover letter advising, face-to-face practice interviews, networking events, CareerLink and on-campus interviewing.

Global Outreach (GO!) is a cultural immersion and service program under the auspices of the Office of Mission Integration and Planning at Fordham University, where students learn about various issues of social, economic, political and environmental injustice while living a simple lifestyle that fosters communal and spiritual growth. Come learn about leadership opportunities for GO! trips!

Our guest speakers will be Fatim Lelenta (Career Services) and Paul Francis (GO!).  Like most of our upcoming events, this will be held in the Economics Conference Room, Dealy Hall E-530 from 4pm to 5pm.


September 28

IPED will also be hosting a conference on “Reduce Hunger: Pope Francis’ Call for New Approaches” on September 28. We have several scholars speaking on the subject of food security.  Among the invited presenters are Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations (New York); Prof. Christopher B. Barrett, International Professor of Agriculture, Cornell University; Prof. Craig Gundersen, Soybean Industry Endowed Professor of Agricultural Strategy, University of Illinois; Dr. Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director-General (Programmes), Food and Agricultural Organization; Mr. Bill O’Keefe, Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy, Catholic Relief Services and Prof. Sarah Davidson Evanega, Director, Cornell Alliance for Science and Senior Associate Director of International Programs, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Cornell University.

His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican Foreign Minister and head of the Holy See’s Delegation to the 2018 Opening of the UN General Assembly, is the invited dinner speaker.

Click here to learn more and to register for this conference.