International Development and Social Change (IDSC)

IDSC Final M.A. Project Topics (2009)

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Luke Abong (IDSC/M.A. '08): Challenging the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) of the Ugandan Government within the Pastoralist Development Thought

Kamilia Al-Eriani (IDSC/M.A. '08): Microfinance and Empowerment of Women: A Comparative Study between Tropical Plains in Tihama and Highlands in Rural Yemen

Tara Arthur (IDSC/M.A. '08): Sport: An Agency for Women

Meghan Barritt (IDSC/M.A. '08): Negotiations at the Interface: An Examination of Refugee Resettlement Processes

Adela Blanco-Roman (IDSC/M.A. '08): Leaving Home, Destination Unknown: Sex Trafficking in Cambodia and Shadow Networks

Fresnel Devalon (IDSC/M.A. '08): Social Networks in Rural Haiti and their Implications for Food Security

Ian Dezalia (IDSC/M.A. '08): Imagined Diasporas: Nationalism in Rwandan Reintegration Efforts

Steven Fischer (IDSC/M.A. '08): Caminamos Preguntando - From the Zapatista Uprising to the Eighth World Social Forum: The Global Justice Movement and the Beginnings of a Postdevelopment Era?

Kerstin Freudenthaler (IDSC/M.A. '08): Neo-Liberalism and Education in Development; A Closer Look at the World Bank’s Educational Policies

Allen Gallant (IDSC/M.A. '08): A Tale of Two Seas: Crisis and Continuities in the Aral Sea Basin

Edil Gudal (IDSC/M.A. '08): Analysis of the Brain Drain from Developing to Developed Countries

Brigitta Jozan (IDSC/M.A. '08): Problems and Prospects of Alternative Education of Gypsies in Hungary: A Case Study of the Kis Tigris Vocational High School

Sauliloa Niumeitolu (IDSC/M.A. '08): Moving the Movement: How Tongan Women Participate in the Tongan Pro-Democracy Movement

Yeti Oktaviani (IDSC/M.A. '08): The Silenced Slavery: Neoliberalism Impacts on Women Labor Conditions Working in Sweatshops in Indonesia

Sarah Pack (IDSC/M.A. '08): Growing Capitalism from Within: Civil Society and USAID Funding in Post-1990 Bulgaria

Christopher Patterson (IDSC/M.A. '08): Keeping Haitians “Haitian”: The Manipulation of Citizenship Policy in the Dominican Republic

Sheela Pradhan (IDSC/M.A. '08): Analysis of Gender, Poverty and Social Equity in the Community Forestry Program of Nepal

Usha Prajapati (IDSC/M.A. '08): Organizing Invisible Home-Based Women Workers in India

Charleen Richards (IDSC/M.A. '08): Mosaics of Empowerment: Discourses, Meanings and the Case of Women in Bangladesh

Corrina Simon (IDSC/M.A. '08): Redefining “Basic” Needs: Resettlement and Health Challenges of Refugee Families

Benjamin Stephens (IDSC/M.A. '08): Unsettled Resettlement: Refugees and Changed Family Dynamics in Worcester, Massachusetts

Anna Tecklenburg (IDSC/M.A. '08): Sustainable Tourism Development in South Africa: In the Shadow of Apartheid and Neoliberalism

Anne Murenha (IDSC/M.A. '08) has been awarded a Environment and Sustainable Development Fellowship from the Compton Foundation, administered through IDCE. The award will enable each student to return to carry out a research project on a theme related to integrating environmental management and sustainable development. Read more.

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Lawrence Were
(IDSC '10)

Lawrence Were characterizes IDCE as a place that encourages students to think critically. He says: "In our Development Theory class, we criticized mainstream development, which was fun, but also somewhat frustrating. The most frustrating thing was that I was interested in solutions to the world's problems—solutions that drive social change."

However, after a while it became clear to Lawrence that the world is too multi-dimensional to expect easy answers to the problems we face. So, driven by his desire to explore different perspectives and skill sets that could bring new light to social issues, he pursued a directed study on social entrepreneurship within Clark's Graduate School of Management.

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