International Development and Social Change (IDSC)

IDSC Final M.A. Project Topics (2007)

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2007

Jason Coleman (IDSC/M.A. '07): Corruption and Culture: Are Development Agencies Missing Something?

Lara Fedorov (IDSC/M.A. '07): Multi-level Conservation Frameworks: A Case Study of the Conservation Society of Pohnpei

Kristen Hawkins (IDSC/M.A. '07): Increasing the Benefits of Organization: How to Make Government Agricultural Cooperative Societies and Other Farmer’s Organizations More Beneficial to Smallholder Farmers in Vihiga District of Kenya’s Western Province

Anne Hendrixson (IDSC/M.A. '07): Conceiving Economic Development

Mika Hirai (IDSC/M.A. '07): Education as an Instrument of Social Mobility. Linking ‘Education for Development’ to ‘Development Education.’

Melissa D. Horn (IDSC/M.A. '07): The Price of Neglect: Youth, Conflict & the Humanitarian Response

Jacob Kasell (IDSC/M.A. '07): Disempowerment in Practice: A Critique of CARE Mali’s Development Education for Girls’ Empowerment Project

Emebet Samuel Kassa (IDSC/M.A. '07): Food or Pills? Food Security and Family Planning in Ethiopia: The Case of Borena and Sidama

Aaron Kenney (IDSC/M.A. '07): Depoliticizing Democracy: Decentralization of Natural Resource Management in Mali

William C. Konicki (IDSC/M.A. '07): Haitian Folk Medicine, Biomedicine, and Sacramental Healing coexist in Haiti: Can these three types of healing collaborate to provide the best health care in rural Haiti?

Jodi Lasseter (IDSC/M.A. '07): Another World Without Feminism? Addressing Marginalization within the World Social Forum

Seung Hyung Lee (IDSC/M.A. '07): A Study on Cooperative as a Community Organization (Focused on the Wonju Medical Cooperative in Wonju, Korea)

Maud Mabika (IDSC/M.A. '07): Conflict and Public Health: The Role of the Health Workforce for Peace Initiatives in Conflict Zones

Sisay Getahun Metaferia (IDSC/M.A. '07): A New Face of Ethiopian Development at the Grassroots Level: “The Awra Amba’s Social Change” in Ethiopia

Kimberly J. Miller (IDSC/M.A. '07): From Behavior Change to Human Rights: The Problematization of HIV/AIDS and Policy Discourse in International Development

Casey Morrison (IDSC/M.A. '07): Changing Livelihoods: Conflict and Peace-building in the Nuba Mountains Region of Sudan

Benjamin Munro (IDSC/M.A. '07): Clouds on the Horizon: Globalizations, Agriculture and Social Change in North Dakota

Tara O’Connor (IDSC/M.A. '07): Emerging Humanitarian Aid: Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan

Patrick Obrist (IDSC/M.A. '07): A Likkle This, A Likkle That: Livelihoods and Marine Park Policy Implications for a Jamaican Fishing Community

Tanya Palit (IDSC/M.A. '07): Radical Notions Durbar’s Struggle for Sex Workers’ Rights in India

Bishnu Maya Pariyar (IDSC/M.A. '07): Dalit Women and HIV/AIDS in Nepal

Jennifer Peck (IDSC/M.A. '07): Formality: The Tie that Binds A Closer Look at Nonformal Education Initiatives

Ledi Pite (IDSC/M.A. '07): Huong Thi Thanh Tran (IDSC/M.A. '07): Social Capital and the Sustainability of A Health Network Building Project in The South of Vietnam, A Case Study

Xiaomei Wang (IDSC/M.A. '07): Mirroring Modernization: Between the Miao and the Outsiders in the Villages of Jidao and Langde, Guizhou Province, Southeastern China

Monique Wollan (IDSC/M.A. '07): “It’s hard for a woman to survive with just one husband.” Gender, Livelihoods, and Polyandry in Rural Nepal Return to top >>

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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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