IDCE is home to scholar-practitioners pursuing solutions to pressing challenges in the 21st century. How can we support marginal communities as they adapt to the impacts of climate change? When do market forces succeed in increasing wealth and well-being, and when do they fail? What gives rise to health disparities across communities and countries, and how can we address them?
Complex challenges require novel solutions built on a deep, multifaceted understanding of the task at hand. The IDCE community engages in translational, hands-on research that defies disciplinary categorization, and is uniquely effective. Our five degree programs are integrated into a distinctive transdisciplinary curriculum that enables our students to collaborate with classmates and faculty members of diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise – producing an educational experience parallel to that of the working world.
By thinking critically, acting collaboratively, and engaging responsibly with challenges around the globe, IDCE students build a more just, healthy, sustainable world during their time at Clark and beyond.