Yara Terrazas-Carafa: Reflections on the Development Project Management Institute

Yara Terrazas-Carafa, hailing from Bolivia, discusses team aspects from the Development Project Management Institute and how she plans to apply these skills in her future career.

Location

La Paz
Bolivia
16° 37' 24.816" S, 68° 1' 38.4384" W

Justin Bench: Utilizing Development Management Skills in Latin America

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Quito
Ecuador
0° 13' 46.1928" S, 78° 31' 27.3972" W

Scott Webb: Reflections from the Development Project Management Institute (DPMI)

Scott Webb graduated from the Public Administration program at the Monterey Institute. Prior to MIIS, he served as a recruiter with the Peace Corps. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.

Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 31.5276" N, 77° 1' 26.598" W

Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula: Seeking Professional Empowerment

Halimatou describes how she feels empowered from her Development Project Management Institute experience.

Currently at Wellesley College, Halimatou is majoring in Internaional relations, with a focus on Economics, and African Studies. In the Fall of 2008, she studied abroad at the School of Oriental African Studies in London, England.

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Niamey
Niger
13° 15' 56.1924" N, 2° 14' 28.3596" E

Ravi Dutta: Implementing Theory and Practice at Save the Children

As an MPA student, I've developed a strong foundation in program design.  In my internship with Save the Children in Indonesia, I'm learned how program management relates to program design.   To be successful, a program needs to be designed well.  However, it still needs to be properly managed and executed well.  One can only learn a little about management from classes and books, but much of what you learn about management comes from experience.  It’s great that my classes involved practical projects in groups, and I can get credit for going out to the field for 6 months.  I met many other

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Banda Aceh
Indonesia
5° 33' 19.0008" N, 95° 19' 4.0008" E

Chile Practicum: Confronting Transitional (In)Justice

Twenty students from the Monterey Institute accompanied Professor Jan Black and Judge Juan Guzman Tapia, most notable for prosecuting former Dictator Augusto Pinochet, on a research tour of Mapuche communities in southern Chile last January. The Mapuche are an indigenous group, comprising about 4% of Chile's total population. Their communities now face environmental, socio-economic, and human rights issues.

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Santiago
Chile
33° 25' 31.296" S, 70° 33' 59.2776" W

Cambodia Practicum: Challenges to Peacebuilding

Thirteen students traveled to Cambodia last January with Dr. Pushpa Iyer for two weeks of fieldwork entitled “Challenges to Peacebuilding.” They immersed themselves in post-conflict Cambodian society, merging their studied assumptions with grassroots realities. They also met with representatives from non-profit organizations such as The Asia Foundation, World Vision, and Youth for Peace. Professor Iyer encouraged her students to blog about their impressions, intuitions. and research subjects.

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Phnom Penh
Cambodia
11° 31' 43.7844" N, 105° 3' 4.572" E

Irina Shestiperova: MPA Coursework in Action

On a recent visit back to the Institute, Irina Shestiperova shared her experience working after graduation.

Location

Almaty
Kazakhstan
43° 15' 18.2088" N, 76° 54' 45.4608" E

Alison Cameron: Sustainable Development in Jordan

Alison Cameron (MAIPS ‘09) interned in Amman, Jordan for Friends of the Earth Middle East through our DPMI Development Practicum.

Location

Amman
Jordan
31° 56' 51.0036" N, 35° 56' 10.6044" E

Cory and Craig Belden: Adventures in Southern Sudan

Cory and Craig Belden (MAIPS '10) interned at Action Africa Help International, an organization promoting development and peace-building projects in Southern Sudan. They also worked with the American Refugee Committee (ARC) to conduct research on gender-based violence in the Boma region. They spent the summer interviewing community members, convening focus groups, and distributing surveys.

Location

Yei
Sudan
4° 5' 29.004" N, 30° 40' 42.96" E