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Tiago Cordeiro, GHD’19: Summer Field Project at the Inter-American Development Bank

When I thought I had finally settled on an internship in Ecuador, an opportunity opened up for me to stay in Washington DC and work at the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) headquarters. Since this was a great networking opportunity and a better option for my family, I chose to go back to the Bank where I had grown over the last five years.

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For the Third Year, GHD Students Author Case Studies for the International Youth Foundation’s YouthActionNet Program

Several Global Human Development Program students have authored case studies on emerging issues in international development through a partnership with the International Youth Foundation.  Students enrolled in a course exploring the role of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs were paired with young leaders of social ventures identified through the IYF’s YouthActionNet program.

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Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Discusses the Future of Democracy in Africa

On the 20th and 22nd of March, Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shared her insights and experiences of democracy in Africa in a series of events held at Georgetown University. Her first appearance was at a lecture where she addressed the audience of Georgetown students, staff, and faculty, and then engaged in a question and answer session moderated by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who served as United States Ambassador to Liberia from 2008-2012.

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Economic Migrants and Forced Migrants Require Different Policy Approaches, finds GHD Professor Lidia Ceriani

In her research on Risk Preferences and the Decision to Flee Conflict, GHD Professor Lidia Ceriani finds that the variation in risk tolerance between economic migrants and forced migrants means that the two groups respond differently to policy initiatives. These findings are contrary to findings on economic migrants, and call for separate policies toward economic and forced migrants.
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Hoya Haxa! Georgetown Team Wins First Ever Vatican Hackathon

From March 8th to 11th, 120 students from around the world participated in a 36-hour hackathon at the Vatican in Rome, aptly named VHacks. The Vatican hackathon was the first of its kind and encouraged students to tackle challenges in three categories: Migrants and Refugees, Social Inclusion, and Interfaith Dialogue.

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Alumni Spotlight: Marion Abboud, GHD’17

What does GHD mean to you? Marion Abboud, GHD’17, shares how the Global Human Development Program challenged her to think practically about development solutions.

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GHD Students Explore Applications for Blockchain in International Development

In January 2018, 27 GHD students and a GHD professor, along with 71 other participants from various institutions and countries, enrolled in an online certificate course on blockchain technology. Developed by the social enterprise TechChange, the Blockchain for International Development course centered on how blockchain is being used to address pressing international development challenges.