International Development and Social Change (IDSC)

IDSC Final M.A. Project Topics (2004)

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2004

Saeed Abubakari (IDSC/M.A. '04): The Role of Participatory Approaches in Strengthening Sustainable Development: A Case of Peasants' Struggle for Empowerment in Northern Ghana (Advisor: L. Hammond)

Saulo Araújo (IDSC/M.A. '04): Local Autonomy and Decentralization of Water Management in Guanajuato, Mexico (Advisor: D. Rocheleau)

Waddington Chinogwenya (IDSC/M.A. '04): Collective Responsibility: The Quest for Land Redistribution and Food Security in Zimbabwe (Advisor: L. Hammond)

Bezaiet Dessalegn (IDSC/M.A. '04): The Ethiopian Food Security Strategy: A Wish List or a Practical Plan? (Advisor: L. Hammond)

Kathleen McHugh (IDSC/M.A. '04): Clandestine Abortions and Child Abandonment: Reproductive Rights of Burmese Refugee Women Living Illegally in Thailand (Advisor: L. Hammond)

Francis Odeke (IDSC/M.A. '04): Challenges and Options to Enable Sustainable Rural Energy in Uganda (Advisor: T. Downs)

Veena Sampathkumar (IDSC/M.A. '04): Engendered Liaisons: Empowerment, Microcredit and Development (Advisor: K. Asher)

Monika Szymurska (IDSC/B.A./M.A. '04): Organizing Domestic Labor - A Case Study of Polish Immigrant Workers and Transnational Identities (Advisor: S. Hanson)

Sehin Teferra (IDSC/M.A. '04): Tackling Tradition: Examining the Successes of Strategies Used for the Mitigation of Female Genital Mutilation in Ethiopian Communities (Advisor: L. Hammond)

Elikem Tomety (IDSC/M.A. '04): Making Our Own Beds: Harnessing Community Leadership in Peacebuilding in West Africa's Mano River Basin (Advisor: L. Hammond)

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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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