Blogs from the Field

Francophone mayors from five continents convene in NOLA to think locally and act globally on development issues

Apr
08

“Think globally, act locally!” Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and current President of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) thus summed up the crucial role of mayors in areas such as economic development, social growth, the environment, cultural understanding, and global peace.

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Stephanie in Panama: The Year in Review

Apr
03

Stephanie Manciagli began her two-year Master's of International Development program at Tulane in Payson's Panama Field Work Experience. She opted to stay in Panama for two semesters and has worked throughout at the United Nations Development Programme's Regional Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, primarily focusing on UN environmental work in the region.

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Convention of the International Studies Association

Mar
28

A month ago I attended the International Studies Association Convention which was held in downtown New Orleans from February 18 – 21. I was able to make it to panels every day. The first one I attended was “hurricane Katrina, Ten Years After: Life and Security Revisited”. During this panel focus was on low-income housing before and after Katrina, the reliance on philanthropy to rebuild the city and the dramatic changes in the school systems as most schools transitioned to a charter school style.

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The CDC is recruiting!

Mar
25

Please find in the hyperlinks below a number of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recruitment documents which might be of interest to you.

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APHA Presentations sponsored in part by PGSA funding

Mar
06

On Monday, November 17, 2014, I had the opportunity to present my current research at the American Public Health Association within the Black Caucus of Health Workers session regarding Reentry of offender populations in the New Orleans Area. This area of research is particularly exciting regarding its connection to International Development conversations around post-shock resilience mediated within the context of concentrated disadvantage.

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Payson makes an impressive showing at the International Studies Association 2015 Annual Conference

Mar
04

The International Studies Association (ISA) recently held its annual convention in New Orleans from February 18 - 21, 2015.  The theme was Global International Relations and Regional Worlds: A New Agenda for International StudiesThe ISA is one of the largest inter-disciplinary scholarly organizations in the world and Payson Center faculty and graduate students have been involved with this group for years. ISA has a broad range of interests including International Development, which is further propelled by the ISA Global South Caucus.

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Testimonials from Master's Students in Panama

Feb
25

Students earning their Master's degree in International Development from Payson are afforded the unique opportunity to participate in the Panama Field Work Experience, wherein they earn elective credits working as an intern for the United Nations Development Programme Regional Center for Latin America and the Carribean (UNDP throughout their two-semester term in Panama.

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Payson Panama Students Explore the Interior

Feb
24

Payson Panama Field Work Experience students (Stephanie Manciagli, Rummanul Ferdous and Sheriff Kora) started their program at the UN Regional Center for Latin America and the Caribbean at the end of August 2014 and have been extremely busy ever since with a range of assignments from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  On a recent holiday weekend, they took advantage of their time off to go explore some of the interior of the country.

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President Fitts Visits Panama

Feb
01

The Republic of Panama was honored last week to receive Tulane University President Michael Fitts on his first international trip since assuming office. Panama is home to a large Tulane alumni base as well as two permanent Tulane graduate school programs (with the Payson Center and the Freeman School of Business). It also shares a number of historical and cultural similarities with New Orleans so was a natural destination for kicking off the President's international relations efforts.

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