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News and Highlights

Tulane University Rwanda LLC currently recruiting a Senior Advisor in Evaluation and Health Systems Research

Jun
24

Tulane University Rwanda LLC in Kigali is recruiting a Senior Advisor in Evaluation and Health Systems Research (EHSR). The senior EHSR advisor is being recruited in anticipation of procurement for a five-year project to support the Government of Rwanda by implementing an integrated health system-strengthening program, which provides high quality, high-impact, and client-oriented health services to the Rwandan population in a sustainable manner.

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Tulane University Rwanda LLC currently recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Research Associate

Jun
24

Tulane University Rwanda, LLC in Kigali is recruiting a Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Associate (MERA) in anticipation of a procurement for a five-year project to support the Government of Rwanda by implementing an integrated health system strengthening program which provides high quality, high-impact and client-oriented health services to the Rwandan population in a sustainable manner.

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Tulane Law School Payson Center launches a retrospective Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Mineral Survey

Jun
08

In October 2011, The Tulane University Law School Payson Center for International Development released its Economic Impact Analysis on Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Concerning Conflict Minerals, projecting the costs of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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Call for Papers: 2015 Law and Development Conference in New Orleans

May
21

New Directions for Law and Development Studies 

New Orleans, USA, April 10, 2015 

Jointly organized by

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Academic and institutional achievement awards bestowed on the graduating class of 2014

May
19

Paysonites gathered along the banks of the Mississippi River at "The Fly" to celebrate another successful academic year.

On Friday, May 16th, the Tulane Law School Payson Center for International Development celebrated its third annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Picnic in the Park to recognize their accomplished graduate, undergraduate and doctoral students. Dean of Law School, David D.

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Doctoral Student, Martin Burt's Fundación Paraguaya wins top honor for youth employment good practices in ILO & MTV global competition

Mar
28

Payson Center Doctoral Student and Adjunct Lecturer, Martin Burt received exciting news recently when he learned that  the non-profit organization he founded to promote entrepreneurship among the world's poor won a global competition sponsored by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and MTV.

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Apply by March 10th for Kansas State Director of Monitoring and Evaluation in Accra, Ghana

Mar
03

Position:  Kansas State University Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Technical Support Services (METSS)

Location:  Accra, Ghana. 

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2014.

Expected Start Date:  May 1, 2014 ---Contract is for five years, but subject to continued availability of funding from USAID.

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Tulane Law School Payson Center to launch retrospective conflict mineral survey in June 2014

Feb
26

In October 2011, The Tulane University Law School Payson Center for International Development released its Economic Impact Analysis on Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Concerning Conflict Minerals, projecting the costs of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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Advocacy Project recruits graduate student to work for human rights as Peace Fellows

Feb
14
The Advocacy Project logo

The Advocacy Project (AP) is recruiting graduate students to volunteer with AP’s community-based partners this summer (2014). This is the fellowship for those who relish a challenge and want to work on the front lines for human rights! AP has sent 240 Peace Fellows to work for human rights since 2003.

Deadline for applications: March 3, 2014.

The Work

All 2014 Fellows will be asked to perform three core tasks.

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Undergraduates: Call for Papers on International Affairs

Feb
12

Attention, lovers of International Affairs!  Have you written a paper for an undergraduate International Relations, International Development, Political Economy, Economics, or Public Health class?  The Tulane Journal of International Affairs (TJIA) wants you submit your papers for consideration for publication in the journal.  It's a fantastic way to get your ideas a larger audience and showcase a paper that you're proud of; also, publication is very impressive with regard to grad school/job/internship ap

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Generous Fellowship Opportunity for Prospective Graduate Students Applying for a Program in International Development for Fall 2014

Jan
09

Considering grad school but looking for funding? Prospective students considering studying international development with the Payson Center starting in Fall 2014 are encouraged to apply for the Payne Fellowship by January 27th!

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.

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Kiva San Francisco Fellows Program seeks applicants

Dec
03

Recent undergraduate International Development Cooridinate major alumna, Darcey Tindall is currently working for the Fellows Program at Kiva San Francisco. She has contacted the Payson Center to inform graduate students that Kiva is now recruiting its 24th class of fellows, who will deploy to the field this coming summer. The summer term has a limited number of 12 week placements.

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Dr. Anna Monhartova named one of New Orleans' Gambit Magazine's "40 under 40" for her work with A's & Aces

Nov
05

In the November 5th issue of The Gambit on page 32, you will find a profile of Dr. Anna Monhartova who earned her PhD in international development at the Payson Center.

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2014 Global Development Summer Institute Announced

Nov
04

Every Summer, the Payson Center for International Development offers intensive, two (2) to three (3) week long programs with one (1) to two (2) courses per location.

Our 2014 Global Development Summer Institute offers graduate students exciting courses that combine theory & practice in the developing world.
 
Students will have the opportunity to:

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Connect with the Payson Center at the Idealist Grad Fair in Atlanta

Oct
16
Idealist logo

The Tulane Law School Payson Center for International Development is looking to connect with prospective graduate students who want to make a difference in the fields of international development and law at the Fall 2013 Idealist Grad Fair.

Payson Center staff and alumni will have a booth at the fair in Atlanta, GA on October 23, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Strategic press conference with UNDP, USMA Panama and Executive Director of Payson Center

Sep
09
USMA, UNDP and Payson Center Press Conference to launch Tulane "Panama Field Work Experience" Masters Degree Program

On September 6th, Payson Center Executive Director, Colin Crawford, the Catholic University of Santa María la Antigua (USMA) and the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) held a press conference at USMA in Panama City to announce an innovative opportunity for prospective graduate students who want to pursue a Masters in International Development at Tulane University, with a year of study and a United Nations internship in Panama City, and a year of study in New Orleans.

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Payson Center collaborates in Tulane's Tropical & Environmental Studies Spring semester in Costa Rica

Sep
05
Tulane Students at CIAPA in Costa Rica

Tulane University now has a study abroad program designed specifically for International Development coordinate majors.

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Unique opportunity to learn Haitian Creole this semester

Aug
29
Creole Builds Haiti Flag

Visiting Assistant Professor to the School of Liberal Art's French & Italian department, Wedsly Guerrier is offering two classes during the Fall Semester that focus on Haitian Creole. One is a language course and the other examines Haitian language and culture; seats are available in both courses:

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Tulane's Research Compliance Office hosts Responsible Conduct of Research Fall 2013 Seminar Series

Aug
20

Tulane's Research Compliance Office is pleased to announce that they will again hold their annual Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series.

There is no cost to attend the seminars.

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Connect with the Payson Center at the Idealist Grad Fair in Boston and Washington, DC

Aug
15
Idealist logo

The Tulane Law School Payson Center for International Development is looking to connect with prospective graduate students who want to make a difference in the fields of international development and law at the Fall 2013 Idealist Grad Fair.

Payson Center staff and alumni will have a booth at the fair in the following cities:

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Payson Center UNICEF funded Rwanda project begins rapid assessment skills training in Kigali

Jun
04
Social Workforce Capacity Building Training Series, a collaboration between the Rwanda National Commission for Children, Hope and Homes for Children, Tulane, and UNICEF

The Payson Center’s first UNICEF-funded project in collaboration with the Rwandan government’s National Commission for Children (NCC) commenced capacity building activities on May 30th by facilitating a training session of select Rwandan psychosocial workers.

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Academic and institutional achievement awards bestowed on the graduating class of 2013

May
23
 Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Picnic in the Park

On Friday May 17th, the Tulane Law School Payson Center for International Development celebrated its second annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Picnic in the Park to recognize their accomplished graduate, undergraduate and doctoral students. Executive Director Colin Crawford presided over the ceremony and was joined by Dean of Law School, David D.

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For our PhD Students: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

May
09

Application Deadline: June 3, 2013
CFDA Number: 84.022A
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-050213-001

The U.S. Department of Education and the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office is pleased to announce a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program opportunity.

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Combining study with UN internships in Latin America, Tulane announces the Master’s of International Development Panama Field Work Experience

May
07
Panama City Skyline

Contact: Sarah Harelson-Truxillo, Program Manager at sharelso@tulane.edu

Tulane University Law School’s Payson Center for International Development is introducing an exciting new opportunity for students to complete a Panama Field Work Experience Master’s Program in International Development. Master’s students admitted for Fall of 2013 can enroll in the program! This will be the inaugural cohort!

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Registration now open for Development and Private Property in Cuba Field Course

May
02
Streets of Havana

During the Fall 2013 semester, Payson Center Executive Director and Law School Faculty member, Colin Crawford is teaching a unique, two-credit course on the evolving subject of property law in Cuba. Open to both Law School and  International Development Graduate students, this course includes field work in Havana, Cuba during Spring Intersession from January 3-11, 2014.

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Graduate student, Kayemba Mvula receives prestigious fellowship to strengthen access to justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Mar
20
Kayemba Mvula

First-year, international development graduate student, Kayemba Mvula will be spending his summer in Kinshasa, DRC as a Tetra Tech DPK (Tt DPK) Global Law and Development Fellow working on their Rule of Law Institutional Strengthening (ROLIS) Project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) ProJustice initiative.

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Tulane Law School first in U.S. to launch integrated LLM in Law and Development

Feb
26

Tulane University Law School's brand new Master in Laws and Development (LLM) degree program will welcome its first graduate students in August 2013. The program is a pioneering first on the part of the Law School. Programs of this kind exist in the United Kingdom and Australia, but at present U.S. students must go abroad for this kind of training - and even then will not receive the unique features offered by Tulane.

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Global Development Summer Institute Announced for 2013

Dec
06

Every Summer, the Payson Center for International Development offers intensive, two (2) to three (3) week long programs with one (1) to two (2) courses per location. Courses are open to graduate students and non-Tulane graduate level-students. All courses earn three (3) credits. The cost is $4,100 for one course or $7,500 for two. (Note: Price does not include airfare).

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Survey Research on Child Labor in West Africa’s Cocoa Growing Areas

Dec
06
Boys drying cocoa in Cote d'Ivoire

Boys drying cocoa in Cote d'Ivoire

Tulane University’s Payson Center has been awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant funded by the U.S.

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Julie Hernandez moderates lecture series with Wendell Pierce

Nov
28
Payson's Center Dr. Julie Hernandez moderates discussion with actor and activist, Wendell Pierce

Payson Center's Dr. Julie Hernandez was a moderator for Tulane's Direction Lecture Series Monday night, featuring Wendell Pierce, a New Orleans native and acclaimed actor, most notably from HBO's "The Wire" and "Treme".

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Martín Mendoza-Botelho featured in Journal of Development Studies

Nov
21

Visiting Assistant Professor Martín Mendoza-Botelho’s article “Social Capital and Institutional Trust” was accepted for publication in the prestigious Journal of Development Studies. Using the notion of social capital as background, this article measures the effects of institutional changes, such as decentralization, in civic participation and activism in countries with weak institutional settings.

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Registration now open for Property Law & Policy in Cuba: The Creation of Property Markets Field Course

Nov
06

During the 2013 Spring semester, Payson Center Executive Director and Law School Faculty member, Colin Crawford is teaching a unique, two-credit course on the evolving subject of property law in Cuba. Open to both Law School and  International Development Graduate students, this course includes field work in Havana, Cuba during Spring break.

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Payson Center collaborates in Tulane's inaugural Tropical & Environmental Studies Spring semester in Costa Rica

Oct
24

Tulane is excited to announce the addition of a new semester study abroad program at its CIAPA campus in San José, Costa Rica. Led by the Office of Study Abroad at Tulane, undergraduate students interested in tropical biology, environmental studies and development studies are being recruited to spend the spring semester studying with Tulane faculty at the CIAPA campus.

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Payson Staff Featured in Idealist QA Article

Oct
22

The Payson Center's Kady Weingart and Rene Dugar are feautured in today's New Wave on tips for attending the Idealist Grad Fair!

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Fellowship Opportunity for Undergraduates Contemplating a Graduate Program in International Development

Oct
19

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.

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Dr. Martin Mendoza-Botelho selected as evaluator for Katerva Awards panel

Oct
15

Professor Martín Mendoza-Botelho, faculty at the Department of Political Science at Tulane and affiliated with the Payson Center for International Development, has been selected to serve another year as evaluator in the validation panel for the prestigious Katerva Awards (www.katerva.org).

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Two Graduate Students sought for Research Assistant Positions

Oct
11

The Payson Center is looking for two research assistants to work with Drs. William Bertrand and Elke de Buhr on a variety of tasks related to their work on child labor and wellbeing and with a focus on the international efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in the West African cocoa sector.

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Dr. Laura Murphy presenting at Tulane's Tech Day

Sep
27

Stop in to see her and many others on the Tulane Medical Campus tomorrow.

11AM in room Tidewater 1204 - She'll be speaking about alternative ways to charge your cellphone! 

 

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Dr. Nanette Svenson featured in Higher Education

Sep
26

We are excited to announce Dr. Nanette Svenson, Assistant Adjunct Professor with the Payson Center, has been published in Higher Education. Dr. Svenson has experience in the private sector, international development and academia, and currently works as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and various Panamanian public and private entities. She received a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from IESE in Barcelona, and an MS and PhD in International Development from Tulane University.

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Connect with the Payson Center at the Idealist Grad Fair in Multiple Cities

Sep
11
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The Tulane Law School Payson Center for International Development is looking to connect with prospective graduate students who want to make a difference in the fields of international development and law at the Fall 2012 Idealist Grad Fair.

Payson Center staff and alumni will have a booth at the fair in the following four cities:

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The First Global South International Studies Conference

Sep
10

November 29 - December 1, 2012
Co-sponsored by the International Studies Association’s Global South Caucus and
The Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) – Campus Moyen-Orient Méditerranée à Menton 

Sharing Insights and Ideas:  Theorizing, Teaching, Research, and Publishing on the Global South 

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Final Weekend Mini-course in Fall 2012 Series Announced: Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Investment

Aug
13

In response to students' requests for short, focused, skills-based courses, Executive Director, Colin Crawford has coordinated a series of weekend-long, one credit, mini-courses for the Fall 2012 semester. Registration is currently open for three workshops. The final mini-course in the series, offered in November, called Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Investment will be presented by Damon C.

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Registration now open for unique and intensive, Sustainable Development, Law and Policy Field Course in Panama

Jul
31

Starting in the Fall 2012 Semester, Payson Center Executive Director and Law School Faculty member, Colin Crawford is teaching a two-credit course, Sustainable Development, Law and Policy Field Course in Panama, which is open to both Law School and  International Development Graduate students.

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Payson Center Signs Memo of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Haiti

May
09

On May 3, 2012 the Payson Center entered into an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Haiti to assist in fostering sustainable human development in Haiti. The Payson Center aims to assist the Government of Haiti in three major focus areas: Higher Education, Legal Reform and Affordable Housing.

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Rio + 20 and Global Environmental Governance, a Discussion led by Günther Handl

Apr
17

The Payson Center for International Development in conjunction with the Payson Graduate Student Association (PGSA) invites you to attend the following lecture in the Payson International Development Colloquium Series:

Rio + 20 and Global Environmental Governance, A discussion led by Günther Handl, Professor of International Law at Tulane University Law School

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Payson Center Releases Economic Impact Analysis on Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Concerning Conflict Mineral

Oct
17

This white paper analyzes and critiques both the SEC and NAM economic impact models relative to the implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and proposes a 3rd model which is more reflective of the actual economic impact of this law.

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