Panama City

Stephanie in Panama: The Year in Review


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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Assessment of national higher education and research capacity in Panama


The Payson Center is currently involved in an innovative and much needed research project for the Government of Panama. Funded by Panama's National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT) and led by Dr.

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Building educational capacity for the Panamanian workforce


A year ago, the Payson Center started its Panama Field Work Experience,  under the guidance of faculty member Dr. Nanette Svenson. The MS program is very much in keeping with Payson’s history as an applied global development center. Students study here, both online and in face-to-face classrooms sessions, and are awarded hard-to-get internships with UN agencies at the regional UN Hub. It is quite a special experience.

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

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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Summer Field Research in Panama


Greetings from Panama City, Panama!  Thanks to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies’ Summer Field Research Grant, I’m here researching changes in the city’s Historic District (called Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo, and San Felipe interchangeably) since becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 along with the archaeological ruins of Panamá Viejo.  I call this process ‘culture-based urban revitalization’.

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

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Contact: Sarah Harelson-Truxillo, Program Manager at

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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