Panama Field Work Experience

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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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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Panama Field Work Experience - Fall 2014

Dec
17

We have finished the Fall 2014 semester of the Payson Panama Field Work Experience! All three students involved in this program completed a demanding internship with the United Nations Development Programme and were lauded by UN colleagues for their efforts.

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Assessment of national higher education and research capacity in Panama

Oct
21

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

Oct
17

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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Tulane and the Louisiana Trade Mission to Panama

Oct
14

This week I have the privilege of representing Tulane University at a State of Louisiana trade mission to the Central American nation of Panama. Panama and New Orleans have long and strong ties, not least because of the importance of the ports and in New Orleans and Panama City — and the associated commercial trade through the Panama Canal.

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Payson Panama Field Work Experience Students Explore the BioMuseo

Oct
05

The Payson students engaged this semester in the Panama Field Work ExperienceStephanie ManciagliSheriff Kora and Rummanul Ferdous, recently took the opportunity to discover Panama’s new BioMuseo in a pre-inaugural soft-opening tour and were among the first visitors to set foot in the finished exhibits of the museum.

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

Aug
06
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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 2014 Idealist Grad Fair.

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

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