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Handy Makes Strong Case for Continued Importance of the UN

April 9, 2017

“The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!” That was what US President Donald Trump tweeted on December 26, 2016. “Not true,” said Simon P. Alain Handy during remarks at the School of Public Policy on March 29. He shared a list that the UN compiled in response to Trump’s tweet to demonstrate just 10 of the ways that the UN “makes a difference in the lives of millions every day.”

SPP Doctoral Student Publishes Research on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Zambia

April 7, 2017

“There is an assumption that formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) generates important benefits by, for example, improving peoples’ access to capital and leading to greater government support. This study is an inquiry into whether this has been the case in the Zambian context,” explains public policy doctoral student Agatha Siwale.

CEU Alumna Marta Matosek Shares Her Reflections and Photos as roshanmarta

April 5, 2017

Alumna Marta Matosek (MAPP ’15) has had an interesting career so far as an international development professional. It is a career that has taken her to the Bureau for Reconstruction and Development in Afghanistan, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Hungary, Coffey/Tetra Tech company in Poland, and to the United Kingdom where she is currently a programme officer for the Overseas Development Institute.

Bodenstein on EU Development Policy and the EU as a Collective Actor

March 29, 2017

Associate Professor Thilo Bodenstein made a presentation during a round table debate on March 23 organized by Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) to celebrate the launch of the special issue of Development Policy Review. The issue, which is available for free download until April 23, focuses on the effect that recent crises inside Europe (such as Brexit and migration) are having on European development cooperation.

Sahana Udupa on Online Media and India

March 28, 2017

Associate Professor Sahana Udupa has given a series of talks in recent weeks commenting on various aspects of online media based on her fieldwork in India. On March 21, she spoke at the Annual Anthropology Research Seminar at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In her invited talk on "Imagining the Nation on Social Media: Facts, Play and Politics," Udupa examined the rise of online debate cultures in India.