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MCEDC Summer Digest, June 12 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Digests Will Be Published Biweekly During Summer
As a reminder, the Mortenson Center's Digest will be published every other week during June & July.  We wish everyone a safe and productive summer!
first day in Phnom Penh
What it's like to be on Practicum?

Twenty-two students are working with development organizations across the globe this summer as part of their required practicums. Wondering what it's about?   Follow along with James Harper in Cambodia via his blog.
New Course Available in Fall -- CVEN 5837

We are pleased to announce that our newly hired instructor, Dr. Carlo Salvinelli, will be offering a course tentatively titled "Disaster Recovery and Humanitarian Response" next fall.  The course will be a section of CVEN 5837 Special Topics, and we are currently working with the Registrar's Office to finalize details. Keep an eye out on this section of the digest for more details as they become available.  

Course Title:  CVEN 5837 Special topics 
Days/Time:    TBD, but likely to be offered on Tues/Thurs 12:30 - 1:45 pm.
Upcoming Events at the Posner Center 
Representing International Development Work

 June 21, 2017; lunchtime

Words and images are powerful. This is particularly true in the context of international development. The manner in which we represent the the work we do and the people that work is intended to support can have a strong influence on our results and on broader perspectives of global poverty.  Attendance is limited to Posner Center tenants & members, so if you want to attend, contact Robyn Sandekian ( sandekian@colorado.edu) for more information.
Financial Inclusion for Women in the Developing World

June 29, 2017; 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Full financial inclusion of women in the developing world is an essential element of global poverty eradication. Many development efforts emphasize training or capacity-building work with women; this work needs to be paired with broader structural changes, such as in access to financial tools in order to maximize impact. What, precisely, is financial inclusion work seeking to address? What are the various tools and resources available to women? What outcomes do we see from these different approaches to women's financial inclusion? What innovations or shifts are emerging in financial inclusion work in the developing world? Come to this event to hear from several experts on the topic. Free and open to the public.  Go to the Posner Center website  for more information and to RSVP.
Conferences and Workshops
OU International WaTER Conference

The University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference will be held in Norman, OK on September 18-19, 2017. Check out the conference website for more information.
IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference

October 19-22, 2017 in  San Jose, California

Now in its 7th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development. Check out the conference website.
EDC Conference Travel and Research Travel
Funds Available

Remember that the Mortenson Center now offers travel funds to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences and to students who are conducting EDC-relevant research for their MS thesis or PhD dissertation. To apply, check out the links on the MCEDC Resources website. You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities.
Online Course Opportunities
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Mordenizing Foreign Assistance Network is Hiring a Program Associate

The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network ( MFAN) is seeking a motivated individual who is interested in global development policy to join our team as the Program Associate. He/she will provide programmatic, event and administrative support to the MFAN staff and Co-Chairs. For more details about this entry level position, click here.
IRC is Hiring

IRC is looking for a bright, articulate and tech savvy knowledge manager to support the Agenda for Change partnership in Washington, DC. Additional information about the position and how to apply can be found here.
Unpaid Internships with State Dept.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State's Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy. Requires either a Public Trust, Secret or Top Secret security clearance and full time work during spring 2018.

Applications due: June 30, 2017 Details
Amrita University is Hiring

Amrita University, one of India's premiere teaching and research institutions, is inviting talented individuals with a Ph.D. or those completing their PhD in the next 12 months with a strong commitment to teaching and research for faculty positions at its Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Amritapuri campuses. For more details about interview dates and positions, click here.
Graduate Study Scholarships

Last chance to apply!  These 10 available scholarships provide funding for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands to pursue a degree in one of three MS programs, in Urban Water and Sanitation, Water Management, or Water Science and Engineering.

Applications due: June 15, 2017 Details
Postdoctoral Fellowships with Fulbright US Scholar Program

Hundreds of  2018-2019  Fulbright Fellowships are available. Check out the opportunities in the Catalog of Awards.

Applications due: August 1, 2017
Study Abroad and Internship Opportunities
Arava Institute in Israel

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 academic and internship programs! Join their community of students and researchers from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, the US, and around the world by spending a semester or a year with them in southern Israel.

For more information, see details
Recent EDC Publications from CU
Michelson, A. R., and Murillo, M. 2016.  The balsapuerto network: A case study in jungle Internet - 2016 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

Development in the News

The crisis in South Sudan - Humanitarian Exchange Network

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