Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Feb 19 "Third Worldism & North American Settler-Colonialism"

2.19.16 ~ 3:30-5p ~ 1314 Social Sciences (Lippincott Room)

"Fanonian Antinomies: Third Worldism and North American Settler-Colonialism"
a lecture by: Professor Glen Coulthard, University of British Colombia

Coffee will be served

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Hosted by the MN Political Theory Colloquium and co-sponsored by ICGC, and the Departments of American Indian Studies, American Studies, and Anthropology

Jobs with One Acre Fund

I've been working working for One Acre Fund for nearly two years now. It's been amazing to help generate direct and substantial impact for the 200,000+ households we are serving in Kenya alone (not counting our other programs in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, and Ethiopia)!

We are growing incredibly fast, resulting in a lot of great job opportunities. As we scale, opportunities for people with specialized skillsets are increasing. Below are some examples (although there are plenty more opportunities too!):
- Financial Advisory Services Associate (rural Burundi or Rwanda)
- Monitoring and Evaluation Associate (rural Malawi or Burundi)
- Deputy Country Director - Tanzania (Tanzania regional capital)
- Global Inputs Associate/Manager (Kigali, Rwanda, or rural Kenya)
- Development Associate/Manager (Grant Writing) (Major city, Nairobi or New York preferred)

Feel free to message me if you're interested, I'd be happy to talk more about the work we do and my experience here. Please also pass this info onto anyone you know that might be interested.

sent by MDP alum Chris Swanson

Young Professionals Program Asian Development Bank

ADB's Young Professionals Program (YPP) recruits highly qualified and motivated individuals to ADB. YPP provides the foundation for a challenging and rewarding professional career in an international development environment. YPP offers a range of opportunities to develop professional skills and understanding of ADB's operations, policies and procedures.
The fundamental objective of the program is to recruit a limited number of entry level professionals with relatively less experience, but with the potential to grow into full fledged staff contributing to ADB's Strategy 2020.

Program offerings

Young professionals (YPs) are offered a 3-year fixed-term appointment in ADB headquarters. YPs will be initially joining one of ADB’s operational departments and then assigned to another department/office as a rotational assignment for 12 months. During this period, YPs are expected to demonstrate competencies required for the positions. The work assignments enable them to further develop their expertise and broaden their perspective through exposure to various aspects of ADB work. YPs may participate in missions for activities in fact finding and appraisal, project review and completion, country programming, sector and policy studies, or disbursement.
YPs will set up a developmental plan under the guidance of their supervisors and human resources teams. In this plan, they identify learning programs offered in ADB to enable them to improve their technical skills and acquaint them with ADB policies and procedures.


Please read the requirements listed below before proceeding to the application process:
  • AGE: not more than 33 years old upon joining ADB;
  • EDUCATION: a university degree in economics, finance, business administration, transport management, urban and regional planning, environment, public management, or engineering; preferably at postgraduate level or its equivalent;
  • EXPERIENCE: at least 3 years of relevant professional experience in any of the following fields: agriculture, rural development and food security, education, energy, environment, financial sector development, gender equity, governance and public management, health, public-private partnership, regional cooperation and integration, social development and poverty, transport, urban, water and operations;
  • NATIONALITY: a national of one of ADB's members;
  • LANGUAGE: excellent oral and written communication skills in English; and
  • DIVERSITY: able to work with others of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.


Recruitment for the 2016 ADB Young Professionals (YP) Program will commence in February 2016 through March 2016. Please note that in order to apply for YP positions, applicants must set up an online account at the ADB Career and Employment System (ACES).

Selection process

Applicants will go through a rigorous screening process. Preliminary interviews are conducted through phone and video and shortlisted applicants will be invited to ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines for panel interviews. Newly appointed Young Professionals will be expected to be on board by end of September 2016.

The YP Program is highly competitive and only a limited number of candidates are selected annually. Due to the volume of applications, ADB will only contact shortlisted candidates. Application status may be checked through the ADB Career and Employment System (ACES). Applications for opportunities posted before 1 February 2016 are still accessible for viewing in the decommissioned ADB Recruitment Center (ARC). Applicants must also keep contact details updated online.


ADB offers a compensation and benefits package that is internationally competitive and comparable with other multilateral institutions. Salaries are paid in US dollars and are tax-exempt, unless your government determines that it is subject to taxation. You may also be entitled to housing, children's education subsidy, health care, insurance, home country travel, and retirement benefits. Read more.


For further information not included above, please use the e-mail contact form.

sent by
Ms. Carmen Iezzi MEZZERA
Executive Director
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

HHH celebrates 2016 New Year of the Fire Monkey

New Year's greetings to our Humphrey communities who celebrate Spring Festival (China), Korean New Year (설날), Tsagaan Sar (Mongolia) or Tet (Vietnam). Year of the Fire Monkey started Monday, February 8.

Humphrey School students, faculty, alumni and friends gathered February 6 at the home of Professor Cao Xinyu (Jason Cao) to celebrate the 2016 New Year of the Fire Monkey.

IPID 2016 General Assembly Come Join!

February 16th 4:00-5:00
Coffman Memorial Union  Room 305

Come join us!

We would like to invite you to the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development’s (IPID) Spring 2016 General Assembly. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 16th from 4-5:00 PM at Coffman Memorial Union (Room 305).

This is a great opportunity to get to know the organization and meet other students at the University of Minnesota with a passion for international development.

At the general assembly we will be discussing:

- Upcoming Spring Events
- Call for nominations to the IPID Board (2016-2017)
- Consultation on future career panel

Food and refreshments will be provided!

Feb 12 Mestenhauser Award Ceremony

Friday, February 12, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Walter Library Room 101 (East Bank)

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is pleased to announce Paidamoyo Chikate as the recipient of the 2016 Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization, named in honor of Dr. Josef Mestenhauser (1925-March 14, 2015), who was a Distinguished International Emeritus Professor. We warmly invite you to celebrate at the award ceremony.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 10 by em
ail to Elizabeth Schwartz at

Feb 16: Culture Through Cuisine: Kurdistan

Culture Through Cuisine: Kurdistan
Tuesday, February 16; 6 - 8 pm; Babani's
Find out more and register
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