MDP Kasim & MPP Stoscheck honored at Judd Expo, Oct 20

Oct 20, 2015 Judd Fellowship expo, winners include Faris Kasim (MDP) and Claire Stoscheck (MPP)


Tuesday, October 20, 2015
4:30-6:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center

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Faris Kasim
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.D.P. — International Development
Thailand
Kasim will conduct a Child Rights Situation Analysis (CRSA) of Thailand, in collaboration with the non-profit Save the Children. The analysis is an in-depth study of the prevailing situation regarding children’s rights in the country including related legislation, cultural practices, and attitudes; underlying causes of violations of child rights; obstacles to, and enablers of, their realization; and recommendations to address barriers. The CRSA will focus primarily on urban areas and will provide essential information about areas where Save the Children and organizations should focus their strengths and resources for effective child-based programming.

Claire Stoscheck
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
MP.P. — Sustainable Food Systems and Community Economic Development
India
Stoscheck will intern at Navdanya’s biodiversity conservation farm in India. The internship focuses on supporting their agro-ecological farm by working in the community seed bank and environmental education programs, and contributing her expertise in non-profit management and research. The internship will expose Stoscheck to diverse cultures, and promote her career development significantly in the areas of sustainable food systems, community economic development, and agroecology. She will learn about managing an agroecology farm and educational center of intercultural exchange.



Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships: Past Recipients from the Humphrey School

2015 Judd Fellows

Faris Kasim
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.D.P. — International Development
Thailand
Kasim will conduct a Child Rights Situation Analysis (CRSA) of Thailand, in collaboration with the non-profit Save the Children. The analysis is an in-depth study of the prevailing situation regarding children’s rights in the country including related legislation, cultural practices, and attitudes; underlying causes of violations of child rights; obstacles to, and enablers of, their realization; and recommendations to address barriers. The CRSA will focus primarily on urban areas and will provide essential information about areas where Save the Children and organizations should focus their strengths and resources for effective child-based programming.

Claire Stoscheck
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
MP.P. — Sustainable Food Systems and Community Economic Development
India
Stoscheck will intern at Navdanya’s biodiversity conservation farm in India. The internship focuses on supporting their agro-ecological farm by working in the community seed bank and environmental education programs, and contributing her expertise in non-profit management and research. The internship will expose Stoscheck to diverse cultures, and promote her career development significantly in the areas of sustainable food systems, community economic development, and agroecology. She will learn about managing an agroecology farm and educational center of intercultural exchange.


2014 Judd Fellows

Afia Adaboh
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Jamaica
Judd Fellows Adaboh and De Mel will conduct research to improve the livelihoods of Jamaican rural farmers and increase food security through the cultivation and use of breadfruit trees. Their research will focus on identifying and effectively linking farmers, extension officers, and processors in the breadfruit industry and an agro-ecology portion that focuses on assessing the baseline survivability rate of donated breadfruit trees throughout the Island. Their research project is a collaboration between Trees That Feed Foundation (TTFF) and other partnering organizations.
Randika De Mel
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Jamaica
Judd Fellows De Mel and Adaboh will conduct research to improve the livelihoods of Jamaican rural farmers and increase food security through the cultivation and use of breadfruit trees. Their research will focus on identifying and effectively linking farmers, extension officers, and processors in the breadfruit industry and an agro-ecology portion that focuses on assessing the baseline survivability rate of donated breadfruit trees throughout the Island. Their research project is a collaboration between Trees That Feed Foundation (TTFF) and other partnering organizations.
Angelica Getahun
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Ecuador
As part of a team, Gatahun will intern with the University of Minnesota Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management (CINRAM) and the Rainforest Alliance (RA). Getahun will conduct a value-chain analysis of non-timber forest products in the Amazon Rainforest. She will identify and research the viability and potential marketability of two or more non-timber foreast products harvested in Napo, Ecuador, as part of a larger goal to develop sustainable small enterprises to improve livelihoods, support food security, and conserve important forest resources.
Bior Keech
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Kenya
Judd Fellows Keech and Laouali will intern with African Development Solutions (ADESO), an organization that establishes community-led projects to empower the most vulnerable communities in Somalia, South Sudan, and Kenya to be resilient to hunger. Keech and Laouali will work on a project called, “Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands—Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR).”  They will work on monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Rayanatou Laouali
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Kenya
Judd Fellows Keech and Laouali will intern with African Development Solutions (ADESO), an organization that establishes community-led projects to empower the most vulnerable communities in Somalia, South Sudan, and Kenya to be resilient to hunger. Keech and Laouali will work on a project called, “Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands—Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR).”  They will work on monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Shruti Saxena
Humphrey School of Public Affairs*  M.D.P. — International Development
Country of study — Vietnam
As a member of a team, Saxena will collect and evaluate data about implementation of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) in various districts and villages of Thua Thien-Hue province in Vietnam. She will use a mixed-methods research approach to collect information from various stakeholders including but not limited to households, communities, forest officials, and non-profit organizations. Saxena’s analysis comes at a crucial juncture in the PES timeline and also provides groundwork for the future implementation of the UN Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+).
2013 Judd Fellows
Edwin Dorbor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of Study -- Egypt
Dorbor will participate in a group project with Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), an Egyptian NGO founded by young professionals in 2003 that is dedicated to promoting active participation and youth-led social entrepreneurship. NM's Incubator of Innovative Social Enterprise program provides support services to youth-led social enterprises in areas such as disease prevention, linking education to employment, and preparing emerging young leaders. NM seeks to assess the impact of its incubated projects and identify and utilize best practices to improve internal management to increase the organization's social return-on-investment.
Zoila Guachichulca
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of Study -- Peru
As part of a team, Guachichulca will spend ten weeks in Junin, Peru, examining the many far-reaching effects of contamination of Lake Junin from area mining. To foster sustainable development in the region, the team will seek to find protective measures of water to defend the ecosystem and reduce further damage to local people's livelihoods. Guachichulca and the team will present their results to the mayor of the province, and offer suggestions to mitigate the mines' impact and take steps toward a cleaner lake and healthier population.
Rachel Herr-Hoyman
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of Study -- Senegal
Under the auspices of USAID Senegal, Judd Fellows Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, and Karki will partner with graduate students from the University of Dakar to aid in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems for two local NGOs in Dakar, Senegal. The team's cooperative contributions will create sustainable and dynamic mechanisms that monitor the use of USAID funds, measure the effectiveness of service provision, and suggest practical improvements for continuous development toward long-term goals.
Zachary Hylton
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. -- Program Evaluation and Applied Economics
Country of Study -- Senegal
Under the auspices of USAID Senegal, Judd Fellows Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, and Karki will partner with graduate students from the University of Dakar to aid in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems for two local NGOs in Dakar, Senegal. The team's cooperative contributions will create sustainable and dynamic mechanisms that monitor the use of USAID funds, measure the effectiveness of service provision, and suggest practical improvements for continuous development toward long-term goals.
Bibhusha Karki
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of Study -- Senegal
Under the auspices of USAID Senegal, Judd Fellows Herr-Hoyman, Hylton, and Karki will partner with graduate students from the University of Dakar to aid in the establishment of monitoring and evaluation systems for two local NGOs in Dakar, Senegal. The team's cooperative contributions will create sustainable and dynamic mechanisms that monitor the use of USAID funds, measure the effectiveness of service provision, and suggest practical improvements for continuous development toward long-term goals.
Tatyana Venegas Swanson
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. -- International Development Practice
Country of Study -- Nepal
As part of a team, Venegas Swanson will intern with the Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management at the University of Minnesota. The team will work with the Federation of Community Forest Users of Nepal and the Nepali NGO ForestAction Nepal to further define and develop a project that promotes direct products (NTFPs) and existing NTFP markets. The project will aim to improve rural livelihood options and equity within forest user groups while also supporting the trend within international development toward participatory, sustainable natural resource management.
2012 Judd Fellows

Daniel Backman
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of study -- Jamaica
As part of a larger collaboration, Judd Fellows Backman and Scherpelz will conduct research that will focus on the social and economic impacts in the development, testing, and implementation of a pilot project of small enterprise systems in communities in Jamaica. The enterprise system currently in development will process fresh breadfruit into flour, which is beneficial because it increases usability and transportability. Breadfruit is common in the Caribbean and produces large quantities of edible fruit, though it is under-utilized due to a short shelf life and difficulty processing. This research will obtain baseline data and provide an introduction of a proto-type enterprise model to local communities.
Erin Collinson
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P -- International Development
Country of study -- Senegal
Collinson will work as part of a team to provide support to USAID Senegal's Local Capacity Development team through the design and implementation of a tool to assess the ability of local capacity-building organizations to provide technical assistance to USAID Senegal's current and future local partners. Understanding the needs, capabilities, and specialties of local capacity-building organizations will be critical to the future success of USAID's efforts to encourage greater local leadership in development in Senegal. In addition, the team will assist in conducting follow-up assessments using a new USAID assessment tool and will interview existing USAID partners to document lessons learned and success stories.
Alejandra Defreitas
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of study -- Uganda
Defreitas will work with Lira Integrated School in Northern Uganda, which provides nursery, primary, and secondary education to more than 1,500 students. The project will conduct a program evaluation analysis to assess the school's plan to expand to a university and evaluate possible successes and future needs. The goal is to complete an evaluation of the feasibility of the future Lira Integrated University through: interview local stakeholders, market analysis of higher education institutions in Northern Uganda, and cost-benefit analysis of the new university. The project also includes developing workshops with teachers, community members, and students to create more opportunities to fully engage with the community.
Nadine Habeel
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of study -- Nepal
Habeel, along with three of her colleagues, will be working with the Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management (CINRAM) at the University of Minnesota, the Federation of Community Forest Users of Nepal (FECOFUN), and ForestAction Nepal to develop a project through which it would be possible to explore more direct connections between communities and existing non-timber forest product (NTFP) markets. The goal is to improve livelihoods and equity in community forest user groups, in addition to promoting and supporting sustainable natural resource management.
J.B. Jonathan Scherpelz
Humphrey School of Public Affairs* M.D.P -- International Development
Country of study -- Jamaica
As part of a larger collaboration, Judd Fellows Backman and Scherpelz will conduct research that will focus on the social and economic impacts in the development, testing, and implementation of a pilot project of small enterprise systems in communities in Jamaica. The enterprise system currently in development will process fresh breadfruit into flour, which is beneficial because it increases usability and transportability. Breadfruit is common in the Caribbean and produces large quantities of edible fruit, though it is under-utilized due to a short shelf life and difficulty processing. This research will obtain baseline data and provide an introduction of a prototype enterprise model to local communities.
2011 Judd Fellows
Kaela Glass
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
M.P.P. & M.S.W. -- Global Policy and Community Organizing
Country of Study -- Uganda
Glass will intern with WellShare International in the Ssembabule and Mubende Districts of Uganda. Her primary objective will focus on a monitoring and evaluation project with the Partnering for Positive Livelihoods Program, a community initiative that serves orphans and adults living with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, she will focus on community organizing and involvement activities that will bring together six local partners to increase education and communication around sexual and reproductive health. Glass will work with local partners to draft a child protection policy to allow WellShare to better protect children with HIV from economic and sexual exploitation.
Britta Hansen
Humphrey School of Public Affairs M.D.P. -- Sustainable Development
Country of Study -- Bolivia
Hansen will create survey questions and implement an evaluation that will serve the Mano a Mano organization in evaluating the economic, health, and agricultural impacts of water reservoirs for the surrounding communities. Additionally she will work to create and implement a baseline survey of a community that has requested a water reservoir. This information will help the organization to better understand the needs of the community as well as measure the future impact of a water project.
Matthew Hauck
Humphrey School of Public Affairs M.P.P. -- Public and Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Country of Study -- India
Hauck will intern at Mission Convergence, a department of the city government of Delhi, India. The Mission's purpose is to integrate the delivery of social service schemes in Delhi, in order to make access easier and more efficient, and to reach the most vulnerable parts of the population. Hauck plans to use the research and program evaluation methods he has learned at the Humphrey School to help evaluate the effectiveness of Mission's various partners around the city and to help diagnose where the program can be improved.
Devin Hogan
Humphrey School of Public Affairs M.D.P -- International Development
Country of Study -- Liberia
Judd Fellows Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will conduct an evaluation of the Liberia Fellows and the President's Young Professional Program, two projects that recruit young Liberians and the diaspora to work at the ministerial level in the Liberian government with a goal to build local capacity and reverse brain drain. The program's first round of funding is ending and the Judd Fellows will help determine and measure outcomes from its first two years to attract new donors and expand its reach both within the government and across the diaspora.
Ndoyam Carine Ndougonna
Humphrey School of Public Affairs M.D.P. -- Development Practice, International Development
Country of Study -- Liberia
Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will conduct an evaluation of the Liberia Fellows and the President's Young Professional Program, two projects that recruit young Liberians and the diaspora to work at the ministerial level in the Liberian government with a goal to build local capacity and reverse brain drain. The program's first round of funding is ending and Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will help determine and measure outcomes from its first two years to attract new donors and expand its reach both within the government and across the diaspora.
Sheila Nezhad
Humphrey School of Public Affairs M.D.P. -- International Development Practice
Country of Study -- Liberia
Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will conduct an evaluation of the Liberia Fellows and the President's Young Professional Program, two projects that recruit young Liberians and the diaspora to work at the ministerial level in the Liberian government with a goal to build local capacity and reverse brain drain. The program's first round of funding is ending and Hogan, Ndougonna, and Nezhad will help determine and measure outcomes from its first two years to attract new donors and expand its reach both within the government and across the diaspora.
Sadie Paschke
Humphrey School of Public Affairs M.D.P. -- Development Practice, International Development
Country of Study -- Egypt
Paschke will work with the traditional waste pickers, assessing Cairo's solid waste-management system to determine how the garbage collectors can be retained in the system in which they are increasingly being replaced, by drawing on the environmental benefits they can provide. She will determine composition of waste, and specific rates of waste and recycling, analyze costs and profits, and identify the current roles of both informal and formal waste management in Cairo at all stages of collection and processing. This project aspires to demonstrate that using both new technology and existing expertise can have real positive effects on an urban area and the environment, while preserving the livelihood of a community.
Matthew Valerius
Humphrey School of Public Affairs  M.P.P -- Public Policy
Country of Study -- Guatemala
Valerius will intern in the Health and Education Office of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), assisting with their Education Reform in the Classroom project. This reform initiative is intended to achieve meaningful education reform in public school classrooms in Guatemala with the wider aim of ensuring equal access to a high-quality education. Valerius will provide support to the USAID staff responsible for designing the reforms, assist with data analysis, lend support to the USAID research teams in evaluating classroom learning opportunities and measuring the project's overall impact, draft monitoring and evaluation reports, and revise formal technical assistance reports.
Allison Zomer
Humphrey School of Public Affairs M.D.P. -- International Development
Country of Study -- Egypt
In partnership with two Cairo-based organizations, Zomer will conduct an assessment of the current state of the city's waste management. This assessment will focus on the institutional, material, and economic attributes of the system in order to inform future work by local community development workers and entrepreneurs.
2010 Judd Fellows
John (Jay) Bowman
Humphrey Institute M.P.P. -- Public Affairs
Country of Study -- Yemen
As a communications intern for the Cultural Development Program Fund (CDPF) Bowman will provide research and grant writing assistance, and develop content for international communications, lectures, and the CDPF website. Additionally, Bowman will study Arabic and live in intensive Arabic language housing at the Yemeni College of Middle Eastern Studies.
Marc Dettman
Humphrey Institute M.P.P. -- Public Policy
Country of Study -- Egypt
Dettman will intern for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Water Governance Program-Arab States, the regional office for the Middle East and North Africa. He will review gender and water management to map the interaction of different stakeholders and identify constraints and opportunities for greater gender equality in decision-making of water resources. In other research, Dettman will identify challenges, constraints, and opportunities of socio-economic and environmental issues within the integrated water resource management strategies of Arab states. He will also assist in preparing and reporting on a national capacity-building needs assessment for transboundary water.
Caroline Krafft
Humphrey Institute M.P.P. -- Advanced Policy Analysis Methods
Country of Study -- Egypt
Krafft will research Egyptian gender and labor market dynamics as well as educational inequality as an intern for the Population Council in Cairo, Egypt. Understanding the challenges women face in participating in the economy and education systems can help us design more effective public policies to redress these inequities. Improving the education and economic status of women is an extremely relevant issue for international economic development.
Meredith Stocking
Humphrey Institute M.P.P -- Public Policy
Country of Study -- Colombia
Stocking will intern with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Colombia Human Rights Program. During her internship she will systematize the results achieved to date by Colombian civil society organizations awarded USAID grants to carry out human rights advocacy. Stocking will conduct extensive interviews with these organizations in order to produce best-practice guidelines for carrying out advocacy work, and design a methodology to be used by civil society organizations to monitor human rights policies. Stocking will also design and implement a training workshop on monitoring human rights policies.
2009 Judd Fellows
Andrea Trabelsi
Humphrey Institute (M.U.R.P. -- Regional, Economic, and Workforce Development)
Country of Study -- Peru
Mosher will coordinate the production of eco-friendly dyes for the commercial textile industry to increase income, revitalize and preserve culture, and protect the environment in the Puno Region of Peru. This micro-enterprise project will focus on strengthening community by engaging the local community (especially women), promoting collaboration between farmers/shepherds and the alpaca industry, facilitating the exchange of indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge, and increasing community awareness of the environment.
2008 Judd Fellows
Swati Deo
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- Public Policy & Human Rights)
Country of Study -- Egypt
Deo will intern with the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) in Cairo, Egypt. Her internship entails developing the ECWR's research unit, producing a grant proposal to fund campaigns for women's rights, and taking on additional projects for the center.
Anna Langer
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- Public Policy & Human Rights)
Country of Study -- Egypt
Langer will intern with the Population Council's regional office in Cairo, Egypt. The internship will offer Langer the opportunity to engage in several research and survey projects focused on the participation of youth in economic and social activities in Egypt. She will conduct background research and design survey instruments for a study on many aspects of the lives of youth, as well as work on a team of Egyptian researchers on a project that will examine the dynamics of job quality over time in the Egyptian economy.
Joel Larson
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- Public Policy & Human Rights)
Country of Study -- Kenya
Larson will intern with the Kakamega Environmental Education Program (KEEP). The internship will involve training in forestry and conservation. KEEP was founded by a group of local individuals dedicated to preserving the largest remaining rainforest in Kenya and sponsors and arranges programs ranging from community education and tree nurseries to butterfly farms and sustainable forestry activities.
Teresa Obrero
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- Public Policy & Human Rights)
Country of Study -- Chile
Obrero will take an advanced policy course, "Social Development and Social Services in Chile." The study seminar will visit social service, educational, and community development organizations. She will then intern at Ciudad Viva, a nongovernmental organization that works on issues of urban sustainability, transportation equity, and empowering local citizens. In particular Obrero will work with local women on issues of bicycle feminism.
2007 Judd Fellows
Natalia Abigail Gadea
College of Education and Human Development (M.S.W. & M.P.P -- Social Work and Public Policy)
Country of Study -- Peru & Honduras
Project -- Gadea will travel to Peru with faculty and students from the School of Social Work. She will take a course in advanced policy studies. She will then travel to Honduras to complete an internship with PLAN International Honduras, a non-governmental organization. She will assist with developing a participatory impact system for a nutrition program for women at risk for low birth weight babies and malnutrition. Gadea Batista hopes to acquire first hand knowledge about community organizing and economic development strategies in South and Central America.
Heather Hampton
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- Global Public Policy)
Country of Study -- Switzerland
Project -- Hampton will participate in the Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva. The program is designed for graduate students from around the world striving for an international career in public policy or international affairs. Hampton will complete an internship in Geneva that is focused on agricultural trade policy.
Johanna Maynard
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- Regional Economic & Workforce Development)
Country of Study -- India
Project -- Maynard will assist the Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), an NGO system for micro finance and livelihood programs among wild tasar silk producers in the Jharhand state of northern India. She will finalize drafts of Internal Learning Systems (ILS) diaries.
Leigh McIlvaine
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.U.R.P. -- Community Practice / Social Policy)
Country of Study -- India
Project -- McIlvaine will intern with the Highrange Plantation Workers Development Society (HPWDS), an NGO for microfinance and livelihood programs among displaced tea and spice plantation workers. She will assist to design and implement a participatory evaluation method using the Internal Learning System (ILS), developed by Professor Helzi Noponen. McIlvaine will assist in the procurement of additional funding and grants for HPWDS.
2006 Judd Fellows
Jordan Deckenbach
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs & Law School (M.P.P. & J.D. -- International Law & Foreign Policy)
Country of Study -- Egypt
Project -- Deckenbach will attend a summer program through the Seton Hall Law School at the American University in Cairo. The program includes six credits of American Bar Association approved law courses, including Islamic jurisprudence and international criminal law. The program also includes educational excursions and cultural exchanges with locals Egyptians and students from around the world.
Matthew DuFrense
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.A. -- International Development, NGO & Nonprofit Management)
Country of Study -- Nicaragua
Project -- DuFrense will intern with Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners. He will work with the staff in the Managua, Nicaragua. He will analyze their current programs, their office structure, and their organizational design with the aim of better understanding how these factors interact and contribute to the current challenges Wisconsin / Nicaragua Partners faces. DuFrense will also assist the office staff with their summit preparations and planning.
Rebecca Freeman
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- Economic and Community Development)
Country of Study -- Kenya
Project -- Freeman will undertake a 12-week internship with the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK), an indigenous non-governmental organization that works to improve the quality of life for disabled individuals throughout Kenya. She will be based at the APDK Rehabilitation Clinic in Mombasa, which is comprised of a 60-bed in-patient faculty that serves children and the Community-based Rehabilitation Program that serves children and adults. Her responsibilities will consist of designing and training staff in the use of a health management information system and enhancing the clinic's fundraising strategy.
2005 Judd Fellows
Erin Brandt
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- Community and Economic Development)
Country of Study -- Tanzania
Project -- Brandt will work with two organizations while in Tanzania: Heifer Project and the Women Agriculture Development and Environmental Conservation (WADEC). She will study the socio-economic aspects of the activities of the Heifer Project to the farmers and the contribution of Heifer livestock projects in economic growth and development of the region. With WADEC, she will conduct a needs assessment study in three rural communities in order to determine how WADEC projects can best meet the needs of those communities.
Elizabeth Braun
Law School and Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (J.D./M.P.P. -- International Human Rights)
Country of Study -- India
Project -- Braun will work at the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC) in New Delhi, India. SAHRDC is a network of individuals across the region who seeks to investigate, document, and disseminate information about human rights treaties and conventions, human rights education, refugees, media freedom, prison reforms, political imprisonment, torture, or degrading treatment.
Jasna Burza
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- International Affairs/Foreign Policy)
Country of Study -- Switzerland
Project -- Burza will participate in the 2005 Duke HEI Program on Global Policy and Governance and an internship program in Geneva, which includes 20 graduate students from U.S. public affairs schools. The program is designed to expose students to the global governance field and includes a four-week course. The internships are with United Nations agencies and other organizations.
Genya Dana
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.S. -- Science, Technology and Environmental Policy)
Country of Study -- Switzerland
Project -- Dana will participate in an internship with Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy's (IATP) Geneva office, which will allow her to be involved in the international trade policy negotiation process. IATP advocates for fair trade policies that promote labor and human rights, health standards, and the environment. In addition to helping them develop policy positions and prepare for the next round of World Trade Organization talks, Dana will make beneficial contacts in the international trade policy arena.
Sara Murphy Thompson
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- International Economic Development)
Country of Study -- Haiti
Project -- Murphy Thompson will intern for Fonkoze micro-credit institution, assisting in opening savings accounts and lending small business loans. She will also be surveying the needs and opportunities in Caye Jacmel for a new branch of Fonkoze. She will assist Fonkoze in building economic opportunities for the rural poor of Haiti.
David Uejio
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. -- Foreign Policy and International Affairs)
Country of Study -- Switzerland
Project -- Uejio will participate in the Global Governance Program in Geneva. Through the program, he will be interning with an organization formulating policy on global HIV/AIDS. He will also be participating in a course in global governance.
2004 Judd Fellows
Timothy Patronski
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.S. - Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy)
Country of study - Australia
Project - Patronski will interact with and interview experts and attend a workshop on risk assessment of transgenic fish. The research activities will complement his thesis work and related research on feasibility of using genetic-based biological control methods for fish.
Clint Pecenka
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. - Economic Development)
Country of study - Bolivia
Project - Pecenka will study the involvement of stakeholder groups in the development of the ?Che Guevara Trail,? a cultural and historical tourism project. He will then compare this involvement with that of other similar projects and make recommendations for this and other future tourism projects in Bolivia.
Jeff Vockrodt
Law School, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (J.D./M.P.P. - Labor & International Law/Labor Policy)
Country of study - Switzerland
Project - Vockrodt will intern with the International Labor Organization?s Freedom of Association branch, which focuses on protecting and promoting workers? rights to organize and choose union representation. He will spend most of his time studying government documents and practices to evaluate compliance with ILO conventions on freedom of association that the governments have signed.

2003 Judd Fellows

Sara Bertelsen
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.S. - Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy)
Country of study - Australia
Project - Bertelsen will travel to Canberra to research and analyze the implementation process of the zero waste policy, which was implemented in Canberra, Australia, in 1996 and proposes to reach their goal of zero waste by 2010. Bertelsen is working with Katie Theisen on this project.
Brendan Jordan
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.P.P. - Public & Environmental Policy)
Country of study - Hungary
Project - Jordan will complete an internship with the Center for Environmental Studies in Budapest, Hungary, and will research Hungarian environmental regulations and policies in advance of the European Union expansion, which will carry with it new environmental guidelines.
Katie Theisen
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (M.S. - Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy)
Country of study - Australia
Project - Theisen will travel to Canberra to research and analyze the implementation process of the zero waste policy, which was implemented in Canberra, Australia, in 1996 and proposes to reach their goal of zero waste by 2010. Theisen is working with Sara Bertelsen on this project.
2002 Judd Fellows
Kimberly Ford
Humphrey Institute (M.U.R.P. - Urban and Regional Planning)
Country of study - Egypt
Project - Ford will document and analyze the Maqattam handmade paper and paper products project to provide a tangible reference to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with similar development objectives and financial viability concerns. She will observe participants and conduct interviews in focus groups with volunteers and participants. In addition, Ford will conduct research on non-profit management of economic and community development organizations in order to address the long-term economic viability of the project, identify opportunities to expand the scale of operation, and consider possible strategies to establish market niches for the paper products produced by the women.
Rio Roland
Humphrey Institute (M.U.R.P. - Urban and Regional Planning)
Country of study - Poland
Project - Roland will complete an internship looking at the environmental and growth policies Poland must implement to comply with the European Union's regulations. It involves modeling and mapping urban growth based on these policies to determine the impacts these changes will have on urban regions and their associated natural environments.

* The Master of Development Practice is an interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the Humphrey School and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) and spans several academic disciplines across the University of Minnesota.

 
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