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Discussion Examines "Students Making a Difference: Working for Nonprofits in Developing Countries"

Friday Oct 23, 2009 12:00 PM | Sid Richardson Hall, Building 3, Third Floor Lobby

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The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law invites you to "Students Making a Difference:  Working for Nonprofits in Developing Countries" on Friday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. in Sid Richardson Hall, Building 3, Third Floor Lobby.  Lunch will be provided.

The Strauss Center’s William H. Crook Chair in International Affairs sponsors fellowships for graduate students working in developing countries.  This year’s fellowship recipients will share their findings from their summer research around the globe.  The 2009 Crook Fellows include:

  • Jenna Cullinane, who conducted field research in conjunction with Makerere University on community colleges in Uganda;
  • Amanda Dillon, who worked with A Glimmer of Hope, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to poverty alleviation and social enterprise development in Ethiopia, researching work and reporting standards;
  • Bonnie Doty, who also worked with A Glimmer of Hope to conduct an analysis of the organization's microfinance projects in Ethiopia;
  • Maria Garcia, who worked with CHF International on a program to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Honduras;
  • Emily Joiner, who worked with the International Accountability Project (IAP) in Peru, conducting a case study of an International Finance Corporation-funded development project;
  • Dianna Long, who worked with Pure Love Expressed Healthcare International, an organization in Kenya that aims to provide HIV-positive mothers with alternative feeding options for their babies; and
  • Sarah Williams, who worked with the Uganda Village Project, conducting assessments to address each community's healthcare needs, including HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention, obstetric fistula outreach, health education and safe water.

The William H. Crook Chair in International Affairs works to strengthen and expand UT’s contribution to the national debate on development.  It sponsors innovative research on global poverty with the specific aim of generating concrete, practical recommendations that policymakers and the public can embrace.

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law is a nonpartisan research center at The University of Texas at Austin dedicated to promoting policy-relevant scholarship on the problems and opportunities created by our increasingly globalized and interconnected world.

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