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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Niaz Shinwari MIDP’13 the Distinguished Foreign Service National Award for 2016. The award recognizes outstanding efforts to build resilient, democratic societies and reduce extreme poverty in countries where USAID...


The Master of International Development Policy program has partnered with Fundación Guatefuturo and the Open Society Foundations to provide funding to outstanding applicants to the graduate program.


Innovation is everywhere, but how does it “get inside” us? I come from a family of doctors, computer scientists, chemists and bankers. Innovation and entrepreneurship have always sounded interesting, but not something for me.


For the last 17 years managing a master’s program in international development, I have seen bright, driven, passionate people put their graduate education on hold because of a lack of funding. These applicants were no less impressive than others who were winning scholarships and attending the...