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Master's Program in International Development Policy


									                          Master’s Program in
            International Development Policy

U   N   I     V    E    R     S    I   T    Y
Program Structure                1                             Message from the Director of Graduate Studies
Introduction 1
Curriculum 1                                                                                                  Welcome to the Program in
Areas of Specialization                2 -11                                                                  International Development
Development Management 2
                                                                                                              Policy, a unique graduate
Applied Economics 4                                                                                           program at Duke University,
Social Policy 6                                                                                               focused on providing a
Environmental Management and Policy                       8                                                   rigorous, multidisciplinary
Peace and Conflict Resolution 10                                                                               course of study to mid-
                                                                                                              career professionals from
Course Descriptions                  12
                                                                                                              around the world. We have
PIDP Seminars 12
                                                                                                              faculty representing ten
Elective Courses 16
                                                                   Dr. Cory Krupp                             countries, and Fellows and
Academic Advising & Opportunities                         18                                                  alumni from over 65 coun-
Academic Advisors 18                                               PhD, Economics, University of Pennsylvania
                                                                   BA, Economics, Indiana University          tries. Together, they work in
Master’s Project 18                                                                                           the private sector, govern-

Graduate Certificate Options 18
                                                                           r. Krupp serves as the Director of ment, and NGOs to over-
Outside Learning Opportunities 19                                          Graduate Studies for the Program   come obstacles to economic
Professional Development &                                         in International Development Policy (PIDP) and social development.
Student Services 20                                                and professor of economics with a focus
                                                                                                                 Our approach in the
Staff Support 20                                                   on international trade finance and com-
                                                                   petition policy. She teaches economic      classroom combines theory
Professional Development               20
                                                                   foundations of development as well as      and practice, making exten-
Student Services 21
                                                                   macroeconomics and international trade     sive use of our faculty’s rich
Social Events 21                                                   and finance courses.                       experience in development
Community             22                                                                                      projects conducted around
DCID 22                                                        the world. We rely heavily on participative discussions and semi-
Sanford Institute of Public Policy 23                          nars, and encourage our Fellows to share their knowledge and
Research Centers 24                                            experiences with their peers. Each Fellow has the opportunity to
Duke University and Triangle Community                    25   independently design his/her own course of study, with the help of
Faculty        26                                              an academic advisor. Fellows have access not only to PIDP seminars,
Admissions            28                                       but also other courses offered across Duke University as well as
Eligibility Requirements 28                                    other area universities. Classroom learning is enhanced by the
Tuition Wavers 28                                              summer internship where Fellows may work on development proj-
Sponsor Partnerships 28                                        ects administered by international organizations, NGOs, think
How to Apply 29                                                tanks, or consulting firms in the U.S. and abroad.
Application Deadline 29                                            Our faculty and staff are deeply committed to development, in
                                                               its economic, social, civil society, and environmental aspects. I hope
                                                               you will decide to apply to the PIDP, and that someday soon, we’ll
PIDP’s mission is to provide                                   welcome you as a new member of our world-wide community of
a top-quality, personalized education                          scholars and practitioners, intent on contributing to the achievement
in international development policy                            of sustainable development.
to mid-career professionals and
to make recognized contributions
to global knowledge and practice of
international social, political, and
economic development.

Photography provided by Duke Photography, DCID staff,
faculty, students and alumni, and the Durham Convention
and Visitors Bureau.
The Graduate Program in International Development Policy
 Introduction                                                                      The PIDP provides sound training in policy analysis on
                                                                                issues related to long-term social and economic development.
The Program in International Development Policy (PIDP) at the                   To achieve this, participants in the program, known as PIDP
Duke Center for International Development (DCID), is an                         Fellows, self-design their course of study, with the help of an
interdisciplinary program, designed for professionals with three                academic advisor. They may select from PIDP seminars and
or more years of work experience, who plan to dedicate their                    elective courses from across Duke University and other nearby
careers to policy making and public service in developing and                   universities through Duke’s inter-institutional agreement. The
transitional countries.                                                         PIDP offers three program options:

 Program                        Classes                                         Internship             Master’s Project         Length
 Two-Year MA Degree             16 courses (48 credit hours):                   Required               Required                 Two academic years
                                8 PIDP seminars and 8 electives
 One-Year MA Degree*            10 courses (30 credit hours):                   Recommended            Required                 One academic year and
                                4 PIDP seminars and 6 electives                                                                 one summer session
 Non-Degree Certificate         8 courses (24 credit hours):                    Recommended            Not required             One academic year
                                4 PIDP seminars and 4 electives
*To qualify for the one-year degree program track, at least one year of relevant, graduate-level course work and strong, market-based economics is required.

To help in their curriculum design, students select one of PIDP’s
five areas of specialization:

    They are then assigned to an appropriate academic advisor,
who will assist their advisees with course selections each semes-
ter. To ensure that all Fellows have an adequate understanding
of basic policy issues, all participants are required to enroll in
three core courses during their first year of study: Policy
Analysis of Development, Economic Foundations of Develop-
ment, and Economic Analysis of Development.
    In contrast to most other development-related programs,
Fellows will find that our faculty take a practitioner-oriented
approach in the classroom, asking participants to work togeth-
er in teams to analyze development issues ranging from NGO                         Fellows will also gain “hands-on” development experience
development in Africa, to tax-restructuring in Southeast Asia.                  in both their summer internship and the final Master’s Project.
To ensure that Fellows experience a true simulation of the                      PIDP alumni, who work in over 65 countries as senior govern-
diverse nature of the development field, PIDP strives to bring                   ment officials, policy analysts and consultants for international
together professionals from many regions of the world and                       agencies, researchers, and NGO directors, are instrumental in
fields of development. Through this diverse make-up, Fellows                     working with PIDP faculty and staff to assist current Fellows
not only have the opportunity to learn from each other in the                   with securing meaningful internships and clients for their
classroom, but also to develop the valuable inter-cultural com-                 Master’s Projects. Through successful completion of the PIDP,
munication and team work skills that are key to the Interna-                    Fellows will join this web of alumni, effectively impacting poli-
tional Development career force.                                                cy change and innovation throughout the developing world.
               Areas of Specialization
    This specialization covers a broad area of international development issues,
    allowing Fellows the greatest flexibility to choose classes corresponding to their
    interests. Fellows may focus on such issues as development project management,
    entrepreneurship development, not-for-profit management, civil society and gov-
    ernance, decentralization, media policy, aid coordination, science and technology
    policy, regional planning, rural or urban development, or other sector develop-         Jeff Goebel, 2001
    ment issues.
                                                                                            Program Officer, U.S. Agency for
                                                                                            International Development, Colombia
    Suggested Development Management Curriculum
                                                                                            MA, International Development Policy,
    First Year Requirements                                                                 Duke University
    Policy Analysis for Development, 3 credits                                              BS, RHIT/Management, BA, Communication/
    Economic Foundations of Development, 3 credits                                          Advertising, Purdue University
    Economic Analysis of Development, 3 credits
                                                                                            Country of Citizenship: United States
    First Year Electives                                                                    Country of Residence: Colombia
    Institutional Design for Managing the Environment, 3 credits
    Service Delivery Systems, 3 credits
    Managing the Project Cycle for Sustainable Development, 3 credits
    Politics of International Aid in Low-Income Countries, 3 credits
                                                                                            T      he PIDP not only opened up new
                                                                                                   opportunities, but also provided me
                                                                                            with new ways of thinking outside the box
    Monitoring and Evaluation for Policy and Project Success, 3 credits                     and creative problem-solving skills. The
                                                                                            fact that the program brings together a
    Second Year Requirements                                                                diverse group of people from all levels of
    Master’s Project Preparation Mini-seminar, 1 credit                                     government, NGOs and the private sector
    Master’s Project, 2 credits                                                             and from all corners of the globe means the
                                                                                            program is rich in experience and diversity.
    Second Year Electives                                                                   This, coupled with the manner in which
    Strategic Management of Policy Change, 3 credits                                        courses are taught, allows for an incredibly
    Globalization and Governance, 3 credits                                                 unique and stimulating learning experi-
    Assisting Development in Third World Countries, 3 credits                               ence where all can bring their experience,
    Globalization and Comparative Development, 3 credits                                    talent and knowledge to share at the table.
    The Role of Global Programs in International Development, 3 credits                     I remember one course in particular in
    Communities and Development, 3 credits                                                  which the professor broke the class up into
    Non-Profit Management, 1.5 credits                                                      two groups for a role-play: one group was
    SME Development, 1.5 credits                                                            to represent poor villagers and the other a
                                                                                            group of foreign donors. The technique
                                                                                            was eye-opening and forced us all to better
    Development Management Master’s Projects                                                appreciate the perspective of the other.
    • Improving Accountability in Urban Governments                                         PIDP is flexible, by allowing participants to
                                                                                            either further develop a specialty or design
    • Promotion of Regional Development in the Transcaucasus through Institutionalization   an educational portfolio that is more
      of Epistemic Communities                                                              broadly focused.
    • Roadmap for NGOs to Reduce Child Labor: Lessons from Indian Interventions                 In my current work with USAID in
                                                                                            Colombia, I routinely analyze how and
    • Mutually Beneficial Partnership Between the UN and the Business Community             where our program can best make a cat-
    • Venture Capital Policy for the Encouragement of Technology Transfer in Korea          alytic impact. The PIDP program has
                                                                                            helped me to better think and plan at mul-
    Past Development Management Summer Internship Sites                                     tiple levels of development in Colombia —
                                                                                            whether it’s at the micro level through
    • Save the Children–Sudan                                                               encouraging key community infrastructure
                                                                                            projects in poverty-stricken Choco or at the
    • World Bank (various sectors)
                                                                                            macro level through programs that prod
    • UNICEF                                                                                the Colombian national government to
    • Academy for Educational Development                                                   reform its tax structure. The PIDP is chal-
                                                                                            lenging and pushes boundaries, but if
    • InterAmerican Development Bank–Development Effectiveness Unit                         you’re willing to learn and share, the
    • Research Triangle Institute                                                           rewards are beyond calculation.
                                                Jobs Held by Development Management Alumni
                                                • Indian Administrative Service, Government of India
                                                • Implementation Specialist-World Bank, Southeast Asia Region, Human Development Sector
                                                • Grants Manager, Winrock International, Sichuan, China
                                                • Project Coordinator, UNDP, Rural Tourism Development, Costa Rica
                                                • Chairperson/Founder, Transparency International, Armenia

Mitsuaki Furukawa, 1997
Deputy Director, Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tanzania
MA, International Development Policy,
Duke University
BE, Economics, Hosei University
BA, Economics, Northeast Missouri State
Country of Citizenship: Japan
Country of Residence: Tanzania

I   joined the PIDP after receiving a compet-
    itive scholarship award from my organi-
zation (JICA). Initially, I contacted several
universities in the US for information and
application materials. The PIDP at Duke
responded to my request immediately, and
provided me with very helpful information
regarding their curriculum and vision. I was
impressed by their sincere response and
willingness to help me through the applica-
tion process, so I decided to accept their
offer of admission.
    One of the features that I found most
useful at PIDP was the self-designed cur-
riculum. I could choose courses from any
department at the university according to
my interests. My curriculum included micro
and macro economics, MBA courses offered
through the Duke Fuqua School of Business,
political science and my core courses with
PIDP. I especially appreciated that my core
                                                                                             Sanford Institute, Fleishman Commons
courses taught me the universal principles
of development economics. Together
these courses prepared me to more effec-
tively make policies relevant to developing
countries, as well as to plan, implement,
monitor and evaluate the projects I work on
in my current position in Tanzania.


    This specialization emphasizes the economic policy aspects of development ,
    including issues of international trade and competitiveness, public finance and
    evaluation of public expenditures, banking and financial sector management,
    privatization, external debt management, and international capital markets.

    Suggested Applied Economics Curriculum
                                                                                             Valerian Khagay, 2001
    First Year Requirements
    Policy Analysis for Development, 3 credits                                               Investment Officer, Southern Europe &
    Economic Foundations of Development, 3 credits                                           Central Asia Department
                                                                                             International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    Economic Analysis of Development, 3 credits
    First Year Electives                                                                     MA, International Development Policy,
    Poverty Reduction and the International Finance Institutions, 3 credits                  Duke University
    Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance, 3 credits                                MA, Economics, Kazakhstan Institute of
    International Trade and Policy, 3 credits                                                Management, Economics, and Strategic
    Financial Accounting, 3 credits                                                          Research
    Public Budgeting, 1.5 credits                                                            Country of Citizenship: Kazakhstan
    Small and Medium Enterprise Development, 1.5 credits                                     Country of Residence: Kazakhstan

    Second Year Requirements
    Master’s Project Preparation Mini-seminar, 1 credit
    Master’s Project, 2 credits
                                                                                             I   chose to attend the PIDP due to my
                                                                                                 interest in getting international expo-
                                                                                             sure and gaining knowledge in more
    Second Year Electives                                                                    practical economic development issues.
                                                                                             I believed the PIDP would help me
    Public Finance Policy in LDC and Transition Countries, 3 credits
                                                                                             accomplish these goals.
    Evaluation of Public Expenditures, 3 credits                                                 I got more than I expected. The time I
    Microeconomics for International Development, 3 credits                                  spent at Duke was very challenging and
    Introduction to Econometrics, 3 credits                                                  rewarding. The learning environment was
    Empirical Analysis for International Development, 3 credits                              very stimulating. The PIDP staff were very
    Social Entrepreneurship, 3 credits                                                       friendly and helpful from the first day I
    Financial Management for Global Economies, 3 credits                                     arrived until graduation. The program
                                                                                              lectures and seminars encouraged critical
    Applied Economics Master’s Projects                                                      thinking and lively debate among the
                                                                                             diverse student body. I also had the oppor-
    • Financial and Policy Models for Financing Slum Upgrading in India                      tunity to explore some areas of particular
    • Philippine Microfinance: In Search of Institutional Best Practices in Financial        interest such as SME development and
      Service Delivery to the Poor                                                           Development Finance.
                                                                                                 My Duke education gave me a strong
    • New Strategy for Georgia’s Tax System                                                  academic background and enabled me to
    • Extension and Enhancement of the Andean Trade Preference Act                           better understand economic development
                                                                                             and public policy issues. Currently, I work
    • Asian Currency Crisis and Foreign Exchange Systems
                                                                                             as an Investment Officer with the Inter-
                                                                                             national Finance Corporation (IFC). In this
    Past Applied Economic Summer Internship Sites                                            position, my duties range from investment
    • Global Fairness Initiative                                                             analysis, business development, due
                                                                                             diligences and solving problem accounts,
    • Export-Import Bank of Korea                                                            to representing the IFC and addressing eco-
    • International Trade Center–Geneva                                                      nomic development issues in round table
                                                                                             discussions, and at meetings with govern-
    • Shorebank Advisory Services
                                                                                             ment agencies, international organizations
    • World Bank–Private and Financial Sector Development Unit for Europe and Central Asia   and private companies. My experience at
    • Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA)                              Duke prepared me well for such a high
                                                                                             level of responsibility.
    • CHF, International, Economic Development, Southern Sudan

                                                Jobs Held by Applied Economics Alumni
                                                • Minister of Economy, Government of the Republic of Georgia
                                                • Program Officer, Inter-American Development Bank
                                                • Deputy Director of Budget Coordination, Ministry of Planning and Budget, South Korea
                                                • Program Associate, ShoreBank International
                                                • Senior Operations Officer, World Bank Poverty Reduction & Economic Management
                                                • Macro-policy Analyst, Policy Coordination & Program Monitoring Unit, Office of the
                                                  President, Guyana
Hien Tu, 2005
Senior Program Officer                           INTERNATIONAL TAXATION POLICY
Education and HIV/AIDS Programs
UK Department for International                   ITP is a new track within the PIDP, begun in Summer 2006, for those
Development (DFID) in Vietnam
                                                  interested in deepening their professional qualifications in tax policy, leg-
MA, International Development Policy,             islation and administration. The ITP is targeted at tax professionals in
Duke University                                   developing and transitional countries. It has a core curriculum that pro-
BA, International Economics, The Foreign          vides graduate level education in public finance, tax policy, tax legislation,
Trade University                                  revenue forecasting, and modern tax administration from an internation-
                                                  al comparative perspective. The ITP draws upon the professional strength
Country of Citizenship: Vietnam
                                                  of Duke Law in areas of tax legislation, and of DCID in public finance
Country of Residence: Vietnam
                                                  and tax policy as well as leading outside tax practitioners and academics.

J   oining the PIDP is one of the best deci-
    sions I made for my academic and pro-

                                                                                                                                         JONATHAN HILLYER
fessional career. Coming from Vietnam,
I was keen to understand how policies
affect international development. The PIDP
strengthened my theoretical background in
economics and development, deepened
my skills in policy analysis, and broadened
my view to a global vision. What I find
unique and highly valuable about the PIDP
is the great combination between theory
and practice. The faculty, consisting of aca-
demics and practitioners, bring first-hand
experience to the the classroom. From
them, coupled with the required summer
internship, I learned how to apply and
interpret policies into the different con-
texts of the developing world.
     Learning was also enhanced by the rich
development knowledge of my classmates,
who shared experiences from their coun-
tries of origin. The final Master’s project
encourages Fellows to develop their own
ideas into fully-fledged projects that could
benefit their current or future jobs. My
Master’s project on education develop-
ment shaped my interest in education and
directed me to my current fantastic job.
I manage the Education development
program of the UK Department for Inter-
national Development in Vietnam. I am
very fortunate to be able to apply what
I learned at the PIDP to my work, and
make positive contributions to Vietnam’s

                                                                                                      Rubenstein Hall, Sanford Institute 5

    This specialization primarily focuses on education and health policies as well
    as on issues of gender, ethnic and economic inequality, and social entrepre-
    neurship. Those interested can choose to pursue a graduate certificate in
    health policy.

    Suggested Social Policy Curriculum
    First Year Requirements
    Policy Analysis for Development, 3 credits
    Economic Foundations of Development, 3 credits
    Economic Analysis of Development, 3 credits
    First Year Electives
    Healthcare Policy in Developing Countries, 3 credits
    Service Delivery Systems, 3 credits
    Communities and Development, 3 credits
    Development Ethics and Social Sector Reform, 3 credits
    Globalization and Health, 3 credits
    Second Year Requirements                                                         Idrissa Kamara, 2002
    Master’s Project Preparation Mini-seminar, 1 credit
    Master’s Project, 2 credits                                                      Program Manager, Save the Children-
                                                                                     USA, Pagak, Eastern Upper Nile - South
    Second Year Electives                                                            Sudan Program
    Introduction to Epidemiology, 3 credits
    Women and Public Policy, 3 credits                                               MA, International Development Policy,
    Poverty, Inequality and Health, 3 credits                                        Duke University
    Global Issues in Population and Development, 3 credits                           BA, University of Sierra Leone
    Innovative Policies, 3 credits                                                   Country of Citizenship: Sierra Leone/USA
    Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Not-for-Profits, 3 credits                        Country of Residence: Kenya/The Sudan
    Health Policy Analysis, 3 credits

    Social Policy Master’s Projects
    • Addressing Illegal Substance Abuse in Azerbaijan
                                                                                     W          hen civil war broke out in my
                                                                                                home country of Sierra Leone, I
                                                                                     lost everything. My family and I came to
                                                                                     North Carolina as refugees. After we arrived,
    • Universalization of Elementary Education in India
                                                                                     I found out about the PIDP. It saved me. I
    • Social Labels as a Policy Strategy for Reducing Social Dislocation in Korea    wanted to build the skills necessary for help-
      After the 1988 Labor Reform                                                    ing countries like Sierra Leone, and knew
    • Improving Educational Governance in Bosnia Herzegovina                         I needed to gain knowledge of the various
    • Supporting Families Caring for HIV/AIDS Orphans in Kenya through Subsidies     development sectors as well as a practical
                                                                                     approach to working in conflict areas.
                                                                                         I now oversee primary health care serv-
    Past Social Policy Summer Internship Sites
                                                                                     ices in Southern Sudan. I started out in 1
    • World Council of Churches–Geneva                                               state and 5 counties and have grown the
                                                                                     program to 2 states and 11 counties. The
    • UNESCO–Chile
                                                                                     budget has grown from 1.2 million to 7 mil-
    • Family Health International (FHI)                                              lion in less than 2 years. I owe this achieve-
    • UNICEF–India                                                                   ment to the PIDP and to its faculty and staff.
                                                                                     I cannot imagine myself managing a $7 mil-
    • World Health Organization (WHO)                                                lion program today without the knowledge,
                                                                                     experience, and program management
                                                                                     skills I acquired from the program. The
                                                                                     PIDP allowed me to structure and shape my
                                                                                     course of study toward my own career
                                                                                     goals and the academic guidance that I
                                                                                     received was invaluable. I use the skills I
                                                                                     learned every day in my job. I have found
                                                                                     my calling.
                                               Jobs Held by Social Policy Alumni
                                               • UNICEF, Regional Advisor, Children Orphaned and Vulnerable by AIDS, South Africa
                                               • Program Officer, Regional Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP
                                               • Educational Analyst, Center for International Development, RTI International
                                               • Director of the Implementation Directorate, Ministry of European Integration
                                               • Human Development Officer, World Bank Resident Mission-Mongolia

Youn Ok Park, 2003
Program Director, National Youth
Certificate, International Development

                                                                                                                                      JONATHAN HILLYER
Policy, Duke University
BA, English Literature, Sungkyunkwan
Country of Citizenship: South Korea
Country of Residence: South Korea

I    chose to attend the PIDP at Duke
     because I wanted to I improve my abili-
ty to perform tasks related to international
affairs at my job. I not only wanted to
strengthen my language skills, but also
learn to more effectively work with people
from different cultures. Through my PIDP
coursework, I broadened my view of inter-
national affairs related to the areas of
tourism, youth and culture. Because the
program was so diverse, I expanded my
professional network, which now includes
PIDP alumni in Japan, China, India and
Mexico, to name a few.
    I now work for the National Youth
Commission of Korea, which is under the
Office of the Prime Minister. I am in charge
of inter-governmental youth exchange pro-
grams and cooperation with other coun-
tries and international organizations that
work in youth affairs. I enjoy this position
because I interact with young people and
youth leaders from many different back-
grounds and cultures. I am proud of my
role, which supports and fosters youth
development and competence to shape a
new generation of leaders, and hope to
continue to network with other PIDP alum-
ni to continue this mission.

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    This specialization emphasizes international environmental policy, security,
    and institutional development including the generation of social capital at the
    community level. PIDP expertise is complemented by the resources from
    Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment in such areas as natural resources
    economics, tropical ecology, and eco-tourism.

    Suggested Environmental Management and Policy Curriculum                           Jennifer Maynard, 1997

    First Year Requirements                                                            Director of Agriculture, Ministry of
    Policy Analysis for Development, 3 credits                                         Agriculture
    Economic Foundations of Development, 3 credits                                     MA, International Development Policy,
    Economic Analysis of Development, 3 credits                                        Duke University
    First Year Electives                                                               MA, Rural Social Development, University
    Land Use Principles and Policy, 3 credits                                          of Reading
    Protected Areas and Tourism Development, 3 credits                                 BS, Agriculture, McGill University
    International Energy Systems, 3 credits
                                                                                       Country of Citizenship: Antigua and Barbuda
    Resource and Environmental Policy, 3 credits
                                                                                       Country of Residence: Antigua and Barbuda
    Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability, 3 credits
    Second Year Requirements
    Master’s Project Preparation Mini-seminar, 1 credit
    Master’s Project, 2 credits
                                                                                       T       he PIDP at Duke was the best choice
                                                                                               for me for several reasons. The
                                                                                       program had more flexible application
                                                                                       deadlines compared to others, and I was
    Second Year Electives
                                                                                       able to begin my studies in the Spring
    Institutional Design for Managing the Environment, 3 credits
                                                                                       semester. I was also attracted to the pro-
    Resource and Environmental Economics, 3 credits
                                                                                       gram because as a technically trained
    Environmental Conflict Resolution, 3 credits
                                                                                       person, I wanted to gain exposure to public
    Transportation and Energy, 3 credits
                                                                                       policy and economics, but did not want to
    Managing the Project Cycle for More Sustainable Development, 3 credits
                                                                                       attend a program that focused exclusively
    Environmental Health and Safety, 3 credits
                                                                                       on one of those two fields. During my stud-
    International Conservation Development, 3 credits
                                                                                       ies, I found the “mentoring” aspect of the
                                                                                       teaching approach to be exemplary, and
    Environmental Management Master’s Projects
                                                                                       I especially appreciated the academic and
    • What the Japanese Government Should Do to Encourage Asian Countries to Reduce    professional guidance given.
      CO2 Emissions                                                                        The training I received from PIDP has
                                                                                       helped me as a senior public servant to
    • Protected Areas in Mongolia
                                                                                       better implement public sector policy. It
    • A Strategy for Controlling Automotive Air Pollution in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia     taught me that planning is a discipline by
    • Framework for a Strategic Development Plan of Sustainable Tourism in Peru with   itself and that politics is one of its parame-
      Emphasis on Ecotourism                                                           ters while economics is one of its tools.
                                                                                       I now understand that “an Agriculture
    • Nature Conservation in Belarus: Problems and Priorities                          Economist does not an Agriculture Planner
    Past Environmental Management and Policy Summer Internship Sites
    • Envision Utah
    • IC International Inc.
    • North Carolina Department of Natural Resources
    • RARE Conservation Center
    • Rainforest International

                                                     Jobs Held by Environmental Management Alumni
                                                     • Environmental Policy Officer, World Wild Life Fund, Colombia
                                                     • Consultant: National Disaster Management Partnership, UNDP-Mongolia
                                                     • Project Coordinator, Small Coal Producers, The Nature Conservancy, Brazil
                                                     • Policy Bureau, Construction Industry Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and
                                                       Transport, Japan

                                                                                                                                             JONATHAN HILLYER
Brenda Ortiz Chour, 1990
Forestry Officer, Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO), Rome
Certificate, International Development
Policy, Duke University
Licenciatura, Biology, San Carlos University
Country of Citizenship: Guatemala
Country of Residence: Italy

I    was in the first group of PIDP alumni,
     joining only eight other students in 1989.
It provided me the chance to combine my
scientific background as a biologist with a
policy oriented program. We participated
in workshops that featured guest lecturers
from the field. The flexible curriculum
allowed me to take elective courses outside
of those offered by PIDP, at both Duke and
North Carolina State University.
     One of the most valuable skills I
gained through the program was the ability
to effectively present controversial and
sensitive issues. Outside of the classroom,
 I had the opportunity to do field work in
the western part of the US and visited
several protected areas there. I also took
part in the International Women’s group
at Duke, where women from different
countries and cultures shared their
     Since I come from a small Latin
American country, participating in the
PIDP was my first exposure to people from
all over the world—different accents,
customs, cultures, religions, traditions,
and interests. The human and social
aspects of the program were even more
useful and interesting than the academic
skills I gained.
     After all these years, this is still the most
effective training I received for my current
position with the UN. One of the pre-requi-
sites in all vacancies is the ability to work
effectively with colleagues from different
cultures and environments. Because of the
diversity at the PIDP, I am able to do this.


     This specialization, offered in association with the Duke-UNC Rotary Center
     for Peace and Conflict Resolution, aims at grooming future leaders who will
     promote greater tolerance and cooperation among people. The program
     focuses on democracy, negotiation and conflict resolution, and the promotion
     of effective cooperation in international development, trans-boundary re-
     source management and the global environment, as well as the promotion of
     sustainable development as a basis for world peace.                                     Sangkey Yoh, 2003
                                                                                             Assistant Director, Ministry of
     Suggested Peace and Conflict Resolution Curriculum                                      Unification, South Korea
     First Year Requirements                                                                 MA, International Development Policy,
     Policy Analysis for Development, 3 credits                                              Duke University
     Economic Foundations of Development, 3 credits                                          MA, Political Science, Sogang University
     Economic Analysis of Development, 3 credits                                             BA, Political Science, Sogang University
     First Year Electives
     International Conflict Management, 3 credits                                            Country of Citizenship: South Korea
                                                                                             Country of Residence: South Korea
     Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution, 1.5 credits

     Land, Planning and Conflict, 1.5 credits
                                                                                                  chose PIDP because I found that it
     International Development, Conflict and Cooperation, 3 credits
                                                                                                  offered great courses with excellent fac-
     Seminar in International Democratization, 3 credits
                                                                                             ulty members in the international develop-
     Human Rights, 3 credits
                                                                                             ment area. I decided to go to Duke after
     Second Year Requirements                                                                thoroughly researching other schools on
     Master’s Project Preparation Mini-seminar, 1 credit                                     the internet and consulting with several
     Master’s Project, 2 credits                                                             Public Policy scholars in Korea.
                                                                                                  I took many courses in the field of con-
     Second Year Electives                                                                   flict resolution, including International
     Democracy in Divided Societies, 3 credits                                               Conflict Management and The US and
     Race, Racism and Democracy, 3 credits                                                   International Security, in addition to the
     Logic of Political Violence, 3 credits                                                  core courses in Policy Analysis and
     Environmental Conflict Resolution, 3 credits                                            Economics. Through these courses, I was
     Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Development, 1.5 credits                           taught to think strategically, analyze rigor-
     Culture, Policy and Action, 1.5 credits                                                 ously, communicate clearly, negotiate effec-
     Human Rights Activism, 3 credits                                                        tively and look at conflict from both the
     NGOs, Human Rights and Transnational Feminism, 3 credits                                local and global perspectives.
                                                                                                  I wrote my Master’s Project on
                                                                                             “Addressing Challenges to the Stability on
     Peace and Conflict Master’s Projects                                                    the Korean Peninsula: Some Policy
     • Refugee Enfranchisement in the Afghan Elections 2004: Strategy for Participation      Options.” My faculty mentors always pro-
       in the Future of Afghanistan                                                          vided me with insight into the topic and
                                                                                             encouraged me whenever I became frus-
     • Strategies for Mainstreaming Conflict Prevention Into International Development       trated with my project. I argued in the proj-
       Policies and Programs                                                                 ect that confidence-building measures
     • Best Practices in Post-Conflict Constitution Making                                   should be taken between the US and North
                                                                                             Korea to peacefully solve the problem of
     • Towards Durable Solutions to Reintegrate Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia
                                                                                             the North Korean Nuclear Issue. The South
     • Post-Conflict Reconstruction in West Africa: The Involvement of Local Leadership in   Korean government has consistently taken
       Post-Conflict Rebuilding in Liberia and Sierra Leone                                  this point of view to break up the deadlock
                                                                                             of the North Korean security issue.
     Past Peace and Conflict Resolution Summer Internship Sites                                   My education at PIDP greatly helps me
                                                                                             to address many policy problems in Korea
     • UNHCR Dept of International Protection, Policy & Legal Advice                         in creative and effective ways. I am so
     • International Migration Policy Program                                                proud to be a part of the Duke community
                                                                                             through the PIDP.
     • World Bank–East Asia, Environment & Social Development Section
     • The Carter Center
     • Lutheran Refugee Services
                                                 Jobs Held by Peace and Conflict Alumni
                                                 • Gender Specialist, International Labour Organization, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
                                                 • Electoral/Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Secretariat, New York
                                                 • Development Specialist, Demobilization of Ex-Combatants, USAID, Colombia
                                                 • Program Specialist, Governance Unit, UNDP, Rwanda
                                                 • Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq

                                                 The Duke-UNC (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) Rotary Center
Bautista Logioco, 2004                           for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution
Specialist, Department of Crisis                 The Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution
Prevention and Special Missions                  is jointly hosted by Duke University’s Center for International Development
Organization of American States                  and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Center for Global Ini-
                                                 tiatives. It is one of six such centers in the world. Rotary World Peace Fellows
MA, International Development Policy,            are selected each year and awarded fellowships to study at one of these six
Duke University
                                                 centers. Together Duke’s PIDP and the Master’s programs at UNC may
MA, Economic Integration Law, Mercosur           receive up to ten Rotary Fellows each year.
Licenciatura, Law, Universidad Nacional              The Duke-UNC Rotary Center places special emphasis on democracy
de la Plata                                      building and sustainable development, along with conflict prevention. The
Country of Citizenship: Argentina                Center sponsors courses offered at both UNC and Duke. These courses intro-
Country of Residence: United States              duce students to the field and give them the tools and frameworks needed to
                                                 successfully analyze conflict and learn how to prevent it. For more informa-

A        s a Rotary World Peace Fellow, I had
         the possibility of choosing among
eight top universities in the world to pursue
                                                 tion about Rotary World Peace Fellowships, please visit www. rotary. org/
                                                 foundation/educational/. For information about the Duke-UNC Rotary Center,
                                                 please contact Susan Carroll, Rotary Coordinator, at, or
my master’s degree. I chose Duke Univer-         visit
sity, because I found that the Program in
International Development Policy (PIDP)
would provide the most useful tools to deal
with conflict prevention, management and
resolution in times where development
efforts play a key role in the dynamics of
conflict around the globe.
     During my two years as a PIDP Fellow I
undertook courses in policy analysis, sus-
tainable development and conflict, conflict
management and international organiza-
tions. I also conducted research in the area
of conflict studies, focused on understand-
ing violence in Latin America and its poten-
tial links to development issues. Further-
more, with the outstanding guidance of my
academic advisor, I wrote my final Master’s
Project on identifying “Strategies for
Conflict Prevention Mainstreaming in
Development Programs and Policies.”
     Today, the knowledge and tools honed
at PIDP constitute essential assets for my
professional obligations as a Specialist
within the Department of Crisis Prevention
and Special Missions of the General Secre-
tariat of the Organization of American
     A set of specific, yet flexible, courses,
coupled with the academic excellence of
the faculty and Fellows, make the PIDP the
perfect program for mid-career profession-
als seeking to address the current chal-
lenges affecting peace and development in
a globalized world.
               Course Descriptions
      PIDP SEMINARS                                                         Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance • Course covers
                                                                            basics of national income accounting, saving and investment,
     REQUIRED SEMINARS                                                      the balance, payments, economic growth, and fiscal, monetary
                                                                            and exchange rate policies. Focus is on developing macro tools
     Economic Foundations of Development • Provides an overview
                                                                            of analysis with application to current policy issues.
     of microeconomic and macroeconomic principles related to
     development. Course provides analytical tools for the study of         International Energy Systems and Sustainable Development • Ex-
     economic policies and problems in developing countries. Real           plores challenges for 21st century policy-makers in how to
     world applications of economic theory with relevance to                develop and manage adequate, affordable and reliable energy
     developing countries are used extensively.                             services to fuel sustainable social and economic development.
                                                                            Discusses cases of energy production and use which were in-
     Economic Analysis of Development • Integrates theoretical issues
                                                                            efficient and unsustainable and what can be done to address
     of economic development with specific policy concerns to better
                                                                            these issues.
     understand the problems and limitations faced by policy-mak-
     ers in developing countries. Topics addressed include: the con-        Communities and Development • Develops an understanding
     cept and history of economic development; population; agricul-         of the development processes from the bottom up. Examines
     tural policy and food aid; trade policy and industrialization;         what support is needed for communities and individuals to
     fiscal policy, financial policy and debt crisis; and the changing        undertake social and economic development.
     role of the state under political and economic reforms.
                                                                            The Role of Global Programs in International Development • Ex-
     Policy Analysis of Development • Examines the role of policy           plores complexity of defining global public goods and the
     analysis in solving important social problems and develops             evolution and motivations for global programs. Examines
     analytical and communication skills in order to undertake              how selected programs are functioning in practice, and ana-
     effective policy analysis. This seminar examines: public policy        lyzes the emerging contradictions and/or complementarities
     objectives and the role of policy analysis in achieving these          between global programs and country-specific development
     objectives; market and government failures; the role of the            strategies and programs.
     public and private sectors; policy analysis tools (e.g. cost-ben-
     efit analysis, decision analysis, etc.); and policy implementa-        International Trade and Policy • Course balances both theoreti-
     tion and evaluation. Emphasis is given to specific policy prob-         cal and applied analysis of international trade, its distribution
     lems based on the interests of the participants.                       effects and the impact of trade policies on markets and indi-
                                                                            viduals. Other topics include trade and economic growth,
     ELECTIVE SEMINARS                                                      income inequality, migration and environmental impacts of
     Institutional Design for Sustainable Development • Covers insti-
     tutional design at the policy level and at the implementation level;   Monitoring and Evaluation for Policy and Project Success • Presents
     deals with both structures and processes; and focuses on the in-       a framework for monitoring and evaluation, discusses and illus-
     ternal aspects of organization as well as inter-agency coordination.   trates system components using the case study approach.
                                                                            Discusses materials on M&E systems from various interna-
     Managing the Project Cycle for Sustainable Development • Con-          tional agencies such as the World Bank, United Nations and
     siders the micro and macro aspects of managing the genera-             the U.S. Agency for International Development.
     tion and implementation of a country’s public investments
     towards more sustainable development.                                  International Development, Conflict and Cooperation • Exposes
                                                                            Fellows to some key concepts and different analytical frame-
     Strategic Management of Policy Change • Examines the environ-          works in the field of conflict and cooperation. The main
     ment for policy change and explores management and organi-             emphasis is on international environmental conflicts and the
     zational strategies to implement policy initiatives.                   use of transboundary resources.
     Public Finance Policy • Covers special topics in the theory, policy    The Politics of International Aid in Low-Income Countries • Exam-
     and practice of public finance in open economies including tran-        ines the evolving context, objectives, and results of interna-
     sitional economies. Topics include the role of fiscal policy in         tional development aid in the post World War II period.
     macroeconomic and financial management, tax policy analysis,            Reviews track record of aid and lessons thus far and propos-
     revenue forecasting, trade liberalization, and decentralization.       als for change currently under discussion in the international
                                                                            community. Focuses on the principal stakeholders, their moti-
     Development Ethics and Social Sector Reform • Designed to
                                                                            vations and capacity, and the quality of interaction among the
     develop a set of principles to guide social sector reform and to
                                                                            various players (Governments, bilateral donors, multilateral
     understand how a range of tools and techniques can be used
                                                                            institutions, and NGOs).
     to support meaningful and sustainable social sector reform.
Poverty Reduction and the IFIs (International Financial Institu-    NGOs’ Role in Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs) • Provides an
tions) • Course traces the evolution of international poverty       overview of the roles of NGOs in development, policy dialogue
reduction theory, policy and implementation from the 1960s to       and change as well as their future role. Topics include: NGO
today and the related changes taking place in policies and prac-    strengths and weaknesses, how NGOs partner with host govern-
tices of IFIs. Course looks at the rationale, basic features, and   ments and donor agencies, proactive roles versus representative
effectiveness of each poverty reduction approach, and the           roles, independence versus serving the priorities of donors or host
accompanying changes in the two principal IFIs: the World           governments and what happens when NGOs become contractors.
Bank and the IMF. Course will use general studies and reviews,
as well as actual project and program examples.                     Culture, Policy and Action • Covers the impacts of values and
                                                                    attitudes, historical differences, religion, ethnicity, language, and
Innovative Policies • Course analyzes innovative policies and       regional identities to shape public policy, action and debate.
programs initiated to solve major problems in developed and         Draws insights from various disciplines: history, anthropology,
developing countries. Discusses crisis, innovation and policy       sociology, economics, natural sciences, politics and religion.
space, leadership, transformation and transitions, innovation       Discusses approaches to value cultural diversity, culture relevant
from within and from without, sectoral opportunity, unin-           dilemmas in development, policy making by various actors in
tended consequences, and the dynamics of decision making            divided societies, and the cost of culture related difficulties.
for innovative policies. Examples include the Marshall Plan
in Europe, the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Thailand’s               Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution • Provides an
approach to Family Planning, and civic volunteerism in the          introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of Peace and
United States. Course uses the case-study approach.                 Conflict Studies. Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of
                                                                    peace and conflict studies and analyzes the nature and causes
Health Policy in Developing Countries • Course examines current     of conflicts within societies and internationally from a variety
health sector policies and reform in lower income countries.        of perspectives and inquiries including gender, political sci-
Explores forces that drive World Bank policies, reform strate-      ence, sociology, social psychology, economics, biology, eth-
gies and roles of donors and governments in health policy.          nicity and more. Provides students with appropriate analyti-
Looks at economic, epidemiological and political forces cur-        cal tools to think critically about questions relating to the
rently driving international reform and analyzes their impact       origins and dynamics of conflict, including terrorism, as well
on the health sector. Studies influence of key donor organiza-       as the possibility of peace.
tions and roles of NGOs and governments. Critically examines
financing, pharmaceutical and organizational policy reform          Land, Planning and Conflict • Explores the role of planning and
initiatives. Seeks to distill lessons learned and best practices    land policies from the local to national levels in conflict settings.
from countries which have initiated bold health sector reforms.     Through theory, case studies and utilizing a variety of conceptu-
Explores cultural, political and economic constraints to devel-     al tools, examines how planning and land policies may be a neg-
oping sustainable health policy.                                    ative force (either implicitly or explicitly) to control or manipu-
                                                                    late ethnic groups and conversely how they can be used
Empirical Analysis for Economic Development • Provides a non-       appropriately to promote stability and minimize conflict.
technical introduction to basic concepts in empirical analysis.
Uses EXCEL and SPSS to illustrate, practice and apply the           Small and Medium Enterprise Development • Designed for people
techniques of regression analysis. Enables the participants to      who are interested in private sector development and promotion
read and assess the quality of the empirical analyses and           of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing coun-
results that are used in reports.                                   tries. Practical course that identifies issues that arise in promot-
                                                                    ing SMEs, reviews the experience to date and lessons learned in
                                                                    programming for small business in various parts of the world,
                                                                    and challenges class participants to think through how they
In addition to regular, semester-long seminars, the PIDP also       might devise their own approaches to SME development.
offers mini-seminars each semester that run for several weeks
and address key issues of interest to the Fellows. Recent mini-     Leadership and Development • Reviews several key concepts of
seminars have included:                                             leadership from political science and management perspec-
                                                                    tives. Attempts to develop a framework for evaluating effec-
Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Development • Focuses          tive leadership in the development context. Utilizes the frame-
on indigenous peoples, their basic rights, and their roles in       work to examine the profiles and actions of several recent
national and international development processes. Uses case         development leaders.
studies and role-playing to examine the impact of national
policies on indigenous populations and vice versa, and the          Comparative Perspectives on Economic Growth and Development:
dynamics of conflict generation and resolution.                      Lessons from East Asia and Latin America • Examines selected key
                                                                    issues in comparative economic development by looking at the
Economic Policy Reform in LDCs: A Country Case Study • Explores     growth experience of East Asia and Latin America during the
selected issues in economic management over a period of 10          second half of the 20th century. Will attempt to shed light on the
years in a developing country. Topics include: economic             key factors that can account for divergent growth experience,
reforms and structural adjustment, privatization, and sectoral      which has had a significant influence on thinking about develop-
planning and policy formulation.                                    ment theory and practice.
                                3 0 0     A L U M N I

                                                          Bosnia &
            Antigua & Barbuda
            Bolivia                                                 Egypt
            Brazil                                                  Ethiopia
            Chile                                                   Ghana
            Colombia                                                Kenya
            Costa Rica                                              Malawi
            Dominica                                                Morroco
            El Salvador                                             Nigeria
            Guatemala                                               Rwanda
            Guyana                                                  Senegal
            Honduras                                                Sierra Leone
            Mexico                                                  Uganda
            Paraguay                                                Zambia
            United States

     PIDP alumni work with organizations such as: Academy of Educational Development, Asia F
     Catholic Relief Services, Eurasia Foundation, Food and Agricultural Organization, Foreign G
     International Labor Organization, International Monetary Fund, Morgan Stanley, Nature Co
         States (OAS), OXFAM, Research Triangle Institute, Save the Children, Shorebank, Trans
14                                                    International, World Bank, World Health O
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                                                                       South Korea


Foundation, Asian Development Bank, BearingPoint, British Petroleum, CARE International,
Government Agencies, Inter-American Development Bank, International Finance Corporation,
onservancy, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organization of American
 parency International, The United Nations, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, USAID, Winrock
Organization, and the World Wildlife Fund.                                                  15

     Because PIDP Fellows self-design their
     own curriculum according to their
     interests, they have the opportunity to
     take many elective courses that are
     offered through other departments, in-
     cluding the wider Public Policy depart-
     ment where PIDP is housed, and profes-
     sional schools (the Fuqua School of
     Business, Duke Law School, and the
     Nicholas School of the Environment) at
     Duke University and also other area
     universities through Duke’s inter-insti-
     tutional agreement. Past and current
     Fellows have enrolled in the following
     elective courses:

     The Fuqua School of Business
     Business, Communication and Culture                                                                                         Sanford Lawn

     Economics of Business and Multi-National
                                                                                             The Nicholas School
     Health Care in the 21st Century                                                         of the Environment
     Social Entrepreneurship                                                                 Resource and Environmental Economics
     Achieving Impact in Social Purpose-                                                     Protected Areas, Tourism and Development
                                                                                             Resource and Environmental Policy
     Emerging Markets
                                                                                             Ecosystem Management
     Information Management
                                                                                             Transportation: Environment and Energy
     Corporate Social Impact Management
                                                                                             Land Use Principles and Policies
     Entrepreneurial Management
                                                                                             International Environmental Regimes
     in the Social Sector
                                                                                             Tropical Ecology
     Corporate Finance
                                                                                             Business and the Environment
     Management of Human Assets and
     Organizational Change
                                                                                             Duke Law School
     Effective Advocacy
                                                                                             Negotiation and Mediation
     Foundations of Strategy
                                                                                             Guantanamo Defense Clinic
     Strategic Models and Business Dynamics
                                                                                             Financial Holdings Company Law
     Government, Business and Public Policy
                                                                                             European Union Law
     Product Management
                                                                                             Current Issues in Comparative and
     Global Asset Allocation                                                                 International Law
                                                   Fuqua School of Business
                                                                                             International Trade Law
                                                                                             Use of Force
                                    Nijat Valiyev, Azerbaijan, PIDP 2005                     International Human Rights
                                    Infrastructure Specialist, World Bank                    AIDS and the Law
                                                                                             Environmental Law
                                    The program is an excellent choice for mid-career
                                    professionals who are looking for answers to a variety
                                    of burning questions about global, sustainable devel-
                                    opment and wish to upgrade their educational level
                                    based on a flexible and cross-disciplinary curriculum.

Department of Economics                            OTHER INSTITUTIONS
Public Finance                                     UNC- Chapel Hill
                                                                                                                 Jugder Byambatsogt,
International Finance                              International Conflict Management
Time Series Economics                              Democracy in Divided Societies
                                                                                                                 PIDP 2002
Intermediate Economics I                           Urban Spatial Structures                                      Human Development
Intermediate Economics II                          Principles of Epidemiology                                    Officer, World Bank
Financial Accounting                               Seminar in Medical Anthropology
Advanced Microeconomic Analysis                                                                                   The PIDP provided me
                                                   International Nutrition
Applied Econometrics: Micro                                                                   with a solid grounding and framework to
                                                   Business Strategies
Financial Markets/Invest.                                                                     further my development career and con-
                                                   Special Topics in Public Administration:
Mathematical Economics                             Governmental Reform                        tribute to the development of my country.
Intro to Econometrics                                                                         I am very proud that I am a product of this
Applied Econometrics                               North Carolina State University            highly integrated and professional pro-
                                                   Concepts of Travel and Tourism             gram and to be able to utilize the skills
Department of Political Science                                                               and knowledge acquired from the pro-
Chinese Politics                                   North Carolina Central University
                                                                                              gram in my current career.
Environmental Politics and Policies of the         Administrative Organizational Theory
Developing World                                   and Behavior
Leadership, Development and Organizations
International Law and International Institutions
Comparative Democratic Development
Unilateralism versus Multilateralism
Transnational Relations
Markets and Democracy in Latin America

Department of Sociology
Globalization and Comparative Development
Organizational/Global Competition
Eastern European Markets, Media and Mafia
Survey Research Methods

Department of Public Policy Studies
Evaluation of Public Expenditures
Global Health
Health Policy in Developing Countries
Service Delivery Systems
Globalization and Governance
Social Policy
Assisting Development in Third World Countries
Statistics for Policy Makers
Public Speaking
Public Management I
Philanthropy, Volunteerism and
Not-for Profit Management
Globalization and Health
Science and Technology Policy
Public Budgeting
Non-Profit Management
Seminar in International Democratization

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               Academic Advising & Opportunities
      ACADEMIC ADVISORS                                                    University and UNC-Greensboro. She also instructs at the
                                                                           Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. She
     PIDP Fellows are divided among four primary academic advi-            holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and her
     sors based on their chosen area of specialization and academic        research includes business responses to international trade
     interests. Advisors are assigned prior to enrollment in the PIDP      policy and competition policy.
     and work with their advisees throughout the Fellow’s academic
                                                                           Francis Lethem • Dr. Francis Lethem advises the Development
     career. Fellows will meet with their academic advisor to discuss
                                                                           Management specialization. He is the Director of the Duke
     course choices each semester and their academic progress, plus
                                                                           Center for International Development and teaches Institutional
     their professional and internship goals.
                                                                           Design for Managing the Environment and Managing the
     Rosemary Fernholz • Dr. Rosemary Fernholz advises the Devel-          Project Cycle for More Sustainable Development. He holds a
     opment Management, Peace and Conflict Resolution and                  PhD from Neuchatel University in Switzerland and worked at
     Social Policy specializations. She teaches Policy Analysis of         the World Bank for more than 30 years. His research includes
     Development, Innovative Policies, and mini-seminars on Indi-          institutional development, design and management of develop-
     genous Peoples, Human Rights and Development, and Culture,            ment projects and human resources.
     Policy and Action. Dr. Fernholz has over 20 years of experience
                                                                           Natalia Mirovitskaya • Dr. Natalia Mirovitskaya advises the
     in grass-roots community development in Africa, Southeast
                                                                           Environmental Management, Social Policy and Peace and
     Asia and South America. She holds a PhD from Harvard
                                                                           Conflict Resolution specializations. She teaches Policy Analy-
     University and her research includes environmental policy
                                                                           sis of Development, International Development, Conflict and
     analysis, indigenous peoples, educational and social develop-
                                                                           Cooperation, and International Energy Systems and Sustain-
     ment, and community management of natural resources.
                                                                           able Development. She holds a PhD from the Russian Acade-
     Corinne Krupp • Dr. Corinne Krupp advises the Applied                 my of Science and performs research in the areas of sus-
     Economics specialization. She is the Director of Graduate             tainable development and environmental security, gender,
     Studies of the PIDP and teaches Economic Foundations of               environment and development, international development,
     Development, Macroeconomic Policy, and International                  conflict and cooperation and international environmental
     Trade and Policy. She was a faculty member at Michigan State          policy and politics.

      MASTER’S PROJECT                                                      Global Health • Health management, health law and policy, public
                                                                            health, health economics, and health care systems.
     Fellows pursuing the one and two year degree programs culmi- 
     nate their studies in a final Master’s Project. The Master’s Project    Women’s Studies • Interdisciplinary exploration of issues affect-
     is a 30-35 page paper required of all candidates for the Master’s      ing women.
     degree. It is intended to demonstrate Fellows’ mastery in defin-
     ing a policy problem, analyzing it in an interdisciplinary manner,     Energy and Environment Studies • Energy supply and demand,
     and recommending a specific course of action to address that            resource options, environmental impacts of different forms of energy
     problem. More specifically, the Master’s project must also              and the design of optimal policy and regulatory options to protect
                                                                            the environment while supplying energy to society.
     measure up to the standards of good analysis, including a pre-
     cise definition of the problem, careful evaluation of the evidence
     from an interdisciplinary viewpoint, review of other countries’        Latin American & Caribbean Studies • Interdisciplinary course
     experiences, identification of important costs and benefits, and         focusing on this region. Requires proficiency in a Latin American or
     a clear presentation of the results and recommendations.               Caribbean language.
     Many Fellows use their project towards obtaining future em-  
     ployment or getting a promotion with their present employer, so        East Asian Studies • Cross-disciplinary coursework focusing on
     may select to identify their desired organization as a client.         this region. Requires proficiency in an East Asian language.
      GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OPTIONS                                          Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies • Specialization in
                                                                            areas including Slavic language, economics, history, political science,
     Fellows with policy interests in specific areas may choose to          public policy, law, and business.
     complement their degree program with a graduate certificate   
     offered by other departments at Duke. Courses taken towards            International Peace and Conflict Resolution • UNC-based certifi-
     these certificates would count towards the PIDP elective               cate concentrating on issues of international peace and conflict
     courses. Most certificates require four to five courses and may          resolution.
     include a final evaluation or research paper.
To further their learning outside of the classroom, Fellows may
take advantage of the many international and policy-related
speaker series, working groups and organizations on campus.
DCID hosts two programs: the Society for International Devel-
opment and the Rethinking Development Policy speaker series.

The Society for International Development-North Carolina
Chapter was founded by graduate students in the PIDP and
its sister program, the Master of Public Policy. It includes 16
institutional members and over 50 student and professional
members. SID-NC is an international development associa-
tion for students, professionals and agencies in the Triangle. It
has three main objectives: to enhance dialogue and cooperation
of development-related issues; to share skills, knowledge and
understanding; and to expand the multi-sectoral international
development network. It attains these objectives through
social events, policy briefings, skills-based workshops, thought
provoking panels, serving as a “watchdog” of local develop-
ment related events, and other co-sponsored activities.

Rethinking Development is a speaker series organized by
DCID. This series brings senior development professionals to
the Sanford Institute several times each semester, to give lec-
tures on current development issues and meet with graduate
students. Past Rethinking Development speakers were:
Dr. William Ascher • Former Director DCID and Donald C. McKenna
Professor of Government and Economics, McKenna College, CA.
“Bringing in the Future: Promoting Far-Sighted Thinking and Action for
Sustainable Development”
Dr. Olivier Brenninkmeijer • Conflict Prevention Researcher and
Project Manager, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
(UNIDIR), Geneva, Switzerland. “Global Governance for Crisis
Prevention: Government, Industry, and Civil Society”                      Professor Fernando Fernholz, standing, specializes in public finance
                                                                          and development economics
Dr. Paul Collier • Director, Center for the Study of African Economics,
Oxford University, UK. “The Natural Resource Curse: Does Democracy
Help or Hinder?”                                                          OTHER INTERNATIONALLY FOCUSED ACTIVITIES
Dr. Tarhan Feyzioglu • Deputy Division Chief Asia and Pacific             • Global Health Working Group
Department International Monetary Fund. “Reforms and Policies for
                                                                          • Human Rights Working Group
Sustainable Growth: China and Korea”
                                                                          • Working Group on the Environment in Latin America (WGELA)
Dr. Kalman Mizsei • Assistant Administrator & Regional Director,
Regional Bureau for Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent              • Latin American Migration Working Group
States in the UNDP, New York City. “Developmental Lessons of East         • Social Impact Club
European Transition to Market Economy & Democracy”
                                                                          • Duke Association for India’s Development (AID)
Dr. Julian Schweitzer • Director for Human Development (South Asia)       • Duke Microfinance Club
World Bank, Washington, DC. “The Challenge of Good Governance:
Does It Matter for Development?”                                          • Program on poverty and inequality in Latin America
                                                                          • Living Policy Forum
                                                                          • University Seminar on Global Governance and Democracy
                                                                          • Amnesty International, Duke Chapter
                                                                          • Engineering World Heath, Duke Chapter
              Professional Development & Student Services
     The PIDP is a practitioner-oriented de-
     gree with a community of mid-career
     students from around the world. Our
     administrative office employs a full
     staff, who provide a variety of resources
     to facilitate Fellows’ acclimation, orien-
     tation, academic experience and profes-
     sional growth.

     Resources are available for Fellows’ pro-
     fessional growth and their career and
     internship search. Individual counseling
     is provided to help Fellows focus their
     career aspirations and identify relevant
     professional organizations and networks.
        The Professional Development Coor-
     dinator runs career skills workshops,
                                               Above: PIDP professional development trip to Washington, DC. Middle: Emily Doan, PIDP ’07,
     organizes discussions with visiting de- Summer internship in The Sudan. Bottom: Eliana Pauca, PIDP ’01, in Peru.
     velopment practitioners, coordinates
     professional opportunities, performs employer outreach,
     and maintains access to a variety of resources throughout
     the semester. PIDP Fellows also have access to the larger
     Duke University Career Services Office, which employs a
     career counselor who works exclusively with Duke graduate

                                                                     SUMMER INTERNSHIP
                                                                     The summer internship is a mandatory component of the
                                                                     two-year Master’s degree program and recommended to
                                                                     those students in the one-year program track. Done between
                                                                     the first and second year of study, and lasting 8-12 weeks, the
                                                                     internship is an invaluable opportunity for Fellows to apply
                                                                     the skills they have learned in the classroom to current devel-
                                                                     opment projects. Because Fellows are mid-career profession-
                                                                     als, they are able to secure internships that allow them to
                                                                     work on substantive issues, which may lead to a full-time
                                                                     position after graduation. Since many Fellows obtain intern-
                                                                     ships with major international organizations, the summer
                                                                     also provides a chance to enhance their professional net-
                                                                     works, which greatly improves the job search after gradua-
                                                                     tion. The Professional Development coordinator guides Fel-
                                                                     lows through the internship search, and maintains contact
                                                                     with the Fellow to ensure that the internship runs smoothly.
                                                                   Each year, the PIDP organizes a professional development trip
The PIDP offers scholarships to a limited number of Fellows        to Washington, DC. Fellows spend one day attending group
to spend the summer in Geneva, Switzerland interning at one        meetings with different sectors of the World Bank and other
of the many development-related organizations there. Events        international organizations, which are arranged by PIDP staff.
are held throughout the summer providing opportunities to          On the second day, Fellows attend panel sessions that bring
socialize and network with other policy interns and experts In     together development practitioners from different international
addition, students participate in an intensive week-long course    organizations and NGOs operating in DC. These panelists dis-
in one of the following areas:                                     cuss their career paths, share general professional advice, and
                                                                   discuss internship and job opportunities that may exist with
• Health Policy in a Globalizing World                             their organizations. Fellows are strongly encouraged to arrange
• Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance                         individual appointments with organizations of their choice.
• Global Economic Governance and Trade
• Environment and Sustainable Development                           STUDENT SERVICES
Admission to the program is highly competitive, based on the       The PIDP office employs full-time staff members, whose roles
applicant’s educational and professional background, leader-       are to assist Fellows successfully transition through the
ship skills, relevance of the program to their career goals, and   administrative portions of the program.
personal motivation.
                                                                   PIDP staff will regularly communicate with new Fellows prior
                                                                   to their arrival at Duke. They will provide information relat-
                                                                   ed to academic advisement and course registration, moving to
                                                                   and living in Durham, and other pertinent information.

                                                                   ARRIVAL AND ORIENTATION
                                                                   Recognizing that many PIDP Fellows coming from abroad
                                                                   may be unfamiliar with US living, the PIDP assist Fellows
                                                                   with settling in to Durham. These services include arranging
                                                                   airport pickup and temporary accommodations, helping Fel-
                                                                   lows find a suitable apartment
                                                                   and household items, and assist-
                                                                   ing with any family needs.
                                                                      PIDP holds a mandatory, week-
                                                                   long orientation session one week
Sanford Career Link is an online database maintained by            prior to the start of classes. During
both PIDP and its sister program, the Master of Public Policy      this time, Fellows receive full infor-
Program, which Fellows use to search for organizations in          mation on academic and program
specific development areas and internships and jobs in the         guidelines and expectations, the
field. Weekly emails and specific job notifications are generat-      Duke campus and resources, and
ed through the database. Fellows also post resumes and cover       the surrounding community, receive pre-academic training, and
letters which are reviewed and kept on file for future applica-     also get to know their peers in both PIDP and the MPP.
tions and for use by program staff to promote Fellows to
potential employers.
                                                                    SOCIAL EVENTS
                                                                   The PIDP provides many social events during the semester to
PIDP maintains connections with close to 300 alumni work-          provide an opportunity for Fellows to take a break from their
ing in over 65 countries around the world. As senior officials     studies. Major events in the Fall include an international
with international organizations, foreign governments and          potluck picnic, Halloween party and Thanksgiving dinner. The
NGOs, our alumni are a valuable networking resource for            spring semester features a welcome back picnic and gradua-
current Fellows who may want to intern or work at one of           tion banquet. Throughout the year, more informal gatherings
these locations. PIDP alumni may also travel to Duke for           allow PIDP Fellows, staff and faculty to enjoy each other’s
career workshops and may be available for informational            company outside of the classroom. The PIDP and MPP also
interviews during the annual PIDP professional development         feature a student-run social committee, which organizes a vari-
trip to Washington, DC.                                            ety of student related activities at the Sanford Institute.

      DUKE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT                            Overseas Advising and Research • DCID faculty serve as con-
                                                                           sultants to ongoing development projects in several countries,
     Part of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, DCID pre-       including Cambodia, Jordan, India and a variety of projects
     pares mid-career and senior leaders for careers in government,        in East Africa. Research in development policy takes on vari-
     international financial and technical assistance organizations,        ous forms at DCID from case studies to white papers to arti-
     the private sector and non-government and civil society organi-       cles and books.
     zations concerned with economic and social development.
                                                                           The World Bank Managers in Transition Program • This is a one-
                                                                           week program designed by DCID and UNC to assist senior
                                                                           Bank managers (in “director” roles) to transition from one
                                                                           position to another within the Bank. It is a leadership/execu-
                                                                           tive coaching program that focuses on the managers’ past suc-
                                                                           cesses and future challenges while drawing on the substantive
                                                                           knowledge of this academic community.
                                                                              DCID also sponsors centers and programs involved in the
                                                                           promotion of international development:
                                                                           The Duke-UNC Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace
                                                                           and Conflict Resolution is a partnership between Duke’s Center
                                                                           for International Development, UNC’s University Center
                                                                           for Global Initiatives and the Rotary Foundation. In addition
                                                                           to overseeing the Rotary World Peace Fellowships of those
                                                                           Rotary Fellows studying at Duke and UNC, the Center or-
                                                                           ganizes monthly seminars featuring speakers from the field of
     Above: Rethinking Development Speaker James McCullough, with          peace and conflict resolution. It also hosts an annual spring
     faculty member Francis Lethem (right), speaks about Bulgaria’s        conference, featuring presentations by current Rotary Fellows.
     financial system. Opposite page: Former Secretary of State Colin       Monthly seminar topics have included:
     Powell at the Rubenstein Hall inauguration, poses with PIDP fellows
     Carsyn Gu and Keoamphone Souvannaphoum (both right); Sanford          • The Role of the World Bank in Post Conflict Environments:
     Speaker George Soros chats with a student.                              The Case of the Congo

        Founded in 1985, DCID brings together students, scholars,          • Approaches and Obstacles to Peace and Development in Sudan
     professional experts and faculty, to examine crucial policy           • Challenges of International Humanaritian Assistance
     issues faced by developing and transitional countries.
                                                                           For more information about the Duke-UNC Rotary Center
     Together, they seek to find innovative solutions to these prob-
                                                                           and the Rotary World Peace Fellowships, please contact Susan
     lems and deliver top-tiered training programs for current and
                                                                           Carroll at or visit www.rotarypeacecenter
     future leaders in development.
        DCID’s programs seek to enhance the policy analysis and
     implementation skills of development leaders at all stages of         The North Carolina Chapter of the Society for International Devel-
     the process — from identifying problems or recognizing                opment co-sponsored by DCID along with the UNC School of
     opportunities for human betterment to transforming innova-            Social Work. SID Headquarters, in Rome, was founded in
     tive ideas about problems or opportunities into courses of            1957 and today it is one of the largest membership based civil-
     action, obtaining approval or legitimacy for policy reforms,          society organizations working in development with 3,000 mem-
     enacting policy into law or government programs, and imple-           bers in over 115 countries and over 65 international chapters.
     menting development activities. Outside of the PIDP Master’s
                                                                           The Program in International Development Policy, in conjunc-
     degree, these programs include:
                                                                           tion with its sister program the Master of Public Policy, is pleased
     Executive Education • These short-term programs target lead-          to be part of the Peace Corps Fellows/USA Program. This program
     ers in the public sector for training in public administration        allows returned Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who
     and policy issues. The programs are held on campus and                have completed their service commitment to enter the PIDP as a
     overseas. Topics include Project Appraisal and Risk Manage-           Peace Corps Fellow. Peace Corps Fellows must complete a com-
     ment, Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting, Fiscal Decen-             munity service internship within the local community. Current
     tralization and Local Government Financial Management,                Peace Corps Fellows have completed their community service
     and Budgeting and Financial Management. Over 50 countries             internships with local organizations such as El Centro Hispano,
     have been represented in these programs. Specialized pro-             Latino Credit Union, Duke Community and Family Medicine,
     grams have also been designed for government officials from           United Nations Association, the Child Custody Mediation
     China and India.                                                      Program and Durham Central Park initiative.
 SANFORD INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY                                     The Sanford Institute sponsors programs which provide
                                                                    exciting learning opportunities outside of the classroom,
DCID is part of the larger Sanford Institute community, which       including colloquia and conferences which engage students,
also houses the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree and under-     faculty and alumni in ongoing international development and
graduate Public Policy Studies major, as well as several leading,   public policy discussions. Fellows may find themselves at
innovative centers and programs. The Public Policy Studies pro-     lunch with a foreign ambassador, in a discussion group with a
gram began in the 1970s under the leadership of Terry Sanford.      human rights leader, or in a classroom with a leading journal-
Sanford was a well-known local, regional and national public        ist. Recent speakers include Former Secretary of State Colin
policy leader, who served as North Carolina’s Governor and a        Powell, George Soros, founder of the Open Society Institute,
US Senator, and also president of Duke University.                  and Mandira Sharma, Nepalese human rights activist and
   The Institute has grown to include two main buildings:           Human Rights Watch 2006 Global Award Recipient
the Sanford Institute Building, which opened in 1994 and                As mentioned, The Sanford Institute also houses several
Rubenstein Hall (named for principal benefactor David M.            centers focused on specific issues in the policy field. Fellows
Rubenstein, founding partner and managing director of The           with specific interests in these fields may become involved in
Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm), which opened in        the research and/or activities offered by these centers.
September 2005. Both buildings feature beautiful, neo-gothic
style architecture and state-of-the-art classroom facilities
equipped with the latest audio-visual technology.
   The offices of the PIDP staff and faculty are located in
Rubenstein hall, and PIDP classes are held in both buildings,
allowing Fellows convenient access to staff and faculty office
hours in between classes. The many common areas in the
buildings are frequently used for Fellows and faculty to sit
down together for informal discussions. Graduate students in
both the PIDP and MPP programs have round-the-clock
access to networked computer labs and printers, private study
rooms, and resource rooms. Students are also able to tap in to
the Duke wireless network from any location in the buildings,
including the Sanford lawn, where you will often find stu-
dents studying on sunny days.


     INNOVATIVE RESEARCH CENTERS & PROGRAMS                             phy and biodemography of aging, with special emphasis on
                                                                        advanced aging.
     The Center for Child and Family Policy seeks to solve problems     The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy
     facing children in contemporary society by bringing together       and the Professions focuses its teaching and research activities
     scholars from many disciplines with policy-makers and prac-        on the ethical issues in public policy decisions.
     titioners. The Center is a national leader in addressing early
     childhood adversity, education policy reform, youth violence       The Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security’s mis-
     and problem behaviors.                                             sion is to promote national security by advancing our under-
                                                                        standing of terrorism and the means to combat it through
     The Center for Health Policy, Law and Management bridges sci-      research, teaching, and developing partnerships between uni-
     ence, law, and public policy to provide policy and legal solu-     versities, industry and government.
     tions to crucial public health issues such as drug-addiction,
     mental illness, smoking, aging and elder care, patient deci-       The United States-Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public
     sion-making in managed care and the global AIDS epidemic.          Values is a bi-national partnership between the Terry Sanford
     The Center collaborates with Duke’s professional schools and       Institute of Public Policy and the Graduate School of Business
     colleagues at other universities on diverse projects supported     at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. It seeks to en-
     by government and foundation grants.                               hance the capacities of emerging leaders, strengthen civil socie-
                                                                        ty and contribute to the understanding of the role of ethics and
     The Dewitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy is a leader in   values in public life both in South Africa and the U.S.
     encouraging democratic media policies and practices around the
     world through research, education, policy development and
     professional training. Its Visiting Media Fellows program is the
     largest and most international of its kind in the United States.
     The Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism pro-
     motes the exchange of ideas among students, scholars, policy-
     makers and practitioners in the non-profit sector.
     The Hart Leadership Program helps students become engaged
     citizens in a democratic society by combining immersion
     experiences with rigorous coursework, critical reflection and
     The Joel L. Fleishman Program on Civil Society (Fleishman Civil
     Society Fellows) Focuses on the changing public policy roles of
     philanthropic foundations, non-governmental organizations          Ambassador James Joseph, speaking at a panel discussion
     (NGOs), social enterprises, and other organizations and par-
                                                                        The Program on Cross-Sectoral Public Policy focuses on an emerg-
     ticipants in the non-profit sector.
                                                                        ing field of study: the role of public, private and nonprofit
     The Program on Population, Policy and Aging provides overall       collaboration and partnership in policy creation and implemen-
     mechanisms for several multi-disciplinary research projects,       tation. The program is designed to go beyond traditional aca-
     both within the U.S. and abroad, focusing on the demogra-          demic research and bridge the gap between policy and practice.

                                              Gulnara Febres, Kazakhstan, PIDP 1996
                                              Senior Operations Officer, World Bank

                                              In 1987 I worked as a professor of history of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
                                              (CPSU) at the Kazakh State Medical Institute. I taught Marxist and Leninist socialist the-
                                              ory and political economy, loaded with Soviet propaganda. When the Soviet Union fell
                                              apart, communist history became irrelevant. Luckily, I was awarded an Edmund Muskie
                                              Grant in 1994 and came to the PIDP program. There, I was exposed to new theories
                                              and concepts which re-shaped my views and knowledge 180 degrees. I thoroughly
                                              enjoyed the two years I spent at Duke; they were the best years of my life. I am very
                                              grateful to the PIDP program for giving me precious skills, resources and interdiscipli-
                                              nary training in policy analysis.

Duke features highly selective and internationally recognized
schools of undergraduate and graduate education and partic-
ularly renowned Schools of Environmental Studies, Law,
Medicine and Business. The Duke Perkins Library collections
contain over 4,500,000 volumes in several languages, which
reflect the global strengths of area programs throughout the
university. Duke also provides extracurricular activities rang-
ing from professional theater, music and film festivals, to
intramural and NCAA athletics, and is home to the famed
Duke Men’s basketball team. On-campus facilities available
to graduate students include the Wilson recreation center,
which houses extensive workout rooms and exercise facilities,
the Bryan Center, where students will find the bookstore,
eateries, a post office and a movie theater, and the beautiful
Sarah P. Duke Gardens and 7,700-acre Duke Forest, available
for hiking, picnics and other outdoor activities.
    Duke is located in Durham,
North Carolina in the south-
eastern United States. The city
of Durham has a highly diverse
population of approximately
200,000 and is home to the
minor league Durham Bulls
Baseball team, the world-
renowned American Dance
Festival and the Full Frame                                             a 10 minute drive to the southwest is home to Duke’s fiercest
Documentary Film Festival.                                              athletic rival, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. At
Its residents enjoy many of the                                         the center of the Research Triangle is Research Triangle Park,
resources and cultural ameni-                                           the location of several multi-national corporations, including
ties of larger cities without the                                       the Research Triangle Institute International, and Family
disadvantages of noise, traffic, pollution and a high cost of living.   Health International, two major international organizations
    Durham and the nearby towns of Raleigh and Chapel Hill              that run projects in the international development field.
make up the “Research Triangle”, one of the fastest growing                The North Carolina beaches are a 2.5 hour drive to the
areas in the United States, with a total population of approxi-         east of Durham, and the beautiful Blue Ridge and Appala-
mately one million. Raleigh, the state capital, is a 30 minute          chian mountains are a 3 hour drive to the west. Washington
drive to the southeast, and is home to North Carolina State             DC is five hours by car or one hour by plane, while New York
University, the Carolina Ballet and North Carolina’s profes-            City is an 8 hour drive or 1.5 hour plane ride away, conven-
sional ice-hockey team, the Carolina Hurricanes. Chapel Hill,           ient for both job interviews and weekend trips.
                                                                   F. Henry Healey                                  Natalia Mirovitskaya
      CORE FACULTY                                                 (PhD, Cornell University)                        (PhD, Russian Academy
                                                                   Adjunct Professor in                             of Science)
                   Catherine Admay                                 Public Policy Studies                            Senior Research Scholar
                   (JD, Yale Law School)                           Research: social sector                          and Lecturing Fellow in
                   Visiting Lecturer                               reform, the role of demo-                        Public Policy Studies
                   Research: public interna-                       cratic structures as mech-                       Research: international
                   tional law; international       anisms of social sector reform, the politi-      environmental politics and policy,
                   environmental law; compar-      cal economy of reform.                           sustainable development, diversity issues
                   ative property law; water                                                        in development, peace and conflict reso-
     law; and law and development.                                                                  lution, environmental security.
                                                                 Roy Kelly
                                                                 (PhD, Harvard University)
                      Robert Conrad                              Professor of the Practice,                          Phyllis Pomerantz
                      (PhD, University of                        Public Policy Studies                               (PhD, Fletcher School of
                      Wisconsin)                                 Research: public finance,                            Law and Diplomacy)
                      Associate Professor of                     international tax, fiscal                            Visiting Professor of the
                      Public Policy Studies and                  decentralization, finan-                             Practice of Public Policy
                      Economics                    cial management in government.                                    Studies
                      Research: public finance,                                                                       Research: aid effective-
     tax policy, natural resource economics.                                                        ness; leadership, culture, and develop-
                                                                  Anirudh Krishna
                                                                  (PhD, Cornell University)         ment; international development organi-
                     Thomas Cook                                  Assistant Professor of            zations; and issues in African and Latin
                     (PhD, Florida State                          Public Policy Studies             American development.
                     University)                                  and Political Science
                     Visiting Lecturer of                         Research: social capital,                         Gangadhar Prasad (GP)
                     Public Policy Studies                        rural and economic                                Shukla
                     Research: poverty, local      development, and democratic governance.                          (PhD, Harvard
                     economic development,                                                                          University)
     public organization capacity building,                                                                         Professor of the Practice,
     monitoring and evaluation.                                   Corinne Krupp
                                                                  (PhD, University of                               Public Policy Studies
                                                                  Pennsylvania)                                     Research: tax analysis
                     Fernando Fernholz                            Director of Graduate              and revenue forecasting, public finance,
                     (PhD, Boston University)                     Studies, PIDP                     investment appraisal, mineral taxation,
                     Associate Professor of the                   Research: international           economic development.
                     Practice, Public Policy                      trade economics,
                     Studies                       competition policy.                                                Joseph Tham
                     Research: international                                                                          (EdD, Harvard
                     trade, macroeconomics,                                                                           University)
     debt and public finance, investment                              Maureen Moriarty-Lempke
                                                                     (PhD, University of                              Visiting Assistant
     appraisal, economic development.                                                                                 Professor
                                                                     Massachusetts, Amherst)
                                                                     Visiting Lecturer in                             Research: project
                     Rosemary Morales Fernholz                       Public Policy Studies                            appraisal, cash flow val-
                     (PhD, Harvard University)                       Research: international        uation, economic analysis of expendi-
                     Visiting Lecturer in                            planning, planning in ethni-   tures in the health and education sectors,
                     Public Policy Studies         cally divided societies, growth management.      economic development.
                     Research: environmental
                     policy analysis, indigenous                                                                     Jerry VanSant
                     peoples, educational and                       Francis Lethem
                                                                    (PhD, Neuchatel                                  (MBA, Pace University)
     social development, community manage-                                                                           Visiting Lecturer in
     ment of natural resources.                                     University, Switzerland)
                                                                    Director, DCID                                   Public Policy Studies
                                                                    Professor of the Practice,                       Research: international
                    Graham Glenday                                  Public Policy Studies                            management and organi-
                    (PhD, Harvard University)                       Co-Director of the                               zational development,
                    Professor of the Practice,     Duke-UNC Rotary Center for                       management training (leadership, stra-
                    Public Policy Studies          International Studies in Peace and               tegic planning, performance manage-
                    Research: international        Conflict Resolution                               ment), project design, performance
                    tax policy and adminis-        Research: institutional development,             monitoring and evaluation, NGO roles
                    tration, public finance         design and management of development             in development.
     and public administration, economic           projects, human resources.
 AFFILIATED FACULTY                            Bruce Kuniholm
                                               (PhD, Duke University)
Marc F. Bellemare                              Director of the Terry Sanford Institute of
(PhD, Cornell University)                      Public Policy; Professor and Chair of
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and       Public Policy Studies; Professor of History
Economics                                      Research: national security, U.S. policy in
Research: development microeconomics,          the Near East.
applied econometrics, applied contract the-    Anne Martin-Staple
ory, economics, international development.     (Ph.D., London School of Economics)
Anthony Elson                                  Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy Studies
(PhD, Columbia University)                     Research: health economics.
Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy Studies     Frederick Mayer
Research: macroeconomic policy program-        (PhD, Harvard University)
ming and evaluation, macroeconomic sta-        Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies
tistical systems, international standards      Research: international trade, American
and codes for policy transparency.             foreign policy, negotiation processes.
Gary Gereffi                                   Margaret McKean
(PhD, Yale University)                         (PhD, University of California, Berkeley)
Professor of Sociology                         Associate Professor of Political Science
Research: sociology of development,            Research: environmental policy, property
multinational corporations, economic           rights and environment, common proper-
sociology, research methods in macroso-        ty regimes for resource management.
ciology, global commodity chains.
                                               Ellen Mickiewicz
Robert Healy                                   (PhD, Yale University)
(PhD, University of California, Los Angeles)   James R. Shepley Professor of Public
Professor of Environmental Policy,             Policy Studies; Professor of Political
Nicholas School of the Environment             Science; Director, DeWitt Wallace Center
Research: environmental policy, land use,      for Media and Democracy
parks and tourism.                             Research: media policy, political issues of
                                               transitional systems.
Bruce Jentleson
(PhD, Cornell University)                      Joel Rosch
Director, Terry Sanford Institute of Public    (PhD, University of Washington)
Policy, 2000-2005; Professor of Public         Senior Research Scholar/Research
Policy; Professor of Political Science         Associate
Research: post-Cold War international          Research: crime policy, implementation,
affairs, U.S. foreign policy, preventive       the structure of service delivery systems,
diplomacy and peacekeeping, and Middle         collaboration/networked government,
East peace process.                            the framing of public dialogue about the
                                               effectiveness of public programs, service
Randall Kramer
                                               delivery systems.
(PhD, University of California, Davis)
Professor of Resource and Environmental        Leila Webster
Economics, Nicholas School of the              (MBA, Georgetown University)
Environment                                    Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy Studies
Research: resource and environmental           Research: small and medium enterprise
economics, development economics.              development, microfinance.                      27
      ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS                                             The vast majority of Fellows secure their own funding to
                                                                        cover their participation in the Program, either through their
     Applicants with three or more years of relevant, post-under-       employer, government, foundations, or other funding agen-
     graduate, work experience are eligible to apply. Applicants        cies that offer fellowships which target their home countries.
     who have more than five years of work experience are strongly       The search for funding should begin as early as possible (at
     preferred. Admission to the PIDP is competitive, based upon        least one year in advance), as most agencies have early appli-
     the applicant’s academic and professional credentials, essays,     cation deadlines. A list of potential funding sources is avail-
     English proficiency, and letters of recommendation. To ensure       able from PIDP upon request and can also be found on our
     the best chance for admission, applicants must have:               web page at This list is not the
                                                                        only source of information. As funding agencies change infor-
     • A strong academic background which demonstrates the
                                                                        mation and application deadlines each year, it is best to con-
       capability to successfully undertake graduate studies. Duke
                                                                        tact them for the most recent and accurate information on
       University requires the completion of a four-year under-
                                                                        funding opportunities. American applicants may also apply
       graduate degree to be eligible to apply.
                                                                        for US Federal financial aid packages through Duke’s Office
     • A professional background of at least three years which          of Financial aid
       shows an increase in responsibilities over time. Develop-        main.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to as
       ment-related experience is strongly preferred.                   many funding sources as possible.
     • Essays which demonstrate a commitment to working in
       development, a working knowledge of development issues,           SPONSOR PARTNERSHIPS
       and strong English skills (if your native language is not
       English).                                                        The Program in International Development Policy has part-
     • Strong letters of recommendation from both professional          nerships that host a certain number of scholarship recipients
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       potential and skills.                                             COLFUTURO • opportunities for Colombian professionals
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     have an academic background in market-based economics               Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program • provides
     with strong grades.                                                 opportunities for graduate study to students of certain
         For international applicants from non-English speaking          countries who lack systematic access to higher education.
     countries, strong written and oral English skills are absolutely    For more information, visit
     essential to succeed in the Program. Duke University requires       initiatives.cfm
     all accepted applicants whose native language is not English
     to take both oral and written English assessments upon              The Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) • sponsors citi-
     arrival to the University. Based on the results of these assess-    zens of Kosovo. For more information, visit www.kaef-
     ments, Fellows may be required to take one or two English 
     language courses. English language courses do not count             Muskie Fellowship Program • opportunities for citizens of
     towards the one-year degree.                                        Former Soviet Union countries sponsored by the US State
                                                                         Department. For more information, visit
                                                                         The Organization of American States • sponsors Latin
     PIDP offers a limited number of partial tuition waivers. The        Americans who are citizens of OAS member countries.
     purpose of the waivers is to assist the strongest applicants        For more information, visit
     who may not be able to enroll in the Program due to finan-
                                                                         The Peace Corps Fellows/USA Program • for returned Peace
     cial constraints, to join the PIDP. Competition for these
                                                                         Corps volunteers. For more information, visit
     awards is extremely high. Since PIDP cannot offer full schol-
     arships, all applicants to the Program who need financial
     assistance should explore every possible source of financial        Rotary International • sponsors mid-career professionals
     support for their study. We require applicants who wish to be       through Rotary World Peace Fellowships. For more
     considered for partial tuition waivers to submit their com-         information, visit
     plete applications by the official Fall application deadline of     educational/
     December 15.

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 Government of India • Fellowships for Indian Government              tion that clearly indicates authenticity. If your institution does
 Officials                                                            not issue original transcripts, or issues only one official tran-
 Government of Korea • Fellowships for Korean Government              script to each student, attested copies of the original documents
 Officials                                                            may be sent instead, provided they are certified by the institu-
                                                                      tion. Transcripts not issued in English, must be accompanied
 Government of Kazakhstan • Fellowships for governmental and          by translated copies issued by an official translation service.
 non-governmental professionals.
                                                                      3. Three letters of recommendation from former university
                                                                      professors and work supervisors. Letters of recommendation
 OTHER SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS                                           not written in English must be accompanied by translated
 The Ron Brown Fellowship Program                                     copies issued by an official translation service.
 Fulbright Scholarship Program                                        4. Statement of Purpose Essay: Write a one-page essay
 Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarships                       explaining your purpose for study in the PIDP.
 Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarships                                  5. Policy Essay: Identify one of the most critical problems
 PEO International Peace Scholarship                                  related to a developing country and describe what you would
 The Open Society Institute                                           do to solve this problem. Discuss the policies that have (or
 Foreign Governments                                                  have not) been implemented to address this policy, and how
                                                                      these policies are effective (or ineffective). What would you
 United States Agency for International Development
                                                                      do if you were in the position of a policy maker? Please limit
 Jacob Javits                                                         your response to 300 words.
 The Inter-American Development Bank
                                                                      6. Official IELTS (International English Language Testing
                                                                      System, preferred), or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
                                                                      Language) score for non-native English speakers. All appli-
 HOW TO APPLY                                                         cants whose first language is not English must submit IELTS
                                                                      or TOEFL scores. A minimum IELTS score of 7 or minimum
All applications are processed through the Duke Graduate              TOEFL score of 213 (computer based), 550 (paper based) or
School Admissions Office. All candidates must apply online            83 (Internet Based). The IELTS is administered by the
at For questions re-              University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British
garding the application process, please call 919-613-9223 or          Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. More information on
send an email to                                   how to register and request score reports can be found at
                                                             Details on the TOEFL exam and registration
A complete application must include all of the following              forms are available at US Embassies and Consulates as well as
items to be reviewed by the PIDP admissions committee:                US Information Agency offices, or from
                                                                      Please request that the official TOEFL score be sent to the
1. An electronic application form, found at www.gradschool.
                                                                      Graduate School Admissions Office, institutional code 5156.
                                                                      7. Application fee of US $75
2. Official transcripts from all colleges, universities and insti-
tutions attend. The term “transcript” may not be familiar to          8. A current CV or resume
some applicants. Transcripts are documents issued by your
                                                                      9. A list of funding organizations including names, addresses,
attended academic institutions and must contain all of the fol-
                                                                      email, phone, and fax numbers to whom you have applied for
lowing information:
                                                                      financial support. Applicants must apply to at least two fund-
• Your full name                                                      ing sources to be considered for a PIDP partial tuition waiver.
• Dates you attended the institution                                  If your funding is confirmed, include official proof of finan-
                                                                      cial support.
• Date the degree was issued
• Titles of each course or subjects in which you were enrolled        The GRE and GMAT tests are not required for application to
• Number of hours of instruction involved in each course or subject   the PIDP.
• Grade, mark or other form of evaluation you received for each
  course or subject                                                    APPLICATION DEADLINE
• Degree or diploma awarded for completion of your studies
                                                                      The deadline for application to the Fall semester is December
                                                                      15. Late applications will be considered on a space-available


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                                     Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy
                      Duke Center for International Development (DCID)
                     Program in International Development Policy (PIDP)
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