IDS Lecture Series Fall 2016!

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IDS Lecture Series

Wednesdays 7pm to 8:20pm Fall 2016

The IDS Lecture Series  is designed to bring UM students and the Missoula community members knowledge about real-world international development in practice. Recognizing that both the practice and study of International Development is interdisciplinary, the lecture series is designed to incorporate that diversity with presenters covering a broad range of topics including education, parenting, sustainability, aid, and food. Our presenters have worked in every continent across the globe in governmental and non-governmental organizations.




August 31, 2016

Teresa Sobieszczyk

“The Power of One:  Ponheary Ly’s Grassroot Education Efforts in Cambodia.”

September 7, 2016

Nancy Fitch

Sustainable Health Development

September 14, 2016

Regan Whitworth

Identifying Progress: Monitoring, Evaluation and Development

September 21, 2016

Lynn Koester

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Parenting, Child-rearing, and Youth Development

September 28, 2016



October 5, 2016

Dori Neilson

Panel on International Opportunities in Education

October 12, 2016



October 19, 2016

Steve Siebert

Community Forestry

October 26, 2016



November 2, 2016

Kimber McKay

Maternal and Infant Health

November 9, 2016



November 16, 2016

Jim Burchfield

Iinternational Biodiversity Conservation and the Role of Protected Areas in Supporting Conservation Goals

November 23, 2016

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November 30, 2016

Peter Mcdonough

Mutual International Perceptions

December 7, 2016

Elon Gilbert

Feed the Future, the Obama Administration’s flagship USAID program