Fifty students and mid-career professionals from all over the world gathered in Monterey and Washington, D.C. in May and June to attend Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI), an intensive program in international development and social change.
Middlebury Institute student Julia Kelley recounts her unforgettable experience learning about transitional justice and vulnerable populations during a winter term course in Chile led by Professor Jan Black.
Since 2011, the Frontier Market Scouts program at the Middlebury Institute has been training budding social entrepreneurs and serving as a launch pad to exciting new careers through its unique fellowship program.
Imagine “how desperate you would have to be to decide that boarding an overcrowded flimsy boat is the best decision you can make for your family,” says Middlebury Institute alumna Kathryn Sokol of the “unbelievable” situation on the Greek Island of Lesvos, where she is coordinating emergency response for the International Rescue Committee as the island receives thousands of refugees, many fleeing the conflict in Syria.
This summer, a new generation of students and practitioners is learning how to design international development projects rooted in local solutions as part of the Middlebury Institute´s Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program.
Middlebury Institute professor Beryl Levinger and alumna Nikki Gillette once again directed the research for Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers Report, widely cited in national and international media in recent days.
Voices of Africa, the first annual Africa Conference at the Middlebury Institute, will be held on Saturday, April 25th highlighting emerging opportunities in the continent. The event is free and open to anyone interested in African culture and positive development.