International Development Studies
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Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice Initiative
In line with our mission to educate globally engaged citizens and contribute to peace and justice in the world, the Center for International Studies (CIS) announces its “Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice” initiative, an integrative and evolving commitment to addressing racism and its many manifestations in the U.S. and abroad.
Our position paper, “Black Lives Matter: Center for International Studies’ Position on Social Justice and Equity,” which inaugurates the initiative, is both a statement of principles and an action plan. It prompts us to consider and respond to fundamental structures, practices, and sensibilities that inform racism, racial discrimination, and other forms of racial inequity, which range from the subtle to the stark.
Welcome to International Development Studies
The goal of the International Development Studies Program is to produce graduates who will become development practitioners - catalysts and facilitators for change in developing contexts. We approach the study of international development from a multidisciplinary perspective, combining theory, methods, practical application, and technical concentration. Students build upon a required core while specializing in one of five concentrations:
- Development and Environment
- Development and Gender
- Development and Health
- Development and the Social Sciences
- International Development and Conflict
Founded in 1977 as the Development Studies Program, the International Development Studies Program at Ohio University offers a diverse and stimulating atmosphere for students who have a background and interest in the social, natural sciences, and health sciences, and wish to apply this interest and learning to international development.
(Photos by Kate Hiller and Esteban Bauz)
Working around the world, Steven Richardson put development theory into practice as he assisted national and international groups with their land conservation efforts.