If you are a student who is interested in international development AND want to get involved in a meaningful group on campus, you should consider running for office in the IPID elections! IPID (which stands for Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development) is a graduate student group that just started up last year. Its first year was incredibly successful and highlighted by a University-wide speaker series with public lectures from Walden Bello, Karen Mundy, and other prominent scholars in international development.
Elections will take place September 20 - 27. Open officer positions are: secretary, treasurer, at-large member(s), finance chair, and framing and documentation chair. See attachment for descriptions of these positions.
If you would like to nominate yourself as a candidate, please send a paragraph bio to email@example.com that contains the following information:
* Your name, academic program and the position you are running for
* Your vision for IPID and goals as an IPID officer or committee chair
* Your interest or area of study in international development
Candidate bios will be posted on the IPID website. Voting is open to all IPID members.
IPID has over 160 members at the University of Minnesota and spans multiple graduate programs and departments. If you would like to learn more about IPID's activities last year, check out its website: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ipid/ipid/
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Rachel Garaghty, Master of Public Policy Candidate 2011, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota