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Reconsidering Development (IPID journal) launch Dec 8, 4pm

On December 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm, please join the Editorial Board of Reconsidering Development, the journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID), in the Arthur Upson Room at Walter Library (East Bank) as we launch the first student-led development journal at the University of Minnesota into cyberspace. There will be a short program in which we highlight the innovative elements of the journal interface and articulate our vision for the journal. Following the program, there will be a reception hosted by IPID and the Editorial Board. All are welcome!

More on Reconsidering Development
Reconsidering Development is a student-led journal that endeavors to include and learn from, through the process of publication, voices in the development discussion that are silenced, privileged, ignored, and promoted, in an effort to provide an interdisciplinary (inter-voice) publication that reaches audiences affecting and affected by development discourse and practice.

Our vision is to become a primary source for expanding international development scholarship. We will do so by inviting multiple perspectives, multiple writing styles, and voices into the development debate and facilitating cutting-edge discussions that reconsider the politics, practice, and experience of development.

Our philosophy is that academic rigor has been too narrowly defined and we believe that knowledge defined as "rigorous" can come from students, faculty persons, NGO workers, community members, and persons not steeped in the traditions and discipline of academia. We believe that students have a unique and valuable perspective on international development issues and should play a role in creating much needed space for interdisciplinary scholarship and discussion.

More on IPID and our partners
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) was created with grant funding from the President's Interdisciplinary Conference Series Funds in 2009. Reconsidering Development would not be possible without the support and funding of IPID, the College of Education and Human Development and the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. As we prepare to launch the journal we are most indebted and thankful to these colleges, institutes, and funds for their support.

Casey Stafford, PhD Student, Comparative and International Development Education
Managing Editor, Reconsidering Development
Graduate Assistant, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID)
Wulling 410
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
330 Wulling Hall
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
86 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
staff116(at)umn.edu

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