The HHH global policy area received 10 excellent nominations for the 2011 Freeman-Stassen Award.
The nominations are:
1. Rachel Garaghty, nominated for two years of volunteer and graduate assistant service to the global policy area, including being one of the driving forces behind the success of Global Notes, IPID, and helping create the global policy area capstone course, by Dr. Sherry Gray
2. Britta Hansen for her work organizing the Master of Development Practice field experience in Bolivia in cooperation with Mano a Mano, a Saint Paul-based nongovernmental organization, nominated by Dr. Chavanne Peercy.
3. Caroline Krafft for her professional paper "Is Early Childhood Care and Education a Good Investment for Egypt? Estimates of Educational Impacts, Costs and Benefits," nominated by Professor Ragui Assaad.
4. Juliet Lyon for her professional paper "Nongovernmental Organizations in Community Development: A Qualitative Investigation in Mozambique," nominated by Professor Greta Friedemann-Sánchez. Juliet graduated in May 2010 and is currently working in Mozambique.
5. Erica Duin McDougall for her professional paper "Wastewater Treatment and Sanitation Policy in Morocco: The Potential Role of Women as Water Managers," nominated by Professor Deborah Swackhamer
6. Emily Mowchan for her professional paper "Career Paths into International Development," nominated by Professor Deborah Levison
7. Matthew Stenberg for his professional paper "The Negotiation of the European External Action Service: Theoretical and Policy Implications," nominated by Professor Dara Kay Cohen
8. Joseph J. Svec for his professional paper "Enrollment in Rural Tanzania: The Effect of Household Characteristics," nominated by Professor Deborah Levison.
9. OVP Capstone team Rachel Garaghty, Patricia Lee, and Paul Vliem for their project creating data collection and analysis monitoring and assessment tools for One Village Partners, a Minneapolis-based nongovernmental organization working in Sierra Leone, nominated by Dr. Sherry Gray
10. Rethinking Waste Capstone team Jay Bowman, Marc Dettmann, Jessica Hillyard, Mike Osberg, and Lindsey Wollschlager for their project with the Cason Family Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative creating a Waste Analysis Matrix (WAM) for use by the informal waste collection sector worldwide, nominated by Professor Ragui Assaad
The purpose of this award is to challenge Humphrey School graduate students to excel in international activities. To that end the Freeman and Stassen faculty chairs jointly offer a $500 award to a student or students who achieve excellence in international activities during their program at the Humphrey School. This award may be given for the following kinds of activities:
* Institutional innovation at the Humphrey School that helps strengthen the Institute's global programs
* A professional paper that addresses an international problem;
* A paper done as a part of coursework in the Institute or done independently of formal course work; or
* Fieldwork done in an internship as part of the student's regular degree program.
The criteria for evaluating the submissions include (1) academic rigor, (2) institutional innovation, (3) creativity, (4) contribution to policy design and implementation, and (5) contribution to the Institute and its programs. Nominations for the award must be made by the student's advisor with a brief statement (one page) of support. Students are encouraged to suggest their work to their advisors for possible submission. Advisors can submit more than one nomination.
Nominations will be judged by a committee of three faculty members who have substantial international involvement and/or experience. Awards may be given to two or more students. An award will not be given if a nomination of exceptional quality is not forthcoming. The decision of those judging the awards will be final.
The 2011 selection committee members are Professors Dara Kay Cohen, Maria Hanratty, and Robert Kudrle.