April 2011 Archives

IPID Talk 4/27: Sport and Development

Topic: The Role of Sport in Development
Speaker: Christina Kwauk, Ph. D. Candidate, CIDE
Date: April 27, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Room 70, Minnesota Population Center, Willey Hall

Taking into account how busy everyone must be at this time in the semester, Christina has selected some videos for you to watch before coming to the talk and also highlighted a few websites that will give you a basic gist of the sport in development movement. And, if you do have the time, she's also attached an article for your reading pleasure.

Brief introduction to sport and development: (websites)

Video: History of Right to Play (4:54, 1st video in gallery); An introduction to how Right to Play... (5:57, 3rd video in gallery)
Video: 1Goal: World's greatest lesson (6:46)
If you're interested, here's the organization link for 1Goal:
CNN/Inside Africa Report: Kenyan American Soccer Exchange (2:30)
If you want to watch a longer version:
Video: An enduring journey: The Kenyan American Soccer Exchange (9:53)
Optional article:
Coalter, F. (2010). The politics of sport-for-development: Limited focus programmes and broad gauge problems? International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 45(3): 295-314.
  • 12:00-12:10 Introduction of the topic.

  • 12:10-12:50 Structured discussion. 

  • 12:50-1:00 Last thoughts.

Questions framing the discussion
    1.    Based on the videos you watched and on the quote below from Right to Play founder Johann Koss, in what ways does the sport in development movement try to capture our attention or move us to action?
"Sport for development is a tool to help make the world healthier and safer, to build opportunities for children to grow physically, emotionally, and socially. They learn respect for themselves, for rules, for their teammates, respect for their own communities and for other communities. When kids play, the world wins."
    a.    Within your discipline or area of study, how do you interpret this strategy?
    2.    Based on your disciplinary training, what critical issues, theoretical or practical implications are raised from using sport as a tool to achieve international development goals like universal education, eradication of HIV/AIDS, peace, etc.?
    3.    From what perspective on development is the sport in development movement operating on?
    a.    How might an interdisciplinary perspective shift the conceptualization and practice of sport in development?
    4.    What role do celebrity athletes, sports organizations (i.e., FIFA), and sport corporations (i.e., Nike) play in development?
    a.    What might the future of development practice look like with their continued participation?
    b.    What trends in development might support or derail their participation?

Social Justice and the Quality of Education in Africa

Date: April 28, 2011
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 325, Coffman Union

See poster here: Leon_Tikly_Public_Talk_Flyer.pdf

Tikly.jpgProf. Leon Tikly, Director of the EdQual Research Programme and Director of Research in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, will give a public lecture on "Social Justice and the Quality of Education in Africa."  This talk will provide a critique of dominant human capital and rights‐based approaches for researching the quality of education in low income countries. An alternative, context-led framework based on social justice principles will be explained in relation to three intersecting contexts, namely policy, school, and home/community.

Questions and RSVPs for this event can be directed to Aryn Baxter, baxt085@umn.edu

Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development and the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development

Water for Peace Panel Discussion

Topic: Water Conflict in Iraq and the Middle East
Date: April 20, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Room 101, Walter Library
See poster here: Water for Peace.pdf

water.jpgThis event will bring together three panelists, Marc Dettman (Humphrey School), Basil Mahayni (University of Minnesota - Department of Geography), and Barry Reisch (Veterans for Peace), to discuss water rights, access to clean water, and regional conflict around water issues in Iraq and the Middle East.  This panel is part of Earth Day Network's Global Day of Conversation and co-sponsored by IPID.  Water for Peace is a program of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project and its partner the Muslim Peacemaker Teams.

IPID Student Speaker Conference - April 22, 2011

Date: April 22, 2011
Time: 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: Room 215, Humphrey Center

Power, Participation and Development: Who's In Control?

aid.jpgThis year's Student Speaker Conference will address the topic "Power, Participation and Development: Who's In Control."  Graduate and professional students will be presenting papers and research broadly addressing this topic followed by dinner for participants and a moderated panel discussion.

Schedule: IPID Student Speaker Conference Schedule (April 22, 2011).doc

Speaker bios and abstracts: IPID Student Speaker Conference 2011 - Names, Bios, and Abstracts.doc


2:30 - 2:35      Brief Introduction of IPID

2:40 - 3:05      Speaker 1: Devin Hogan (first year Master of Development Practice student) "Know Book": Power and Participation of the Liberian Diaspora in Institutional Capacity Building

3:10 - 3:35      Speaker 2: Zachary Casey (second-year Ph.D. student in Culture and Teaching) Teacher Bashing and Power in Educational Policy: The Increasing Voicelessness of P-12 Educators in the United States

3:40 - 4:05      Speaker 3: Patrick Finnegan (second year Master of Public Policy student) Rethinking Development Policy In Ethiopia: What Should NGOs Do?

4:05 - 4:20      Break

4:20 - 4:45    Speaker 4: Heidi Eschenbacher (fifth year Ph.D student in Comparative and International Development Education) Welcome to our world: Reflections on collaborative work in Southern Sudan

4:55 - 5:15    Speaker 5: Mike Osberg (second year Master of Public Policy student) and
Lindsey Wollschlager (second year Masters of Public Policy student) (representing The Waste Analysis Matrix (WAM) capstone team) Working Across Networks: Co-creating Knowledge with the Waste Analysis Matrix

5:15 - 6:30      Dinner and Moderated Panel with all student presenters

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