Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This post is the first in an on-going series highlighting SAIS concentrations.
One our most popular concentrations, International Development (IDEV) is considered a “Global Theme” at SAIS, providing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries.  While the number of students concentrating in IDEV is capped, many students in other concentrations take IDEV courses as electives and participate in IDEV events and extracurricular activities.
What draws students to the IDEV program at SAIS?  I think Deborah Brautigam, Director of International Development and SAIS professor, says it best. Watch on YouTube here.

To hear Professor Brautigam discuss IDEV further, click here.
The International Development concentration requires that each IDEV student select an IDEV track: Finance and Development, Politics and Governance, or Human Development.  IDEV students complete 7 IDEV-approved courses, 3 of which fall within their selected track.  Beyond the economics courses courses required for the SAIS M.A., many IDEV students choose to pursue a specialization either in economics or emerging markets.
Beyond academics, the IDEV concentration offers many professional development and learning opportunities outside the classroom, such as the bi-weekly Development Roundtable, alumni tertulias, the annual intersession field practicum trip, the summer internship program, and Perspectives, the IDEV student journal.
Thanks for reading!
– Erin Skelly Cameron, Associate Director of Admissions