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2016 Advanced Graduate Workshop on Poverty, Development, and Globalization

July 4, 2016 - July 18, 2016
Wipro Learning Centre, Wipro Technologies   Bangalore, India

  • Overview

The goal of the workshop is to bring together graduate students studying development studies at a sufficiently advanced stage of their dissertation work to be able to discuss and receive feedback on their research. There are two distinct parts: a series of lectures given by leading scholars and practitioners will deal with a range of economic, political and social issues pertaining to development and poverty Secondly, students will refine their research and presentation skills within assigned small groups under the guidance of faculty leaders in preparation for a culminating workshop-wide presentation of their research. We have invariably succeeded in making these small groups supportive and friendly environments in which students feel comfortable to discuss and provide feedback on each other’s work.
We welcome applications from all fields in the social sciences; however, students should have some background in economics or familiarity with quantitative techniques. The AGW provides a unique opportunity for students to receive constructive advice and feedback on their dissertation presentations. Accepted candidates will join a distinguished rank of alumni and forge invaluable connections with top flight lecturers and peers, all committed to the study of the myriad issues confronting developing economies.
We expect to accept approximately 25 students for the 2016 workshop. Students will reside at Bangalore’s WIPRO Learning Centre for the two-week duration. Room, board and airfare will be fully covered for all participants.
Professors can nominate their students for application. Nominators should send the
names and emails of their nominees to [email protected] Please be sure to send on the names of only those who have accepted the nomination. We will then be in touch with those students directly with application instructions.
For those who may inquire with you, we do also allow self-nomination. For all applicants, we require a writing sample ( no longer than 15 pages), cover letter, resume and two references sent directly to [email protected]
Applications sent after April 16th 2016 will not be accepted. For further questions, please email [email protected] Results will be sent out to accepted students within 10 days after the application deadline.