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  • Veronica in the embassy

    A Summer at the Polish Embassy

    Veronica Milosz, undergraduate International Economics and Finance major, writes about her work in the Polish Embassy conducting research, assisting in speech writing, attending EU meetings, and more!

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  • Undergraduate Interns in France

    Undergraduate Interns in France

    Pierre-Alexandre Le Bar worked as an investment analyst in France during the summer.

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    Undergraduate Student Interns In Malaysia

    Marcus Leong assisted in the organization of a workshop aimed at empowering Southeast Asian educators for The Asia Foundation.

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    Dr. Piras Teaches in the Philippines

    In July 2019, Dr. Gianfranco Piras was invited to teach a course in Manilla at the De La Salle University School of Economics.

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  • Dr. Gallenstein at Ghana Commodity Exchange

    Dr. Gallenstein Summer 2019

    Dr Gallenstein worked in Ghana to help develop insurance contracts for small farmers this Summmer.

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  • Student In front of Bank

    Sophomore Interns in Commercial Banking

    Chris Carey worked with credit analysts and portfolio managers to help assess the viability of business loans.

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    IEF Student Applies Skills from the Classroom in her Internship

    Madeline Baker, International Economics and Finance student, describes her summer internship researching higher education: "I got to see how the economic principles I have been learning the past two years play out in policy that specifically affects me."

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    Economics Students Present Research at an International Conference

    Four undergraduate economics students presented their research about sustainable growth and the economic potential of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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    Economics Student Interns in Social Impact

    Undergraduate Economics and Finance student, Samuel Matthews, helped develop, source, and present non-profit initiatives to investors during his summer internship.

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  • Economics Students Win Top Awards at the University

    Economics Students Win Top Awards at the University

    Two undergraduate students from the Department of Economics received awards from the University.

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  • Economics Student Participates in Winning Team of Ethics Competition

    Economics Student Participates in Winning Team of Ethics Competition

    International Economics and Finance - Honors student helps his team win at the International Business Ethics Case Competition.

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  •  Economics Faculty Participates in Housing Market Update at HUD

    Economics Faculty Participates in Housing Market Update at HUD

    Department of Economics Professor, Kevin Kane, presents U.S. housing conditions at the March quarterly update for the Office of Policy Development and Research.

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  • Strong Participation by Economics Students in University Research Day

    Strong Participation by Economics Students in University Research Day

    Many students from the Economics Department presented their papers at the 2019 Catholic University Research Day.

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  • Economics Students Finalists in Annual University Research Day

    At the 2019 Research Day, the Economics Department had finalists in both oral and poster presentations.

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  • I Love My Job - Panel

    I Love My Job - Panel

    A panel of recent Economics Department graduates will answer questions, give advice, and share their experiences about their first years in the professional world after graduation.

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  • Department of Economics Professors Recognized by The Women of CUA

    Department of Economics Professors Recognized by The Women of CUA

    The Economics Department Chair, Dr. Martha Cruz Zuniga, was awarded for her leadership by the Women of CUA group.

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  • Economics Majors Win First and Third Prize in Sales Competition

    Economics Majors Win First and Third Prize in Sales Competition

    Undergraduate Economics students, Emma Dodson and Vince Lundy, won first and third place at CUA's 2019 Sales Pitch Competition.  They will go on to compete at the National Collegiate Sales Competition.

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  • Economics Majors Win First and Third Prize in Sales Competition

    Economics Majors Win First and Third Prize in Sales Competition

    Undergraduate Economics students, Emma Dodson and Vince Lundy, won first and third place at CUA's 2019 Sales Pitch Competition.  They will go on to compete at the National Collegiate Sales Competition.

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  • Economics student Serena Viti joins national Honors Society

    Economics student Serena Viti joins national Honors Society

    International Economics and Finance-Honors student, Serena Viti, has been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa.

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  • March 2019 Leaders in Development Seminars

    March 2019 Leaders in Development Seminars

    The March Leaders in Development seminar guest include speakers from The Asia Foundation and the Center fo Private Enterprise (CIPE).

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    Leaders in Development - Graduate Panel

    The Spring semester’s Leaders in Development Seminar Series kicked off this January with a discussion panel featuring several CUA alumni.

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  • Career Workshop - Enhance Your Story

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  • Leaders in Development - Graduate Panel

    Leaders in Development - Graduate Panel

    Leaders in Development 2019 Graduate Panel

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    Leaders in Development Seminar Series

    The Leaders in Development Seminar Series offers students, faculty and members of the CUA community an opportunity to network and gain insights from leaders in the field of international development.

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  • Dr. Martha Cruz Zuniga met with authorities in Caribbean nations

    Collaborating with a Caribbean Country

    Dr. Martha Cruz Zuniga met with authorities at the Ministry of education to discuss about a project intended to help the ministry design a policy that integrates technology in schools.

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  • Dr. Aguirre with students

    IED Students’ Trip to Guatemala

    Katherine and Erica, IEDM and IEDP graduate students traveled to Guatemala with their advisor Dr. Maria Aguirre for their applied research project (ARP).

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  • Dr. Aguirre with students

    Trip to Abidjan

    Dr. Maria Aguirre, Estefania Cohn, and Andrea Vazquez traveled to Ivory Coast to train Monitoring and Evaluation division as well as program department of the African Development Bank on Integral development evaluation approach.

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    Graduate Fair 2018

    2018 Graduate Fair to learn about CUA graduate degree programs.

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  • Summer Graduates

    Summer Graduates

    Congratulations, our IED summer graduates on successfully defending your Applied Research Project!

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  • Dr. Cruz's Trip to India

    Dr. Cruz's Trip to India

    Last month, Dr.Cruz traveled to Chennai, India to participate in discussions with CRS about ongoing research projects and results of assessment, as well as about future cooperation.

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  • West Bank Trip

    West Bank Trip

    On May 21, lead by Dr. Maria Aguirre a team of IED students: Estefania Cohn, Andrea Vazquez and Selamawit Bekele traveled to the WestBank region.

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  • Integral Economic Development (IED) Master’s Programs Celebrate New Graduates

    The Integral Economic Development (IED) Master’s Programs hosted an event at CUA to celebrate its new graduates from the Integral Economic Development Management (IEDM) and the Integral Economic Development Policy (IEDP) programs.

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  • Dr. Aguirre Highlights Implications of Dignity for International Development

    Dr. Aguirre Highlights Implications of Dignity for International Development

    Maria Sophia Aguirre, professor of economics at the Catholic University of America, was a major contributor at the second international Human Dignity and Human Development Conference hosted by the University of Notre Dame's Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

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  • What should students and universities be doing to keep up with the changing demands of the global development sector? Photo by: Ford School / CC BY-ND

    The Integral Economic Development Graduate Program Highlighted in Devex Publication

    A recent article from Devex has highlighted the importance of students’ quantitative skills and technologic abilities in the development field.

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  • Dr. Cruz at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    Dr. Cruz at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    Last Friday, Dr. Cruz spoke at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), held in New York by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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  • Integral Economic Development (IED) Master’s Programs Celebrate New Graduates

    Integral Economic Development (IED) Master’s Programs Celebrate New Graduates

    The Integral Economic Development (IED) Master’s Programs hosted an event at CUA to celebrate its new graduates from the Integral Economic Development Management (IEDM) and the Integral Economic Development Policy (IEDP) programs. The Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Dr. Brian Engelland, spoke to new graduates at the event.

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  • Mary Ngugi

    Personal Insights into International Development

    With over fifteen years of work experience in project management, grants management, program operations, financial management and program monitoring and evaluation, Mary Ngugi has myriad experiences from which she offers her advice and perspectives.

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  • Dr. Paloma Duran

    In the Press: Professor Paloma Duran Discusses Transition to the Sustainable Development Goals

    Dr. Paloma Duran, Integral Economic Development professor and Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund, was recently featured in the Inter Press Service News Agency.

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  • Future State 2030: How Global Trends are Shaping the Development Challenge

    Trevor Davies, Global Head of the International Development Assistance Services Center of Excellence at KPMG, spoke to program students about trends in world populations, poverty levels, and the need for significant development programs to overcome challenges such as shortages of teachers.

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  • Accessing the Forgotten, Marginalized and Vulnerable: Getting Hidden Issues onto Big Agendas

    Antony Duttine, Rehabilitation Advisor at Handicap International, presented at the weekly Leaders in Development seminar on the link between poverty and disability, and the important role of advocacy.

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  • Neal Kringel, Director of the Africa Operations Team within the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

    Africa’s Evolving Patterns of Violence and Examples of Practical Interventions

    Neal Kringel, Director of the Africa Operations Team within the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State, addressed IED Program students on the evolution of challenges in Africa.

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  • From Mule Back to Three Hundred Million Dollar Program Manager: a Perspective on the Premise, Practice, and Peril of Development

    Christopher Broughton, currently the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Country Team Lead for the development of a $250 million energy program for Benin, spoke to Integral Economic Development Program students about the multifaceted nature of development.

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  • Rajan Kapoor, a technical manager at MSI

    Development Perspectives from a USAID Implementing Partner

    Rajan Kapoor, a technical manager at MSI, shared valuable insight and tips with students at this week’s Leaders in Development Seminar.

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  • Daniel Runde, Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

    Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity

    “The world is changing in all kinds of positive ways. We, the United States, want to participate in the shared opportunity that is development,” remarked Daniel Runde, Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) at this week’s Leaders in Development Seminar.

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  • IED Program students

    United We Stand, Divided We Beg

    Patricia Ware, President and CEO of The Ware Development Group, joined IED Program students and faculty to share her perspectives on community development and relationship-building.

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