MDP Blog



"Cruel and Unusual: Incarcerated in the Haitian National Penitentiary" by Deborah Dimmett Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:51 MDP graduate Deborah Dimmett conducted interviews and site visits in Haiti to determine the circumstances under which people accused of crimes were being held in pre-trial detention under terrible... Read More
"Climate Change Resilience among the Maasai of Narok, Kenya," by Kelli M Williams Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 17:35 MDP graduate Kelli Williams, working among the Maasai peoples of Kenya, conducted her master's research project on how they perceived changes to the climate and sought to adapt to new challenges... Read More
"The Role of Housing Partnerships in Refugee Resettlement," by Michelle Schatz Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 17:25 MDP graduate Michelle Schatz, working with the International Rescue Committee in Arizona, conducted her master's research project on how housing partnerships can facilitate trust within communities... Read More
"Small-scale Aquaculture in Sierra Leone,West Africa," by Joseph Stewart Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 17:20 MDP graduate Joseph Stewart conducted his master's research project in in rural Sierra Leone, West Africa. Working with the NGO WorldFish, Joe studied the promotion small-scale aquaculture as a... Read More
"The Missing Piece of World Food Program’s Strategic Plan: Cambodia as Illustration of WFP’s Need to Lead and Collaborate in Addressing the World Obesity Epidemic," by Amanda Hixson Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 17:12 MDP graduate Amanda Hixson conducted her master's research project in Cambodia, working with our partner organization TANGO International. Her focus was on the role of the UN World Food Program on... Read More
"The integration of more plant-based foods in our diet: Reformulating our assumptions about consumption," by Sandra Wiebe Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 17:02 MDP graduate Sandra Wiebe conducted her master's research project on the consumers’ perspectives, attitudes and behaviors towards this shifting of menu options towards a plant-based diet.    
"Post-resettled refugees: Programming that links mental health, language, and self-sufficiency," by Amel Lebatt Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 16:52 MDP graduate Amel Lebatt, working with the International Rescue Committee in Arizona, conducted her master's research project on the need for programming that takes into account mental health... Read More
"Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Sustainability in Eleuthera, Bahamas," by Philana A. Jeremiah.pdf Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 16:34 MDP graduate Philana A. Jeremiah conducted her master's research project in Eleuthera in The Bahamas, studying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its utility for understanding the natural and... Read More
"Benefits and Barriers to Sustainable Land Management: Farmer Perceptions in Western Kenya," by Anna Jackson Friday, June 7, 2019 - 14:54 MDP graduate Anna Jackson conducted her master's research project in Western Kenya with a focus on farmer perceptions of the key benefits they perceive, and barriers they encounter, with regard to... Read More
Shifting the Narrative: The Power of Women-Led Social Movements Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 15:45 UA MDP alumnae Michelle Schatz and Robin Al-haddad have published an article on the Praxis Center blog on the role of Rohingya women in promoting the human rights of their communities in Myanmar and... Read More