My Programs


IS is a living-learning program for first- and second-year UMD students who are interested in better understanding the world as it is, who wish to conceive a vision for the world as it might be, and who are committed to developing the skills and mindset of a global citizen, including an understanding of global justice, development ethics, human rights, and human dignity.

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FIRE Global Development and Design explores what ethical development around the world really means and needs. We will look at the values-based differences between “good” and “bad” development and the technological and design tools that can help program designers do their jobs better.

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The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) prepares students with the theoretical frameworks and practical skills necessary to address critical global concerns.

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