Topic: seminar

Calvelli ’19: I’d like to do more than ‘push back on that’

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Calvelli ’19: I’d like to do more than ‘push back on that’

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Anyone who’s taken a seminar at Brown knows the scene: some kid who clearly hasn’t done the reading raises their hand to say something ignorant and borderline racist. Another hand shoots up.

Erin Beck PhD ’12 conducted extensive research on two NGOs in Guatemala: Namaste and Fraternity. A large portion of her effort was spent collecting information about Namaste’s impact on the female entrepenuers it aims to empower, ultimately finding that many well-intentioned programs fall short of expectations.

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Erin Beck weighs effectiveness of NGOs in Guatemala

March 7, 2018 0 comments

Erin Beck PhD ’12, associate professor of political science at the University of Oregon, began her dissertation on the role of nongovernmental organizations with a simple question in mind: NGOs may come into “developing” nations intending to bring about constructive change, but are they actually effective in doing so?