Development Clinic is the civic engagement initiative of the Department. It aims at facilitating development of civic engagement skills by the department’s students. Students in the past were designing and implementing education programs at the municipal center for homeless children, developing environmental and other initiatives. The Clinic works by facilitating students organizing their initiatives which aim to address social issues in communities around the campus. Besides this, the Clinic partners with non-profit organizations where students can be placed as volunteers/interns and gain valuable civic engagement and project management experience.
A Guest Lecture by Tamo Chattopadhay
The Development Clinic hosted a guest lecture by Tamo Chattopadhay, International Program Coordinator of the Bard College on January 19, 2017. Dr. Chattopadhay spoke about international development and education, and shared his personal experiences of working in development projects around the world.
Dr. Chattopadhay elaborated about the role of the technologies in providing learning opportunities for children in distant areas and conflict zones, and stressed the need in matching student education and skills to the demands of the 21st century.