Global Master's in Development Practice

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The Global Master’s in Development Practice "Secretariat is one of the core recommendations of a report from the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 2007-2008 Commission was co-chaired by John W. McArthur, CEO & Executive Director of Millennium Promise and Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and comprised 20 eminent sustainable development experts and practitioners. Based at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Secretariat serves as the umbrella organization overseeing all Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) programs and activities worldwide." [1]

International Advisory Board

Accessed August 2009: [2]

  • Lisa Anderson : Provost, American University of Cairo
  • Lee Yee Cheong : President ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology
  • John DeGioia : President, Georgetown University
  • Helene Gayle : President & CEO, CARE
  • Lawrence Haddad : Director, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex
  • Jeffrey Koplan : Vice President for Academic Health Affairs, Emory University, Woodruff Health Sciences Center
  • Freddie Kwesiga: Coordinator, African Water Facility, African Development Bank
  • Venancio Massingue : Minister, Science and Technology, Mozambique
  • John McArthur (Co-Chair): CEO & Executive Director, Millennium Promise
  • Goolam Mohamedbhai : Secretary-General, Association of African Universities
  • Milena Novy-Marx (Co-Chair) : Program Officer, Global Security and Sustainabilty, The MacArthur Foundation
  • R.K. Pachauri: Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Jeffrey Sachs (Co-Chair) : Director, Earth Institute
  • Laurence Tubiana : Director, Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations Sciences Po
  • Xiao Geng: Director, Brookings-Tsinghua Center, Tsinghua University



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  1. Introduction, Global Master's in Development Practice, accessed August 5, 2009.
  2. International Advisory Board, Global Master's in Development Practice, accessed August 5, 2009.