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IPED Students Visit South Africa


Henry Schwalbenberg, Ph.D., professor of political science and Director of the Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development, shares with us this dispatch from Johannesburg, where 27 students are currently enrolled in Fordham IPED’s Emerging Markets program in South Africa:

“They have completed the first two weeks of the program and have one more week to go. Twelve of these students are regular Fordham students from New York, while the remaining 15 students are sponsored by various South African institutions such as the University of Pretoria, the Reserve Bank of South Africa and the DeBeers Mining company,” he writes.

Fordham IPED students gather in Mandela Square after visiting the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Photo by Henry Schwalbenberg

“Besides regular classes, students have received briefings from key policy makers representing South African businesses, government and labor as well as officials representing American businesses and the US Embassy.
At the conclusion of the class, the students who have traveled from New York will go on safari in South Africa’s famous Krueger National Park.”

Can’t wait to see those safari pictures!


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