IDCE Reflects on and Celebrates the First Ten Years

On March 30 and 31, the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) will celebrate its first ten years as a formal department, inviting the Clark community to a keynote address and symposium.

“We’ll be looking at the accomplishments of the past decade and the challenges we faced,” said IDCE Director William Fisher. “Together, we’ll look forward to envision the next ten years and what the future holds for us and interdisciplinary departments like IDCE.”

On March 30, IDCE will host keynote speaker, Amy Goodman, award-winning investigative journalist, author, syndicated columnist, and host of the “Democracy Now!” TV/radio program. The event will take place in Tilton Hall at the Higgins University Center, starting at 4 p.m.

On March 31, IDCE will present a two-part symposium titled “Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers,” starting at 9 a.m. in the Grace and Lurie Rooms at the Higgins University Center. Panel topics will include:

  • Global Health and Social Justice: Who Sets the Agenda?
  • Meeting Complex Challenges: The Evolution of Environmental Science & Policy
  • Neighborhoods and Regions of Promise: Pathways to Sustainable Development, and
  • GIS Applications to Environmental Change, Conservation and REDD.

Among the panelists scheduled to participate are Clark faculty, IDCE alumni, colleagues, and at least one policy expert.

All events are free and open to the public.

Learn more about IDCE: The First Ten Years.

For more information on Amy Goodman please visit


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