The Center’s Project on International Development

Letters to the Editor: Rosalind Wyman’s was a life well lived, but she left the world with a heavy burden in her heart.

To the Editor:

I am writing to call attention to the fact that I have had the honor of serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Scholars (NAS). I will be making my annual address to the organization next week. As I did in 2009, I will emphasize the importance of the work that we do at the Center.

In this letter, I wish to highlight two projects of the Center. The first is the Project on International Development (PID). The PID is a global research and policy institute that studies international development at the country, regional, and global level. PID is a collaborative research program that draws upon faculty from around the University of Maryland. This program is sponsored by the University’s Global Futures Initiative. The PID has three research themes:

(i) Poverty and the Developing World, the focus of the past three years of the project. The PID seeks to understand the role of the global economic recession on development, particularly in the developing world.

(ii) Health and Development, the focus of the past three years of the project, which we are actively pursuing. The PID seeks to understand how health and development are interconnected at the social, political, and economic level.

(iii) Transnational Migration and Development, the focus of the past three years of the project. The PID seeks to understand how globalization and immigration influence development in various regions of the United States.

The second is the project on the Future of American Foreign Policy. The Center is actively pursuing a project that examines how the United States should approach its relationship with other countries. Its current project, entitled “New Directions in the Study of International Relations,” examines the future of American foreign policy during peacetime and the implications of such a policy. This project examines the future of American foreign policy beginning in the post-Cold War era and throughout the end of the century. The study was initiated when the Center was awarded a three-year, nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund research and the writing of an introductory book. The Center also has a team that is actively pursuing this project, which should conclude later this year.

As I discussed with Senator Mikulski, you and others will take center stage at a time of major transformation for the United States. As you can clearly see, there is

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