The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), together with its sister organization in the Dominican Republic Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), will host the InteRDom Closing Ceremony August 9, 2007. The event will see an end to the academic study and internship summer program which has given international students the opportunity to intern with leading organizations in the Dominican Republic. Several students who have carryied-out projects during their time in the country will present the findings of their research at the ceremony.
Over the course of twelve weeks, InteRDom program participants have carried out internships in the fields of: education, environmental studies, migration, international development, disaster management, remittances, gender issues and HIV/AIDs prevention.
Participating organizations this summer have included: The Center for Export and Investment for the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD), the National Judiciary School (ENJ), the American Chamber of Commerce for the Dominican Republic (AMCHAM), the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), the Dominican newspaper Clave Digital, World Vision, the Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF) and the Program for the Preparation and Prevention of Disasters (part of the United Nations Development Program), Alianza N.G.O. and Centro León.
The academic component of InteRDom was coordinated by UNIBE University and included specialized courses on Contemporary Caribbean History and Culture, a Spanish language course and seminars on the Central American Free Trade Agreement with the Dominican Republic (DR-CAFTA).
InteRDom also offered students excursions and workshops with leading cultural specialists and academics from across the Dominican Republic, such as Dominican musician and anthropologist, Xiomara Fortuna.
Universities and Students, InteRDom Summer Program 2007:
BARUCH COLLEGE (New York)
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (New Hampshire)
YALE UNIVERSITY (Connecticut)
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY (New York)
WASHINGTON LEE UNIVERSITY (Virginia)
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (Massachusetts)
JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (Washington, DC)
PACE UNIVERSITY (New York)
NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY (New York)
BROWN UNIVERSITY (Rhode Island)
Matthew A. Lieber