Turn compassion into action to address critical global issues

Nongovernmental Organizations and Civil Society Concentration

Become a changemaker and build skills to steer non-profit organizations around foster resilience and alleviate poverty in communities around the world.

This concentration is only available for students enrolled in the Master of International Development program.

Areas of Focus

Major Courses and Plans of Study

With the nongovernmental organizations and civil society concentration, you will choose from a range of core courses tailored to you interests as well as taking a set of required degree courses.  A set of required degree courses are outlined in the MID plan of study for this concentration.

Faculty Experts

Work with faculty whose academic backgrounds, fieldwork, and research are at the nexus of environmental policy and practice.

Nuno themudo

Nuno Themudo 
Associate Professor

A fluent speaker of Portuguese and Spanish, Themudo’s research focuses on the impact of the nonprofit sector on development, especially on the fight against corruption and environmental protection. 

Paul Nelson

Paul J. Nelson
Associate Professor

With 13 years of experience working as a policy analyst for several NGOs, Nelson brings a wealth of real-world knowledge to issues of international development.

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili
Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Governance and Markets

Murtazashvili's cutting edge research is based on more than two decades of extensive field management experience in challenging environments.