Blum Center

News and announcements about the Blum Center for Developing Economies

Global Education Initiative in process at UC Davis

November 23, 2018
The Global Education Initiative is a program being developed by UC Davis Global Affairs that intends to incorporate the realities of a globally-connected world into UC Davis students’ education.

Africa comes to Davis

October 23, 2018
Tese Foundation and the UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs present the Inaugural African Lioness Symposium to the Davis/Sacramento area.

Transfer of a Lifetime

August 24, 2018
Leanne Bolaño ’17 is an aspiring political leader in the field of environmental studies. She’s attending law school on a full ride and is passionate about gender equity, global development and environmental justice. As an undergrad, she secured an international fellowship to oversee agricultural research and served as UC Davis president of IGNITE, a national organization that empowers women to pursue leadership careers in political office. She’s exceptionally bright and charismatic—a born leader—and a natural fit for the university.

5 Ways to Get a Global Perspective for Better Career Options

May 30, 2018
Increasingly, employers are looking for students who understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities that come with globalization. So, how can students prepare for professional and personal success in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world? Here are five of the many ways to gain a global perspective, open doors to new career options and make friends along the way.

Near and Far: Introduction to Travel Writing

Travel Writing for UC Davis Students

Have you recently returned from travels or do you have plans to travel this summer? Are you new to the United States? Do you enjoy encounters with other cultures and take interest in learning about other people?

  • International Center Conference Room 3119
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Cross-Border Citizens: Poverty and Inequality in Border Regions

Border zones can be sites of civic and artistic creativity from which more inclusive imaginaries of regional coexistence can emerge. This talk by University of California, San Diego professors Teddy Cruz and Fona Forman explores the idea of a "cross-border citizen" whose sense of belonging is oriented by the shifting challenges, opportunities, interests and aspirations negotiated among diverse people who share a contested space.
  • Manetti Shrem Museum
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Graduate Student Funding Opportunity through the Blum Center

A part of Global Affairs, the Blum Center for Developing Economies offers a graduate student funding opportunity called Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions (PASS) grants, which provide between $1,000 and $4,000 in seed funding for graduate students to find and execute viable solutions for reducing poverty around the world.