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  1. Jennifer Lentfer
    July 6, 2014

    I should note that I learned about “The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism” by Lilie Chouliaraki after my syllabus was turned in last semester. I’m considering it for the fall. Here’s a review of it by Tobias Denskus: http://aidnography.blogspot.com/2013/12/Chouliaraki-Ironic-Spectator-Solidarity-Post-Humanitarianism-Book-Review.html

  2. Jennifer Lentfer
    September 11, 2014

    People can join in a Twitter chat tonight 9/11/14 at 6pm EST for a discussion with my current class – just use #IntlDevComms. “The Development Element” will continue to evolve!

  3. Jindra Cekan
    September 25, 2014

    Nice doc – especially the checklist, Jennifer. I especially like that you highlighted the role of learning from failure as well as success (that donors are open?!) and that who’s really driving are our ultimate clients (not just we ‘experts’. May skillful communications build momentum on both!

  4. Raisa Mirza
    November 22, 2014

    These are great! I keep being told that communications in international development is purely PR for more funds. I think organisations have a great opportunity to re-brand themselves as thoughtful and to really encourage the general public to think more critically about global issues. One of the things that I’ve been reading a lot about is communicating failure to audiences. Some organisations for example Engineers Without Borders Canada have been publishing a Failure Report for some years now, which shows real willingness to question themselves and the impact they are having, while also giving them the ability to becoming much more innovative in the long run.

  5. Seana Wilkerson
    February 15, 2015

    This is amazing!! I started noticing these same short comings in development/aid communications in 2011 and ended up writing my masters dissertation on the subject. I’m so glad to see I’m not the only one. I too had a very difficult time finding legitimate research and literature on the subject at that time. From 2012-2014 I was working on the corporate side, in Diversity Communications but have maintained a great interest in the global and grassroots aspects too. How can I continue to learn and contribute to this subject from Kansas City??

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