Mark Maathuis worked as an international correspondent for United Press International and reported for several Dutch magazines and Web sites on American politics, the "war on terror" and legal issues. He holds two master's degrees, one in journalism from American University and the other in civil law from Leiden University. Mark joined Devex in November 2007 as a fellow in our Washington, D.C., office and continued to contribute to our Web site the following year. He is a native speaker of Dutch, fluent in English, proficient in French and German, and speaks basic Italian.
Internships and networking are essential for students interested in a career in international development, says David Gow, who leads George Washington University's International Development Studies.
The future of any country that is experiencing war or strife is not going to be resolved by the military, but by the people of that country based on their desire to improve their lives, said U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) July 29, 2008, days after returning from a trip to Afghanistan and Iraq. "Development," Hagel added, "is critical to that."
Today's global challenges offer historic opportunities, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) said at a July 29, 2008, event co-sponsored by the World Bank and Devex in Washington, D.C. "We are limited only by our own abilities to frame" the issues we tackle, he noted, adding that "institutions of common interest" should be "revitalized."
<p>We are living through one of the most "transformational" times in history, U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) said at a July 29, 2008, event co-sponsored by the World Bank and Devex in Washington, D.C. "You are part of redefining the elements of world order," Hagel told an audience dominated by World Bank staff and other development professionals.</p>
At DAI, going overseas happens in cycles and rotations, CEO Tony Barclay told an audience at the the Society for International Development's annual career fair on May 7, 2008. "There`s no mechanical approach to forcing this," he said.