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Celebrate Heller Authors
"Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid"
with Isabella Jean, MA/COEX ' 06

Thursday, April 11th, 5:00 pm in Heller, Zinner Forum

Isabella Jean, co-author of "Time to Listen," will convey her research experience with CDA's Listening Project that captured the ideas, insights and analyses of nearly 6,000 people across 20 countries where international aid has been provided. The book summarizes the voices of aid recipients as well as the reflections of aid workers themselves on the effectiveness of international aid efforts. The evidence from The Listening Project shows that aid recipients want smarter aid, not necessarily more aid. Smarter aid involves understanding the local context and providing local stakeholders with a voice and decision-making power in how aid is conceived, funded, carried out and evaluated. "Time to Listen" captures experiences and ideas on how to make international aid more effective and shift the paradigm from the current externally driven aid delivery system to a collaborative one that truly supports local people as drivers of their own development. For all Brandeis students who are considering careers in international development, peacebuilding, public health and community-based work, this book should provide food for thought and stimulate discussions with your classmates. Click here for Isabella's bio and here to download flyer.

Professor Jean's co-authors are Mary B. Anderson, Fournder and former Executive Director CDA Collaborative Learning Projects and Dayna Brown, Director of the Listening Program at CDA Collaborative Learning Projects.

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