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About Global IDEAS

Our Mission

Global Innovations in Development, Engagement, and Scholarship (Global IDEAS) catalyzes interdisciplinary thought, research, and action to solve global/grand challenges in an international development context. We facilitate communities of practice; collaborate and engage with external partners and donors; enhance opportunities for faculty and staff to conduct research, education, and engagement; and provide proposal development and project management to support MSU’s international objectives.

Our Vision

MSU faculty and staff: 

  •  are sought after by partners around the world for collaborative endeavors; 

  • have increased access to funding sources to support their engagement in international development projects;

  • develop competitive and high-quality proposals for impactful projects; and 

  • are recognized as thought leaders in the international development space and help shape dialogue. 


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Coffee Hour with Global IDEAS

These informal gatherings present an opportunity to meet Global IDEAS staff, and network with other MSU researchers engaged in international research. Meeting times for future coffee hours will be posted here when confirmed.