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Inside the CDE

Conf Historical Persistence in Comparative Development Conference

henry bruton The passing of Professor Henry Bruton

Meet the Class of 2015: 30 students from 22 different countries

rc2Brochure: General information about applying to the CDE program

rc3aWorking Papers: On economic development topics

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Life at CDE


Building Community

Fellows live in the CDE building, a large, architecturally distinguished building on the College campus, convenient to all College facilities, or CDE-arranged college housing, unless they are accompanied by family members. The CDE building contains a classroom, computer labs, dining room, communal kitchen, bedrooms, common living rooms, recreational space and administrative offices under one roof. The interaction among fellows made possible by this arrangement is a unique feature of the CDE program.

picnicpedroniSome dining is required at the CDE while other meals can be eaten in any of several College dining halls, or prepared in the CDE communal kitchen, where fellows enjoy the opportunity to cook some of their favorite recipes and share them with fellow classmates. While the winters can be long and the academics rigorous, fellows still manage to have a good time. Whether there is a scheduled campus-wide event, an event specifically designed for CDE fellows, or spontaneous playing in the snow, fellows are able to participate in a full range of College and CDE academic and social activities. CDE Host Family Program Intercultural Night Keys to a successful year