In this table, Peru Alumni welcome Alex Contreras to the proud Williams community (we missed a couple of fellows, but all in all, we promise to keep in permanent contact). From left to right: Saul Paredes (1985), Raul Torres (1978), Jim Carrera (2006), Alex Contreras (2013), Karla Cordova (2012), Cesar… Continue reading »


Soulysak Thamnuvong ’04, Laos, writes to announce the birth of his son Sakarine Thamnuvong. (July 2010) back to all news… Continue reading »

International Reunion

Four CDE alumni from the Class of 2005 met at the Australian National University. In the photo are Truong Nguyen (Vietnam), Delwar Hossain (Bangladesh), Trang Truong (Vietnam), and Zulfiqar Hyder (Pakistan). (July 2010) back to all news… Continue reading »


Hussain Bin Yaacob, ’94 writes that, “it was good to hear from Pam. It reminds me of those happy moments when we were at CDE.I still remember my first winter there. It was bliss and cold lasted about 3 months. I especially loved seeing my kids playing in the snow… Continue reading »

South Africa

Mudunwazi Baloyi ’97, South Africa, writes that he is back in South Africa after spending 6 years in Washington, DC at the Embassy of South Africa as its Trade Diplomat. He is now working with Gauteng Economic Development Agency, as its General Manager of Investments, Trade and Projects Facilitation. (July… Continue reading »


Antonio Thompson ‘04, Barbados, writes that he recently got married and is now working at the Fair Trading Commission. (July 2010) back to all news… Continue reading »


Grace Staurt Ndyareeba ‘ 95 writes “It always gives me pride to be associated with Williams College. Whenever I make presentations at International seminars / workshops I reflect on the long reading hours of CDE, my only regret is that I missed Prof.Bruton’s direct words of “searching and learning”, The… Continue reading »


Kenneth K.Y. See (‘81), has written to let us know the following: “Ramon K. Katigbak (‘67) passed away recently in the U.S. at the age of 70. A life-long intellectual, academic, author, public servant, and free spirit, Jun, holder of a B.A. Humanities (Honors) degree, obtained a Ph.D (Economics) and… Continue reading »


Abdullah Suhaimin Md Yunus, ’97, writes “After graduating from CDE, I was posted back to Economic Planning Unit and in 2004 I was posted to Ministry of education and after two years, I moved to Treasury until now.  Nur Auni, my eldest child, is now in Penn State studying BioTech. Continue reading »


Sankara N. Krishnan, ’65 (when the CDE was located at Cluett House) wrote to say: “…I have very pleasant memories of my days at the CDE forty five years ago. I particularly remember Prof Henry Bruton who taught Quantitative Analysis and Prof Gates who taught Economics of Development. I had… Continue reading »