Clint Misamore `10 MAIR Works to Advance Policy Solutions for International Economic Development Goals

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Clint Misamore '10 MA IR

Clint Misamore is the Coordinator for Marketing and Program Development at the Milken Institute, a think-tank that strives to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital, and enhance health. He earned his MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University with an Advanced Certificate in Civil Society in 2010, and holds a BS from Purdue University.

Clint is also a founding member of Y-Generation Against Poverty and Sanejo-both successful non-profit organizations with an international development focus. He has lived, worked, and conducted research in over 25 countries. He has also worked with GlobalGiving, which provided him a unique opportunity to spend eight months representing the company in over fifteen countries. He describes, “It was an exhausting and incredibly rewarding experience. I had never thought I would end up in Russia yet I spent three months traveling the entire country.”

Clint’s experience is wide and far-reaching, including project management – from planning, implementation, and evaluation; to administration, event planning, business development, and agricultural and medical research; to project supervision, research assignments, and training seminars in a variety of disparate economic and political climates-including post-conflict and conflict settings. He holds management experience in small and medium enterprise consulting in Africa, and has significant experience conducting civil society strengthening and non-profit consulting in over fifteen countries worldwide.

Clint has found his experience at Maxwell to be essential for his career: “The Maxwell School provided a strong foundation and the necessary tools to critically analyze important policy issues and their implications. The MA IR degree is excellent because it casts such a wide net in the required courses while simultaneously allowing students the perfect amount of flexibility to focus on the issues that interests them most.  Through Maxwell, I made some great contacts while interning in Washington, D.C., did business consulting in South Africa, and conducted research in Bangladesh and Nepal.”

His favorite courses while attending Syracuse were Sustainable Development and NGO Management: “Sustainable Development required a lot of reading but was well worth it if one is up for the challenge.  The NGO Management was a winter course but offered a great overview for someone interested in the operations of NGOs. If you can handle being at Syracuse when all the students are on winter holiday it is a great course.”

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