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Project Dreamcatcher

Project DreamCatcher Empowers Native American Business Women

May 24, 2019

Lydelle Davies is a member of the Navajo nation and a recent graduate of Project DreamCatcher, a one-week business training program for Native American women funded by Freeport-McMoRan and implemented by Thunderbird School of Global Management. Lydelle believes that Project DreamCatcher allows participants to grow from the knowledge that a renowned institution like Thunderbird can provide. “It’s a huge deal,” said Davies, who is a graduate of Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. “People who are part of the Thunderbird School of Global Management are global leaders. It is pretty impressive.”read more


Can Development Aid Reduce International Migration?

Can Development Aid Reduce International Migration?

October 16, 2018

In response to concerns about immigration, Western governments are increasingly turning to foreign aid as a solution, reasoning that aid addresses root causes, deterring migration by encouraging economic growth and employment. New research by Thunderbird Professor Jonas Gamso has found that aid doesn't always work like that, yet one type of aid does have a deterring effect on immigration.read more


Graduate Pays It Forward with Paper Airplanes

October 10, 2018

Life has its interesting turns and twists, and sometimes gives you a rare chance to pay forward for the generous gifts you have received in the past. This was very apparent to me during the campus tribute in April 2018, where I was able to clearly see the arc of my life and how Thunderbird both helped me advance and afforded me the tools to support others in pursuing their dreams.read more