ABOUT SMU IDS AND THE UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY
International Development Studies is about addressing the causes and consequences of global poverty and social injustice. It combines critical thinking with practice in every day life aimed at enhancing the ability of all global citizens to actively participate in society to confront the world’s most pressing social, economic, political, and environmental problems. While some in this world have a range of opportunities and benefits, the majority world encounters daily challenges to survive and thrive. Drawing on a distinctly global and interdisciplinary approach, International Development Studies is concerned with what it takes to improve lives and livelihoods, and understand and alter the historical and current patterns of global injustice.
The SMU International Development Studies Undergraduate Society (SMU IDSUS) is committed to engaging students and the general public on issues related to International Development.