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Marisel Moreno to Receive Sheedy AwardMarisel Moreno to Receive Sheedy Award
Faculty Fellow Marisel Moreno has been selected to receive the 2016 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters.

New Book Explores Impact of “Cultural Entropy” on Media Campaigns in GhanaNew Book Explores Impact of “Cultural Entropy” on Media Campaigns in Ghana
A new book by Faculty Fellow Terence McDonnell uses AIDS campaigns in Ghana as a case study to examine why expensive media campaigns that try to harness the power of culture to change beliefs or behavior often fail.

Beatty Wins 2016 AHA Friedrich Katz PrizeBeatty Wins 2016 AHA Friedrich Katz Prize
Faculty Fellow Ted Beatty has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Friedrich Katz Prize, given by the American Historical Association for the best book in Latin American and Caribbean history.

Al Stepan Champions “Twin Tolerations” in Return to KelloggAl Stepan Champions “Twin Tolerations” in Return to Kellogg
A major lecture by Al Stepan ’58 was an opportunity for Kellogg to celebrate a distinguished scholar and dynamic institution builder who has had close ties to the Institute since its inception.

Bleck Named Ford Program Senior Research AdvisorBleck Named Ford Program Senior Research Advisor
Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck has been appointed to the new position of senior research advisor to the Kellogg Institute’s Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity.

Cassel Awarded Colombia's Highest Honor for Foreign CitizensCassel Awarded Colombia's Highest Honor for Foreign Citizens
Colombia has conferred upon Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel the Order of Merit, the highest award Colombia grants to foreign citizens.

New Distinguished Research Affiliates Join Kellogg CommunityNew Distinguished Research Affiliates Join Kellogg Community
Senior scholars from Cornell, Vanderbilt, and the University of Texas, Austin, have been named Kellogg Distinguished Research Affiliates.

Ball Investigates Relationship between Language and Place in BrazilBall Investigates Relationship between Language and Place in Brazil
On an ACLS fellowship, Faculty Fellow Christopher Ball is exploring how the Wauja people of Brazil use words to create an identity that ties their culture to a nearby river.

Carozza Appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social SciencesCarozza Appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
Kellogg Director Paolo Carozza has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis.

Noble Participates in US-China Consultation on People-to-People ExchangeNoble Participates in US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange
Faculty Fellow Jonathan Noble spoke at the 7th annual US-China conference to promote and strengthen ties between the United States and China.

Lopez to Judge New $100 Million MacArthur CompetitionLopez to Judge New $100 Million MacArthur Competition
Faculty Fellow George A. Lopez will serve as an evaluating judge for a newly launched McArthur Foundation competition designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet.

Pelton Receives Honorary DoctoratePelton Receives Honorary Doctorate
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland in recognition of his exemplary scholarly career and lifelong service to Latin America and the Latin American Church.

Botero Wins Law and Society Dissertation PrizeBotero Wins Law and Society Dissertation Prize
Former PhD Fellow Sandra Botero has received the Law and Society Association’s 2016 dissertation prize for “Courts that Matter: Judges, Litigants, and the Politics of Rights Enforcement in Latin America,” codirected by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring and former Fellow Daniel Brinks.

Ball Wins ACLS Fellowship to Conduct Research in BrazilBall Wins ACLS Fellowship to Conduct Research in Brazil
Faculty Fellow Christopher Ball has won a 2016 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship to study the local history and culture of an indigenous tribe in Brazil.

V-Dem Materials Teach Researchers How to Incorporate Measurement ErrorV-Dem Materials Teach Researchers How to Incorporate Measurement Error
Instructional materials are now available online for researchers wishing to learn the intricacies of dealing with measurement error when using Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) data.

“What do I have to do to get an A?”“What do I have to do to get an A?”
In a new book, Faculty Fellow Susan D. Blum undertakes an “anthropology of college,” exploring why students who love to learn may still find their educational experiences difficult and unsatisfying.

DC Workshop Explores Impact of Proposed Nicaraguan CanalDC Workshop Explores Impact of Proposed Nicaraguan Canal
At a forum co-organized by Kellogg Director Paolo Carozza, environmental and legal experts discussed the implications of a new transoceanic canal proposed by Nicaragua.

2016–17 Visiting Fellows Announced2016–17 Visiting Fellows Announced
Eight scholars and one journalist have been selected as next year’s Kellogg visiting fellows. They will conduct research on a range of issues related to democracy and human development around the world.

Geography Key to Maintaining Peace after Civil Conflict, Daly FindsGeography Key to Maintaining Peace after Civil Conflict, Daly Finds
In her new book, Faculty Fellow Sarah Zukerman Daly analyzes the trajectories of armed groups following peace accords, using Colombia as her central case study.

New Report Analyzes Role of Gender in Latino Savings and RetirementNew Report Analyzes Role of Gender in Latino Savings and Retirement
A research report directed by Faculty Fellow Karen Richman finds that Mexican-heritage women and men are far more alike than different in attitudes toward savings for retirement.

A Wager for PeaceA Wager for Peace
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel brings his transitional justice expertise to bear in negotiations for peace in Colombia.

High Stakes in Pope’s Visit to Mexico, Says CasarellaHigh Stakes in Pope’s Visit to Mexico, Says Casarella
Faculty Fellow Peter Casarella predicts the pontiff’s first trip to Mexico will be “historic encounter.”

Exemplary Mentoring Boosts Undergraduate ScholarshipExemplary Mentoring Boosts Undergraduate Scholarship
Faculty Fellow Paul Ocobock, a historian of 20th-century Africa, and International Scholar Bright Gyamfi ’16 understand very well the demands and rewards of good mentoring.

Graubart Wins Prestigious Robertson PrizeGraubart Wins Prestigious Robertson Prize
Faculty Fellow Karen Graubart has received the 2015 best article prize from the Conference on Latin American History for “Learning from the Qadi: The Jurisdiction of Local Rule in the Early Colonial Andes.”

Anthropologist’s Research Impacts Refugee Policy in KenyaAnthropologist’s Research Impacts Refugee Policy in Kenya
Faculty Fellow Rahul Oka’s work is helping to change the focus of international aid from humanitarian assistance to self-reliance.

Kellogg Welcomes Five New Visiting FellowsKellogg Welcomes Five New Visiting Fellows
Five new visiting fellows bring their diverse backgrounds and academic pursuits to the Kellogg Institute this semester.

V-Dem Dataset Released to PublicV-Dem Dataset Released to Public
The complete Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) dataset has been made public for use by researchers and citizens around the world, with big consequences for the study of democracy, says Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge.

New Book Shows Impact of Education on Democratic CitizenshipNew Book Shows Impact of Education on Democratic Citizenship
Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck explores the relationship between schooling, political knowledge, and political participation in Mali.

Pérez-Liñán Named Editor-in-Chief of LARRPérez-Liñán Named Editor-in-Chief of LARR
Kellogg Distinguished Research Affiliate Aníbal Pérez-Liñán has been named editor-in-chief of Latin American Research Review (LARR).

Justice Alito to Comment on New Book by CarozzaJustice Alito to Comment on New Book by Carozza
US Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., will speak at the Kellogg Institute in November at the launch of the newly published Italian Constitutional Justice in Global Context, coauthored by Kellogg Director Paolo Carozza.

Trejo Article Recognized by American Sociological AssociationTrejo Article Recognized by American Sociological Association
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo has been honored by the American Sociological Association for work explaining the widespread occurrence of cycles of protest in electoral autocracies around the world.

Acemoğlu Advocates “Capable State Building” in O’Donnell LectureAcemoğlu Advocates “Capable State Building” in O’Donnell Lecture
A week after the Guillermo O’Donnell Memorial Lecture, faculty members and graduate students were still debating economist Daron Acemoğlu’s provocative, cross-disciplinary address.

Carozza Speaks at United NationsCarozza Speaks at United Nations
Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, Kellogg Director Paolo Carozza spoke at the UN on ethics for international development

New Book on Scholarship of Guillermo O’DonnellKellogg Community Contributes to New Book on Guillermo O’Donnell
A new book coedited by former Visiting Fellow Gabriela Ippolito-O’Donnell presents an in-depth analysis of Kellogg founding academic director Guillermo O’Donnell’s many scholarly works on democracy, the state, and society.

Faculty Fellow Cassel Praises Colombia Peace AccordFaculty Fellow Cassel Praises Colombia Peace Accord
Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel welcomes the announcement of Colombia’s new agreement, which he helped to craft.

Ann MischeThrough a Sociologist’s Lens—Democracy and Development in Brazil
Faculty Fellow Ann Mische, a scholar of social movements, has an intense interest in how citizens in a democracy debate their futures and engage in collective efforts to bring about social and political change.

LANACCLANACC Launches New Volume on Archbishop Romero
Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC) will host a panel discussion to celebrate Archbishop Romero and Spiritual Leadership in the Modern World, edited by Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC. The book grew out of a 2014 Kellogg conference.

Distinguished Research Affiliates Join Kellogg CommunityDistinguished Research Affiliates Join Kellogg Community
Kellogg Director Paolo Carozza has announced the creation of a new category of research visitor and the first three researchers invited to hold the appointment.

Cassel to Support Colombian Peace Process on New Working GroupCassel to Support Colombian Peace Process on New Working Group
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel has been named by the Colombian government to a high-level bilateral working group on justice.

Celebrating the Spiritual Leadership of Archbishop RomeroCelebrating the Spiritual Leadership of Archbishop Romero
Archbishop Romero and Spiritual Leadership in the Modern World, a new book edited by Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, originated in an international conference held to celebrate Romero’s life and work.

The Paradox of Technological Change in 19th-Century MexicoThe Paradox of Technological Change in 19th-Century Mexico
In his new book, Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico, Faculty Fellow Edward (Ted) Beatty examines technological change that resulted in economic growth, cultural change, and social dislocation but did not stimulate the expansion of Mexican innovation and invention.

Religious Diversity Conducive to Liberal Democracy in Africa, Dowd FindsReligious Diversity Conducive to Liberal Democracy in Africa, Dowd Finds
In his new book, Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa, Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, makes a bold claim: religious diversity is good for liberal democracy in the developing world.

Scott MainwaringDemocratization the Focus of Two Scholarly Gatherings
Two Kellogg gatherings of social scientists co-organized by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring and junior scholars drew “a virtual who’s who” of scholars in the field.

Peter CasarellaFaculty Fellow Casarella on Pope Francis’ Message to Latin America
Faculty Fellow Peter Casarella expects the Pope to speak to combining the Christian tradition with political progress toward democracy and human rights.

Course Prepares Undergrads for Field ResearchCourse Prepares Undergrads for Field Research
Faculty Fellow Erin Metz McDonnell and Visiting Fellow Robert Woodberry lead students through the fundamentals of how to conduct international field research in preparation for projects such as the IDS capstone.

Romero Film Airs in Latin America Pre-BeatificationRomero Film Airs in Latin America Pre-Beatification
“Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero,” produced by Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, will air on television in Argentina and El Salvador in the lead-up to the archbishop’s beatification on May 23.

Former Visiting Fellow Named Andrew Carnegie FellowFormer Visiting Fellow Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Former Visiting Fellow Mala Htun is one of 32 scholars awarded a major new national fellowship, which she will use to continue her work on the political economy of gender disadvantage.

McGraw Explores Dominance of Irish Political Parties McGraw Explores Dominance of Irish Political Parties
In his new book, How Parties Win: Shaping the Irish Political Arena, Faculty Fellow Rev. Sean McGraw, CSC, explores how Irish party leaders have kept voters coming back in a time of massive social change.

“New Frontiers” Series Features Five Leading Development Economists “New Frontiers” Series Features Five Leading Development Economists
Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski organized the ongoing series “New Frontiers in Economic Development” to introduce the campus community to research at the forefront of development economics.

VDEMNew Data and Analysis from V-Dem
Democracy data for 120 countries around the world is now available for online graphing and analysis, the Varieties of Democracy project has announced.

Legacy of Guillermo O’Donnell Celebrated in New BookLegacy of Guillermo O’Donnell Celebrated in New Book
A new collected volume celebrates the visionary work of Guillermo O’Donnell, Latin America’s most eminent political scientist and the Kellogg Institute’s founding academic director.

Notre Dame and CELAM Sign Historic AgreementNotre Dame and CELAM Sign Historic Agreement
Three Kellogg faculty fellows will serve on a Notre Dame–CELAM committee to explore opportunities for future collaboration and partnership as the result of a new agreement between the University and the Latin American Episcopal Conference.

2015–16 Visiting Fellows Announced

2015-16 Visiting Fellows Announced2015–16 Visiting Fellows Announced
Nine scholars have been selected for next year’s Kellogg visiting fellowships. They will conduct research on a range of issues related to democracy and human development around the world.

Cassell Awarded FulbrightCassel Awarded Fulbright
Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to do research in Mexico on the enforcement of inter-American human rights law by Mexican courts.

Bergstrand Elected to Lead International Economics SocietyBergstrand Elected to Lead International Economics Society
January 26, 2015
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey H. Bergstrand is the new president of the International Economics and Finance Society (IEFS).

Victoria Hui Hui Testifies Testifies on Future of Democracy in Hong Kong
Faculty Fellow Victoria Hui said Hong Kong’s system of “freedom without democracy” is broken in testimony before the Congressional Executive Commission on China.

 


 

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