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"Pockets of Productivity": Governance and Development in Ghana
Faculty Fellow and Kellogg Assistant Professor of Sociology Erin Metz McDonnell studies small niches of government that function remarkably well, even within weak or corrupt institutions.
New Visiting Professorship Honors Fr. Elizondo
A Distinguished Visiting Professorship named in honor of Kellogg Faculty Fellow Rev. Virgilio Elizondo will bring to campus anthropologist and public intellectual Arlene Dávila.
Faculty Fellows Explore Life, Death and Resurrection in Rwanda
A remarkable journey Faculty Fellows Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC, and Rev. Virgilio Elizondo made with a family returning to Rwanda. "The Rutagengwas asked us to walk with them in the search to understand where God was in the context of genocide," says Groody, whose larger research project is funded by Kellogg.
Celebrating Mandela: Africa Working Group Brings Anti-Apartheid Luminaries to Notre Dame
One is a liberation theologian and political activist, the other the "Jackie Robinson of South Africa." Both South African speakers the Africa Working Group is bringing to campus played a crucial role in moving their nation out of apartheid.
TEDxUND Talks by Kellogg Faculty and Students
Four members of the Kellogg community pitched their ideas at Notre Dame’s inaugural “Ted Talks.” If you missed these pithy, carefully crafted presentations the first time around, they are now available on video.
“From Professional Athlete to Humanitarian”
Basketball great Ruth Riley '01 returned to Notre Dame on April 15 to speak on her work with the UN anti-malaria initiative "Nothing but Nets" as part of the Ford Program's Discussions on Development.
New Prizant Book: Cuba Inside Out
In Cuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre, Faculty Fellow Yael Prizant examines how Cuba's contemporary playwrights have used theatre to challenge the traditional understanding of the Cuban
Student Conference to Explore Evolving Field of International Human Development
The sixth annual student-led Human Development Conference will bring together hundreds of students and guests from Notre Dame and as far away as Uganda, India, the Dominican Republic, and Switzerland to share their research experiences in the developing world and discuss the meaning of authentic human development from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
New from the Kellogg Book Series
Two new books in the Kellogg Institute's book series with the University of Notre Dame Press examine the roots of El Salvador's 50 years of military rule and the strong shift to the political left by Latin American voters in the 21st century.
London Panel Looks Forward to Brazilian Elections
Organized by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring and Timothy Power (PhD '93), a panel of academic experts joined the Brazilian ambassador to the UK to discuss "The Brazilian Outlook 2014: Elections, Economy and Mega-Events."
Postdoctoral Scholar Joins Ford to Evaluate Uganda Project
The appointment of postdoctoral scholar Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee will enhance the Ford Program's capacity to rigorously appraise its Uganda community engagement.
New University Strategic Plan
The University of Notre Dame's strategic plan, "A Legacy Expanded," builds on the University's five goals as outlined by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in his inaugural year (2005) as president and provides focus, transparency, and accountability for Notre Dame's activities for the next 10 years (2014-2024).
Varieties of Democracy Project Publically Unveiled in Latin America
Researchers and policymakers who attended the first public presentation in Latin America of the Varieties of Democracy project (V-Dem) in January 2014 experienced firsthand the usefulness of the collaborative research effort’s detailed and accurate democracy indicators.
London Roundtable Celebrates Democracy in Argentina
An international roundtable organized by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring and Visiting Fellow Gabriela Ippolito-O'Donnell to celebrate 30 years of uninterrupted democratic rule in Argentina included scholars Philippe Schmitter and Leigh Payne as well as Argentina's ambassador to the UK.
Carozza Trains Ecuadorian Court
Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza is conducting a seminar on procedural and theoretical aspects of precedent-based law for justices of Ecuador's Constitutional Court.
Africa Working Group Celebrates Mandela
"Many would say that the world just lost its last great, true, statesman. I would like to think that Nelson Mandela was more special and singular than that." Faculty Fellow Catherine Bolten describes celebration of Mandela's life and work currently underway.
Smith-Oka Explores Consequences of Development Program
In her new book, Shaping the Motherhood of Indigenous Mexico,Faculty Fellow Vania Smith-Oka examines the impact of the acclaimed Mexican cash-transfer program Oportunidades on women in marginalized indigenous communities.
Ricardo Lagos to Deliver Inaugural Guillermo O'Donnell Memorial Lecture
Former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos will deliver the first annual lecture established by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies in honor of Guillermo O'Donnell, who served as the Institute's founding director.
Doran Wins Princeton Dissertation Prize
Faculty Fellow Kirk Doran has been awarded the 2013 Albert Rees Prize for outstanding Princeton PhD dissertation in Labor Economics. Doran's dissertation focused on child labor in rural Mexico.
Kellogg Launch for New Book by Gutiérrez and Farmer
Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP and Dr. Paul Farmer introduce In the Company of the Poor, based in conversations hosted by the Kellogg Institute.
Novogratz Receives Notre Dame Award
Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz has received the Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity in recognition of her pioneering work to combine best practices from the worlds of business, aid, and charity.
Varieties of Democracy Project to Receive $ 5.8 Million
Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge's collaborative research to illuminate why democracies around the world succeed or fail has been awarded approximately $5.8 million over six years by the Swedish foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ).
Fr. Scully to Receive Social Entrepreneurship Prize
Faculty Fellow Rev. Tim Scully, CSC, will receive the Manhattan Institute's $100,000 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship for founding and leading the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).
Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez to Launch New Book at Notre Dame
A pioneer in global health and a path-breaking theologian explore their common option for the poor in a much-anticipated new book drawn from their respective writings, using as a springboard public and private conversations hosted by the Kellogg Institute.
Novogratz to Receive Notre Dame Award
Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz will receive the Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity in recognition of her pioneering work to combine best practices from the worlds of business, aid, and charity .
Juan Linz (1926–2013)
The Kellogg Institute lost a great friend—and many of its fellows an irreplaceable mentor—with the death on October 1 of noted democracy scholar Juan Linz.
Two New Kellogg Series Books
Ignacio Walker and Laura Gómez-Mera examine democracy consolidation and economic integration in Latin America in new works in the Institute's series with the University of Notre Dame Press.
Pensado Book Brings New Meaning to 60s Student Protests in Mexico
Faculty Fellow Jaime Pensado's new book, Rebel Mexico, challenges earlier interpretations of the student protest movement of the 1960s.
Lopez to Direct USIP Academy
Faculty Fellow George Lopez has been appointed director of the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC.
Lyandres Casts New Light on Russia's February Revolution
In a new book, Faculty Fellow Semion Lyandres presents for the first time contemporary oral histories of the February Revolution of 1917. Previously, historians looked for the revolution's origins in social conditions, but "politics and ideas mattered as much or more."
Conference Proceedings Now Available
Papers from the conference "Learning In and Out of School: Education across the Globe," organized by Faculty Fellow Susan Blum as part of a multi-year effort to investigate ways of learning around the world, are now available online.
Kellogg Institute Welcomes New Visiting Fellows
Arriving from home institutions across the United States and overseas, six new visiting fellows are settling in at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, joining one fellow already in residence.
Varieties of Democracy Project Engages DC Policy Audience
With a coinvestigator, Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge demonstrated to policymakers how the V-Dem dataset will make possible new kinds of democracy research and policy assessment.
Ford Program Names East Africa Regional Program Coordinator
Starting this summer, the Kellogg Institute's Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity will have a permanent staff presence in East Africa.
China in Transition: Kellogg Forum Explores Relationship with World
What do recent dramatic changes in China's leadership portend for its relationship with the global community? Journalists, activists, and academics gather at the Kellogg Institute to for an analytical forum organized by Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen.
Notre Dame and Chile's PUC to Expand Exchanges
The Kellogg Institute helped facilitate a new agreement between Notre Dame and Chile's Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) to deepen their long-standing relationship by stepping up faculty and student exchanges.
Mainwaring Presents New Analysis of Latin American Democracy at DC Policy Workshop
Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring presented a striking new analysis of Latin American democratization at a March DC workshop directed at policy makers, with commentary by former fellows Frances Hagopian and Steve Levitsky.
Faculty Fellows Leverage New Research Funding
Pilot funding by the Kellogg Institute has enabled three faculty fellows to leverage substantial new grants from the NSF and NIH, among other funders, and to expand research projects in India and Africa.
Kellogg PhD Fellow Awarded SSRC and NSF Grants
Kellogg PhD Fellow Sandra Botero has won two prestigious fellowships to support her research on the policy outcomes of judicial decisions in Colombia and Argentina.
"New Frontiers in Economic Development"
Five of the world's preeminent development economists are visiting Notre Dame this spring in a Kellogg Institute–Economics collaboration.
New Research: Mali Villagers Say Humanitarian Relief Most Important
As French forces continue battling Islamist militants in Mali, Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck reports on interviews with villagers living on the border of rebel-claimed territory.
Democracy Expert Celebrated in New Kellogg Series Book
A new volume coedited by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring celebrates the pioneering work of Alfred Stepan '58, one of the era's most prominent comparative political scientists.
Student Conference to Explore Human Development Collaboration
The fifth annual student-led Human Development Conference organized by the Ford Program, "In the Field: Cultivating Collaboration and Innovation," will bring together hundreds of students and visitors to share their research from the developing world.
NDIGD partners with Ford Program for Uganda Evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation researchers at the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) are helping to evaluate the effectiveness of the Ford Program's mobile health project in Uganda.
Mark and Noble to Lead New Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
Kellogg Faculty Fellows Nelson Mark and Jonathan Noble have been appointed acting director and acting executive director, respectively, of the University's Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.
Eminent Development Economists to Visit Kellogg
A lecture by Michael Kremer kicks off a series organized by Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski that will feature leading scholars in microeconomic development.
New Visiting Fellows Arrive at Kellogg
Two specialists in Latin American politics return to Kellogg as visiting fellows, joining three other scholars in residence. Later in the spring, two internationally known public figures will arrive as Hewlett Visiting Fellows for Public Policy.
Venezuelan Maestro to Receive Notre Dame Prize
Visionary music educator José Antonio Abreu will be awarded the Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America at a ceremony in Caracas in recognition of his work fighting poverty and developing whole, successful young people through classical music.
Lies to Receive Keep the Dream Alive Award
Faculty Fellow Rev. William M. Lies, CSC will receive a Keep the Dream Alive Award, given each year by Catholic Charities USA to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Javeline Brings Real-Time Research into the Classroom
"Climate change adaptation…is perhaps the single most understudied political world problem," says Faculty Fellow Debra Javeline, whose new course focuses on its ramifications.
Verizon Grant Boosts Ugandan Health Team
Can text messaging improve the health of Ugandan village residents? An $85,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation promises to help the Institute's Ford Program find out.
Notre Dame Collaboration Supports Next Generation of Leaders for East Africa
An innovative new program kickstarted by the Ford Program, IBM, and two University partners has brought six MBA students from Kenya and Uganda to study at Notre Dame.
Oka Investigates Informal Trading in Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp
Faculty Fellow Rahul Oka is studying the vital role of the informal economy in a 90,000-person camp for refugees from conflicts in East Africa and Congo.
Development Agency Leaders Discuss University Role in Promoting Integral Human Development
Former president of Catholic Relief Services Ken Hackett and Kellogg Advisory Board member Ray Offenheiser of Oxfam America spoke on integral human development.
Varieties of Democracy Project Wins European Commission Funding The European Commission has awarded €475,000 (about $616,500) to an international research collaboration led by Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge and based in the US at the Kellogg Institute.
Bolten Book Examines Wartime Survival Strategies in Sierra Leone
Faculty Fellow Cat Bolten's new book, I Did It to Save My Life: Love and Survival in Sierra Leone, shows the power of love, compassion, material exchange, and nurturing to confront the horrors of war.
Bleck Wins African Politics Best Dissertation Award
Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck has won the 2011 Lynne Rienner Award for Best Dissertation in African Politics from the APSA’s Africa Politics Conference Group.
Nalepa Wins Second Book Award
Faculty Fellow Monika Nalepa has won the APSA’s 2012 Leon D. Epstein prize for Skeletons in the Closet, which was honored by the APSA’s Comparative Democratization section in 2011.
New Books and Award in Kellogg Book Series
A study of “violent democratization” in Colombia wins LASA award. Recent Kellogg books focus on themes ranging from the quality of democracy to the role of religion in politics and society.
Area Educators Exchange Ideas for “Creating a World~Class~Room”
A Kellogg summer workshop gives local teachers strategies for building international learning and cultural awareness in their K-12 classrooms.
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, who served as president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, and who was instrumental in establishing the Kellogg Institute, turned 95 May 25.
Fr. Pelton’s Romero Film Honored by LASA
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC’s film Monseñor, the Last Journey of Óscar Romero has received the 2012 Award of Merit in Film from the Latin American Studies Association.
Cardoso Honored with $1 Million Prize
Former president of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a distinguished sociologist and public figure with longtime ties to the Kellogg Institute, is the 2012 recipient of the John W. Kluge Prize.
Students Fight Xenophobia in South Africa
With a Kellogg International Educational Opportunity Grant, Notre Dame design professor Robert Sedlack and his students traveled to South Africa to design an innovative campaign to unite a South African community divided by xenophobia. Read more and view powerful video here.
Kaboski: Microfinance Yields Mixed Results in Thai Study
A study coauthored by Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski suggests that microfinance programs may not always be the most cost-effective tool to fight poverty.
Amartya Sen Honored for Human Development Work by the Kellogg Institute’s Ford Program
The Nobel Prize–winning economist and philosopher Amartya Sen received the 2012 Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity at a campus ceremony on April 17.
Smith-Oka Wins Global Citizenship Award
Faculty Fellow Vania Smith-Oka has been awarded the Center for Public Anthropology’s Ruth Benedict Global Citizenship Award in recognition of her involvement with the center’s Community Action Project.
South African Bishop to Deliver Romero Lecture
Romero Days featured Bishop Kevin Dowling, CSsR, who drew inspiration from Archbishop Romero for the struggle against apartheid.
Research on Religion and Public Health Wins Templeton Grant
Faculty Fellows Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, and Molly Lipscomb have been awarded a $279,000 Templeton Foundation grant to support their research on the role of religious organizations in promoting public health initiatives in Africa.
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas to Speak at Kellogg
Mexican statesman Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas will speak on the contemporary political process in Mexico in a Kellogg Institute lecture on February 22.
Pinderhughes Chairs Research Institute on Democratic Governance
Faculty Fellow Dianne Pinderhughes has been named cochair of the new Civic Engagement and Governance Institute launched by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC.
Varieties of Democracy Project Releases Pilot Study Data
Data and interactive visualizations are now available from the Kellogg-supported Varieties of Democracy project, which has just completed a pilot study that generated indicators of nearly 200 aspects of democracy for 12 countries from 1900 to 2011.
Student-Led Conference to Explore Human Development
Sponsored by the Ford Program, the upcoming Human Development Conference promises to gather student researchers from across the US and beyond.
Javeline Draws Lessons from Aftermath of Beslan Violence
Anger and political alienation may be motivating forces for peaceful activism, says Faculty Fellow Debra Javeline, who is studying why victims of horrific violence in Beslan have not retaliated in kind.
Kellogg Hosts IFE-Sponsored Forum for Mexican Political Party Leaders
In the first-ever event of its kind, the presidents of Mexico’s seven major political parties are coming together in Chicago on January 12 to share their visions for Mexico’s future in dialogue with leading Mexico experts. (View live stream here. 1/12/12 - 10:00 am EDT)
Remembering Álvaro Camacho Guizado
The Kellogg Institute has lost a good friend and colleague in Colombia, former Visiting Fellow Álvaro Camacho.
Research to Improve Sanitation in Africa Gets $1 Million Boost
A research project designed by Faculty Fellow Molly Lipscomb and two collaborators has received Gates Foundation funding.
Can Crowdsourcing Help Bring Housing to the World’s Poor?
A “Shelters for All” competition is part of an NSF-funded project led by Faculty Fellow Tracy Kijewski-Correa that aims to bring safe, affordable housing to developing communities.