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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.