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IDS Minors Cochair 9th Annual Human Development ConferenceIDS Minors Cochair 9th Annual Human Development Conference
International Development Studies minors Eryan Gwin ’17 and Daniel Kendall ’17 came together from two vastly different academic fields to organize a major undergraduate conference.

Kellogg Institute Announces 2017–18 Visiting FellowsKellogg Institute Announces 2017–18 Visiting Fellows
Kellogg Director Paolo Carozza has announced the results of the Institute’s annual Visiting Fellowship competition. Nine scholars representing four disciplines have been named 2017–18 visiting fellows.

RingerInternational Scholar Aims to Evaluate What Works in Development
Kellogg International Scholar Andrea Ringer ’17 is conducting research with Faculty Fellow Kevin Donovan to evaluate the development impact of an NGO that builds footbridges over rivers in rural Nicaragua.

Kellogg Community Members Receive GRRI AwardsKellogg Community Members Receive GRRI Awards
Members of the Kellogg community have garnered four awards from Notre Dame’s Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), which is directed by Faculty Fellow Christian Smith.

Pinderhughes Honored with Mentorship Legacy AwardPinderhughes Honored with Mentorship Legacy Award
Faculty Fellow Dianne Pinderhughes has been honored by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists with the creation of an award in her name.

Philippine Cardinal to Receive Ford Family Notre Dame AwardPhilippine Cardinal to Receive Ford Family Notre Dame Award
Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle
, a persistent advocate for the poor and marginalized in his native Philippines and around the world, will receive the Ford Family Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity at a campus ceremony on March 24.

Q & A with Dissertation Year Fellow Megan RogersQ & A with Dissertation Year Fellow Megan Rogers
Dissertation Year Fellow Megan Rogers (sociology) talks about her research on the relationship between religion and China’s burgeoning middle class, as well as what drew her to Notre Dame and the Kellogg Institute.

Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliates Embark on NSF Fellowships Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliates Embark on NSF Fellowships
Doctoral student affiliates Jeremy Graham and Juan Angel Valdez Jr. (political science) are in the first year of five-year fellowships awarded in 2016 by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP).

Javeline Pursues Dual Interests in Russian Politics and Global Environmental IssuesJaveline Pursues Dual Interests in Russian Politics and Global Environmental Issues
In her academic research, Faculty Fellow Debra Javeline leads two lives. She is focused on coastal adaptation to climate change—and on the response to political violence in a small Russian town.

An “Accidental” Engaged AnthropologistAn “Accidental” Engaged Anthropologist
Faculty Fellow Catherine Bolten interviews Visiting Fellow Stuart Kirsch about his arc of work as an anthropologist interested in issues of development and in engagement with the communities he studies.

Graubart Awarded NEH FellowshipGraubart Awarded NEH Fellowship
Faculty Fellow Karen Graubart has won a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for her book project on the formation of ethnic and racial classification across the Iberian empire.

Faculty Fellow Research Reveals New Drug Regimen to Eliminate ElephantiasisFaculty Fellow Research Reveals New Drug Regimen to Eliminate Elephantiasis
A collaborative study by three research groups, including Faculty Fellow Edwin Michael’s laboratory at Notre Dame, reveals that a triple-drug regimen could accelerate the elimination of the mosquito-borne parasitic disease known as elephantiasis.

Kellogg Welcomes Journalist to the Visiting Fellows ProgramKellogg Welcomes Journalist to the Visiting Fellows Program
Journalist Katherine Corcoran, the former Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America, will spend the spring semester at Kellogg as the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy.

Faculty Fellow Helps Guide Armenia’s Economic PolicyFaculty Fellow Helps Guide Armenia’s Economic Policy
Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski has become a trusted adviser to the Central Bank of Armenia, helping to guide the nation’s economic policy through his research.

Visiting Fellow’s Book Named to Bill Gates’s “Favorite Books of 2016” Visiting Fellow’s Book Named to Bill Gates’s “Favorite Books of 2016”
No one was more surprised than former Kellogg Visiting Fellow Archie Brown of Oxford University when his 2014 book appeared on a “favorite book” list compiled by Bill Gates.

The International Scholars Program: Going Above and BeyondThe International Scholars Program: Going Above and Beyond
Former Kellogg International Scholar Mike Hoffman joins Notre Dame faculty as an assistant professor of political science.

Doug Cassel to Join Colombian President at Nobel Peace Prize CeremonyDoug Cassel to Join Colombian President at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel will join Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on Saturday, December 10 in Oslo, Norway.

International Scholar Named Gilman ScholarInternational Scholar Named Gilman Scholar
Kellogg International Scholar Joshua Pine ’19 has been selected to receive the US Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in China during the spring 2017 academic term.

Brazilian Fulbright Chair Asks Big QuestionsBrazilian Fulbright Chair Asks Big Questions
Brazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human Development Henrique Carlos de Oliveira de Castro has reveled in the opportunity to think broadly and ponder big questions.

Kellogg Advisory Board Member to Join Keough School Kellogg Advisory Board Member to Join Keough School
Ray Offenheiser ’71, a longtime member of the Kellogg Advisory Board, will join the Keough School faculty as Distinguished Professor of the Practice and director of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.

Third Kellogg International Scholar in Three Years Wins RhodesThird Kellogg International Scholar in Three Years Wins Rhodes
Kellogg International Scholar Christa Grace Watkins ’17, who previously won the Truman Scholarship, has been selected to the United States Rhodes Scholar Class of 2017.

Doctoral Students and Faculty Learn from One of Their OwnDoctoral Students and Faculty Learn from One of Their Own
In a visit organized by current PhD Fellow Lucia Tiscornia, former PhD Fellow Javier Osorio returned to Kellogg to deliver a training on his cutting-edge research software.

Kellogg Helps Host Young Leaders from Latin America and the CaribbeanKellogg Helps Host Young Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean
Fourteen young professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean interacted with the Kellogg community in a variety of ways this fall as part of a four-week leadership development program in South Bend.

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.

International Scholar Receives Lord Acton Memorial ScholarshipInternational Scholar Receives Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship
International Scholar and International Development Studies minor King Fok ’18 (pre-health studies/sociology) has been awarded the 2016 Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship for his semester of study at Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway.

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.

Report Evaluates Violence Reduction Strategies in MexicoReport Evaluates Violence Reduction Strategies in Mexico
Policy research on violence reduction in Mexico conducted by PhD Fellow Reyes Ruiz González (economics) was recently published by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

New Book Explores Shifting Legal Visions in Latin AmericaNew Book Explores Shifting Legal Visions in Latin America
A new book by former PhD Fellow Ezequiel González Ocantos examines the success of criminal prosecutions against former Latin American officials accused of human rights violations, as well as the evolution of judiciaries from unresponsive bureaucracies to protectors of victim rights.

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.

Visiting Fellow Recognized for Research AchievementVisiting Fellow Recognized for Research Achievement
Visiting Fellow Amy Erica Smith has received the Award for Early Achievement in Research from the Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where she is assistant professor of political science.

“A new beginning for my country”“A new beginning for my country”
As Colombia’s October 2 plebiscite nears, PhD Fellow Juan Albarracín Dierolf reflects on the country’s peace accord and the road forward.

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.

Kellogg Welcomes New Visiting FellowsKellogg Welcomes New Visiting Fellows
Seven new visiting fellows—an economist, a sociologist, an anthropologist, and four political scientists—are settling in at the Kellogg Institute, joined by four guest scholars.

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.

Exploring the Dynamics of Civil War in ColombiaExploring the Dynamics of Civil War in Colombia
“There is so much we still need to learn about how wars are fought,” says Visiting Fellow Ana Arjona, who is conducting research on the legacies of war and how civilians make decisions in wartime.

Rethinking the Delivery of Development AidRethinking the Delivery of Development Aid
Kellogg is partnering with scholars, practitioners, and the global health pioneer Partners In Health to consider how the notion of “accompaniment” might inform—and even transform—the practice of international development and aid delivery.

The Ford Program Takes Its Work to ICT4DThe Ford Program Takes Its Work to ICT4D
When the 8th annual ICT4D conference, “From Innovation to Impact,” opened this spring in Nairobi, the Ford Program was there, along with a lively contingent of others affiliated with Notre Dame.

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.

Doctoral Student Affiliates Garner Fulbrights and USAID AwardDoctoral Student Affiliates Garner Fulbrights and USAID Award
Two doctoral students affiliated with the Kellogg Institute have won prestigious national awards to conduct research in Chile and Colombia.

Pavão Wins Shaheen Award for Social SciencePavão Wins Shaheen Award for Social Science
Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow Nara Pavão has won the 2016 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award, the highest honor bestowed on Notre Dame graduate students.

Kellogg Students Win Fulbright and Boren AwardsKellogg Students Win Fulbright and Boren Awards
Five undergraduates affiliated with the Kellogg Institute have won prestigious national awards for international study, research, and teaching. Three were named Fulbright Finalists and two were awarded Boren Scholarships.

Kellogg PhD Fellow Wins NSF Early Career FellowshipKellogg PhD Fellow Wins NSF Early Career Fellowship
PhD Fellow
Kristina Hook (anthropology and peace studies) has been awarded a five-year fellowship from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP).

Kellogg Announces International Development FellowshipsKellogg Awards International Development Fellowships
The Kellogg Institute has named Evelyn Bauman and Rebecca Wornhoff of the Notre Dame Class of 2016 as recipients of the Institute’s International Development Fellowships (IDF) for the coming year.

International Scholar Named 2016 Truman ScholarInternational Scholar Named 2016 Truman Scholar
Kellogg International Scholar Christa Grace Watkins ’17, a philosophy major known for her advocacy on issues of sexual violence and women’s well-being, has been awarded a Truman Scholarship.

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.

International Scholars Sweep Political Science Thesis CompetitionInternational Scholars Sweep Political Science Thesis Competition
Four Kellogg International Scholars have won major prizes from Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science for their outstanding theses in the fields of comparative politics and political theory.

Visiting Fellow to Join American Academy of Arts and SciencesVisiting Fellow to Join American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Visiting Fellow George Tsebelis of the University of Michigan has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.

UN Expert Visits Kellogg to Discuss International Right to Solidarity

UN Expert Visits Kellogg to Discuss International Right to Solidarity
The visit of Virginia Dandan, the UN Human Rights Council’s independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, gave scholars and students the opportunity to take part in the international discussion of a UN draft declaration.

IDF Fellow Wins USAID FellowshipIDF Fellow Wins USAID Fellowship
Kellogg International Development Fellow Christopher Newton ’15 has been awarded a USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship to analyze AVSI’s monitoring and evaluation system in South Sudan.

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.”

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.

Dr. Paul Farmer to Speak on International Aid and AccompanimentDr. Paul Farmer to Speak on International Aid and Accompaniment
Renowned physician and anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer, known for his pathbreaking work on global health and the consequences of social inequality, will deliver a public lecture as part of the Kellogg “From Aid to Accompaniment” series.

A New View of Home: International Scholar Immerses Herself in MexicoA New View of Home: International Scholar Immerses Herself in Mexico
Mentored by Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo and former Visiting Fellow Sandra Ley, International Scholar Maggie Guzman ’16 has never been closer to what is going on in her native Mexico than at Kellogg.

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.

New from the Kellogg SeriesNew from the Kellogg Series
A new volume in the Kellogg series with the University of Notre Dame Press explores religious responses to violence in Latin America.

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.

International Scholars Publish on Politics and Human Development in ChileInternational Scholars Publish on Politics and Human Development in Chile
Two former International Scholars have recently published the results of research conducted at Kellogg in scholarly journals.

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.

Kellogg International Scholar Wins RhodesKellogg International Scholar Wins Rhodes
Kellogg International Scholar Emily Mediate ’15 has been named to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016, one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates.

Conference Highlights Role of Human Dignity in Development PracticeConference Highlights Role of Human Dignity in Development Practice
Social scientists, philosophers, and development practitioners come together to deepen an ongoing investigation of the role of human dignity in human development theory and practice.

L. Enrique García RodríguezBolivian Economist to Address Latin American Development Challenges
L. Enrique García Rodríguez, CEO of the CAF Development Bank of Latin America, will speak at Kellogg on the region’s development challenges on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Amina MohammedAmina Mohammed to Receive Ford Family Notre Dame Award
Amina Mohammed, the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, will deliver a public lecture at Kellogg after receiving the Ford Family Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity on Nov. 16.

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.

Nigerian Bishop to Lecture on Religion, Development, and Democracy in AfricaNigerian Bishop to Lecture on Religion, Development, and Democracy in Africa
The Kellogg Institute hosts Bishop Matthew Kukah, a noted Nigerian advocate for justice, democracy, and human development who has championed respectful Christian-Muslim relations and played an active role in Nigerian civil society.

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.

Daron Acemoğlu to Deliver 2015 Guillermo O’Donnell Memorial LectureDaron Acemoğlu to Deliver 2015 Guillermo O’Donnell Memorial Lecture
Renowned economist Daron Acemoğlu, whose acclaimed research addresses why some countries are rich and others poor, will deliver the 2nd annual lecture established to honor Guillermo O’Donnell on September 30.

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.

Kellogg Welcomes New Visiting FellowsKellogg Welcomes New Visiting Fellows
Four new visiting fellows, joined by two guest scholars, are settling in at the Kellogg Institute after arriving from as far away as Vietnam and Ecuador and as close as the University of Michigan.

Kellogg Hosts Distinguished Scholar-Statesmen from Latin America Kellogg Hosts Distinguished Scholar-Statesmen from Latin America
José María Argueta, the ambassador and permanent representative of Guatemala to the OAS, and former Visiting Fellow Juan Gabriel Valdés, Chile’s ambassador to the US, will speak at Notre Dame in September.

Kellogg PhD Funding Bears Fruit in New Book on HaitiKellogg PhD Funding Bears Fruit in New Book on Haiti
Former Kellogg graduate student Marlene Daut, now at Claremont Graduate University, has published Tropics of Haiti, a literary history of Haiti’s war of independence.

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.

Téllez Recording of Sacred Music Reissued in MexicoTéllez Recording of Sacred Music Reissued in Mexico
The Tempus Clasico label, specializing in masterpieces of the Latin American repertoire, has reissued a recording by Faculty Fellow Carmen-Helena Téllez of Stabat Mater and other works of sacred music by the Mexican composer Mario Lavista.

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.

With Fulbrights, IDS Minor and International Scholar to Study Global NutritionWith Fulbrights, IDS Minor and International Scholar to Study Global Nutrition
Two recent graduates of Kellogg student programs are tackling global health issues with support from the Fulbright US Student Program.

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.

New PhDs Move OnNew PhDs Carry Kellogg Experience Forward
Five members of the Kellogg graduate student community who formally received their PhDs at commencement are starting new positions in academia and public service.

PhD Fellow Wins International IDEA/EIP CompetitionPhD Fellow Wins International IDEA/EIP Competition
Kellogg PhD Fellow Victor Hernández-Huerta has won the 2015 International IDEA/EIP Award for his paper on disputed presidential elections.

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.

PhD Fellow Returns to Chile to Make a DifferencePhD Fellow Returns to Chile to Make a Difference
Former Kellogg PhD Fellow Alejandro Montecinos is motivated to create change in his native Chile and other developing economies. A newly minted PhD, he has returned to his hometown to continue his research as an assistant professor at the Universidad de Adolfo Ibáñez.

International Development Fellowships AnnouncedInternational Development Fellowships Announced
Five graduating seniors awarded International Development Fellowships will work in the coming year with partnering development organizations in Africa and Latin America.

IDS Minor Named 2015 ValedictorianIDS Minor Named 2015 Valedictorian
Anna Kottkamp, an environmental science major and International Development Studies (IDS) minor, has been named valedictorian of the 2015 University of Notre Dame graduating class.

PhD Fellow Wins SSRC, Fulbright Grants for Research in BrazilPhD Fellow Wins SSRC, Fulbright Grants for Research in Brazil
Kellogg PhD Fellow Stefanie Israel (sociology) has been awarded an SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship as well as a Fulbright to support her study of the impact of Rio de Janerio’s police pacification program on favela residents.

Spotlight: First-Year PhD Fellows Join the Kellogg CommunitySpotlight: First-Year PhD Fellows Join the Kellogg Community
The five new PhD fellows who settled in this year as members of the Kellogg community have a wide range of research interests but are united in their commitment to studying aspects of human development.

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.

Seven Kellogg Undergraduates Win FulbrightsSeven Kellogg Undergraduates Win Fulbrights
Seven out of ten Notre Dame seniors receiving Fulbright awards for research, teaching, and continued studies are undergraduate participants in Kellogg programs.

“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.

OAS Secretary General Shares Thoughts on Inter-American RelationsOAS Secretary General Shares Thoughts on Inter-American Relations
This afternoon, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies welcomed José Miguel Insulza, outgoing Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), to an open discussion at the University of Notre Dame.

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.

Stephanie IsraelPhD Fellow Wins Fulbright for Research in Brazil
PhD Fellow Stefanie Israel (sociology) has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to conduct research on police "pacification" in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro for a dissertation chaired by Faculty Fellow Ann Mische.

Student Researchers Strive to Create a More Sustainable WorldStudent Researchers Strive to Create a More Sustainable World
University students from across the country and the world presented their own research on holistic human development and hosted keynote speaker Jeffrey Sachs at the 7th annual Human Development Conference (HDC).

An Inspiring Approach to HIV/AIDS CareAn Inspiring Approach to HIV/AIDS Care
Listening to Rose Busingye talk about working in Kampala with those affected by HIV/AIDS is an "opportunity to hear human dignity come to life," says International Scholar Emily Mediate '15.

Sachs Focuses on Sustainable DevelopmentSachs Focuses on Sustainable Development
Economist Jeffrey Sachs called for “economic growth within a moral framework” and spoke to the special role of the university in rising to the challenge of sustainable development during his Kellogg-hosted visit.

Rev. Theodore HesburghIn Memoriam
Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC (1917–2015)
We join the Notre Dame community in mourning the passing of our beloved founder, Fr. Ted, whose influence extended across the nation and beyond.

Five PhD Students Awarded USAID Global Development Fellowships through the Kellogg InstituteFive PhD Students Awarded USAID Global Development Fellowships through the Kellogg Institute
Five PhD candidates affiliated with the Kellogg Institute will receive USAID–Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships, with funding shared by USAID and the Kellogg Institute.

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.

SachsJeffrey Sachs to Speak on Sustainable Development
February 10, 2015
The Kellogg Institute announces a public lecture by world-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs.

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).

Acemoglu to Deliver O’Donnell Memorial LectureAcemoglu to Deliver O’Donnell Memorial Lecture
January 30, 2015
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu, whose work explores the definitive role of institutions in determining why some countries are rich and others poor, has been chosen to deliver the 2015 Guillermo O’Donnell Memorial Lecture.

Kellogg Welcomes Two New Visiting FellowsKellogg Welcomes Two New Visiting Fellows
January 15, 2015
Political scientists Bumba Mukherjee and Mathew Singer join the Kellogg community as visiting fellows for the spring semester.

Beatty Appointed Associate Dean of Keough SchoolBeatty Appointed Associate Dean of Keough School
December 19, 2014
Kellogg Faculty Fellow Ted Beatty has been appointed the associate dean for academic affairs of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs.

Kellogg Experts Respond to Attacks on Inter-American Human Rights SystemKellogg Experts Respond to Attacks on Inter-American Human Rights System
December 15, 2014
Faculty Fellows Paolo Carozza and Douglass Cassel have entered into dialogue on the Inter-American human rights system with Leonel Fernandez, former president of the Dominican Republic.

International Development Fellow Promotes "Good Medicine"International Development Fellow Promotes "Good Medicine"
November 2014

Alex CocciaAlex Coccia Named Rhodes Scholar
November 24, 2014
Alex Coccia ’14, a Kellogg International Scholar, looks forward to continuing “fighting the world’s fight” as he pursues a graduate degree at Oxford University as a member of the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2015.

Victoria Hui Hui Testifies Testifies on Future of Democracy in Hong Kong
November 21, 2014
Faculty Fellow Victoria Hui said Hong Kong’s system of “freedom without democracy” is broken in testimony before the Congressional Executive Commission on China.

Wells Explores South American Literature and MediaWells Explores South American Literature and Media
November 13, 2014
Faculty Fellow Sarah Ann Wells focuses her research and teaching on film and media studies, the modernist period, and mass culture, from “media laboratories” to science fiction.

Jean Vanier and L’Arche Receive 2014 Notre Dame AwardJean Vanier and L’Arche Receive 2014 Notre Dame Award
October 30, 2014
L’Arche and its founder Jean Vanier received the 2014 Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity during the Kellogg Institute’s Conference on Human Dignity and Human Development.

Implications of Dignity for International Development Explored at Rome ConferenceImplications of Dignity for International Development Explored at Rome Conference
October 24, 2014
Kellogg has launched a major new project examining the role of human dignity in the work of international human development.

FordJean VanierJean Vanier and L’Arche to Receive 2014 Notre Dame Award
October 2, 2014
L’Arche and its visionary founder Jean Vanier will receive this year’s Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity in recognition of the organization’s groundbreaking work in service of the poor and vulnerable around the world.

Victoria HuiHong Kong Movement Unlike Any Other, Says Hui
October 1, 2014
Faculty Fellow Victoria Hui speaks to the power of the democracy movement in Hong Kong as student protests widen.

Scott ApplebyKellogg to Join New Keough School of Global Affairs
October 1, 2014
The Kellogg Institute will become part of the first new college or school at Notre Dame in nearly a century, with Faculty Fellow R. Scott Appleby serving as the Marilyn Keough Dean of the school.

Venezuelan Maestro Awarded Final Notre Dame PrizeVenezuelan Maestro Awarded Final Notre Dame Prize
September 24, 2014
Visionary music educator José Antonio Abreu was honored for his extraordinary work fighting poverty and violence and developing whole, successful young people through classical music.

New NSF Funding for Varieties of DemocracyNew NSF Funding for Varieties of Democracy
September 22, 2014
Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge shares in a $277,000 NSF grant for research that uses new V-Dem data to identify the impact of democracy on economic development and infrastructure.

Father Gutierrez to Receive 2014 Gittler PrizeFather Gutierrez to Receive 2014 Gittler Prize
September 10, 2014
Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP, will be honored by Brandeis University for the excellence of his scholarly work and its lasting contribution to the world.

Rivers Honored by College of Arts and LettersRivers Honored by College of Arts and Letters
September 11, 2014
Kellogg Institute Associate Director Holly Rivers has received the Arts and Letters Award of Appreciation in recognition of her dedicated and innovative program work with the college's undergraduates.

Earth Institute’s Sara Sievers to Speak on International DevelopmentEarth Institute’s Sara Sievers to Speak on International Development
August 28, 2014
Sara Sievers
, a principal thought leader in the field of international development practice and education, will deliver two Kellogg talks in September.

Award-Winning Book Offers New Theory on Democratization in Latin AmericaAward-Winning Book Offers New Theory on Democratization in Latin America
August 27, 2014
A new book by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring and former Visiting Fellow Aníbal Pérez-Liñán has won two major prizes in comparative politics.

Kellogg Institute Welcomes New Visiting FellowsKellogg Institute Welcomes New Visiting Fellows

August 27 , 2014

Kellogg Fellows Highlight Sustainable Housing Solutions for HaitiKellogg Fellows Highlight Sustainable Housing Solutions for Haiti
August 20, 2014
The "E2E Expo," a game-day open house, will show how Faculty Fellows Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Alexandros Taflanidis and their students are addressing Haiti’s housing crisis. (video and story)

FordWashington Fellowship for Young African Leaders concludes with Presidential SummitWashington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Concludes with Presidential Summit
August 6, 2014
Prefacing the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit convened by the U.S. Department of State this week, the Washington Fellows from Notre Dame and other host institutions came together last week for their own Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C.

Jensen: Chinese Government Threatened by ChristianityJensen: Chinese Government Threatened by Christianity
July 28, 2014
Chinese authorities are breaking their own laws in continuing what local church leaders call a campaign against Christianity, says Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen.

Casarella Awarded Prestigious Research GrantsCasarella Awarded Prestigious Research Grants
July 17, 2014
Faculty Fellow Peter Casarella has been awarded a Luce Fellowship as well as a sabbatical grant from the Louisville Institute for a book project that explores the idea of God from the perspective of Latino Catholicism.

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