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In the Media

Why Americans must heed attacks on Mexican journalists
Visiting Fellow Kathy Corcoran on Mexico's war on journalists (San Francisco Chronicle)

Mueller and the Russia investigation, another example of it's the cover-up, not the crime?
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch calls handling of Russia investigation "maladroit." (Fox News opinion)

Trump Agrees to 'Renegotiate' Trade Deal with Mexico, Canada
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Bergstrand speaks to the value of trade agreements.

Global persecution of Christians is 'growing worse than ever'
Faculty Fellow Daniel Philpott presents the report he co-directed at the National Press Club. (National Catholic Reporter)

Landmark study examines responses of Christians to religious persecution
Faculty Fellow Daniel Philpott introduced the "Under Caesar's Sword" study that he co-directed at its release in Washington last week.

7,000 FARC rebels are demobilizing in Colombia. But where do they go next?
Faculty Fellow Sarah Zukerman Daly draws on her research to outline the pros and cons of various demobilization strategies. (Monkey Cage, Washington Post)

Bankrupt the Regime
The Trump administration should treat North Korea as a criminal enterprise, says Faculty Fellow George Lopez. (US News & World Report)

The Problem With Trump’s Attempt to Scare North Korea
In-depth interview with Faculty Fellow George Lopez (New York magazine)

Truth to Power
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC profiled in Notre Dame Magazine

For North Korea, sanctions are safer than a strike, experts say
Faculty Fellow George Lopez says a military strike on North Korea is not realistic. (USA Today)

Service with a pen and notebook
Interview with Kellogg Visiting Fellow Kathy Corcoran, a Notre Dame grad who served as Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America. (Notre Dame Magazine)

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?
Faculty Fellow Christian Smith shares data on giving by religious groups in the US. (The Atlantic)

Latest Twists Threaten to Bog Down Congress’ Russia Investigation
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch questions the effectiveness of National Security Agency identity protection protocols. (VOA)

Africa's dynamic church makes itself heard in Rome
Organized by Faculty Fellow Rev. Paulinus I. Odozor, CSSp, a major conference cosponsored by Kellogg is garnering attention in Rome.

Hardly the hermit kingdom
Faculty Fellow George Lopez writes that a new report from the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea should serve as a "a timely blueprint for action." (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Religion is what makes us stand out as human
Faculty Fellow Christian Smith describes the changing view of religion in Western intellectual history.  (Christian Today)

Venezuelan Democracy Needs the Hemisphere’s Help
Former Visiting Fellow David Smilde calls for action by Latin American nations if the US refuses to conduct multilateral diplomacy. (New York Times)

Pornography: a growing public health crisis
Faculty Fellow Kirk Doran says policy to reduce access to online pornography needs to focus on ISPs.

Trump’s new national security adviser disagrees a lot with … Trump
Doctoral Student Affiliate Sean Braniff analyzes how the worldviews of the president and his new national security advisor differ. (Washington Post)

El Salvador's proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortions must be rejected
Kellogg International Scholar Natasha Reifenberg '18 coauthors opinion piece based on her research. (National Catholic Reporter)

UN Security Council Meeting Sought Over N. Korea Missile Test
Faculty Fellow George Lopez say N. Korea's missile test is a major challenge for the Trump administration. (New York Times)

Trump and Trade: A Catholic Take
Faculty Fellow Thomas Gresik notes the subtle effect of technological change on US jobs—and the opportunities for China in the cancellation of the TPP. (ncregister.com)

Advocates hope 'Silence' will raise awareness of religious persecution
Faculty Fellow Daniel Philpott on using findings of "Under Caesar's Sword" project to combat international religious persecution

Wall tax idea on Mexico is illegal and would hurt US
Faculty Fellow Roger Alford says "the proposed tax on Mexican products unequivocally violates our treaty commitments." (CNN.com)

Trump's Trade Plans to Test His Deal-Making Skills
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Bergstrand calls protectionism "really bad." (New York Times)

Killing TPP is bad news for Americans, but great for China
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Bergstrand argues, "the solution to increased globalization is not to attempt to halt it." (CNN.com)

China’s industrial policy fosters collusion
Faculty Fellows Joseph Kaboski and Wyatt Brooks blog about their new research tool, a collusion index (IGC)

U.N. committee website to monitor North Korea coal exports
Faculty Fellow George Lopez speaks to implications of new method to monitor sanctions. (UPI.com)

2017’s States with the Most Racial Progress
Faculty Fellow Dianne Pinderhughes speaks to the persistence of racial inequality in the US. (WalletHub®)

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns Dies at 95; Fought Torture in Brazil
Last year's Brazilian Fulbright Chair Maria Clara Bingemer remembers Cardinal Arns. (New York Times)

Refugees, migration a front-burner topic throughout 2016
Highlighting research on the economic impact of migration by Faculty Fellow Bill Evans. (National Catholic Reporter)

Gender Parity A Must For New UN Chief Guterres
Faculty Fellow George Lopez on the pressing challenges facing Guterres. (IDN-InDepthNews)

Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90
Former Visiting Fellow Anthony DePalma authors Fidel Castro obituary (New York Times)

Professor casts doubts on benefits of FDI for developing countries
Faculty Fellow Thomas Gresik says some countries may be worse off with FDI than without (fDiIntelligence.com)

Elected Hong Kong leaders to appeal disqualification for 'insincere' oaths
Faculty Fellow Victoria Hui explains why young people in Hong Kong are calling for independence from China (CSMonitor.com)

New film tells story of the 'resilience' of persecuted Christians
Faculty Fellow Daniel Philpott discusses the film he codirected as part of the "Under Caesar's Sword" initiative.

Free two shoes
Distinguished Research Affiliate Bruce Wydick's study shows the downside of aid-in-kind donation programs. (The Economist)

US Policy Toward Russia
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch takes part in Atlantic Council discussion of US policy toward Russia. (C-SPAN)

Here’s what citizens who vote for authoritarians have in common
Visiting Fellow Amy Erica Smith offers a comparative perspective on the US election in the Monkey Cage, drawing on her research in Latin America. (Washington Post)

Michael Coppedge analyses the world's varieties of democracy
Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge is interviewed in Brazil on what V-Dem tells us about democracy (Um Brasil video, in both English and Portuguese)

U.S. Scrambles to Support Santos After Shock Defeat of Peace Deal
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel played a key role in forging the now upended deal with FARC (Foreign Policy)

With peace deal defeat, what's next for Colombia?
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel, who helped negotiate Colombia's peace accord, is hopeful a deal can be worked out following the no vote. (USA Today)

How can Colombia stop former FARC rebels from turning to crime?
Faculty Fellow Sarah Zukerman Daly coauthors a Monkey Cage post based on her research with ex-combatants (Washington Post)

No Bigger Question: How Should the U.S. Handle the Rise of China?
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch takes part in round table on the future of US-China relations (National Interest)

Liberation theology leader will receive Pacem in Terris award Sept. 28
Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP has been honored for this work for social justice and peace.

The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel was brought in to negotiations in Colombia by US diplomat Bernard Aronson. (NPR)

In Mexico, volunteers dig deeper to get out the (US) vote
Faculty Fellow Jorge Bustamante on why the "American Mexican" population is so important in this election (CSMonitor.com)

Should College Be Free? Experts Pick Sides
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum says no, exploring the question of what college is for. (WalletHub)

EU risks trade impotency as critics target Canada deal
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Bergstrand warns of the danger of protectionism (Reuters)

Por qué Peña Nieto no pudo encarar a Trump
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo analyzes why Trump’s visit was so humiliating to Mexico (El País)

"Independence is the hottest topic in Hong Kong"
Faculty Fellow Victoria Hui on the impact of the independence movement on elections in Hong Kong, the first since pro-democracy street protests (DW.COM)

Italy quake highlights our vulnerability to disaster
Faculty Fellow Tracy Kijewski-Correa calls for the creation of disaster-resilient communities around the world (CNN.com)

Syrian Refugees Support Each Other in Britain
Faculty Fellow Maurizio Albahari says local communities are key to resettlement success (New York Times)

Bringing Back Manufacturing Jobs Would Be Harder Than It Sounds
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Bergstrand discusses the power of a president to affect the global economy for good or ill (NPR)

China’s military drills won’t work – expert
Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen on an ongoing South China Sea dispute with China (Manila Times Online)

The American foreign policy establishment is getting more comfortable with numbers
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch's research on policymakers' use of data quoted (The Washington Post)

Hong Kong is in urgent need of life support and the UK has a responsibility to act
Faculty Fellow Victoria Tin Bor Hui says Hong Kong's young people think it is dying (Hong Kong Free Press)

Local experts discuss what 'Brexit' means for U.S.
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch on financial instability in Europe and US (WNDU)

How the Brexit vote will impact you in Michiana
Faulty Fellow Nelson Mark on the local fallout from Brexit (ABC57 News)

A Laboratory for the Real World
Faculty Fellow Bill Evans on the Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), which he cofounded (ISQ)

Southern Baptists face a familiar trend: emptier pews
Faculty Fellow Christian Smith on what his research says about the "not religious" and those "seriously committed" to religion (Christian Science Monitor)

What Happens When Students Are in the Driver’s Seat?
Executive Director Steve Reifenberg on the co-creation of an advanced development course (Linked In)

Why Kenya will not shut down the world's largest refugee camp
Faculty Fellow Rahul Oka on the refugee dilemma facing Kenya

‘Soccer field,’ once-busy border crossing, now quiet
Faculty Fellow Jorge Bustamante's research on cross-border migration is highlighted (SanDiegoUnionTribune.com)

Viewpoint: Why free trade is critical ... and so are global trade partnerships
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Bergstrand explains value of free trade (South Bend Tribune)

Paul Farmer's Radical Optimism, and Other Death-Defying Feats
Executive Director Steve Reifenberg on the recent visit of Paul Farmer to Notre Dame (Notre Dame Magazine)

Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders want a 'moral economy.' What is it?
"The church doesn't give explicit economic advice," says Faculty Fellow Joe Kaboski. (CNN Money)

The Real Welfare Cheats
Kellogg Advisory Board member Ray Offenheiser on Oxfam study of corporate tax dodging. (New York Times)

"I Love Learning; I Hate School"
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum interviewed on her new book. (Inside Higher Ed)

Breaking Down the Walls of the Classroom
Faculty Fellow Marisel Moreno blogs on the transformative potential of community-based learning pedagogy. (Huffington Post)

What the Rwandan genocide can teach us about Christian hope
Faculty Fellow Emmanuel Katongole provides a vivid accounting of the Rwandan genocide (America magazine)

Along With President Obama, the 21st Century Visited Cuba
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch comments on images of Castro and Obama during historic visit. (New York Times)

The EU missed a momentous opportunity on Syrian refugees
Faculty Fellow Maurizio Albahari analysis of latest migration agreement (Fox News Opinion)

Is American religiosity on a downward spiral? Yes and no
Faculty Fellow Christian Smith on the distinction between the religious and non-religious (Christian Science Monitor)

For many US Christians, ISIS genocide designation is a big deal
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch says many US Christians, not just evangelicals, feel a responsibility to protect fellow Christians in the Middle East. (Christian Science Monitor)

EU Braced for Refugee Setbacks as Turkey Deal Meets Skepticism
Faculty Fellow Maurizio Albahari on prospects for increased human-trafficking (Bloomberg Business)

Crossing the Border
Faculty Fellow Marisel Moreno recounts her experience listening to migrants on the US-Mexico border. (Notre Dame Magazine)

Iraqi migrants return after Europe disappoints
Faculty Fellow Maurizio Albahari explains how European countries are discouraging asylum-seekers (AP)

We are all localists!
Faculty Fellow Victoria Hui on a new player in Hong Kong politics (Voice of Hong Kong)

Behind the Research: Why Corporate Giving Makes Employees Happier
Faculty Fellow Emily Block explains findings from her recent study of how employer giving affects employees. (Business News Daily)

Migrant crisis: Is there anything you can do?
Faculty Fellow Maurizio Albahari calls for refugees to become a shared global responsibility. (Fox News opinion)

North Korea reacts to UN's stern message. What's really going on?
Faculty Fellow George Lopez says the focus is on diplomacy in the "multifaceted and complex" resolution passed by the Security Council. (Fox News opinion)

Faculty Fellow George Lopez on Chinese incentives for North Korea sanctions
S. Korea: North fires projectiles into sea hours after U.N. Security Council approves sanctions (USA Today)
North Korea Fires Short-Range Projectiles After New UN Sanctions ( Bloomberg Business)

Why we won: Lessons from the Gulf War 25 years later
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell on reading--and misreading--the lessons of US success in the Gulf War. (Fox News)

Are coups good for democracy?
Former Visiting Fellow Joe Wright shows that about half the time, coups lead to autocratic regimes. (The Monkey Cage, Washington Post)

Fishball protests—the fateful turn to violence
Faculty Fellow Victoria Hui blogs on the power of nonviolence in the aftermath of Hong Kong protests. (Voice of Hong Kong)

Can Congress curb North Korea with sanctions, à la Iran?
Faculty Fellow George Lopez on impact of sanctions (CSMonitor.com)

Pope and Russian Orthodox leader to hold historic encounter in Cuba
Faculty Fellow Daniel Philpott comments on a previously elusive meeting (Washington Post)

Obama pledges more than $450 million aid to help Colombia peace plan
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel says US support "fundamental" to success of "Peace Colombia" (Reuters)

Corporate philanthropy impacts employees positively
Faculty Fellow Emily Block's research highlighted (Times of India)

Boots on the ground? There are people in them
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch on the human cost of multiple troop deployments (CNN.com)

Is Congress interfering on Iran—or just doing its job?
Faculty Fellow George Lopez on latest Congressional action ( Christian Science Monitor)

Documenting the Border: A Photo Essay
Faculty Fellow Marisel Moreno reflects on the border's "constant struggle between life and death."

Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen on extra-legal detentions in China
China detains Swedish human rights worker on suspicion of 'endangering state security' (LA Times)
China detains Swedish national who worked on legal aid (Reuters)

Lack of Options on North Korea Presses China to Shift Policy
Faculty Fellow George Lopez on possibility of sanctions by China (Bloomberg Politics)

A newly-elected Mexican mayor has been shot dead on her second day in office
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo and Visiting Fellow Sandra Ley's research on violence in Mexico highlighted (Quartz)

Saudi Arabia vs. Iran: America's Shia problem
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch on Arab Shia in Middle East politics (Fox News Opinion)

The unique Christmas tradition you probably haven’t heard of: 9 days reenacting Mary’s search for shelter
Faculty Fellow Peter Casarella on the theology of the Las Posadas tradition (Washington Post)

Climate Changers: 30+ Top Thinkers and Doers
Advisory Board member Raymond Offenheiser of Oxfam America named leading climate change thinker (Origin)

Is Putin more realistic on Syria than Obama?
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch’s opinion piece on CNN.com

Pope Urges Kenyans to Work for Peace
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, on the importance of Africa to Catholic Church (New York Times)

This is what citizens say is needed to end Mali’s insecurity
Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck on the importance of good governance to Mali (The Monkey Cage, Washington Post)

ISIS after Paris: War will fail. Here's what will work
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O’Connell’s opinion piece (Fox News)

Latino Political Art Has A Long History, But Still Is Potent Today - NBC News
Faculty Fellow Gilberto Cardenas leads roundtable on Latino Artists as political activists (NBC news)

How to defeat ISIS
Commentary by Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O’Connell: "Wars on terror don't work” (CNN.com)

'One Child' Culture Is Entrenched in China
Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen on cultural shift in China (The New York Times)

Syria: Why we should let Putin put his hand in the hornet's nest
Faculty Fellow Mike Desch on the way forward in Syria (Fox News)

Confusion over Confucius? Zimbabwe's Mugabe nets Chinese peace prize
Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen says prize dishonors Confusius’s memory (CS Monitor)

Art and The Other Side of Narco Violence
Faculty Fellow Marisel Moreno on using art to understand immigration from Central America (Huffington Post)

What the current political storm spells for Hong Kong's freedoms
Faculty Fellow Victoria Tin-Bor Hui on the battle against autonomy for Hong Kong (Hong Kong Free Press)

To Stop Exam Cheats, Economists Say, Try Assigning Seats
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum discusses strategies to prevent cheating (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

American justice: A US lawyer in Colombia’s peace process
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel’s role in the negotiations (Miami Herald)

Pope Francis and Catholic schools: Building bridges
Faculty Fellow Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, on the value of Catholic schools (Fox News op-ed)

Pope Visit 2015: Catholic Schools' Enrollment Trends Paint Bleak Picture
Faculty Fellow Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, calls schools a “civic asset.” (International Business Times)

Pope goes back to school, meets students, community in Harlem
Faculty Fellow Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, says Catholic schools benefit disadvantaged (Catholic News Service)

Volkswagen emissions: Automakers’ tobacco moment?
Faculty Fellow Jeff Thurk on policy differences between US and Europe (CNBC)

Colombia's President, Rebels Announce Breakthrough in Talks
Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel describes the breakthrough he helped to negotiate (New York Times)

Pope's Cuba Trip Helped Advance Colombia Peace Talks
Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel on the pope’s role in moving talks forward (New York Times)

After Historic Colombia Peace Agreement, Optimism and Concern
Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel “played a crucial role in the peace talks” (NBC)

Presidente de Colombia y FARC anuncian acuerdo trascendental
Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel on the landmark peace announcement (El Día)

Pope Francis's global metaphor for wealth and climate
Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski on the “global north and global south” (Marketplace)

How will history judge Pope Francis' visit to Philly?
Faculty Fellow Joe Kaboski expects the Pope to challenge Americans (Philly Voice)

The Pope’s views of capitalism
Faculty Fellow Joe Kaboski responds to media charges that the Pope is anti-capitalist (BBC)

Caso Ayotzinapa: El Leviatán desnudo
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo reflects on state and society in Mexico after new revelations in case of 43 missing students (El País)

Drone strikes by UK and Pakistan point to Obama's counter-terror legacy
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O’Connell on the UK’s targeted killings of its own citizens (The Guardian)

The pope doesn't care about capitalism
Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski’s thoughtful commentary on Pope Francis’s views on economics (CNBC)

Cuando el Estado exonera al Estado
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo’s op-ed on impunity in Mexico: “When the State Exonerates the State” (El País)

Dear College Student: Please Diversify Your Courses
Faculty Fellow Marisel Moreno on the power of education to combat racism and xenophobia (Huffington Post)

African theologians, bishops cry out for more expansive synod discussions
Faculty Fellow Fr. Emmanuel Katongole says African voices should be heard on family issues. (National Catholic Reporter)

Want to Fight Anti-Latino/a Prejudice?: 5 Reasons to Bring the Community into the Classroom
Faculty Fellow Marisel Moreno on the value of community-based learning (Huffington Post)

Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?
Faculty Fellow Daniel Philpott on the politically charged issue of Christian persecution

Tomorrow's Generation
Executive Director Steve Reifenberg describes the journey of outstanding African students to Notre Dame (Notre Dame magazine)

Iran nuclear deal: Deal of the century?
"The Iran nuclear deal is a good one for all concerned," says Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell (CNN).

Pope’s South America Trip Aims To Champion Poor, Reclaim Those Drifting From The Faith
Faculty Fellow Peter Casarella says Pope Francis is savvy about the region's changing dynamics of faith (International Business Times)

Catholic economist: Pope Francis has 'measured' critique of US economy
"A market without rules and morals doesn't remain free," say Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski in his analysis of the Pope's economic views. (National Catholic Reporter)

Linguistic Challenges to China’s Centralizing Control
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum on creative ways citizens evade censorship (China Policy Institute Blog)

¿Vicios privados, virtudes públicas?
Racial discrimination in Mexico is pervasive and systemic, writes Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo in El País.

Many Questions in Mexico Cartel Battle That Killed 43
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo speaks to the Mexican government's "credibility deficit" in the New York Times.

Tanhuato: ¿Ejecución extrajudicial o batalla desigual?
In a guest column for Animal Politico, Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo asks for answers from the Mexican government after the police killing of 42 in Michoacan.

Pope’s Focus on Poor Revives Scorned Theology
Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP is now a "respected Vatican visitor," says the New York Times.

Honor Comes Late to Óscar Romero, a Martyr for the Poor
Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP, on the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, in the New York Times

Woman seized in anti-Isis raid poses policy problems for US
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell comments on international law dilemma in the Guardian

Catholic church warms to liberation theology as founder heads to Vatican
Faculty Fellow Gustavo Gutiérrez welcomed in Rome, where Pope Francis shares his emphasis on "opting for the poor"

Chinese Consumers Cling to Saving, Suppressing Spending
Faculty Fellow Nelson Mark puts precautionary saving by Chinese citizens in perspective (Bloomberg Business)

Obama: US was not 'cavalier' over hostage drone killings
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell speaks to the illegality of the US drone program in the Guardian.

Can religion and politics mix—for good, not evil?
Faculty Fellow Scott Appleby, Dean of the Keough School, shares provocative thinking about role of religious communities in peacebuilding (Religion News Service)

New Nigerian Leader Buhari Seen as "No Nonsense" Ruler Who Will Deal with Boko Haram
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC on the landmark election in Nigeria (Aleteia)

Por qué el Gobierno reprime la auditoría social en México
Societal accountability is under attack in Mexico, says Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo in an op-ed in El País.

Protestos podem revigorar a democracia
"Protests can reinvigorate democracy," Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring says in an interview in Época (Brazil)

Municipios y crimen organizado en México
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo and Visiting Fellow Sandra Ley's op-ed in El País, warning against the continued politicization of fighting organized crime in Mexico.

Are efforts to limit presidential power in Africa working?
Former Visiting Fellow Rachel Beatty Riedl of Northwestern University guest blogs for The Monkey Cage (Washington Post).

Accusations Fly After Chinese Computer Scientist Wins Major Prize
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum points to government funding as cause of academic fraud in China (Foreign Policy)

Spotty training, increased violence impact young aid workers
Faculty Fellow Larissa Fast, the author of Aid in Danger, speaks to measures aid agencies take to protect workers. (USA Today)

The Evolution of Altruism
Faculty Fellow Christian Smith's coauthored book, The Paradox of Generosity, asserts that "science now corroborates the sages," says the Chronicle of Higher Education.

CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing
According to Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell, “a killing method used by terrorists and gangsters.” (Washington Post)

Possible acceleration of Oscar Romero's sainthood cause creates mixed emotions
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, and other participants in Kellogg conference on Romero weigh in (National Catholic Reporter).

Obama Unveils 'New Approach' on Cuba as Former Foes Chart New Course
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch calls step "long overdue." (NPR)

CIA report: 'Torture is a crime and those responsible must be brought to justice'
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell says the US is obligated under international law "to investigate and prosecute the commission of torture." (the Guardian)

Catholics and Muslims working together for others
Kellogg Director Paolo Carozza took part in the 3rd Catholic Muslim Forum in Rome (Vatican Radio)

Human dignity and development for the common good
Address by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, delivered at the Kellogg conference on human dignity and human development

Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo with a wider analysis of the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico
¿Por qué el crimen organizado atenta contra la sociedad civil en México? (El País)
Leader of gang suspected of killing missing Mexican students commits suicide (Fusion)

Historian to Lead Notre Dame's First New School in Almost a Century
Faculty Fellow Scott Appleby profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Hong Kong Students Make Personal, Professional Sacrifices to Protest
Faculty Fellow Victoria Hui says it is students' time to lead the struggle for democracy in Hong Kong. (NPR)

Some Democrats at Odds Over Obama's Claim to Airstrike Authority
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell says no theory of collective self-defense justifies dropping bombs on Syria. (NPR)

Notre Dame's International Conference on Archbishop Oscar Romero
In-depth interview with Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC on WNDU. (story and video)

Faculty Fellow Michael Desch on Scottish vote
Opinion: Nationalists should not be ignored after Scottish poll (CNN)
European Integration Emboldens Europe's Separatists (WSJ)
Scotland's Vote Could Bring Big Changes To England, Wales, N. Ireland (NPR)

Obama’s Illegal War
There are alternative options to unlawful force, writes Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O’Connell in Politico.

Diversity in Political Science
Faculty Fellow Dianne Pinderhughes, past president of the American Political Science Association, on efforts to diversify the discipline (Inside Higher Education)

Legal basis for Iraq troop deployment called into question as days wear on
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell in the Guardian

Can US defeat Islamic State without help from Assad?
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch in the Christian Science Monitor (story & video)

Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen in the Washington Post and New York Times
Pope Francis heads to South Korea for first visit to Asia
For Chinese, Pope Seems Worlds Away in South Korea
More stories and video here

Immigration Impasse
Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC, in National Catholic Register, speaks to the levels of violence in Central America that have led to the surge in unaccompanied children crossing the US border.

Should Colleges Help Undocumented Students?
Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC, explains how Catholic social teaching leads Catholic colleges to support undocumented students. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

The State of Religious Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, analyzes Christian-Muslim tensions and the role of religious civil society in promoting tolerance in Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs blog.

Malaysian plane downing: Will it change course of Ukraine conflict?
"Russia's interests in keeping the pot boiling in eastern Ukraine aren't going to change," says Faculty Fellow Michael Desch in the Christian Science Monitor

Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo in USA Today: "The average Brazilian citizen has deep grievances against the government and is sympathetic to the unified demand of the street—that the government funnel the same resources they put into the World Cup into education, health and housing."

Why U.S. raid in Libya is a sign of hope
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell in CNN Opinion: "Drones, Gitmo and torture are not the way to respond to terrorism. Operations consistent with the rule of law are."

What Makes Us Generous?
Post by Faculty Fellow Christian Smith in the John Templeton Foundation's Big Questions Online blog offers insight into an important part of the human development puzzle.

Many US Latinos shift from Catholicism to Pentacostalism, other choices, survey finds
Faculty Fellow Rev. Virgilio Elizondo, in the Washington Post, finds the results "exciting, not alarming."

Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo in USA Today: "The average Brazilian citizen has deep grievances against the government and is sympathetic to the unified demand of the street—that the government funnel the same resources they put into the World Cup into education, health and housing."

Why U.S. raid in Libya is a sign of hope
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell in CNN Opinion: "Drones, Gitmo and torture are not the way to respond to terrorism. Operations consistent with the rule of law are."

What Makes Us Generous?
Post by Faculty Fellow Christian Smith in the John Templeton Foundation's Big Questions Online blog offers insight into an important part of the human development puzzle.

Many US Latinos shift from Catholicism to Pentacostalism, other choices, survey finds
Faculty Fellow Rev. Virgilio Elizondo, in the Washington Post, finds the results "exciting, not alarming."

Main challenge Obama faces is Germany's heavy dependence on Russian gas
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch in Voice of Russia radio interview

Was the deal to free Bowe Bergdahl justified?
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassell reviews objections to prisoner swap in CNN opinion.

Notre Dame helping Haiti build solutions
Faculty Fellow Alexandros Taflanidis interviewed in the South Bend Tribune about Engineering2Empower, which received pilot funding from Kellogg.

Dept. of Experiments
The impact of Faculty Fellow David Nickerson's work on US political campaigns is highlighted in Politico. With Kellogg graduate students, he has done similar research in Latin America.

Idi Amin: the tour of terror (ticket please)
Faculty Fellow Emmanuel Katongole quoted in the Mali & Guardian. "A key challenge in so-called post-colonial societies is the erasure of memory."

Kerry blames Israel for talks crisis
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch interviewed by Al Jazeera about the impasse in Middle East talks.

The rich are running Latin America – and why that matters
Former Visting Fellow Noam Lupu in The Monkey Cage blog (Washington Post). "The inequalities in who governs in Latin America have serious consequences for economic policy."

Religious freedom is a human right -- for family businesses too
Kellogg Director Paolo Carozza writes in the policy blog of The Hill, one of DC's most-read political websites.

Report casts light on US drone programme
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell disputes administration distinctions between civilian and combatant drone casualties (Al Jazeera)

Dept. of Experiments
The impact of Faculty Fellow David Nickerson's work on US political campaigns is highlighted in Politico. With Kellogg graduate students, he has done similar research in Latin America.

Idi Amin: the tour of terror (ticket please)
Faculty Fellow Emmanuel Katongole quoted in the Mali & Guardian. "A key challenge in so-called post-colonial societies is the erasure of memory."

Kerry blames Israel for talks crisis
Faculty Fellow Michael Desch interviewed by Al Jazeera about the impasse in Middle East talks.

The rich are running Latin America – and why that matters
Former Visting Fellow Noam Lupu in The Monkey Cage blog (Washington Post). "The inequalities in who governs in Latin America have serious consequences for economic policy."

Religious freedom is a human right -- for family businesses too
Kellogg Director Paolo Carozza writes in the policy blog of The Hill, one of DC's most-read political websites.

Report casts light on US drone programme
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell disputes administration distinctions between civilian and combatant drone casualties (Al Jazeera)

Immigration reform: A biblical vision
"We call for immigration reform because of our nation's history of welcoming immigrants and because of our biblical faith." Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC in a South Bend Tribune op-ed.

Dept. of Experiments
The impact of Faculty Fellow David Nickerson's work on US political campaigns is highlighted in Politico. With Kellogg graduate students, he has done similar research in Latin America.

Conference explores development, business, service
The Ford Program's student-led Human Development Conference gives students from around the world a chance to build on their passions in the field. (The Observer)

Founder of Liberation Theology hailed at Vatican
Faculty Fellow Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez "received a hero's welcome at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis." (AP)

Mexico Summit Leaves Larger Immigration, Trade Issues Unresolved
"The US has taken Latin America for granted for too long," Faculty Fellow Allert Brown-Gort tells NBC News.

Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules
"A lot of it is just generational," says Faculty Fellow Christian Smith, an expert the religious lives of teenagers (New York Times).

La riesgosa apuesta de las autodefensas en México
In Mexico's war on drugs and organized crime, the strategic partnership of the federal government and a growing number of self-defense groups is a risky one, writes Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo in an op-ed in El País.

'Our Soul Music Is Mariachi Music': Houston's Mexican Mass
Faculty Fellow Rev. Virgilio Elizondo talks to NPR about the value of popular art and music.

Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System
Faculty Fellow Joe Kaboski joins Jeff Sachs of Columbia's Earth Institute to respond to critics of Pope Francis's treatise on the global economic system in a Freakonomics podcast.

Nelson Mandela helped popularize use of sanctions
Faculty Fellow George Lopez in the Los Angeles Times: "Long after this, South Africans would complain, 'You had no right to cut off cricket.'"

Obama pushes back against critics of Iran deal
According to AP, Faculty Fellow Michael Desch "compared Obama's diplomatic overtures to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's secret outreach to China in the 1970s."

Legal Challenges to Drone Strikes
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell on CSPAN, speaking on the illegality of drone strikes under international law.

Catholic schools work for kids
How Faculty Fellow Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, founded the Alliance for Catholic Education, in the New York Post.

Academics call religion vital to a well-functioning society
Faculty Fellow Kristine Kalanges on religious freedom as a basic human right in CNA

Liberation theology finds new welcome in Pope Francis' Vatican
The Washington Post reports that Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP will soon meet with Pope Francis.

Deadly challenge of keeping Syria health-care workers safe
Faculty Fellow Larissa Fast recounts dangers to Syrian and international doctors and nurses in The Conversation.

Moral Questions on Syria Strikes
Does the US have a "responsibility to protect" now that the use of chemical weapons by Syria has been confirmed? Watch PBS discussion with Faculty Fellow George Lopez, who says, "There's a grave public evil with a chemical weapons attack. But on criteria of last resort, proportional response, probability of success, this strike idea really falls short of the mark."

Attack Needs UN Approval to Be Legal
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell responds to prospect of US military action in Syria in New York Times "Room for Debate."

Syria chemical evidence fades as U.N. team under fire
Faculty Fellow George Lopez, a former UN advisor, accuses Assad's regime of applying "calculated maneuvers" to prevent inspectors from finding evidence of chemical weapons usage.

Immigration reform supporters rally in South Bend
Faculty Fellow Allert Brown-Gort speaks out about immigration reform on ABC57.

The Killing Machines
Article in the Atlantic quotes Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell, calling her "a determined and eloquent critic of drone strikes."

Church leaders weigh in for migrants
Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC, describes the theological context for the Church's position on immigration.

Trejo comments picked up by over 900 media outlets
Brazil leader meets core protest group
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo explains, "Brazil will see several waves of protests."
Brazil's revolutionaries reluctantly find themselves in spotlight, ponder future of movement
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo comments in Washington Post on future of student movement that spawned protests in Brazil

NYU Case Spotlights Risk of China Tie-Ups
The Wall Street Journal cites Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen's work on the controversies surrounding Confucius Institutes, established with Chinese government funding at western academic institutions.

Disease-carrying mosquitos pack twice the punch
Faculty Fellow Edwin Michael's findings on disease transmission, with implications for public health in sub-Saharan Africa, appear in Science Blog.

Road to immigration reform
Faculty fellows Allert Brown-Gort and Rev. Dan Groody, CSC, speak out on aspects of the immigration proposal before Congress.

"Guatemala full of questions after genocide conviction annulled"
Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel comments on Guatemalan justice system for Los Angeles Times.

As Syrians in Zaatari camp settle in for the long haul, the aid system develops
Faculty Fellow Rahul Oka discusses how changes to a Jordan camp's economy will affect refugees.

Voices from Fragile States: The Resilient Problem of Human Development
Faculty Fellow Jamie Bleck and Visiting Fellow Kristin Michelitch write about lessons learned from their research in Mali in this UNU-WIDER (United Nations University–World Institute for Development Economics Research) article.

Spy vs. Soldier: The CIA may lose a power it never legally had
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell writes in the New Republic about the relationship between the CIA and armed drone operations.

White Smoke and a Black Pope: Is Turkson the Church's Future?
Faculty Fellow Naunihal Singh calls the possible election of an African pope "a teachable moment" in this New Yorker blogpost.

Pelton on Possible Successor to Pope
Faculty Fellow Fr. Bob Pelton, who invited Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to Notre Dame to deliver the 2011 Romero Lecture, talks about this potential successor to Pope Benedict.

Mary Ellen O'Connell in the New York Times
The Questions Brennan Can’t Dodge”: Op-ed on the illegality of drone attacks
"A Contradiction in Terms”: Debating the legality of targeted killings of US citizens

What Comes after North Korea's Nuclear Test?
Faculty Fellow George Lopez considers alternatives to punitive UN sanctions against North Korea in a CNN essay.

Malian Villagers and the War
Talking to Radio France International, Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck describes how rural Malians cope with both political conflict and struggles with drought and food insecurity.

Voices from Contested Territory: 531 Messages for President Obama from Northern Mali
Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck and Visiting Fellow Kristin Michelitch respond to the conflict in Mali on the Monkey Cage blog.

Building the Next Generation of Leaders in East Africa
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC guest blogs on IBM's "Smarter Planet" about an innovative Notre Dame–IBM partnership.

"On drone killings, Brennan doesn't uphold our values"
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell opposes targeted killings in a CNN essay.

In Quest of an Antidote for Academic Corruption in China
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum reflects on the intrinsic rewards of scholarship in a China Daily essay.

Reifenberg Interviewed by Chilean Press
Executive Director Steve Reifenberg discusses the launch of "Santiago's Children" in Spanish in "El Segundo" article.

"China, Mo Yan and the Nobel: Truth and Consequences"
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum reflects on China's recent Nobel winner in the Huffington Post.

"We Are Dying Here"
Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC gives an eyewitness account of the Syrian refugee crisis in America magazine.

National Catholic Reporter Interviews O'Connell
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell discusses drone attacks in the context of international law.

"When local classrooms are global"
South Bend Tribune article highlighting the Kellogg Traveling Trunks Program

George Lopez on Syria in America, the National Catholic Weekly
Faculty Fellow George Lopez analyzes the stalemate in Syria in "World Watches As Syria Suffers."

O’Connell Profile in Los Angeles Times
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell’s fight against illegal drone attacks is featured.

Pensado on “Utopian Dreams” in Revista
Faculty Fellow Jaime Pensado writes about the rich history of Latin American student activism from the 1890s to the present in the latest Revista, from Harvard’s Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Comments welcome!

Susan Blum in Chronicle of Higher Ed Blog
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum, who has written a book on plagiarism, comments on blatant new websites that offer to do students' work for them.

Victoria Tin-Bor Hui in the New York Times
Faculty Fellow Victoria Tin-Bor Hui discusses consequences for China of its dispute with Japan

Blum Talks to USA Today
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum comments on context for plagiarism case.

Naunihal Singh in the New Yorker
Faculty Fellow Naunihal Singh reflects on media and societal responses to the Oak Creek shootings.

Fishman on Portuguese Financial Crisis
Rather than refuting the Portuguese success story, current austerity measures in Portugal are the result of international dynamics, says Faculty Fellow Robert Fishman. Read interview in Visăo.

Lopez Weighs In on Syria
Bashar al-Assad may be beating the Annan plan in Syria for now, but he won't for long, says Faculty Fellow George Lopez in the Christian Science Monitor. For interview with Anderson Cooper click here.

Kaboski Talks Money and Religion
Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski presents the Catholic perspective in a Chicago Tribune article on money and faith.


 

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