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London Roundtable Celebrates Democracy in Argentina
An international roundtable organized by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring and Visiting Fellow Gabriela Ippolito-O'Donnell to celebrate 30 years of uninterrupted democratic rule in Argentina included scholars Philippe Schmitter and Leigh Payne as well as Argentina's ambassador to the UK.

Carozza Trains Ecuadorian Court
Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza is conducting a seminar on procedural and theoretical aspects of precedent-based law for justices of Ecuador's Constitutional Court.

Africa Working Group Celebrates Mandela
"Many would say that the world just lost its last great, true, statesman. I would like to think that Nelson Mandela was more special and singular than that." Faculty Fellow Catherine Bolten describes celebration of Mandela's life and work currently underway.

Bergstrand Named "Media Legend"
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey H. Bergstrand has been recognized for helping to build the University's reputation for academic excellence by engaging with the media.

Smith-Oka Explores Consequences of Development Program
In her new book, Shaping the Motherhood of Indigenous Mexico,Faculty Fellow Vania Smith-Oka examines the impact of the acclaimed Mexican cash-transfer program Oportunidades on women in marginalized indigenous communities.

Ricardo Lagos to Deliver Inaugural Guillermo O'Donnell Memorial Lecture
Former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos will deliver the first annual lecture established by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies in honor of Guillermo O'Donnell, who served as the Institute's founding director.

Doran Wins Princeton Dissertation Prize
Faculty Fellow Kirk Doran has been awarded the 2013 Albert Rees Prize for outstanding Princeton PhD dissertation in Labor Economics. Doran's dissertation focused on child labor in rural Mexico.

Kellogg Launch for New Book by Gutiérrez and Farmer
Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP and Dr. Paul Farmer introduce In the Company of the Poor, based in conversations hosted by the Kellogg Institute.

Novogratz Receives Notre Dame Award
Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz has received the Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity in recognition of her pioneering work to combine best practices from the worlds of business, aid, and charity.

Varieties of Democracy Project to Receive $ 5.8 Million
Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge's collaborative research to illuminate why democracies around the world succeed or fail has been awarded approximately $5.8 million over six years by the Swedish foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ).

Fr. Scully to Receive Social Entrepreneurship Prize
Faculty Fellow Rev. Tim Scully, CSC, will receive the Manhattan Institute's $100,000 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship for founding and leading the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).

Taflanidis Honored for Innovation in Teaching
Faculty Fellow Alexander Taflanidis has been named one of the nation's most innovative young engineering educators.

Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez to Launch New Book at Notre Dame
A pioneer in global health and a path-breaking theologian explore their common option for the poor in a much-anticipated new book drawn from their respective writings, using as a springboard public and private conversations hosted by the Kellogg Institute.

Novogratz to Receive Notre Dame Award
Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz will receive the Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity in recognition of her pioneering work to combine best practices from the worlds of business, aid, and charity .

Juan Linz (1926–2013)
The Kellogg Institute lost a great friend—and many of its fellows an irreplaceable mentor—with the death on October 1 of noted democracy scholar Juan Linz.

Two New Kellogg Series Books
Ignacio Walker and Laura Gómez-Mera examine democracy consolidation and economic integration in Latin America in new works in the Institute's series with the University of Notre Dame Press.

Pensado Book Brings New Meaning to 60s Student Protests in Mexico
Faculty Fellow Jaime Pensado's new book, Rebel Mexico, challenges earlier interpretations of the student protest movement of the 1960s.

Lopez to Direct USIP Academy
Faculty Fellow George Lopez has been appointed director of the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC.

Lyandres Casts New Light on Russia's February Revolution
In a new book, Faculty Fellow Semion Lyandres presents for the first time contemporary oral histories of the February Revolution of 1917. Previously, historians looked for the revolution's origins in social conditions, but "politics and ideas mattered as much or more."

Conference Proceedings Now Available
Papers from the conference "Learning In and Out of School: Education across the Globe," organized by Faculty Fellow Susan Blum as part of a multi-year effort to investigate ways of learning around the world, are now available online.

Kellogg Institute Welcomes New Visiting Fellows
Arriving from home institutions across the United States and overseas, six new visiting fellows are settling in at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, joining one fellow already in residence.

Varieties of Democracy Project Engages DC Policy Audience
With a coinvestigator, Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge demonstrated to policymakers how the V-Dem dataset will make possible new kinds of democracy research and policy assessment.

Ford Program Names East Africa Regional Program Coordinator
Starting this summer, the Kellogg Institute's Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity will have a permanent staff presence in East Africa.

O'Connell Testifies before Congress
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell testifies on "Protecting US Citizens' Constitutional Rights During the War on Terror" before the House Judiciary Committee.

China in Transition: Kellogg Forum Explores Relationship with World
What do recent dramatic changes in China's leadership portend for its relationship with the global community? Journalists, activists, and academics gather at the Kellogg Institute to for an analytical forum organized by Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen.

Notre Dame and Chile's PUC to Expand Exchanges
The Kellogg Institute helped facilitate a new agreement between Notre Dame and Chile's Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) to deepen their long-standing relationship by stepping up faculty and student exchanges.

Mainwaring Presents New Analysis of Latin American Democracy at DC Policy Workshop
Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring presented a striking new analysis of Latin American democratization at a March DC workshop directed at policy makers, with commentary by former fellows Frances Hagopian and Steve Levitsky.

Faculty Fellows Leverage New Research Funding
Pilot funding by the Kellogg Institute has enabled three faculty fellows to leverage substantial new grants from the NSF and NIH, among other funders, and to expand research projects in India and Africa.

Fishman Explores Democracy and Inequality
The degree to which some democracies succeed and others fall short is at the heart of Faculty Fellow Robert Fishman's research and teaching.

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.

Carozza Awarded Chile's Highest Honor
Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza has received the Order of Merit of Bernardo O'Higgins, Chile's highest state honor awarded to foreign citizens.

New PhD Program in Anthropology
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum, chair of the Department of Anthropology, announces the launch of a doctoral program to focus on integrative anthropology.

Notre Dame Haiti Program Wins New Support
The Notre Dame Haiti Program, founded by Faculty Fellow Rev. Thomas Streit, CSC, has announced expanded support from Cargill.

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.

Democracy Works in Sierra Leone
Faculty Fellow Catherine Bolten reports from Sierra Leone on the country’s recent elections.

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.

Cassel Elected to Inter-American Justice Body
Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel has been elected by the OAS to serve on the Board of Directors of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA).

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 O’Connell Book: What Is War?
Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O’Connell gathers a stellar, interdisciplinary array of experts to define war in her new edited volume.

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.

Kaboski Wins Frisch Medal
Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski has won one of the most prestigious awards in the field of economics for a paper evaluating the impact of microfinance in the developing world.

Pensado Considers Future of “Yo Soy 132” Movement
Does the “Mexican Spring” student movement have staying power? Faculty Fellow Jaime Pensado reports—with photos—from Mexico.

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.

Paolo Carozza Appointed Director of Kellogg Institute

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.

Richman Wins Award for Creole Course
The online Creole course that Faculty Fellow Karen Richman created to build connections to Haitian culture has won the 2012 Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence.

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.

Kollman to Direct Center for Social Concerns
Faculty Fellow Rev. Paul Kollman, CSC, has been appointed executive director of the University’s Center for Social Concerns, effective July 1.

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.

WNIT Features Kellogg Fellows
Faculty Fellows Jaimie Bleck and Erin Metz McDonnell joined Associate Director Holly Rivers to discuss working abroad on WNIT's "Economic Outlook."

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)

Carozza Named Director of CCHR
Faculty Fellow Paolo Carozza has been appointed the new director of the Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR).

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.

Tribute to Guillermo O'Donnell

New University Strategic Plan
The University of Notre Dame's strategic plan, "A Legacy Expanded," builds on the University's five goals as outlined by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in his inaugural year (2005) as president and provides focus, transparency, and accountability for Notre Dame's activities for the next 10 years (2014-2024).

Trejo: Brazilian Authorities' Blunders Fuel Protests
According to Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo, an expert on the politics of social protest, "the repressive reaction of the military police triggered popular indignation and facilitated the transformation of a single protest event into a wave of national mobilization."

Kellogg Series Books Focus on Brazil Past and Present
Four new books in the Kellogg Institute series with the University of Notre Dame Press examine critical aspects of Brazil's history, politics, and culture.

Kenyan Election Important for East Africa, Says Kellogg Expert
According to Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, a peaceful presidential election in Kenya would bolster efforts to promote economic growth, human development, and security not only in Kenya but also throughout East Africa.

Tribute to Guillermo O'Donnell
Senior Fellow Guillermo O'Donnell passed away on Nov. 29 in Buenos Aires. Read Scott Mainwaring's tribute to this giant of political science who was a founding director of the Kellogg Institute.
Read Abe Lowenthal's tribute here.
Read CIEPLAN's tribute here (en enspañol).
Read the Espacios Políticas tribute edition here (en enspañol).

Archbishop Louis Kébreau of Haiti Receives Notre Dame Prize for Public Service
Archbishop of Cap-Haitien Louis Kébreau was awarded the 2011 Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America at a ceremony in Haiti.

Bergstrand Discusses New Currency Agreement in NYT
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey H. Bergstrand discusses the impact on world trade and the US dollar of the decision by China and Japan to start direct trading of their currencies. Read NYT article

Jensen Shares Concerns about Confucius Institutes
Faculty Fellow Lionel M. Jensen weighs in on the debate over Chinese-funded institutions in American higher education. Read article on Inside Higher Ed

Scientific American: “Science on a Mission”
Faculty Fellow Tracy Kijewski-Correa’s project to engineer a sustainable housing model for the homeless in Haiti makes the Scientific American website.

DC Forum on Global Development Features Kellogg Fellows
Faculty Fellows Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, Rev. Thomas Streit, CSC, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, and R. Scott Appleby joined national leaders in Washington, DC for a day-long discussion of Notre Dame’s global development efforts.

Kellogg Hosts Indigenous Languages Conference
A major international conference hosted by the Kellogg Institute showcases Latin American and especially indigenous scholars.

Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez Take Part in Campus Dialogue
Their dialogue, “Re-imagining Accompaniment: Global Health and Liberation Theology,” took place on Monday, October 24.

US Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Speaks at Kellogg
Maria Otero, the US Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs spoke on "Democracy and Development."

Two Presidents Visit to Discuss African Development
In one week in September the Kellogg Institute helped facilitate the visits to Notre Dame of two presidents. Both men made development in Africa the topic of their public lectures.

Kaboski Shows Impact of Poor Financing in Developing Countries
Faculty FellowJoseph Kaboski and his coauthors examine the effects on developing countries of weak financial sectors in a recently published study.

Mainwaring Interview: The State of Democracy
Kellogg Director Scott Mainwaring discussed challenges to democracy in Latin America in an interview with the Brazilian newspaper Estado de São Paulo.

Groody Anthology of Gutiérrez Works Forthcoming
An anthology edited by Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC promises to provide new insight into Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP’s conceptualization of liberation theology.

Nalepa Wins APSA Book Award
Faculty Fellow Monika Nalepa has been named a winner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Democratization section for Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge University Press).

Pilot Program Brings Students from Around Globe
Funded by a $370,884 State Department grant, the Kellogg Institute is collaborating on a new model for teaching English to international students.

Institute to Host Indigenous Languages Conference
The 2nd Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America will be held at the Kellogg Institute Oct. 30 to Nov. 2

O'Connell Questions Drone Strikes
Remote killing far from the battlefield is "ethically troubling," says Faculty Fellow Mary Ellen O'Connell in an interview with PBS Religion and Ethics.

New Visiting Fellows Join the Kellogg Community
Eight new Kellogg visiting fellows have arrived from Latin America, Africa, and across the US to conduct research on Kellogg themes of democracy and human development.

Reifenberg Book Chosen as Common Reader
Kellogg Executive Director Steve Reifenberg’s book Santiago’s Children: What I Learned About Life at an Orphanage in Chile has been selected as the common reader for first year students at Texas A&M International University.

Olivera-Williams Named Fulbright Scholar
Faculty Fellow María Rosa Olivera-Williams has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to pursue her research on the tango at Uruguay’s Universidad de Montevideo.

Kellogg Institute Launches Strategic Plan
The Institute's new strategic plan places democracy and human development at the center of its work.

Altman Book on Direct Democracy to Launch in Santiago
Direct Democracy Worldwide, a new book by former Kellogg Institute graduate student and guest scholar David Altman, will be launched on Tuesday, September 13 at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago.

Oka: Somalia Famine Threatens Legitimacy of al Shabab
From Kenya, Faculty Fellow Rahul Oka reports that the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab is in a “tight corner.” (more...)

Guzmán Leads Global Health Delegation in Haiti
Faculty Fellow Juan Carlos Guzmán is leading a student team from Notre Dame's Master of Science in Global Health program to evaluate a Catholic Relief Services cholera program in Haiti. (more...)

Kellogg Conference on Trade and Development Draws Top Scholars
Organized by Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski, the conference "Assessing the Impacts of Trade on Development featured presentations by top economists from around the country, including Nobel laureate Robert Lucas. (more...)

Partners In Health Receives the Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity
Partners In Health (PIH) received the Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity in recognition of their contributions to the field of human development. (more...)

O'Connell: US Hostilities in Libya Not Consistent with War Powers Resolution
The US is “most definitely” involved in hostilities in Libya, says Faculty Fellow and international law expert Mary Ellen O'Connell (more...)

NPR Interview: Streit from Haiti
Faculty Fellow Fr. Tom Streit speaks from Haiti, where heavy rains have compounded the lives of hundreds of thousands of people still living in tents or makeshift shelters. (listen)

Fishman on Portugal Bailout in NYT
"Portugal's plea for help with its debts...should be a warning to democracies everywhere," says Faculty Fellow Robert Fishman in an oped in the New York Times. (more...)

Catherine Bolten Reveals Human Side of Sierra Leone
Bolten explores the role of love and caring in the war in Sierra Leone in her forthcoming book I Did it to Save My Life: Morality and Survival in Sierra Leone. (more...)
See also Scholar studying youth and education in post-war Sierra Leone

Rahul Oka Tracks Trade in Conflict Zones
Economic anthropologist Rahul Oka aims to improve the success rate of critical relief missions in Sudan and Northern Kenya. (more...)

O'Connell Comments on the Use of Drones in Libya
Mary Ellen O'Connell says drones won't accomplish U.S. goals or bring peace (more...)

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Receives Notre Dame Prize
Mexican statesman and democracy advocate Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas has won the Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America. (more...)

Doran Receives Alfred P. Sloan Grant
Faculty Fellow Kirk Doran has received a $295,876 grant for a project that investigates how high-skill immigrants to the US affect knowledge creation, productivity, employment, and specialization. (more...)

Bergstrand on US-China Trade Imbalance
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Bergstrand says the yuan exchange rate system plays a significant role in the large trade imbalance between the US and China. (more...)

Climate Change Project Wins NSF Grant
Faculty Fellow Debra Javeline is part of an interdisciplinary research team that has received $1.5 million in NSF funding to build a “Collaboratory for Adaptation to Climate Change.” (more…)

Bustamante Honored for Human Rights Advocacy
Faculty Fellow Jorge Bustamante has received the Mexican Bar Association’s National Jurisprudence Award in honor of his lifelong work in defense of the human rights of migrants. (more...)

Former Kellogg Visiting Fellow Awarded Mexico’s National Prize of Arts and Sciences
Former Visiting Fellow Soledad Loaeza, researcher and professor of political science at El Colegio de México’s Center for International Studies, has won Mexico’s prestigious National Prize of Arts and Sciences. (more...)

Student conference to explore human development and the common good
The third annual Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame will once again bring together hundreds of students and guests from Notre Dame and universities as far away as Uganda to share their research experiences in the developing world and discuss the meaning of authentic human development from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. (more...)

Fishman Interview: How Fares Portugal ?
Faculty Fellow Robert Fishman discusses how Portugal has weathered the economic crisis in comparison with other European countries in an interview on Chicago Public Media's Worldview. (more...)

Solis Decries Nicaraguan Invasion of Costa Rica
Visiting Fellow Ottón Solis, a former presidential candidate in Costa Rica, calls for calm in the face of the Nicaraguan invasion of his country in an oped that has received much attention there. (more...)

Bergstrand on US-South Korea Trade Deal
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Bergstrand says renewed efforts to strike a trade deal between the US and South Korea would substantively benefit both countries. (more...)

Valenzuela Op-ed: Don't Change Chilean Voting Laws
In an op-ed in Chile's leading paper, Faculty Fellow J. Samuel Valenzuela says allowing voluntary voting could diminish the quality of democracy in Chile.

Kellogg Institute Launching Mexico Initiative
In conjunction with the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies announces the launch of an initiative on Mexico made possible by a generous new gift from Roberto Garza, a member of the Institute’s Advisory Board. (more...)

Two Chinese Reactions to Nobel, Says Jensen
Faculty Fellow Lionel Jensen says citizens and the government in China have reacted very differently to the news that Liu Xiaobo has won the Nobel Peace Prize. (more…)

"Business on the Frontlines" Course Makes Forbes Most Innovative Top 10
Kellogg-funded "Business on the Frontlines" course, taught by Faculty Fellow Viva Bartkus, named to Forbes list of Ten Most Innovative Business School Classes (more...)

Ferreira Gould on Portuguese Literature of Colonialism and Return
Faculty Fellow Isabel Ferreira Gould discusses her work on life-writing, colonialism, and postimperial identity. (Read article...)

Blum on Plagiarism
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum discusses her research on student authorship in a recent New York Times article. (Read article...)

Silliman Named Darcy Distinguished Lecturer
Faculty Fellow Stephen Silliman has been named the 2011 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation. (more...)

Oaxaca Workshop Builds North American Community
Participants in a North American exchange program administered by the Kellogg Institute form a community spanning three countries and six institutions. (more...)

Collier on Development Perils of Mineral Extraction
In a New York Times op-ed, Special Advisor to the Ford Program Paul Collier urges resource-rich countries with weak governance to heed the development lessons of the past. (more...)

Fulbright-Hays Funds Chattopadhay-led Brazil Project
Faculty Fellow Tamo Chattopadhay is leading a collaborative education project in Brazil funded by a Fulbright-Hays grant from the US Department of Education. (more...)

New Kellogg Series Books Explore Democracy and Dictatorship
New books in the Kellogg Institute's two series with the University of Notre Dame Press explore how Mexican citizens interact with contemporary democratic institutions and how Spanish citizens are confronting memories of Franco's dictatorship. (more...)

Brown-Gort on Violence in Mexico, Arizona Immigration Law
Faculty Fellow Allert Brown-Gort spoke on the US connection to Mexican drug violence on the PBS News Hour on June 16. (more...)
In another interview, he said the new Arizona immigration law fuels the misconception that all Latinos in the US are illegal. (more...)

Bergstrand Paper Recognized as “Top 20 Most-Cited”
A paper coauthored by Jeffrey H. Bergstrand that presents an innovative method of calculating the value of free trade agreements has been recognized as one of the “Top 20 Most-Cited Articles” published in the Journal of International Economics (2005–09). (more…)

Mainwaring Briefs State Department on Latin American Democracy
Kellogg Institute Director Scott Mainwaring shared his expertise on the ebb and flow of democracy in Latin America with the State Department during a recent Washington DC roundtable. (more...)

Cassel to help draft declaration of human right to peace
Facuty Fellow Douglass Cassel is one of ten experts from around the world invited by UNESCO and the Spanish Association for International Human Rights Law to help draft a proposed universal declaration of the human right to peace. (more...)

Dowd and Kollman Awarded $100,000 for African Study
Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC
, and Rev. Paul Kollman, CSC, have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative of the University of Southern California, which is funded by the Templeton Foundation. The grant will support Dowd and Kollman’s study of the Roman Catholic Charismatic Movement in sub-Saharan Africa. (more...)

Graduate Fellow Wins Mellon/ACLS Fellowship
Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow Shannon Drysdale Walsh, a doctoral candidate in political science, has received the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. (more...)

Mainwaring and Appleby Elected to AAAS
Faculty fellows Scott P. Mainwaring and R. Scott Appleby have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. (more...)

Brown-Gort on CBS News
Faculty Fellow Allert Brown-Gort comments on the visit to Mexico of First Lady Michelle Obama. (watch videos...)
Michelle Obama en Mexico!
First Lady in Mexico

Brinks on “Measuring Law” at IFI Roundtable
Faculty Fellow Daniel Brinks advised international financial institutions (IFIs) on how to improve their evaluations of the developing world’s legal systems in a Washington, DC roundtable. (more…)

Romero Film Premiere
A new documentary film, “Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero,” had its US premiere at Notre Dame on March 25. Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, who inspired the project, introduced the film at its world premiere in the Cathedral of San Salvador on March 19. (more...)

Coppedge Interviewed in Leading Venezuelan Newspaper
Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge said that Venezuela is "tired of polarization and struggle" in a March 15 interview in the leading Caracas daily El Universal. (more...)

Alcántara Receives Chilean O’Higgins Award
Former Visiting Fellow Manuel Alcántara has received the Bernardo O’Higgins Order of Merit, Chile’s highest honor for foreigners. (more...)

Guevara Mann on Electoral Trends in Latin America
Visiting Fellow Carlos Guevara Mann discussed electoral trends in Latin America in a Christian Science Monitor article on focusing on Costa Rica. (more...)

Richman on Cultural Impact of Haitian Mass Graves
In an interview in USA Today, Faculty Fellow Karen Richman discussed the spiritual and psychological impact of mass graves in Haiti, where respect for the dead is particularly valued. (more...)

Cassel Files Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel has submitted a “friend of the court” brief to the US Supreme Court, arguing that former foreign officials sued for torture and extrajudicial executions in US courts are not entitled to sovereign immunity from suit. (more)

New International Development Studies Minor
The Institute’s Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity has announced the launch of an undergraduate minor in International Development Studies (IDS). (more)

Kellogg Series Book Wins Choice Outstanding Title Award
Choice magazine has selected The Rise and Fall of Repression in Chile by Pablo Policzer as a 2009 Outstanding Academic Title. (more...)

New Book from Mainwaring and Scully
In a new book from Stanford University Press, Faculty Fellows Scott Mainwaring and Rev. Timothy R. Scully, CSC, examine the challenge of effective democratic governance in Latin America. (more...)

Academically Speaking: Michael Coppedge
Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge talks about his research, teaching, and the Kellogg Institute in a video interview. (more...)

Lopez Testifies in House on Iran Sanctions
Faculty Fellow George Lopez argued against severe economic sanctions on Iran in testimony on Dec. 15 before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs. (more...)

Student-led Conference to Focus on Human Development
Organized by students for students, the 2nd annual Human Development Conference sponsored by the Ford Program will discuss the theme “People, Power, and Pragmatism: The Future of Development in Our Changing World.” (more…)

O’Donnell Awarded Honorary Degrees in Chile and Argentina
Senior Fellow Guillermo O’Donnell was presented with a “Doctorado Honoris Causa” by the University of Chile in a November 30 ceremony in Santiago. In October, he received honorary degrees from the National University of Córdoba and Catholic University of Córdoba in Argentina. (more...)

Cosenza and Pelton on Honduras
Visiting Fellow Luis Cosenza and Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, are quoted in an article in America, the national Catholic weekly, on the situation in Honduras. (more...)
In addition, Cosenza wrote “Honduras y su laberinto” for AméricaEconomia. (more...)

Notre Dame Hosts Haiti’s Only 2008–09 Fulbright Visiting Scholar
The Kellogg Institute is hosting Gerald Telfort, the only Fulbright visiting scholar selected from Haiti this academic year in the newly re-launched Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Central America and the Caribbean. (more)

Groody Advises Vatican Conference on Migration
Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel G. Groody, CSC, was one of seven academic experts selected to participate in the Vatican’s sixth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees. (more...)

Paul Collier to Serve as Special Advisor to Ford Program
Paul Collier
, professor of economics and director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford, will bring his development expertise to the Kellogg Institute as special advisor to the Ford Program. (more)

Hagopian Publishes New Volume on Church and Politics in Latin America
With “Religious Pluralism, Democracy, and the Catholic Church in Latin America,” editor Frances Hagopian brings to fruition an ambitious project to reinvigorate the study of the role of the Catholic Church in contemporary Latin American politics. The book originated in a series of international conferences held at the Kellogg Institute in 2003 and 2005. (more...)

New Ros Book Examines Mexican Development
Faculty Fellow Jaime Ros’s new book, Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: A Historical Perspective (Oxford University Press), is the first comprehensive examination of Mexico’s economic history in English in nearly 40 years. (more...)

McAdams Reflects on fall of Berlin Wall
Faculty Fellow James McAdams recalls the first time he stepped over the border from West Germany to East Germany in 1973 as a 19-year-old college student studying in West Berlin. (more) (video)

Kellogg Receives UISFL Grant for Asian Studies at Notre Dame
The US Department of Education has awarded the Kellogg Institute an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages Program (UISFL) grant of approximately $180,000 to advance Asian language and area studies at Notre Dame. (more...)

Former Notre Dame Prize Recipient Becomes US Under Secretary of State
Maria Otero
, the recipient of the 2007 Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America for her work in microfinance, was sworn in on August 10, 2009 as the US Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. (more...)

Fr. Gutierrez to to Receive Niebuhr Medal
Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, OP, will receive the Niebuhr Medal from Elmhurst College in a Sept. 20 ceremony. (more...)

Cassel to Testify before Congress on Honduras
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel will testify before Congress on on the situation in Honduras September 22 and appear on a Kellogg Institute panel on the same subject on September 23. Cassel has concluded that there was no legal basis for the coup d’etat. (more...)

Carozza Reports on Human Rights in Honduras
Faculty Fellow Paolo Carozza comments on the rule of law in Honduras following his Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) fact-finding mission. (more...)

Richman Wins Ethnohistory Award
Faculty Fellow Karen Richman has been awarded the Robert F. Heizer Article Award by the American Society for Ethnohistory. (more...)

Bergstrand Says US Economy Growing, But Expect Hardship Through 2010
Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Bergstrand explains that the economy is recovering, although it is still in a recession. (more...)

Anderson, Elizondo, and Groody to Participate in Saturday Scholars Series
Three Kellogg faculty fellows will take part in this year’s Saturday Scholars Series: On Oct. 3, Thomas Anderson – “Images That Matter: The US as Seen through Latin American Eyes”; on Oct. 31, Rev. Virgilio Elizondo and Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC – “Latinos and the Renewal of American Catholicism.” (more...)

Waller Appointed Senior VP for Federal Reserve
Faculty Fellow Christopher Waller has been appointed senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. (more…)

Vanishing Digital Archives a Loss, Says Beatty
Digital archives can be immensely helpful to historians, says Faculty Fellow Ted Beatty, and their loss traumatic. (more...)

Lende Receives 2009 Ganey Award
Faculty Fellow Daniel Lende has won the 2009 Rodney F. Ganey, PhD, Faculty Community-Based Research Award, which honors a Notre Dame faculty member whose research has made a contribution to a local community organization. (more...)





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