News and Information Archive

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...)