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