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New Visiting Fellows Join the Kellogg Community

Elizabeth Lawton • January 16, 2013

New Visiting Fellows Join the Kellogg CommunityTwo specialists in Latin American politics have returned to the Kellogg Institute for International Studies as spring 2013 visiting fellows. Both will conduct independent research related to core Kellogg themes of democracy and human development.

  • Gabriela Ippolito-O’Donnell (PhD, University of Cambridge) comes to South Bend from Buenos Aires, Argentina where she is professor of politics at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín. A former Kellogg guest scholar who earned her MA at Notre Dame, she will spend calendar year 2013 at the Institute continuing research on the interconnections between civil society and the quality of democratic institutions in Latin America.

  • Fabrice Lehoucq (PhD, Duke University) returns to Kellogg more than two decades after his first visiting fellowship. Now associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, he will explore the relationship between development and democracy in a new book project, “Political Competition and Regime Development in Latin America.”

The two join three scholars whose academic-year visiting fellowships began in the fall: José Antonio Aguilar Rivera is studying the democratic transition in Mexico; Kristin Michelitch, the impact of radio on political participation in rural Mali; and Steven Samford, the ways artisanal producers grapple with the demanding standards of globalized markets.

Later in the spring, two internationally known visitors will join the Kellogg community as Hewlett Visiting Fellows for Public Policy. Mexican statesman Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and Chilean human rights advocate José Zalaquett have each received the Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America. Cárdenas’ tenure at Kellogg will include co-teaching a history course on modern Mexico. Zalaquett, whose appointment is in collaboration with the Center for Civil and Human Rights, will teach a three-week course at the Law School on emerging issues in the use of force in international law and ethics.

The Kellogg Visiting Fellows Program is internationally recognized for research excellence.  Each year the program brings a distinguished group of fellows to spend one or more semesters in residence at the Institute. Fellows conduct their own research and enrich the Kellogg community of scholars and students with their engagement.

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