The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, housed in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, promotes the interdisciplinary study of international human development at the University of Notre Dame.
The Ford Program supports research, teaching, and direct engagement with communities burdened by tremendous challenges to authentic human development. The aim of these three pillars is to understand the conditions that affect human welfare, including the dynamics of extreme poverty, economic growth and development, the political and social determinants of the distribution of wealth and opportunity, politics and public policy, population and individual health, human rights, and human dignity.
We are committed to building a transnational and interdisciplinary alliance of scholars, students, public servants, and conscientious citizens to address critical challenges confronted by those
living in extreme poverty.