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Development with Dignity:
A Human-Centered Approach to Progress

February 24–25, 2017

The 9th Annual Human Development Conference
University of Notre Dame

Schedule

Friday, February 24

1:30 pm - Registration Opens - Great Hall, Hesburgh Center

3:30pm to 4:30pm - Reception: Presenters, Networking Event - Great Hall, O'Shaugnessy Hall
Notre Dame Students interested in the International Development Studies Minor are encouraged to attend.

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm - Opening Remarks & Keynote Conversation - Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

Dr. Carolyn Woo
Former CEO Catholic Relief Services

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm - Public Reception, Snite Museum of Art

6:30 pm - Private Dinner - Great Hall, Hesburgh Center
(For Presenters and Invited Guests)


Saturday, February 25 - Hesburgh Center

9:00 am - 9:30 am - Coffee and Light Breakfast

9:30 am - 10:30 am - Panel Session 1

Panel A - Challenges of Urbanization in the Developing World- (Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Panel B - The Intersection of Human Dignity and Environmentally-Conscious Policy- (C102 Hesburgh Center)

Panel C - Acknowledging Dignity: Improving Reproductive Healthcare for Migrant and Refugee Women - (C103 Hesburgh Center)

Panel D - Human-Centered Models of Economic Empowerment- (C104/105 Hesburgh Center)

10:30 am - 11:00 am - Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Panel Session 2

Panel A - Treating the Individual: Understanding Social Barriers to Quality Healthcare - (Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Panel C - Constructing Communities: Interplay between Infrastructure and Social Factors - (C103 Hesburgh Center)

Panel D - Understanding Social Vulnerability through Voices of the Marginalized - (C104/105 Hesburgh Center)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Panel Session 3

Panel A - Social and Cultural Dynamics of Health: Why Well-Being Matters in Development- (Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Panel B - Data-Driven Decision-Making in Development - (C102 Hesburgh Center)

Panel C - Understanding Women’s Empowerment in Communities - (C103 Hesburgh Center)

Panel D - Dignity of the Body: Issues in Sex Work and Sex Trafficking - (C104/105 Hesburgh Center)

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Break

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Panel Session 4

Panel A - Moving Toward Sustainable Health Systems - (Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Panel B - Implications of Identity: Understanding the Relationship between Policy and the Individual - (C102 Hesburgh Center)

Panel C - Advocacy and Empowerment: Working Together to Eradicate Intimate Partner Violence - (C103 Hesburgh Center)

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Panel Session 5

Panel A - Addressing Her Barriers: Holistic Approaches to Women's Health - (Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Panel B - Inclusion of the Marginalized in Development - (C102 Hesburgh Center)

Panel C - The Power of Education and Engagement in Public Health Intervention  - (C103 Hesburgh Center)

5:00 pm - Closing Remarks - Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Panel Descriptions

Panel Session 1: 9:30am - 10:30am

Panel A - Challenges of Urbanization in the Developing World
(Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Austin Crouse (Davidson College)
“The Politics of Urban Transport Planning in Ahmedabad, India”

Eryan Gwin (University of Notre Dame)
“The Myths of Industrial Zoning and economic progress in Lima, Peru”

Carl Hooks (Washington University in St. Louis)
“Solving Slums: Toward a Superior Redevelopment Policy in Mumbai, India”

Panel B - The Intersection of Human Dignity and Environmentally-Conscious Policy
(C102 Hesburgh Center)

Katrina Kniss (Goucher College)
“Escaping the Concrete Jungle: An Exploration of Ecotourism Development in Dzongu, North Sikkim”

Jacob Sivinski (Lewis & Clark College)
“Conservation For Whom?: the struggle for indigenous rights in Sagarmatha National Park”

Panel C - Acknowledging Dignity: Improving Reproductive Healthcare for Migrant and Refugee Women
(C103 Hesburgh Center)

Emma Hall (Loyola University Chicago)
“Cross-Cultural Childbirth: Prioritization the Healthcare Experiences of Migrant Women in Competent Models of Care”

Megan Kerstein (Washington University in St. Louis)
“A Comparative Study of Women’s Health Care: Non-Syrian Refugee Women Living in Amman and Syrian Refugee Women Living in Refugee Camps”

Hilary Smith (University of Denver)
“Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan: Family Planning Preferences and Barriers”

Panel D - People-Centered Models of Economic Empowerment
(C104/105 Hesburgh Center)

Carlson Giddings (George Washington University)
“Traditional Fresh Markets and the Supermarket Revolution: A Case Study on Châu Long Market”

Brian Mukhaya (University of Notre Dame)
“Classical Training vs Mentorship in Dandora, Kenya”

Panel Session 2: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Panel A - Treating the Individual: Understanding Social Barriers to Quality Healthcare (Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

King Fok (University of Notre Dame)
“Structural and Social Barriers to Prosthetic and Amputee Care in Ghana”

Sarah Fracci (University of Notre Dame)
“Role of Compassionate Caring via Stable and Reliable Relationships on the Reduction of Stigmatization and the Renewal of Dignity in Women Battling Breast Cancer in Uganda”

Matt Weyenberg (University of Notre Dame)
“‘The Help Never Reaches Us’: A Case Study of Uganda’s Foremost Sickle Cell Clinic”

Panel C - Constructing Communities: Interplay between Infrastructure and Human Capabilities
(C103 Hesburgh Center)

C.J. Humes (University of Notre Dame)
“Social Determinants of Clean Water Access: Use of Waterguard in Fort Portal, Western Uganda”

Andrea Ringer (University of Notre Dame)
“The Impact of Bridge Construction on School Attendance: Evidence from Nicaragua”

Ian Wyllie (Boston College)
“The Role of the NGO and Social Enterprise in Uganda's Structural Change”

Panel D - Understanding Social Vulnerability through Voices of the Marginalized
(C104/105 Hesburgh Center)

Ricardo Daniel Pagulayan (University of Notre Dame)
“Exploring Philippine Indigeneity”

Elaine Schmidt (University of Notre Dame)
“Finding God and Beauty in the Catholicism of the Peruvian Andes”

Caitlyn Wallace (Miami University)
“The Grieving Process and The Concept of Vivir Bien”

Panel Session 3: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Panel A - Social and Cultural Dynamics of Health: Why Well-Being Matters in Development
(Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Sheryl Cherian (University of Notre Dame)
“Mental Health in the Kerala Model of Development: What's Missing?”

Lucy Trieshmann and Brianne Nueslein (University of Virginia)
“The Social Nature of Pain: Health, Community, and Ubuntu”

Seamus Vahey and Jillian Randolph (University of Virginia)
“Reducing Health Inequalities with Participatory Action Research in Post-Apartheid South Africa”

Panel B - Data-Driven Decision Making in Development
(C102 Hesburgh Center)

Olivia August (University of Notre Dame)
“Design and Operationalization of a Community Needs Assessment Tool in Rural Nicaragua”

Nicola (Nikki) van den Heever (University of Colorado Boulder)
“How to Address the Holistic Needs of People Living in Rural Areas Through Better Informed Infrastructure Investment Decisions: Using Criticality Values to Increase Data-Based Decision Making”

Panel C - The Role of Education and Empowerment in creating Agency through Community
(C103 Hesburgh Center)

Emily Beaudoin (University of Notre Dame)
“Women’s Empowerment in the Ghanaian Context: An Examination of Voice as a Critical Component “

Marisa Olsen (University of Notre Dame)
“Women’s Health in South Africa: Education, Empowerment, and Community”

Panel D - Dignity of the Body: Issues in Sex Work and Sex Trafficking
(C104/105 Hesburgh Center)

Rachel Devine (Point Loma University)
“The Cost of Freedom: An Analysis of Job Skills Training in Aftercare Programs for Survivors of Sex Trafficking”

Maya Hughes (Spelman College)
“A Stiff Price for Freedom: A Discussion on Sex Trafficking of Sub-Saharan Migrant and Refugee Women in Morocco”

Julia Webster (Gordon College)
“An Analysis of Opposing Feminist Views of Sex Work: Is it the woman's choice?”

Panel Session 4: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Panel A - Moving Toward Sustainable Health Systems
(Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Daniel Kendall (University of Notre Dame)
"Curbing Medical Brain Drain in Uganda; A Sociocultural Approach"

Luke Maillie (University of Notre Dame)
“Building Referral Systems for Patients, not Diseases”

Daniel Olivieri (University of Notre Dame)
“It's in the Little Things: Healthcare Recidivism in Boaco, Nicaragua”

Panel B - Implications of Identity: Understanding the Relationship between Policy and the Individual
(C102 Hesburgh Center)

Isabel Cruz (Yale University)
“‘Trabajo Digno:’ Work, Identity, and Visibility in the Trans and Travesti Rights Movement in Argentina”

Moira Horn (University of Notre Dame)
“Los niños cuestan mucho: Maternal Identity and Wellbeing in Rural Chiapas”

Lacy Myrman (George Washington University)
“Identity Management Techniques and Social Cohesion: A Comparative Analysis of Rwanda and Burundi in 2016”

Panel C - Advocacy and Empowerment: Working together to eradicate intimate partner violence
(C103 Hesburgh Center)

Cristina McCabe (University of Notre Dame)
“Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua: Courageous Advocacy in a Climate of Adversity”

Katherine Thomas-Canfield (University of California, Berkeley)
“Disaggregating Lenses of Domestic Violence: Gendered Microfinance Models in the Context of Yaoundé, Cameroon”

Felicia Vargas (Lewis & Clark College)
“The Penalization of Abortion in El Salvador, Consequences on Human Rights”

Panel Session 5: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Panel A - Addressing Her Barriers: Holistic Approaches to Women’s Health
(Hesburgh Center Auditorium)

Mariana Forero and Hala Kallas (University of Virginia)
“Holistic View of Cervical Cancer in Bluefields, Nicaragua: Agency through Innovative Technology and Screening”

Abby Radomsky (University of Notre Dame)
“Improving Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC) through Retrospective Analysis of Intrapartum Stillbirth Data in Southwestern Uganda”

Jessica Wiken (University of Puget Sound)
“Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Rural Maharashtra: a Preventative Approach to Risk Factor Reduction through Lifestyle Interventions”

Panel B - Inclusion of the Marginalized in Development
(C102 Hesburgh Center)

Anne Arnason (University of Notre Dame)
“Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Uganda: A Photovoice Project”

Philip Moss (Duke University)
“Impact Evaluation of the Sustainable COmprehensive REsponses (SCORE) Project for Vulnerable Children and their Families”

Panel C - The Power of Education and Engagement in Public Health Intervention
(C103 Hesburgh Center)

Emma Cooper (University of Notre Dame)
“Austism Spectrum Stigma in Vientiene Laos”

Erin Hanahoe (University of Notre Dame)
“Sickle Cell Education in Uganda; Improving Health and Reducing Stigma”

Poster Presenters

Sema Hasan (Lewis & Clark College)
“Dying for Honor: An Examination of Pakistan's Honor Killings”

Emma Howe (Boston College)
“Don't Go Climate Changing: Finding A Solution to Global Climate Agreement Puzzle”

Yizhi Hu (University of Notre Dame)
“Investigating Changes in Interfaith Marriage in Contemporary India”

Kathleen McDonald (University of Notre Dame)
“The Wounded and Feminine Body in the Literature of Latin American Women Writers”

Dakota Porter (Transylvania University)
“Peace Corps Morocco: International Aid or Grassroots Colonialism?”

Jiaying Qian (University of Notre Dame)
“Examining the Potential of Brazil's Bamboo Industry to Enhance Sustainable Development and Brazil-China Relation”

Hannah Thiry (Augsburg College)
“Christianity in Healthcare Systems: The Case of Nairobi, Kenya”HDC