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Ford Program Helps Train Young African Leaders
June 16, 2014
Building on a Ford-led pilot program, 25 students from across Africa are studying business and entrepreneurship at Notre Dame this summer as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative Washington Fellowship program.

Mainwaring Organizes Book Conference on Party Systems
June 9, 2014
An international research conference organized by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring on the institutionalization, decay, and collapse of Latin American party systems will result in an edited volume.

Kellogg Fellows Receive Honors and Funding
June 3, 2014
Faculty fellows garner awards, tenure, and funding for a wide range of research and related projects.

Ricardo Lagos Delivers Inaugural Guillermo O'Donnell Memorial Lecture
June 2, 2014
Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos launches a lecture series established by the Kellogg Institute in honor of founding director Guillermo O'Donnell with an address on democracy and memory that opened the 32nd LASA international congress

NDIGD and the Kellogg Institute Partner with AVSI in Uganda Study
May 20, 2014
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and the Kellogg Institute have received a $15,000 grant from AVSI-USA to provide technical expertise for monitoring and evaluation of educational services in East Africa.

Kellogg Researchers Win USAID Grants to Investigate Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance in Africa
May 16, 2014
When USAID announced winners of a new, nationwide competition for innovative projects in the field of democracy, human rights, and governance last week, scholars associated with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies had won two of the coveted nine awards.

Kellogg Institute to Host Brazilian Fulbright Chair
May 12, 2014
Through a new, five-year agreement with the Brazilian Fulbright Commission, the Kellogg has created a Fulbright Chair in Democracy and Human Development open to researchers from Brazil.

Kellogg Hosts Conference Honoring Pre-eminent Scholars
May 5, 2014
Organized by their former students—many, like them, with Kellogg ties—a conference celebrating the work of Ruth Berins Collier and David Collier paid tribute to their extraordinary scholarship and mentoring.

Kellogg Launches International Development Fellowships with Awards to Graduating Seniors
April 28, 2014
The first recipients of the new International Development Fellowship established by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies will be graduating seniors Maria Krug, Patrick Salemme, and Olivia Schneider, Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza announced this week.

"Pockets of Productivity": Governance and Development in Ghana
April 21, 2014
Faculty Fellow and Kellogg Assistant Professor of Sociology Erin Metz McDonnell studies small niches of government that function remarkably well, even within weak or corrupt institutions.

New Visiting Professorship Honors Fr. Elizondo
April 17, 2014
A Distinguished Visiting Professorship named in honor of Kellogg Faculty Fellow Rev. Virgilio Elizondo will bring to campus anthropologist and public intellectual Arlene Dávila.

Faculty Fellows Explore Life, Death and Resurrection in Rwanda
April 15, 2014
A remarkable journey Faculty Fellows Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC, and Rev. Virgilio Elizondo made with a family returning to Rwanda. "The Rutagengwas asked us to walk with them in the search to understand where God was in the context of genocide," says Groody, whose larger research project is funded by Kellogg.

“From Professional Athlete to Humanitarian”
April 1, 2014
Basketball great Ruth Riley '01 returned to Notre Dame on April 15 to speak on her work with the UN anti-malaria initiative "Nothing but Nets" as part of the Ford Program's Discussions on Development.

Kellogg Institute Announces 2014–15 Visiting Fellows
March 27, 2014

Celebrating Mandela: Africa Working Group Brings Anti-Apartheid Luminaries to Notre Dame
March 14, 2014
One is a liberation theologian and political activist, the other the "Jackie Robinson of South Africa." Both South African speakers the Africa Working Group is bringing to campus played a crucial role in moving their nation out of apartheid.

New University Strategic Plan
March 3, 2014
The University of Notre Dame's strategic plan, "A Legacy Expanded," builds on the University's five goals as outlined by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in his inaugural year (2005) as president and provides focus, transparency, and accountability for Notre Dame's activities for the next 10 years (2014-2024).

TEDxUND Talks by Kellogg Faculty and Students
March 3, 2014
Four members of the Kellogg community pitched their ideas at Notre Dame’s inaugural “Ted Talks.”  If you missed these pithy, carefully crafted presentations the first time around, they are now available on video.

Fr. Gutiérrez Welcomed in Rome
February 28, 2014
Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP's warm reception at a Vatican book launch reflects a change in the Vatican's relationship with liberation theology.

New Prizant Book: Cuba Inside Out
February 25, 2014
In Cuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre, Faculty Fellow Yael Prizant examines how Cuba's contemporary playwrights have used theatre to challenge the traditional understanding of the Cuban

Student Conference to Explore Evolving Field of International Human Development
February 14, 2014
The sixth annual student-led Human Development Conference will bring together hundreds of students and guests from Notre Dame and as far away as Uganda, India, the Dominican Republic, and Switzerland to share their research experiences in the developing world and discuss the meaning of authentic human development from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

New from the Kellogg Book Series
February 12, 2014
Two new books in the Kellogg Institute's book series with the University of Notre Dame Press examine the roots of El Salvador's 50 years of military rule and the strong shift to the political left by Latin American voters in the 21st century.

London Panel Looks Forward to Brazilian Elections
February 3, 2014
Organized by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring and Timothy Power (PhD '93), a panel of academic experts joined the Brazilian ambassador to the UK to discuss "The Brazilian Outlook 2014: Elections, Economy and Mega-Events."

Postdoctoral Scholar Joins Ford to Evaluate Uganda Project
January 29, 2014
The appointment of postdoctoral scholar Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee will enhance the Ford Program's capacity to rigorously appraise its Uganda community engagement.

Varieties of Democracy Project Publically Unveiled in Latin America
January 17, 2014
Researchers and policymakers who attended the first public presentation in Latin America of the Varieties of Democracy project (V-Dem) in January 2014 experienced firsthand the usefulness of the collaborative research effort’s detailed and accurate democracy indicators.

Kellogg Fellow Dan Philpott to Direct CCHR
December 17, 2013
Notre Dame's Center for Civil and Human Rights announced today the appointment of Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Daniel Philpott as its new director.




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