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Spring 2015

(More events will be added throughout the semester, so be certain to check back later.)


ISPInternational Scholars Program Meeting
Kick off the semester with a chance to meet up with other scholars. Faculty will attend the meeting to discuss their research with scholars.
Monday, January 19, 6pm
Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall
All ISP students must register for this event.

Student Programs"Understanding Human Dignity"
Join a semester-long discussion on human dignity and human development using lessons from Kellogg’s 2014 Human Dignity and Human Development Conference.  Four panels of faculty members, aimed at different intersections of human dignity, will frame the discussion.  Choose from global health, business and economics, conflict and policy, or community and development.  Introduced by Professor Steve Reifenberg, Executive Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
Wednesday, January 28, 6:00pm
Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Open to all students and faculty.  A reception will follow.

IDFInternational Development Fellowships Deadline
The Institute’s fellowships are competitive one-year awards for graduating seniors of the University of Notre Dame.
Friday, January 30


Ford"What Can Students Contribute to an Understanding of Human Dignity?" 
International Development Studies Minor Meeting – Breakout Sessions 
Students will participate in breakout sessions to contribute their opinions regarding the three guiding questions on human dignity and human development (What is human dignity?, How do you measure human dignity?, How do you operationalize human dignity?) The discussion will center on students sharing their own experiences in international studies.  Led by seniors Emily Mediate (Africana studies/pre-health), Sean Long (political science), and Amanda Peña (sustainable development).
Wednesday, February 11, 6pm
C-103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies
IDS students should attend and all students are invited.  Dinner provided. 
Please register for this event.

FordInformation Meeting – International Development Studies Minor
Interested in the IDS Minor? Hear from current students and faculty of the program.
Monday, February 16, 6pm
C-103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research GrantsKellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grants Deadline
Juniors can receive funding to conduct original research to be used towards a senior thesis or project.
Monday, February 23

ISPInternational Scholars Program Mid-Semester Meeting
Jeff Thibert – Assistant Director of National Fellowships, The Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)
Monday, February 23, 6pm
Room C-103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies
All ISP students must register for this event.

Student ProgramsLecture: "Morality and International Development"
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Ticket required.
Thursday, February 26, 7pm
Washington Hall

Experiencing the World (ETW) FellowshipExperiencing the World (ETW) Fellowship Deadline
Freshmen and sophomores can apply for the opportunity to pursue their own projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Friday, February 27

Human Development ConferenceHuman Development Conference – Envision, Enact, Evaluate: Sustaining Momentum in Development
The 6th Annual Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame.
Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Earth Institute
Registration required.
Friday, February 27 – Saturday, February 28
Hesburgh Center for International Studies


Student ProgramsGreater: Defeating AIDS
Winner of the Babelgum Documentary Award, Cannes 2008. This film depicts the defeat of AIDS in the Naguru and Kireka slums of Kampala (Uganda). Watching the way it pulls together various stories about a group of Ugandan women who are HIV positive, we soon realize that we're seeing life there in a way we might not in the mainstream. Meet Rose Busingye, Executive Director of Meeting Point International, at the IDS meeting on Wednesday, March 18 at 6pm.
Monday, March 2, 6pm
Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

LASPQuechua Fellowships Deadline
Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the fellowships allow students the chance to study the language of the Incas.
Friday, March 6

International Development Studies Minor Meeting
Rose Busingye, Executive Director, Meeting Point International
Rose Busingye will speak about Meeting Point International, an organization she founded to support HIV/AIDS victims and their families. See documentary on Rose Busingye on Monday, March 2.
Wednesday, March 18, 6pm
Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies
IDS students should attend and all students are welcome. Dinner provided.

LASPConsidine Award for the Study of or Service to the Catholic Church in Latin America
Monday, March 23

ISPInternational Scholars Program Meeting
Monday, March 23, 6pm

FordLecture - Donna Hicks, Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Tuesday, March 24, 7pm
C-103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Student Peace Conference – Persisting Challenges, New Frontiers
Explore the integration of theory and practice in peacebuilding.
Pre-registration is free but required.
Friday, March 27 – Saturday, March 28
Hesburgh Center for International Studies


ISPInternational Scholars Program Deadline
Freshmen can apply to join a group of intellectually motivated students who serve as paid research assistants to faculty.
Thursday, April 9

ISPInternational Scholars Program Meeting – Senior Farewell
Seniors will talk about their research and share reflections on the program. Dinner provided.
Monday, April 20, 6pm
All ISP students must register for this event.

FordInternational Development Studies Minor Meeting – Senior Farewell
All IDS students should attend. Seniors will speak about lessons learned from their field projects. Dinner provided.
Wednesday, April 22, 6pm
Register for this event.

LASPJohn J. Kennedy Prize for the Best Essay on Latin America Deadline
Monday, April 27


Student ProgramsSenior Ceremony
Kellogg Seniors and their families are invited to attend our annual awards ceremony and reception in honor of our graduating seniors of the International Scholars Program, Latin American Studies minor, and International Development Studies minor as well as Kellogg senior award recipients.
Friday, May 15, 4:30pm Reception, 5:00pm Ceremony
Auditorium and Great Hall, Hesburgh Center for International Studies




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