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An “Accidental” Engaged AnthropologistAn “Accidental” Engaged Anthropologist
Faculty Fellow Catherine Bolten interviews Visiting Fellow Stuart Kirsch about his arc of work as an anthropologist interested in issues of development and in engagement with the communities he studies.

Kellogg Welcomes Journalist to the Visiting Fellows ProgramKellogg Welcomes Journalist to the Visiting Fellows Program
Journalist Katherine Corcoran, the former Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America, will spend the spring semester at Kellogg as the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy.

Visiting Fellow’s Book Named to Bill Gates’s “Favorite Books of 2016” Visiting Fellow’s Book Named to Bill Gates’s “Favorite Books of 2016”
No one was more surprised than former Kellogg Visiting Fellow Archie Brown of Oxford University when his 2014 book appeared on a “favorite book” list compiled by Bill Gates.

Brazilian Fulbright Chair Asks Big QuestionsBrazilian Fulbright Chair Asks Big Questions
Brazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human Development Henrique Carlos de Oliveira de Castro has reveled in the opportunity to think broadly and ponder big questions.

Al Stepan Champions “Twin Tolerations” in Return to KelloggAl Stepan Champions “Twin Tolerations” in Return to Kellogg
A major lecture by Al Stepan ’58 was an opportunity for Kellogg to celebrate a distinguished scholar and dynamic institution builder who has had close ties to the Institute since its inception.

Visiting Fellow Recognized for Research AchievementVisiting Fellow Recognized for Research Achievement
Visiting Fellow Amy Erica Smith has received the Award for Early Achievement in Research from the Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where she is assistant professor of political science.

In Memoriam: Luis Eduardo GonzálezIn Memoriam: Former Visiting Fellow Luis Eduardo González

Kellogg Welcomes New Visiting FellowsKellogg Welcomes New Visiting Fellows
Seven new visiting fellows—an economist, a sociologist, an anthropologist, and four political scientists—are settling in at the Kellogg Institute, joined by four guest scholars.

Exploring the Dynamics of Civil War in ColombiaExploring the Dynamics of Civil War in Colombia
“There is so much we still need to learn about how wars are fought,” says Visiting Fellow Ana Arjona, who is conducting research on the legacies of war and how civilians make decisions in wartime.

Visiting Fellow to Join American Academy of Arts and SciencesVisiting Fellow to Join American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Visiting Fellow George Tsebelis of the University of Michigan has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.

Kellogg Welcomes Five New Visiting FellowsKellogg Welcomes Five New Visiting Fellows
Five new visiting fellows bring their diverse backgrounds and academic pursuits to the Kellogg Institute this semester.

V-Dem Dataset Released to PublicV-Dem Dataset Released to Public
The complete Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) dataset has been made public for use by researchers and citizens around the world, with big consequences for the study of democracy.

Pérez-Liñán Named Editor-in-Chief of LARRPérez-Liñán Named Editor-in-Chief of LARR
Former Visiting Fellow Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, a Kellogg distinguished research affiliate, has been named editor-in-chief of Latin American Research Review (LARR).

New Book on Scholarship of Guillermo O’DonnellNew Book on Scholarship of Guillermo O’Donnell
A new book coedited by former Visiting Fellow Gabriela Ippolito-O’Donnell presents a critical analysis of Kellogg founding academic director Guillermo O’Donnell’s many scholarly works on democracy, the state, and society.

Kellogg Welcomes New Visiting FellowsKellogg Welcomes New Visiting Fellows
Four new visiting fellows, joined by two guest scholars, are settling in at the Kellogg Institute after arriving from as far away as Vietnam and Ecuador and as close as the University of Michigan.

Kellogg Hosts Distinguished Scholar-Statesmen from Latin America Kellogg Hosts Distinguished Scholar-Statesmen from Latin America
José María Argueta, the ambassador and permanent representative of Guatemala to the OAS, and former Visiting Fellow Juan Gabriel Valdés, Chile’s ambassador to the US, will speak at Notre Dame in September.

Missionaries, Democracy, and DevelopmentMissionaries, Democracy, and Development
Visiting Fellow Robert Woodberry has a provocative thesis on the modern-day impact of 19th– and early 20th-century Protestant missionaries.

Brazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human DevelopmentBrazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human Development
Through a five-year agreement with the Brazilian Fulbright Commission, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has created a Fulbright Chair in Democracy and Human Development open to distinguished senior researchers from Brazil.

2015–16 Visiting Fellows Announced

2015-16 Visiting Fellows Announced2015–16 Visiting Fellows Announced
Nine scholars have been selected for next year’s Kellogg visiting fellowships. They will conduct research on a range of issues related to democracy and human development around the world.

Former Visiting Fellow Named Andrew Carnegie FellowFormer Visiting Fellow Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Former Visiting Fellow Mala Htun is one of 32 scholars awarded a major new national fellowship, which she will use to continue her work on the political economy of gender disadvantage.

Rachel Beatty RiedlFormer Visiting Fellow Rachel Beatty Riedl (Fall ’08) received the American Political Science Association’s 2014 African Politics Conference Group Best Book Award for Authoritarian Origins of Democratic Party Systems in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which investigates why seemingly similar African countries have developed very different forms of democratic party systems. Currently assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, Riedl also blogs for the Monkey Cage.

Fabrice LehoucqFormer Visiting Fellow Fabrice Lehoucq (Spring ’92, ’13) was interviewed in the Bolivian paper El Pais on the quality of democracy in Bolivia in comparison to other countries in Latin America: Bolivia ingresó a una nueva época de su vida política.

Patience KabambaFormer Visiting Fellow Patience Kabamba (2011–12) is now a consultant with the World Bank, doing research on accountability and governance in education and health care in his home country, the DRC. An anthropologist, he has most recently been a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. In the new project, he is studying the flow of resources and power at the local level in various regions of the Congo.

“Field research is something I love doing because it brings me in close contact with what people experience concretely,” Kabamba says. After a year, he will have the choice to continue with the Bank or to return to the academia.

Adam AuerbachAdam Auerbach (2013-14) received the American Political Science Association (APSA) 2013 Best Field Work Award for his work on his dissertation, "Cooperation in Uncertainty: Migration, Ethnicity, and Community Governance in India's Urban Slums." The prize recognizes especially innovative and difficult fieldwork.

Archibald BrownArchibald Brown (Fall ’98), emeritus professor of politics at University of Oxford and emeritus fellow of St Antony's College at Oxford, published “Did Gorbachev as General Secretary Become a Social Democrat?” in Europe–Asia Studies 65, 2 (March 2013).

Manolo Vela CastañedaManolo Vela Castañeda (2011–12) was promoted to coordinator of graduate studies in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He contributed “En defensa de la civilización occidental: la formación de las tropas genocidas del Ejército de Guatemala (1981 y 1982)” to Marco Estrada and Gilles Bataillon, eds., Cruzadas seculares: religión y luchas (anti) revolucionarias (El Colegio de México, 2012) and published the review article “Memorias del genocidio. Guatemala: masacre, aniquilamiento y sobreviviencia” in Desacatos 39 (April–August 2012).


 

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