International Students and COVID-19 (VIRTUAL)
While American coverage of COVID-19 has largely been US-centric, we know the pandemic's effects have been profound across the globe. Join the Kellogg Institute for a look at the impact of the virus on the people of Africa, Asia, and Latin America through the eyes of their citizens. A panel of international students will share their experiences and observations on their home countries, discussing the influence of the virus there, as well what lessons from the current crisis can be gleaned about human dignity and solidarity.
Moderator: Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC
Assistant Provost for Internationalization
Associate Professor of Political Science
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow
Camila Antelo Iriarte ’22 (Bolivia)
Oneile Gorata Baitlotli ’21 (Botswana)
"Elaine" Yanlin Chen ‘21 (China)
Maria Paul Rangel ’21 (Venezuela)
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*Please note that by following us on Instagram and attending this event you'll be entered to win a Starbucks card or a Kellogg t-shirt! Winners will be announced by Friday, October 2nd.
Please also check out our COVID Reflection Series
COVID Reflections is a series of personal essays from our students about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their home countries, their families, and their daily lives. Our students come from around the world, and so do their stories. Read their reflections below to learn more about what they’re doing during the pandemic and how they expect the world to change because of it.
Camila Antelo Iriarte ‘22Camila Antelo Iriarte is working on her senior thesis about the party system collapse in Bolivia in 2005 with the guidance of Professor Scott Mainwaring. She previously assisted Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC on his book about immigration, focusing on both the issue and the spirituality of the individual. Antelo and Rev. Groody are also working on short and long term strategies to help the Amazon...
Oneile Gorata Baitlotli ‘21The profile below was current as of 2021 when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community. Oneile Gorata Baitlotli is a senior political science major, international development studies minor and peace studies minor. She worked as a research assistant to political science professor, Jazmin Sierra...
María Luisa Paúl Rangel is a native of Caracas, Venezuela. Living under Venezuela’s current political, economic, and social crisis propelled Paúl Rangel’s interest in democratization and foreign policy, and inspired her to understand the mechanisms of her country’s democratic erosion...
Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, '87, Vice President and Associate Provost for interdisciplinary initiatives at the University of Notre Dame, is an Africanist whose research interests include religion, development, and political culture...