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Policy and Practice Research Labs

The Kellogg Institute's Policy and Practice Research Labs support high-impact, high-yield research intended to have a tangible influence on policies and practices affecting democracy and human development. The labs intentionally bridge the worlds of research and policy while maintaining a focus on rigorous scholarly inquiry. 

Initiative on International Economic Integration

The Initiative on International Economic Integration examines issues surrounding United States free trade agreements (FTAs), with the goal of developing a framework and process for influencing trade policy and restoring trade liberalization through new agreements.

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Integral Human Development

The Integral Human Development Research Lab collects and generates evidence about ways of implementing IHD. The IHD Research Lab will conduct interdisciplinary research on this emerging concept, and connect scholars at the University of Notre Dame and other institutions with practitioners around the world.

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Notre Dame Reparations Design and Compliance

The Notre Dame Reparations Design and Compliance Lab focuses on the question: Under what conditions do states comply with orders of international tribunals in cases involving human rights?

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Notre Dame Transitional Justice

The Notre Dame Transitional Justice Lab conducts interdisciplinary research on large-scale criminal violence in new democracies, the new forms of civilian victimization that result from criminal wars, and the likely contribution of transitional justice mechanisms in developing peaceful societies that fulfill victims’ rights in Latin America.

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