Thomas Mologne is working on Professor Jaimie Bleck’s ongoing project on the role of group participation in building social trust in Mali. He is specifically looking for political and social themes that appear in interviews with members of these groups that will ultimately be discussed in the final version of Professor Bleck’s paper. Additionally, Mologne will help to welcome academics and musicians from West Africa to campus later this fall as part of a conference on youth in the Sahel. In this role, Mologne will serve as a translator and ambassador for Notre Dame and the Kellogg Institute. In addition to the Kellogg International Scholars Program, Mologne participated in the Summer Service Learning Program this past summer. In the past, he has received a Summer Language Abroad grant to study French and participated in the Herrly Internship Program in Paris.