Exploring 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 (PhD, Yale University). The assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University spent spring 2016 at Kellogg conducting research on the legacies of war and how civilians make decisions in wartime.

Rethinking the Delivery of Development Aid

Over the past several years, the Kellogg Institute has partnered with scholars, practitioners, and the global health pioneer Partners In Health (PIH) to consider how the notion of “accompaniment” might inform—and even transform—the practice of international development and aid delivery.

The Ford Program Takes Its Work to ICT4D

When the 8th annual ICT4D, “From Innovation to Impact,” opened this spring in Nairobi, the Ford Program was there, along with a lively contingent of others affiliated with Notre Dame. The international conference, which brings together information and communications technology (ICT) professionals active in international development, focused this year on using technology to achieve the UN’s new sustainable development goals.

Noble Takes Part in US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

Faculty Fellow Jonathan Noble recently spoke in Beijing at the 7th annual US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), a conference to promote and strengthen ties between the United States and China in the fields of education, culture, health, science and technology, sports, and women’s issues. This year’s CPE was cochaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong.

Mainwaring Receives Undergraduate Mentoring Award

Long-time Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring, the Eugene P. and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science, is the recipient of the Kellogg Institute’s 2016 Undergraduate Mentoring Award, which recognizes one faculty fellow each year for excellence in mentoring undergraduate student research.

Selected from nominations made by students, the honor is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to advising undergraduates in the Institute’s undergraduate programs.

Pavão Wins Shaheen Graduate School Award for Social Science

Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow Nara Pavão has won the 2016 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award, the highest honor bestowed on Notre Dame graduate students. A Brazilian Fulbright PhD Fellow who received her PhD in political science in August 2015, Pavão accepted the award in the social science category during a ceremony on May 13.

Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring, who advised Pavão’s dissertation, called it one of the best he has supervised in his 33 years at Notre Dame.

Kellogg Students Win Fulbright and Boren Awards

Five undergraduates affiliated with the Kellogg Institute have won prestigious national awards for international study, research, and teaching. Three were named Fulbright Finalists and two were awarded Boren Scholarships.

“We could not be more delighted,” says Assistant Director Holly Rivers, who manages Kellogg undergraduate programs. “Our students have done exceptional work.”

Pelton Receives Honorary Doctorate

Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland in recognition of his exemplary career as a “noted filmmaker, scholar, author, theology professor, and globetrotter” and lifelong commitment of service to Latin America and the Latin American Church.

Visiting Fellow to Join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kellogg 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.

On Wednesday, the Academy announced its 213 new members, who include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, and artists, as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders.

UN Expert Visits Kellogg to Discuss International Right to Solidarity

During her visit to the Institute last month, the Kellogg Institute community had the opportunity to engage on several levels with Virginia Dandan, the UN Human Rights Council’s independent expert on human rights and international solidarity.

Based in Geneva, Dandan holds a mandate from the UN Human Rights Council to draft and present to the UN a declaration of the international right to solidarity.

Botero Wins Law and Society Dissertation Prize

Sandra Botero, a 2009–14 Kellogg PhD fellow, has received the Law and Society Association’s 2016 dissertation prize for “Courts that Matter: Judges, Litigants, and the Politics of Rights Enforcement in Latin America.”

“It is truly an honor to have been selected for this very competitive international prize,” said Botero, who received her PhD in 2015 and is now assistant professor of politics at Willamette University in Oregon.

Faculty Fellow Wins ACLS Fellowship to Conduct Research in Brazil

Faculty Fellow Christopher Ball has won a 2016 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship that will allow him to study the local history and culture of an indigenous tribe in Brazil through connections between the local language and nearby rivers.

A linguistic and cultural anthropologist, Ball will spend time next year on and around the Xingu River in northern Brazil with the Wauja, an indigenous tribe that lives in a protected part of the rainforest.

Nicaragua Canal

DC Workshop Explores Impact of Proposed Nicaraguan Canal

Environmental and legal experts gathered at George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, on Friday, March 18 to discuss the implications of a new transoceanic canal that Nicaragua proposes to build in an agreement with a Chinese investor.

Kellogg Institute Announces 2016–17 Visiting Fellows

Kellogg Institute for International Studies Director Paolo Carozza has announced the results of the Institute’s annual Visiting Fellowship competition. In this year’s highly selective process, one journalist and eight scholars—representing anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology—were named 2015–16 visiting fellows out of a pool of more than 100 applicants.

“We are especially delighted by the breadth and depth of next year’s new cohort of visiting fellows,” said Carozza.