2011 Forum

On Nov. 10, 2011, the University of Notre Dame partnered with distinguished national leaders in government for a day-long Forum on Global Development in Washington, D.C. Panels addressed the urgency of achieving progress toward global development and the capability for providing a broad, integrated response to this evolving and urgent need. We invite you to view the Forum highlight video and a short video showing just some of the global development activities at the University of Notre Dame.


Morning Session I: Human Development in East Africa: How the U.S. government, Catholic Relief Services, and the University of Notre Dame are attempting to address human development in Africa

  • R. Scott Appleby, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame (moderator)
  • Ambassador David Robinson, U.S. Department of State
  • Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa
  • Rev. Robert Dowd, c.s.c., Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, University of Notre Dame
  • Annemarie Reilly, Catholic Relief Services


Morning Session II: Development and Health in Haiti: How foundations and Notre Dame's Haiti Program, Eck Institute, College of Engineering, and Institute for Educational Initiatives are fighting disease and building infrastructure

  • Gregory Crawford, College of Science, University of Notre Dame (moderator)
  • Senator Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator
  • Rev. Thomas Streit, c.s.c., Notre Dame Haiti Program
  • Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame
  • Suki McClatchey, Abbott
  • T.J. D'Agostino, Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI), University of Notre Dame 

Luncheon Keynote: Ambassador Donald Steinberg, USAID Deputy Administrator
Master of Ceremonies: Ambassador Timothy Roemer, Former U.S. Representative


Afternoon Session I: Investing in Development: The importance of business and overseas investment for generating prosperity and raising living standards

  • David Murphy, Better World Books (moderator)
  • The Honorable Susan Reichle, USAID
  • Kelly Brooks, Coca-Cola Company
  • Kristin Hughes, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
  • Molly Kinder, USAID