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Tracy Kijewski-Correa appointed acting William J. Pulte Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development

Tracy Kijewski-Correa appointed acting William J. Pulte Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development

Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Professor of Civil Engineering and Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed the acting William J. Pulte Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development for the 2022-2023 academic year. She will serve in this role while Ray Offenheiser, the William J. Pulte Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development, is on leave.

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Pulte Institute Faculty Fellow Karrie Koesel to testify before Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Pulte Institute Faculty Fellow Karrie Koesel to testify before Congressional-Executive Commission on China

The associate professor will discuss the People’s Republic of China’s strategies for asserting party control over religion, especially through sinicization, which calls on religious believers to integrate party loyalty into all aspects of religious life. She'll offer recommendations for how Congress and the Biden administration can effectively advocate for freedom of religion in China.

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Ford Research Finds Diverse Friendships Foster Inter-Ethnic Trust in Kenyan Schools

Ford Research Finds Diverse Friendships Foster Inter-Ethnic Trust in Kenyan Schools

Kenya’s 2013 Basic Education Act expanded the number of national schools and increased student body diversity quotas based on the act’s guiding principles: the “promotion of peace, integration, cohesion, tolerance, and inclusion,” and the fostering of “the spirit and sense of patriotism, nationhood, unity of purpose, togetherness, and respect.” This change in the policy made it possible for researchers with the Ford Program in Human Development and Solidarity to explore the effects of increased student body diversity on selected principles of trust and tolerance. 

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PROJECT VIDEOS

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The University of Notre Dame was among 20 universities selected to welcome 25 young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa to receive immersion training as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

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Building Tomorrow's Schools

NDIGD and Building Tomorrow are working together toward building a primary school in the village of Kongota - one of the poorest communities in the Rakai District of Uganda.

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Haiti Multi-Hazard-Housing Model

Since the 2010 earthquake, the Notre Dame Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences faculty have worked to design a stronger and more affordable housing model to provide resistance and structural reinforcement capable of withstanding both hurricanes and earthquakes.

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Clean Water Wells in Burkina Faso

NDIGD, in cooperation with Engage Burkina and Clean Water in Africa, is working to build new wells throughout the country of Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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The Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) Project

NDIGD, Accenture, and HP are taking the lead to empower disconnected communities in northern Uganda by harnessing solar energy to generate electricity for Internet and communications technologies, education and training centers, and new locally developed ventures.

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The Tshumbe Project

NDIGD is helping to solve the challenge of limited access to electricity and connectivity for a university in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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