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Mandela Washington Fellowship Returns to Notre Dame in June

Mandela Washington Fellowship Returns to Notre Dame in June

The Pulte Institute announces its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, Pulte will host its tenth cohort of emerging African business leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Selected through a rigorous application process, the 25 Fellows have established records of accomplishment in promoting positive change in their organizations, countries, and communities.

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A Conversation with Estela Rivero

A Conversation with Estela Rivero

Pulte Institute Senior Researcher Estela Rivero’s insatiable inquisitiveness and yearning to dive deep to understand a problem, a concept, or a phenomenon from all perspectives helps her bring new questions and insights to the table. In this Q&A, Estela discusses her experience and journey in the global development sector.

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Unprecedented Partnerships to Combat Global Poverty

Unprecedented Partnerships to Combat Global Poverty

In Notre Dame’s new Poverty Initiative, The Pulte Institute will be at the forefront of developing strategies, researching best practices, and implementing innovative programs. “We are lowering the barriers to conducting global research and increasing discovery, pursuing promising paths forward that only a collective effort can forge,” says William J. Pulte Director Tracy Kijewski-Correa.

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New Tools to Measure Respect for Human Dignity

New Tools to Measure Respect for Human Dignity

Measuring human dignity — assessing various aspects of an individual's well-being, rights, and intrinsic value — is inherently challenging due to its subjective nature. While there isn’t a universally accepted tool for measuring human dignity, the Pulte Institute explores how institutions and individuals demonstrate respect for human dignity.

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FLARE Boosts Forests as Pathways to Prosperity

FLARE Boosts Forests as Pathways to Prosperity

For the past 12 years, FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) has catalyzed cutting-edge research to promote the benefits of forests. The collaborative hub of scholars, educators, and practitioners is working across different disciplines to halt the loss of ecosystems and protect biodiversity. FLARE also sees Indigenous People's push for protecting their rights to lands as critical to slowing deforestation.

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'Threats to Democracy are Spreading in the Whole Region'

'Threats to Democracy are Spreading in the Whole Region'

CSIS Americas Program and the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development, in partnership with the Keough School and Pulte Institute, organized "Democracy and the Catholic Church in Nicaragua," an event focusing on democratic backsliding in Nicaragua and the role of the Catholic Church and faith-based society.

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Proximity to Books Enhances Students’ Learning

Proximity to Books Enhances Students’ Learning

Providing textbooks to all students remains a relatively cost-effective way to deliver educational content compared to other resources. A recent SHARE study examined ways to make such learning materials more accessible to educators in Cambodia.

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New Faculty Publication Reviews Studies on Conflicts Between Sub-Saharan African Farmers and Herders

New Faculty Publication Reviews Studies on Conflicts Between Sub-Saharan African Farmers and Herders

For centuries, farmers and herders in West and Central Africa lived a relatively peaceful coexistence. However, climate change in the last few decades, coupled with ethnic, religious, and identity politics, has led to violent clashes that pose a significant threat to the region’s security and stability. Pulte Core Affiliated Faculty Ellis A. Adams and colleagues recently published a peer-reviewed article suggesting effective ways to mitigate and manage conflict.

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Action Across the Globe to Combat Climate Change

Action Across the Globe to Combat Climate Change

William J. Pulte Director Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Pulte Institute Core Affiliated Faculty Emily Grubert, Daniel C. Miller, and Paul Winters recently spoke about their research and how they are partnering with communities worldwide to mitigate climate change. As these professors explain, the urgency of their work becomes more evident every day as global warming exacerbates barriers to opportunities among the most vulnerable.

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New Publication Examines Intergenerational and Gender Economic Inequality in Mexico

New Publication Examines Intergenerational and Gender Economic Inequality in Mexico

Estela Rivero, Senior Researcher at the Pulte Institute and Co-Director of the Central American Research Alliance (CARA), has recently co-authored a peer-reviewed article with Iván Mejía-Guevara, Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences. Their study, "Intergenerational paid and unpaid labor production and consumption inequality by gender in Mexico,"

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Pulte Institute Honored at Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest Game

Pulte Institute Honored at Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest Game

The Pulte Institute’s SHARE (Supporting Holistic and Actionable Research in Education) was honored with a Team Irish Award, and William J. Pulte Director Tracy Kijewski-Correa was named an All-Faculty Team honoree at Saturday's Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest game.

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Visiting Scholar Mushtaque R. Chowdhury Celebrated Bangladesh’s Development Achievements

Visiting Scholar Mushtaque R. Chowdhury Celebrated Bangladesh’s Development Achievements

Visiting Scholar Mushtaque R. Chowdhury — former Vice-Chair of BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs — was the featured expert at a panel discussion on how Bangladesh has translated research evidence to policy and action to reduce health disparities. The South Asian country has emerged as a shining example of a nation making a significant difference in addressing food security challenges to reduce poverty.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week at The Pulte Institute

Global Entrepreneurship Week at The Pulte Institute

Global Entrepreneurship Week is dedicated to celebrating, recognizing, and empowering entrepreneurs in communities worldwide. During this week, people from around the world come together for local, national, and global events to encourage global economic growth.

One of the most common questions from Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (SEI) minor students is, "What can I do in social impact after graduation?" To help answer that question and to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week here on campus, the SEI Minor will host two events on November 16th.

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Preserving Native Languages, Keeping Cultural Traditions Alive

Preserving Native Languages, Keeping Cultural Traditions Alive

The Pulte Institute is working with Philippine partners to conduct a root cause analysis to determine if being taught in the mother tongue when starting school improves or impairs learning outcomes to inform the country’s language of instruction policy — or the official language used in educational institutions. In multilingual countries, such as the Philippines, the choice of the language of instruction is often a complex and sensitive issue.

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A conversation with Dr. Hellen Inyega

A conversation with Dr. Hellen Inyega

In an interview with the Pulte Institute, Hellen Inyega, Ph.D., spoke about establishing an equal partnership with academics from the Global North, how she’s overcoming economic, social, and cultural boundaries, and how dynamic partnerships can enable research in complex contexts.

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Learning from Mushtaque R. Chowdhury and Bangladesh

Learning from Mushtaque R. Chowdhury and Bangladesh

Mushtaque R. Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi development worker, researcher, academic, and micro-philanthropist, has joined the Pulte Institute for Global Development and the Eck Institute for Global Health as a visiting scholar from September 2023 to February 2024. Chowdhury is contributing to Notre Dame’s collective work to help all people access quality health services, safeguard them from public health risks, and protect all people from impoverishment due to illness or environmental factors.

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