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Seeking evidence-based policy, economist investigates how anemia impacts education for adolescents in India

Seeking evidence-based policy, economist investigates how anemia impacts education for adolescents in India

In low- and middle-income countries, anemia reduction efforts are often touted as a way to improve educational outcomes and reduce poverty. A new study, co-authored by a Notre Dame global health economics expert, evaluates the relationship between anemia and school attendance in India, debunking earlier research that could have misguided policy interventions.

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Celebrating Ten Years of Mandela Washington Fellowship at Notre Dame

Celebrating Ten Years of Mandela Washington Fellowship at Notre Dame

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program at Notre Dame, we had the privilege of speaking with a few of our alums. They shared how the Fellowship at Notre Dame has profoundly impacted their lives, enabling them to use their experiences and knowledge to do extraordinary work in the world.

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Keough School and Organization of American States partner to protect democracy and human rights

Keough School and Organization of American States partner to protect democracy and human rights

The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and the Organization of American States have launched a new partnership to strengthen democracy and defend human rights efforts across Latin America. To that end, the institutions will collaborate on joint research and policy projects, exchange faculty experts and train undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers who work in development, human rights and democracy.

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Institute of International Education Partners with Notre Dame in New USAID Program for  Central American Human Rights Defenders

Institute of International Education Partners with Notre Dame in New USAID Program for Central American Human Rights Defenders

The University of Notre Dame will support the Institute of International Education’s USAID award of the Centroamérica en Ascenso Fellowship as one of three academic institutions providing a haven for individuals working on behalf of human rights in Central America. Applications for one- and two-year fellowships through the program are open now through June 7, 2024 for the inaugural cohort.

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Migration Motivated by More Than Just Poverty and Violence

Migration Motivated by More Than Just Poverty and Violence

In an article in The Conversation, Senior Researcher Estela Rivero discusses her research with colleagues Tom Hare and Laura Miller-Graff, showing that employed youth with strong support networks are more likely to migrate to the U.S. for better opportunities. “This challenges conventional wisdom,” she writes. “The reality we found is complex and highlights the nuanced interaction between resilience and migration intentions.”

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Mary Gallagher appointed dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs

Mary Gallagher appointed dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs

Mary Gallagher, the Amy and Alan Lowenstein Chair in Democracy, Democratization and Human Rights and director of the International Institute at the University of Michigan, has been appointed the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Gallagher, who will also hold a tenured faculty position in the Keough School, begins her five-year term as dean on July 1.

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Climate Change, Human Health, and Sustainability

Climate Change, Human Health, and Sustainability

In commemoration of Earth Day, we're highlighting a recent gathering featuring the Keough School's Ellis Adjei Adams and Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Biological Science's Jason Rohr discussing the pressing necessity of adapting to global warming. They highlight why fighting climate change is so urgent and why it’s important to create resilient, forward-looking infrastructure that anticipates future challenges rather than relying on outdated models.

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New Research Shines Light on Child Labor

New Research Shines Light on Child Labor

Pulte’s Danice Brown Guzmán and ND BIG Lab’s Eva Dziadula’s research study in Nepal reveals the complex relationship between child labor and school attendance, highlighting gender disparities and differing perceptions between children and adults.

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Integrating Local Leadership in Development Programming

Integrating Local Leadership in Development Programming

In the current debate about localization, we need to consider our accountability to local actors, argues SHARE Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director Katharina Anton-Erxleben. A poignant moment with a local colleague in Uganda revealed the cultural tensions and power imbalances in global aid efforts. It's time, Anton-Erxleben says, for a reimagined approach that values local voices and fosters genuine collaboration.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Honduran Youth Dilemma

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Honduran Youth Dilemma

A study by Pulte Institute researchers explores the relationship between the social resources of Honduran youth and their intentions to migrate. Contrary to common beliefs, the study found a reduced desire to stay put among young Hondurans who are employed and have strong support networks. Instead, those with jobs leading fairly comfortable lives are the ones most intent to leave.

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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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Enhancing Disaster Response Practices for Greater Effectiveness

Enhancing Disaster Response Practices for Greater Effectiveness

The Pulte Institute evaluated an initiative by the United Methodist Committee on Relief designed to support U.S. coastal areas following natural disasters. While the program significantly improves the resilience of the households it assists, there is room for strategic improvement. Based on the findings of a two-year research study, Core Affiliated Faculty member Sisi Meng and her team suggest focusing on high-impact actions to optimize the program's effectiveness and maximize the benefits of its efforts.

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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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