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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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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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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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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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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Education Gets More Inclusive

Education Gets More Inclusive

The Pulte Institute conducted a ‘rapid systems’ diagnostic study in Uzbekistan to inform, in a timely manner, the design of new support programs to improve the quality of instruction for children with disabilities — and to proactively guide the process of developing inclusive and accessible classrooms, offerings, and teaching styles to further engage students and better meet their needs.

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A Focus on Paths to Student Success in Ethiopia

Since 2020, Ethiopia’s northernmost Tigray region has been at the center of a civil conflict. The violence has triggered a refugee crisis, and the impact on children’s education outcomes is among the most pervasive consequences. Focusing on barriers to educational access, SHARE’s research on Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed II identified obstacles and paths to student success.

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Annual i-Lab Showcase Spotlights Solutions to Social Challenges

Annual i-Lab Showcase Spotlights Solutions to Social Challenges

The Keough School, in partnership with the Pulte Institute, recently hosted its i-Lab Showcase. The annual event was an opportunity for Master of Global Affairs students to present their summer fieldwork and internships, research and creative activities, conducted in conjunction with partners across the world as part of the i-Lab's Global Partner Experience — a learning-by-doing approach that allows MGA students to work at the front lines of today’s most pressing challenges.

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A New Approach to Disaster Response

A New Approach to Disaster Response

Communities most vulnerable to climate change are at risk for higher disaster impacts. The increasing threats made the Pulte Institute’s research approach useful to an organization striving to identify the best interventions.

In 2022, Global Ministries,…

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Pulte Institute Welcomes New Faculty

Pulte Institute Welcomes New Faculty

The Pulte Institute recently welcomed eight new core affiliated faculty members whose work is distinguished by an emphasis on poverty and inequality, and the social dimensions of environmental issues.

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After IS, Northern Iraqis Seek Revival Through Cultural Practices

After IS, Northern Iraqis Seek Revival Through Cultural Practices

In June 2023, Pulte Institute researchers visited Capitol Hill to brief Senate Foreign Relations staff and the offices of Indiana’s Sen. Mike Braun and Sen. Todd Young on the impact of the USAID-funded LASER (Long-term Assistance and Services for Research) PULSE (Partners for University-Led Solutions…

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Pulte Institute Announces Senior Leadership Change

Pulte Institute Announces Senior Leadership Change

Tracy Kijewski-Correa, engineering and global affairs professor, became the Pulte Institute's William J. Pulte Director, effective July 1. She replaces Ray Offenheiser, who became senior advisor to Scott Appleby, the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School, and serves as the director of the McKenna Center for Human Development. 

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Pamoja Summit designed to accompany African partners

Pamoja Summit designed to accompany African partners

The up-and-coming Pamoja ND Africa initiative focused on collaborative, interdisciplinary research and professional connections hosted a two-day conference, “Pamoja Nairobi Partnership Summit,” on May 24 and 25 at Strathmore University School of Business in Nairobi, Kenya.

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SHRI is Making Water Central to Climate Action

SHRI is Making Water Central to Climate Action

In late March, the United Nations hosted the first conference on water in 46 years. The Pulte Institute for Global Development’s Sustainability and Human Rights Initiative (SHRI) was one of 200 groups invited to present its efforts to combat water insecurity. (Only nine…

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Making water central to climate action

There is growing momentum to push for improved, coordinated water management nationally and internationally. But without the private sector's buy-in, this crisis will only accelerate.

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