When the coronavirus canceled their plans, these Notre Dame students chose to pursue experiential learning through the Virtual Social Entrepreneur Corps Program: an internship program designed to sustain livelihoods and create opportunities in Guatemala and Ecuador.
Theresa Puhr, a master of global affairs student in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the Raymond C. Offenheiser Fellowship for Active Citizenship. Puhr is the second individual to receive the award, which was created in honor of Ray Offenheieser, director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development, an integral part of the Keough School.
USAID has partnered with the Pulte Institute to find solutions to making evidence-based, informed decisions when engaging the private sector. The result was the development of a unique new tool called the Private Sector Engagement Evidence Gap Map.
Laurie Nathan, professor of the practice of mediation and Mediation Program director at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has published an article on post-conflict constitutions (PCCs) in Third World Quarterly.
Pulte Institute Executive Director Michael Sweikar joined the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition to advocate for the U.S. to continue to play a global leadership role through development and diplomacy during the pandemic.
2019 Mandela Washington Fellow Jess Manhinca has organized the Notre Dame-Mandela Washington Fellows Talk, a series of webinars covering a variety of topics for entrepreneurs. The first webinar "Businesses Post COVID-19" will be held on May 15, 2020.
The LASER PULSE consortium and the QED’s Center for Global data Visualization (CGDV) recently announced the winners of the ‘Visualizing Venezuelan Migration Issues in Colombia’ Hackathon. Co-organized by the Pulte Insitute, the first place prize went to a group of four graduate students from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
University of Notre Dame faculty shared recommendations for strategic monitoring and evaluation within fragile states at an April 14 virtual roundtable hosted by the Keough School of Global Affairs and the US Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.
2017 Mandela Washington Fellow Alfred Kankuzi is taking action to help stop disinformation and provide potentially life-saving information to his fellow Malawians. In early April, Alfred discovered that most Malawians were learning about COVID-19 through social media, which was causing more confusion, fear and panic, and saw an opportunity to create an app that could break local language barriers and provide accurate information to as many people in Malawi as possible.
Maryam Rokhideh, a doctoral candidate in peace studies and anthropology at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has been named a 2020 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellow in Women’s Studies.
Dr. Rahul Oka, Research Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Anthropology, and the Pulte Institute produced policy recommendations for USAID's Research Technical Assistance Center, to help them understand the personal, economic, and social complexities that may affect refugee and host community self-sufficiency.
As millions of people retreat into their homes in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many women have added teacher, daycare provider, remote worker, and nurse to their daily repertoire. It has been argued that the implications of lockdown - especially when more people become symptomatic - will disproportionately affect women and their work productivity. In times of uncertainty, change, and anxiety it can be asked: who bears the burden at home? Estela Rivero explores this question.
The Pulte Institute for Global Development, part of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, has received a $1.4 million grant cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace to conduct a long-term evaluation of its principal food security programs in Bangladesh.