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Mandela Washington Fellowship Returns in June

Mandela Washington Fellowship Returns in June

This summer, 25 of the brightest young minds from Sub-Saharan Africa will participate in a six-week fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. It’s the 10th year the Pulte Institute for Global Development has served as an institute partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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A Webcast: Introducing SHARE's LITES Study

Join us from 9 to 10 am ET on Tuesday, Feb. 27 for a Webcast that brings together officials, policymakers, and experts to discuss Language of Instruction as a critical factor in literacy instruction and global development. The webinar will speak to the research questions that SHARE is trying to answer, the research methodology, and how interested parties can hear more about the study once findings are released at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Conference in March and the USAID Global Education Conference (GEC) in April.

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Journal Article Analyzes the Fertilizer Subsidy Policy in Nepal

Journal Article Analyzes the Fertilizer Subsidy Policy in Nepal

A recently published article, titled “Behavior of Private Retailers in a Regulated Input Market: An Empirical Analysis of the Fertilizer Subsidy Policy in Nepal” has been co-authored by Shriniwas Gautam, evidence and learning associate with the University of Notre Dame’s Pulte Institute for Global Development.

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A California-Style Approach Could Save Florida Homes During Hurricanes

A California-Style Approach Could Save Florida Homes During Hurricanes

In an article published by Newsweek, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Acting Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development and engineering professor at the University of Notre Dame, shared her team’s findings on how buildings that were up-to-date on building codes weathered Hurricane Ian better than those which were out-of-date.

 

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2022’s States that Vaccinate the Most

2022’s States that Vaccinate the Most

In an article published by WalletHub, Paul Perrin, Evidence and Learning Director at the Pulte Institute for Global Development, remarks on the roles of—and possible steps for—local authorities, the media, and educational institutions in the struggle to increase vaccination rates in the US. 

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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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