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“I will never forget the cries of those people”

“I will never forget the cries of those people”

On August 9, 2020, Rodion Begliak (MBA ’19) stepped into the street in his hometown of Homyel, Belarus, and clapped. Earlier that day, the official results of the presidential election in Belarus showed incumbent president Aliaksandr Lukashenko winning 80% of the vote – a clearly falsified result. Hundreds of thousands...

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New Horizons for a New World

New Horizons for a New World

Sophia Michetti ’23, a sophomore English major with a supplementary major in global affairs, entered her college career longing to experience diverse cultures, explore the world, and leave the United States for the first time.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, her first global interactions occurred virtually in partnership with...

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Belarus’s Fight for Democratic Freedom: Solidarity Over Geopolitics

Belarus’s Fight for Democratic Freedom: Solidarity Over Geopolitics

This article is the thirty-ninth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human development. More than a month has passed since the brazenly falsified official results of the August 9 presidential...

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On the Essence of Things and the Necessity of Persons

On the Essence of Things and the Necessity of Persons

This article is the thirty-sixth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human development. Many years ago, I attended a philosophy seminar as a teaching assistant. We were reading texts written...

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Predicated Grades: A Predicted Fiasco?

Predicated Grades: A Predicted Fiasco?

In Europe, the end of exams marks the beginning of summer and of childhood, and results day marks the end of summer and the beginning of adult life, with students finding out if they will be going on to university. COVID-19 threw this usual rite of passage into chaos this year,...

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Nanovic Institute Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Nanovic Institute Welcomes Students Back to Campus

As part of Notre Dame’s Welcome Weekend 2020, more than 100 students—while observing mask and social distancing guidelines—connected with the Nanovic Institute in the courtyard of Nanovic Hall for outdoor info sessions on student programming. Whether they expressed interest in research, internship, and service grant opportunities or curricular and social programming, Student...

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“Seeing-As”

“Seeing-As”

This article is the twenty-ninth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human development. An outcry In a particularly disturbing scene in J.M. Coetzee’s novel, Waiting for the Barbarians…

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Accompanying Refugees in Italy During a Pandemic

Accompanying Refugees in Italy During a Pandemic

This article is the twenty-third in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human development.  The global coronavirus pandemic has tested and reshaped societies around the globe, including national and international refugee support systems....

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