In a recent episode, a well-guarded member of the Kenyan Parliament was shot dead. That single piece of information would sound normal enough, considering the series of assassinations that have recently come to characterize African politics. What stands out in this instance is that he was executed at one of the busiest roundabouts in the Nairobi Central Business District. His family, who were being transported in a separate vehicle, watched helplessly.…
Twelve University of Notre Dame researchers, students from the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Letters, have been selected by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) brand-new Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. They will travel to Brazil, Colombia, India and South Africa to research global development challenges and create innovative solutions to address these issues.
Senior Nicole Sganga spent part of summer 2014 traveling in Myanmar and reporting with New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof after winning the “Win a Trip with Nick” contest. While in Myanmar, she wrote and filmed her way through encounters with Rohingya Muslims living under protracted persecution in internment camps. What you might not know is what Sganga learned—and where she hopes her adventures as a global citizen will take her next.