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The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies 2005f
130 Hesburgh Center Notre Dame, IN 46556, United States
tel:1-574 631 6580 fax:1-574 631 6717

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1982.

General Description: The Institute is the University of Notre Dame's center for comparative social science research on major themes in world affairs and brings together faculty and visiting scholars from around the globe, experienced policy practitioners, and graduate and undergraduate students. The Institute addresses scholarly concerns from a normative agenda inspired by Catholic social teaching. Building on a core interest in Latin America, the Institute fosters research concerning countries around the world, particularly those with developing or emerging economies, and supplements research pursuits with events celebrating cultural life. The Institute organizes frequent conferences and seminars that gather diverse viewpoints on the topics they address. Alongside its mission to enhance teaching through research and disseminate findings widely through publications, the Institute frequently collaborates with other units on campus to improve international outreach and access among scholars and students alike.

Annual Budget: USD 1.9 million (2004)

Staff: 74 (60 research, 14 administrative/support), 12 visiting

Executive Officers:
Dr. MAINWARING, Scott (Director)
Dr. WELNA, Christopher (Executive Director)
Ms. SCHIERLING, Sharon (Associate Director)

Public Relations:
Mr. SCHMITT, William (Communications Manager)

(As of November, 2004)

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