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Friday, February 22, 2019

2019 Human Development Conference

(part of a series)

Engaging with Empathy: a preferential option for the poor in development The poor, according to Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach, consist of individuals who are deprived of basic freedoms such as education, political power, and other capabilities that allow individuals to achieve full lives that they have reason to value. This approach broadens the definition of poverty beyond traditional terms of financial power to recognize a multitude of “unfreedoms” which hinder upward movement in society. Historically, marginalized individuals most affected by policy changes are often ignored in the decision-making process in the development arena. This creates dire consequences: from lack of acceptance and implementation of new initiatives at the grassroots level to the inability of locals to adapt and scale programs according to their own community’s specific needs.…

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Symposium: “Cybersecurity as a National Security Interest”

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Location: McCartan Courtroom, Notre Dame Law School

Everyone is invited to attend this half-day event on the topic of Cybersecurity as a National Security Interest. Speakers will address the domestic and international implications of cybersecurity breaches, legislation and reform, as well as the technological aspects of cybersecurity in international law. The event will be divided into three panels:…

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Ciaran O'Neill on "Harvard Scientist seeks typical Irishman": Measuring the Irish Race 1888-1936

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Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Ciaran O'Neill, the Ussher Assistant Professor in Nineteenth Century History at Trinity College Dublin and the Patrick B. O'Donnell Visiting Professor at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies for the Spring 2019 term, will discuss the significance of the anthropometric tests carried out on Irish subjects in the 1890s and 1930s. The research was conducted by two separate research teams at Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University under the supervision of some of the leading names in ethnography and physical anthropology.  What did these scientists intend?    What was the relevance of their work then. . .and now?

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Lecture: "Gender Inequality and the Changing Wealth of Nations"

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Location: Jenkins Nanovic Halls Room 1050

Sponsored by the Notre Dame Program for Interdisciplinary Educational Research and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. A lecture by Quentin Wodon, lead economist, Education Global Practice, The World Bank; Kellogg Institute Distinguished Research Affiliate.…

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