2011 Forum

Vice President for Research Robert J. Bernhard welcomes attendees to the 2011 Forum in Washington, D.C.

Vice President for Research Robert J. Bernhard welcomes attendees to the 2011 Forum in Washington, D.C.

On Nov. 10, 2011, the University of Notre Dame partnered with distinguished national leaders in government for a day-long Forum on Global Development in Washington, D.C. Panels addressed the urgency of achieving progress toward global development and the capability for providing a broad, integrated response to this evolving and urgent need. We invite you to view the Forum highlight video and a short video showing just some of the global development activities at the University of Notre Dame.


Morning Session I: Human Development in East Africa: How the U.S. government, Catholic Relief Services, and the University of Notre Dame are attempting to address human development in Africa

  • R. Scott Appleby, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame (moderator)
  • Ambassador David Robinson, U.S. Department of State
  • Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa
  • Rev. Robert Dowd, c.s.c., Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, University of Notre Dame
  • Annemarie Reilly, Catholic Relief Services


Morning Session II: Development and Health in Haiti: How foundations and Notre Dame's Haiti Program, Eck Institute, College of Engineering, and Institute for Educational Initiatives are fighting disease and building infrastructure

  • Gregory Crawford, College of Science, University of Notre Dame (moderator)
  • Senator Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator
  • Rev. Thomas Streit, c.s.c., Notre Dame Haiti Program
  • Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame
  • Suki McClatchey, Abbott
  • T.J. D'Agostino, Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI), University of Notre Dame 

Luncheon Keynote: Ambassador Donald Steinberg, USAID Deputy Administrator
Master of Ceremonies: Ambassador Timothy Roemer, Former U.S. Representative


Afternoon Session I: Investing in Development: The importance of business and overseas investment for generating prosperity and raising living standards

  • David Murphy, Better World Books (moderator)
  • The Honorable Susan Reichle, USAID
  • Kelly Brooks, Coca-Cola Company
  • Kristin Hughes, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
  • Molly Kinder, USAID