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  • Author(s):
    Michael Cooper, Paul Perrin
    Abstract:

    This policy brief was developed to assist decision-making in the field of international development on when and how to best utilize data science methods. It is meant to assist all levels of decision-making (from the field to the boardroom) as well as development actors (from donors to community-level NGOs). This general applicability stems from a research focus on general principles and processes that can be adapted as needed. The recommendations include a general decision-making process that…

    Date Created:
    2021-06-04
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
    Abstract:

    The Kroc Institute’s fifth comprehensive report, The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation, discusses the Final Accord’s status of implementation in the period between December 2019 and November 2020, based on the monitoring methodology designed by the Kroc Institute. The report includes both a quantitative and qualitative view of the implementation of the 578 stipulations described in the text of the Final Accord to E…

    Date Created:
    2021-05-20
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Madhav Joshi
    Abstract:

    This report provides an overview of the current implementation status of the Doha Agreement negotiated between the Taliban and the United States on February 29, 2020, using the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM)—a methodology for monitoring and assessing implementation of comprehensive peace agreements developed by the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. The Agreement is divided into three parts containing 14 specific provisions/commitments, of which 11 are anal…

    Date Created:
    2021-03-23
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Craig A. Hart, Alan Hamlet, Tom Purekal
    Abstract:

    Climate change has been slow to enter the public dialogue in the Midwest, but this is changing as local residents are experiencing more volatile weather, extreme temperatures, floods, changing growing seasons, and fewer snow days. The past several decades have witnessed increasingly intense weather extremes, resulting in costly damage throughout the region. In 2019, following a winter arctic air outbreak (“polar vortex”) that delivered near-record low temperatures in many areas (for example, …

    Date Created:
    2020-04-01
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Cory Smith, Tom Hare
    Abstract:

    Pervasive sexual violence against women and girls in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (including rape, domestic and sexual servitude, sexual assault, forced disappearances, human trafficking, and even murder) perpetrated by gangs, narco-traffickers, human traffickers, and a machismo culture fueled by corruption and impunity has led to some of the highest rates of violence against women and girls in the world, forcing these women and girls to flee and migrate to the United States. While t…

    Date Created:
    2020-04-15
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Alessandro Fergnani, Swapnil Motghare
    Abstract:

    The majority of studies on the future of work are predictive in nature, often taking a bird’s-eye view that overlooks the importance of local context. This brief presents six scenarios of the futures of work in South Bend that emphasize stress-point events and phenomena in the larger social, political, technological, and economic environment, with a time horizon of 15 years (2035). The scenarios are geographically focused on the city, but refer to the global situation; in the narratives, the …

    Date Created:
    2020-08-15
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    Public
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    Report
  • Author(s):
    John (Zheng) Wang, Donald Brower, Mark Dehmlow, Anastasia (Nastia) Guimaraes, Melissa Harden, Helen Hockx-Yu, Daniel Johnson, Christina Leblang, Rebecca Leneway, Laurie McGowan, Eric Lease Morgan, Alex Papson
    Abstract:

    In August of 2018, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a National Leadership/Planning grant to the University of Notre Dame to investigate the national need for library based topic modelling tools in support of cross-disciplinary discovery systems. The grant would enable our project team to conduct a series of workshops where we could bring together communities of expertise (computer scientists, librarians, disciplinary scholars) from diverse organizations (large and s…

    Date Created:
    2020-12-01
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Paul Friesen, Ilana Rothkopf, Luis Schenoni, Maggie Shum, Romelia Solano
    Abstract:

    The 2020 election has the potential to be one of the most momentous in modern American history. Challenges to the integrity of the electoral process, threats of violence from extremist groups, and most alarmingly, President Donald Trump’s repeated refusal to guarantee a peaceful power transfer should he lose have created a climate of uncertainty about the election and its aftermath, with worrisome implications for the long-term health of American democracy.

    While these circumstances are unpr…

    Date Created:
    2020-10-08
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Gerard Powers, Ebrahim Moosa, R. Scott Appleby
    Abstract:

    The bipartisan Global Fragility Act of 2019 mandates strategic coordination across the federal government to strengthen the capacity of the United States to prevent violence and increase stability in areas of the world most vulnerable to conflict. Key agencies must jointly establish a comprehensive 10-year “Global Fragility Strategy” and select priority countries and regions in which to implement the strategy. Among its requirements, the strategy must identify approaches to engage “civil soci…

    Date Created:
    2020-09-21
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Subject(s):
    Socialism., Catholic pamphlets.--local, Communism.
    Date Published:
    1937
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Pamphlet
  • Subject(s):
    Franciscans--Illinois., Catholic pamphlets.--local, St. Augustine's Church (Chicago, Illinois)
    Date Published:
    1961
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Pamphlet
  • Subject(s):
    Catholic Church--Liturgy--Dictionaries., Catholic pamphlets.--local
    Date Published:
    1940
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Pamphlet