Notre Dame to host Forum on Global Development in Washington

Author: Shannon Roddel


Investing in development, building infrastructure and enhancing human dignity in fragile communities worldwide are several challenges to be examined during the University of Notre Dame’s Forum on Global Development Thursday (Nov. 10) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington D.C. (1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

The forum will precede Notre Dame’s off-site “home” football game against the University of Maryland and will feature lunch-time speaker USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg. In addition, Sen. Dick Durbin, along with international experts and Notre Dame faculty, will discuss new U.S. policy that emphasizes partnerships and innovation, and Notre Dame’s global development programs.

• Panel 1, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Human Development in Africa: How the U.S. Government, Catholic Relief Services, and Notre Dame are Addressing Human Development in Africa

• Panel 2, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 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

• Panel 3, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Investing in Development: The Importance of Business and Overseas Investment for Generating Prosperity and Raising Living Standards.
Additional information, including a complete list of speakers, is available here.

Contact: Michael Sweikar, Associate Director, 574-631-2754 or

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on November 09, 2011.