Deadline: Call for Papers for The Fifth-Annual Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame


In the Field: Cultivating Collaboration and Innovation
The Fifth-Annual Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame


The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, in conjunction with the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame and SIT Study Abroad, a program of World Learning, announces a student research conference on topics relevant to human development. This event will take place at the University of Notre Dame on February 8-9, 2013.

The conference is an opportunity to explore interdisciplinary, sustainable approaches to improving livelihoods and advancing human dignity. This year’s theme aims to explore the dynamic balance researchers face in applying new, effective approaches to local issues, engaging with communities and individuals to promote sustainable change. Or, perhaps, the “field” itself might refer to the wide array of disciplines which contribute to international development more broadly. We hope to facilitate a conversation between those various subjects, emphasizing the importance of partnerships in developing collaborative solutions to the biggest issues in today’s world.

For those interested in presenting a paper, please attach your abstract and complete the survey questions found on the conference website: Only proposals received by the Monday, October 15 deadline will receive consideration. Invitations for participation will be extended no later than Friday, November 23. Students who accept invitations to present at the conference will be responsible for securing funding for travel and other related expenses. More information will be forthcoming on our website. We hope that you will join us!