International impact: A&L students' research plays role in State Department sanctioning corrupt foreign officials

Author: Erin Blasko

Two groups of University of Notre Dame students — one affiliated with the Washington Program and the other with the nonpartisan Student Policy Network — did significant research on allegations against two Maltese officials and the daughter of the former Angolan president, which they submitted to the Departments of State and Treasury in 2020.

It's rare for undergraduates to be involved in such significant legal work — and in December, the State Department issued sanctions against all three officials the Notre Dame students spent an "immense amount of time" researching.

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Originally published by Erin Blasko at on February 17, 2022.