Ford Program names new director

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Karen Clay | February 23, 2021

The Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, a research initiative of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, announces the appointment of Faculty Fellow Patrizio Piraino as its new director.

Piraino, an associate professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs, assumes the position left vacant when inaugural director Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., was named assistant provost for internationalization with Notre Dame International last year.

“Patrizio brings to the Ford Program the ideal combination of first-rate research that makes valuable contributions to the field, a multidisciplinary and practice-oriented orientation, and a keen sensitivity to the normative commitments of the Ford Program to advancing integral human development,” said Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza. “I am excited to see how the program will thrive under his leadership.”

As an applied microeconomist whose work has focused on determinants of socioeconomic disadvantage and issues of global socioeconomic mobility, Piraino brings to the Ford Program experience on a range of economic development questions.

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