The third annual student-led Human Development Conference will take place at the University of Notre Dame on February 11 and 12, 2011. Hosted by the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, the conference gathers students from around the country—and the world—to share their research experiences and discuss the current state of authentic human development from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
This year’s theme aims to encourage the presentation of student research in the context of broader issues—particularly the empowerment of communities and individuals, the roles and responsibilities of global citizens, and the ethical implications of development. Participants will explore interdisciplinary, holistic approaches to improving livelihoods and advancing human dignity.
The conference will continue campus dialogue on this year’s Notre Dame Forum theme, “The Global Marketplace and the Common Good”, and give students the opportunity to lead the conversation.