Case study

Oxfam Takes on Big Chicken

Author: Barbara Durr

Keough School of Global Affairs, March 2024

Between 2015 and 2017, Oxfam, the international social justice organization, waged a campaign against the US poultry industry to seek better wages, healthy and safe working conditions, and worker voice for poultry processing workers. These workers, predominantly women and almost all people of color,...

Topics: Business & Economics, Civil & Human Rights, Culture & Society

Case study

Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Campaign to Change the Food and Beverage Industry

Author: Barbara Durr

Keough School of Global Affairs, April 2023

Between 2013 and 2016, Oxfam waged an ambitious campaign to challenge the world’s top 10 food and beverage companies to change the social, ethical, and environmental sourcing in their global supply chains. The campaign bargained on the large, branded companies’ susceptibility to consumer pressure,...

Topics: Culture & Society

Case study

Equitable Food Initiative: Innovation to Address the Plight of Farmworkers

Author: Barbara Durr

Keough School of Global Affairs, October 2022

In 2008, Oxfam staff envisioned a new approach to address the poverty wages and harsh conditions of farmworkers, one of the most mistreated workforces in the United States. Oxfam created a multi-stakeholder initiative, bringing together for the first time all the key players in...

Topics: Civil & Human Rights, Culture & Society, Policy

Policy brief

How to Evaluate People’s Perception of Peace Agreement Implementation

Author: Maria José Daza Bohorquez

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, January 2022

The Peace Agreement signed between the Government of Colombia and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) in November 2016 has been recognized as one of the most comprehensive peace agreements signed following civil conflict. According to the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies,...

Topics: Culture & Society, Peacebuilding

Working paper

Estimating the Effect of Christian Messages on Civic Engagement: Evidence from a Community-Collaborative Study in Zambia

Authors: Elizabeth Sperber, Gwyneth McClendon, O'Brien Kaaba

Kellogg Institute, April 2021

A significant literature suggests that religious conviction can drive political participation, perhaps because religious people internalize a moral obligation to act toward the common good and/or because religious conviction gives people a sense that their actions will make a difference. This paper presents findings...

Topics: Culture & Society, Religion

Working paper

Unsettlements: The Potential Termination of Temporary Protected Status and The Threat of Displacement Among Salvadorans in The United States

Author: Joseph Wiltberger

Kellogg Institute, October 2020

The 2018 decision by the US government to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans, the largest population of TPS holders, would displace nearly 200,000, many of whom have lived in the United States for decades. TPS, a form of humanitarian relief that provides...

Topics: Culture & Society, Migration

Policy brief

The Futures of Work in South Bend in 2035: A Participatory Foresight Study

Authors: Alessandro Fergnani, Swapnil Motghare

Pulte Institute, August 2020

The majority of studies on the future of work are predictive in nature, often taking a bird’s-eye view that overlooks the importance of local context. This brief presents six scenarios of the futures of work in South Bend that emphasize stress-point events and phenomena...

Topics: Business & Economics, Culture & Society