Lectures and Events

The Institute sponsors a wide variety of lectures in European studies at Notre Dame’s campus in South Bend and abroad in the university’s Global Gateways in Dublin, London, and Rome.  Distinguished lectures comprise the Nanovic Forum, the Keeley Vatican Lecture, the Barrett Family Lecture (in Dublin), and the annual Shannon Prize Lecture at Notre Dame. Faculty at Notre Dame also invite lecturers in European studies from outside the university with the Institute’s financial support.


Event Calendar

3 September, 2015

Thursday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Visiting Scholar Lunch Lecture: "Russian Theological Thought Today: The Neopatristic Synthesis and Other Considerations"

McGlinn Family Room, Visitation Hall

Sr. Teresa Obolevitch is an associate professor and deputy dean of the faculty of philosophy at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland.   Free and open to all.  A limited number of free lunches are available at the lecture venue.   … More +

8 September, 2015

Tuesday, All Day

Grant Deadline: Fall Break Grants

The Nanovic Institute (211 Brownson Hall)

Please review and follow all grant guidelines prior to submitting the online application.  Contact the student coordinator, Jen Fulton, at jfulton@nd.edu regarding questions or advice.

Break Travel and Research Grants for Sophomores & Juniors

Senior Travel and Research Grants

Graduate Break Travel and Research Grants

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9 September, 2015

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

2015 Nanovic Forum: Lecture with Krzysztof Zanussi: Strategies of Life: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

One of the leading figures in contemporary European cinema, Krzysztof Zanussi is not just key figure in the post-war Polish “cinema of moral anxiety,” but a true man of culture.  While on campus, Zanussi will participate in several events including a formal lecture, lunchtime remarks, and a presentation of his film.  The 2015 Nanovic Forum will start with his lecture "Strategies of Life: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too" on Wednesday, September 9th at 5:00 p.m. in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. … More +

10 September, 2015

Thursday 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

2015 Nanovic Forum - Lunch Lecture: Yeltsin and Putin: My Personal Experience

McKenna Hall, Room 200


Polish director and producer Krzysztof Zanussi will deliver remarks about his personal experiences with Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin, past and current Presidents of the Russian Federation. Free and open to the public.  Lunch provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  Part of the 2015 Nanovic Forum. … More +

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

2015 Nanovic Forum - Film: FOREIGN BODY (2014)

Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Polish film director and producer Krzysztof Zanussi is scheduled to introduce his film FOREIGN BODY as well as participate in a Question & Answer session after the film screening.  Tickets ($4-7) are available at performingarts.nd.edu or 574-631-2800.  Part of the 2015 Nanovic Forum. … More +