The Nanovic Institute aims to increase the impact of European Studies at Notre Dame by fostering interdisciplinary research of our faculty fellows, visiting scholars, and guest speakers. By promoting research on the historical, political, and cultural challenges to European unification as well as Catholicism in Europe, we hope to address Europe’s compelling problems with contemporary resonance.
The Nanovic Institute publishes papers from our supported lecture series and conferences, student grant reports, as well as an annual newsletter highlighting our activities from the academic year. All of these publications are free of charge and can be downloaded from our website (Adobe Acrobat or other PDF-viewing software required). If interested in subscribing to our annual reports, lecture papers, or to subscribe to our mailing lists, please fill out this form.
The Year in Review
Since the Nanovic Institute’s initial newsletter in winter 2007, the newsletter has grown in size and scope to present a comprehensive picture of our activities and the accomplishments of our programs, faculty, and visiting scholars.
- The 2011-2012 Year in Review PDF (3.4MB)
- 2010-2011 Year in Review
- 2009-2010 Newsletter
- 2008-2009 Newsletter
- 2008-Spring Newsletter
- 2007-Fall Newsletter
Student Grant Reports and Testimonials
The Nanovic Institute Lecture Papers are published lectures from our different guest lectures and named lecture series. We publish these papers to help communicate the issues and perspectives that are at the forefront of contemporary Europe.
Paper 1 Language Wars: Language Policies and Globalization by Louis-Jean Calvert. (2005)
Paper 2 Challenges Facing American and European Catholic Universities: A View from the Vatican by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. (2006)
Paper 3 Pope Benedict XVI’s Remarks About Islam: Five Perspectives from the University of Notre Dame by R. Scott Appleby, Brad S. Gregory, Paul V. Kollman, CSC, A. Rashied Omar, and W. David Solomon. (2006)
Paper 4 Neighbors? Jews and Catholics in Post-Shoah Poland and The Theological and Pastoral Reception of Nostra Aetate in Poland by Archbishop H.E. Mons. Jozef Zycinski. (2006)
Paper 5 The Future of Economic and Political Relations Between the European Union and the United States by Ambassador John Bruton. (2007)
Paper 6 The Vatican Museums: The Holy See’s Portal to the World by Dr. Francesco Buranelli. (2007)
Paper 7 The Carbon Footprint of Modern Corporation: A European Perspective by Dr. Gordon L. Clark. (2007)
Paper 8 Catholicism and Islam: Points of Convergence and Divergence, Encounter and Cooperation by Archbishop Celestino Migliore. (2007)
Paper 9 The God of Europe: Christian Roots and the Future of Europe by Mario Mauro (2009).
Paper 10 Catholicism and Secularism in Contemporary Europe by Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B. (2009).
Paper 11 The Role of Trans-Atlantic Relations in World Governance by Guido Lenzi (2009).
Paper 12 The Culture of the Enemy: A Critique of Huntington from Freud and Nietzsche by Marc Crépon (2009).
Paper 13 The Fall of the Wall and Its Implications Twenty Years Later by Horst M. Teltschik with an Interview by Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel (2010).
Paper 14 The European Court versus the Crucifix: A Panel Discussion by Paolo Carozza, Richard W. Garnett, and Donald P. Kommers (2010).
Paper 15 Identity and Self-Construction Among the Children of Maghrebian Immigrants in France by Azouz Begag (2011).
Paper 16 Europe (in Practice): Which Culture for the Union? by Roberto M. Dainotto (2011).
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies supports conferences dealing with contemporary European issues, especially those of an interdisciplinary nature. The following represent a sample of the papers from recent conferences.