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 Institute publishes a booklet of student grant reports and a report highlighting our activities from the academic year.
All of these publications are free and open to the public (PDF).
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.
- Spring 2008
- Fall 2007
Each year, undergraduate and graduate students submit reports and images from their Nanovic-funded experiences in research, language training, and internship and service. Their stories are also featured online as student spotlights.
Lecture Papers are published text versions of the lectures from our different guest lectures and named lecture series. The Institute published these papers to help communicate the issues and perspectives that are at the forefront of contemporary Europe. Hard copies are no longer available, but you may download the PDF version below. Lectures can be viewed on our YouTube video channel.
Europe (in Practice): Which Culture for the Union?
Roberto M. Dainotto
Identity and Self-Construction Among the Children of Maghrebian Immigrants in France
The European Court versus the Crucifix
A Panel Discussion by Paolo Carozza, Richard W. Garnett, and Donald P. Kommers
The Fall of the Wall and Its Implications Twenty Years Later
Horst M. Teltschik in an Interview by Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel
The Culture of the Enemy: A Critique of Huntington from Freud and Nietzsche
The Role of Trans-Atlantic Relations in World Governance
Catholicism and Secularism in Contemporary Europe
Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B.
The God of Europe: Christian Roots and the Future of Europe
Catholicism and Islam: Points of Convergence and Divergence, Encounter and Cooperation
Archbishop Celestino Migliore
The Carbon Footprint of Modern Corporation: A European Perspective
Dr. Gordon L. Clark
The Vatican Museums: The Holy See’s Portal to the World
Dr. Francesco Buranelli
The Future of Economic and Political Relations Between the European Union and the United States
Ambassador John Bruton
Neighbors? Jews and Catholics in Post-Shoah Poland and The Theological and Pastoral Reception of Nostra Aetate in Poland
Archbishop H.E. Mons. Jozef Zycinski
Pope Benedict XVI’s Remarks About Islam: Five Perspectives from the University of Notre Dame
R. Scott Appleby, Brad S. Gregory, Paul V. Kollman, CSC, A. Rashied Omar, and W. David Solomon
Challenges Facing American and European Catholic Universities: A View from the Vatican
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB
Language Wars: Language Policies and Globalization