Nanovic Forum

The Nanovic Institute deepens Notre Dame’s rich tradition of connections to Europe by bringing prominent figures to campus in a wide range of fields to explore, discuss, and debate the most pressing questions about Europe today. Generously sponsored by Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic, the Forum invites its distinguished guests to interact with Notre Dame in ways they most wish, which can be surprising.

2021 -

2021 - "Faith in Communist and Post-Communist Europe"

Myroslav Marynovych - Vice-Rector for University Mission at the Ukrainian Catholic University

September 16, 2021

2019 - “Europe and the United States: Friends and Allies, or Rivals?”

2019 - “Europe and the United States: Friends and Allies, or Rivals?”

David O’Sullivan - Ambassador of the European Union to the United States (2014-2019), and Secretary-General of the European Commission (2000-2005)

September 18, 2019

2018 - “A House Divided: European Values and Strategic Ability”

2018 - “A House Divided: European Values and Strategic Ability”

Janne Haaland Matláry - Professor of International Politics at the University of Oslo, and Former State Secretary of Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

September 6, 2018

2017 - “Citizenship in a Global Age”

2017 - “Citizenship in a Global Age”

Horst Köhler - Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany (2004-2010), and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (2000-2004)

September 6, 2017

2017 - “Science Bridging Cultures and Nations: Exploring the Early Universe”

2017 - “Science Bridging Cultures and Nations: Exploring the Early Universe”

Rolf-Dieter Heuer - German Physicist and Former Director-General of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (2009-2015)

February 21, 2017

2016 - “My Approach to Biography”

2016 - “My Approach to Biography”

Margarethe von Trotta - German Film Director

April 20, 2016

2015 - “Strategies of Life: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too”

2015 - “Strategies of Life: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too”

Krzysztof Zanussi - Polish Film Director

September 9, 2015

2014 - “Democratic Poland: 25 Years After the Fall of Communism”

2014 - “Democratic Poland: 25 Years After the Fall of Communism”

Hanna Suchocka - Former Prime Minister of Poland (1992-1993), and Ambassador of Poland to the Holy See (2001-2013)

October 28, 2014

2013 - “What Is an Entrepreneurial University? A Case Study”

2013 - “What Is an Entrepreneurial University? A Case Study”

Wolfgang A. Herrmann - President of the Technical University of Munich (1995-2019)

April 9, 2013

2012 - “Europe, America and the Changing World Order”

2012 - “Europe, America and the Changing World Order”

Lord Patten of Barnes - Chancellor of the University of Oxford (2003-present), European Commissioner for External Relations (1999-2004), and Governor of Hong Kong (1992-1997)

April 19, 2012

2011 - “The Whole Is at Stake”

2011 - “The Whole Is at Stake”

Horst Köhler - Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany (2004-2010), and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (2000-2004)

September 28, 2011

2011 - “Proportionality in Constitutional Law: Why Everywhere but Here?”

2011 - “Proportionality in Constitutional Law: Why Everywhere but Here?”

Bernhard Schlink - German Writer, Professor of Law, and Former Constitutional Court Judge

April 7, 2011