Nanovic Forum Archive

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 & Elizabeth Nanovic, the Forum invites its distinguished guests to interact with Notre Dame in ways they most wish, which can be surprising.

If you have any questions, please contact A. James McAdams, Director at 574-631-5253 or email

2017: Rolf-Dieter Heuer

Former Director-General of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research
"Science Bridging Cultures and Nations: Exploring the Early Universe"
"The Higgs-Boson, CERN and its Research Activities"

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2016: Margarethe Von Trotta 

Film Director (Germany)
My Approach to Biography
Film Introduction and Q&A session: Die abhandene Welt (The Misplaced World)

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2015: Krzysztof Zanussi

Film Director (Poland)
Strategies of Life: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
Yeltsin and Putin: My Personal Experience

Film Introduction and Q&A session: Foreign Body (2014)

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2014: Hanna Suchocka

Former Prime Minister of Poland and Former Ambassador of Poland to the Holy See
Democratic Poland: 25 Years After the Fall of Communism

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2013: Wolfgang Herrmann

President of the Technical University of Munich (Germany)
What is an Entrepreneurial University? A Case Study.

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2012: Lord Patten of Barnes

Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Chair of the BBC Trust (United Kingdom)
Europe, America, and the Changing World Order

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Koehlers and Jenkins

2011: Dr. Horst Koehler 

Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany
The Whole is at Stake

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2011: Bernhard Schlink 

Writer, Professor of Law, Former Constitutional Court Judge (Germany)
Proportionality in Constitutional Law: Why Everywhere but Here?