Media Mentions


  1. John Mearsheimer and Sebastian Rosato Discuss “How States Think”

    This September, Professors John Mearsheimer and Sebastian Rosato released their controversial new book, “How States Think: The Rationality of Foreign Policy.” 

  2. Filipino film wins top award at the Louth International Film Festival

    Amon Banwa sa Lawud (Our Island of the Mangrove Moons), co-produced by the Erehwon Center for the Arts and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies of Notre Dame University in the US, was chosen as the Best International Feature Film at the 2023 Louth International Film Festival. It was directed by Nanovic Faculty Fellow Anton Juan, professor/ theatre and film director.

  3. Hesburgh Lecture Nov. 1 at Fred Rogers Center

    The St. Vincent College Honors Program and the Notre Dame Club of Greensburg/Uniontown announce the 2023 Hesburgh Lecture is slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Fred Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus.

    Associate Professor John Deak, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, will present “A Gun, an Officer, a Composer and His Wife: A Case of Honor (and Homicide) in Davos, Switzerland.”


    "Extinction" by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, recommended by Alyssa Songsiridej for Electric Literature.

  5. Original letter from Columbus announcing ‘discovery’ of America goes on sale for first time

    Nanovic Fellow Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto is quoted in this article from The Guardian about a letter from Columbus going on sale.

  6. Notre Dame’s Rev. Robert A Dowd, CSC, to offer public lecture Oct. 2 at Seton Hill

    Rev. Robert A. Dowd, CSC, associate professor of political science, vice president and associate provost for interdisciplinary initiatives, and a Nanovic faculty fellow, will offer a public lecture at Seton Hill on Oct 2 titled “Breaking Cycles of Violence: Toward a More Civil and Sustainable Future.”

  7. Fighting for Our Cultural Heritage

    Ian Kuijt, professor of anthropology, and Bill Donaruma, professor of the practice in filmmaking, taught at Ukrainian Catholic University's journalism and media communications programs to teach students the basics of both archaeology and documentary filmmaking to better equip them to identify, record, and preserve their own culture, even as it stands to be destroyed.

  8. Book Review: "After Violence: Russia’s Beslan School Massacre and the Peace That Followed"

    Maria Lipman reviews After Violence: Russia’s Beslan School Massacre and the Peace That Followed by Debra Javeline, associate professor of political science and a Nanovic faculty fellow, for Foreign Affairs.

  9. Alive and undressed: The only way to eat oysters

    Felipe Fernández-Armesto wrote a piece for The Critic recommending the best way to consume oysters is without sauce or dressing.

  10. Windcatcher: ancient Iranian cooling tech on the way to U.S.

    John Onyango, a professor at the University of the Notre Dame School of Architecture and Nanovic fellow, is quoted discussing sustainable designs that can help regulate heat.

  11. Book | Navigations: The Portuguese Discoveries and the Renaissance | By Malyn Newitt – Editor’s Note

    Felipe Fernández-Armesto, William P. Reynolds Professor of History and Nanovic faculty fellow, is quoted in a review of Malyn Newitt's book Navigations: The Portuguese Discoveries and the Renaissance.

  12. Ukraine’s Kakhovka Dam Breach Devastation Will Last for Years

    Susanne Wengle co-authored a news article about the long-term effects of the breach of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine on June 6, 2023.

  13. A taste of the times

    Felipe Fernández-Armesto wrote a piece for The Critic describing the history and menu of the club — a dining society elected from members of St John’s College, Oxford.

  14. Development, Marine Biodiversity, and the Common Heritage of Mankind: The ISA’s Deep Seabed Mining Quandary and Complying with the High Seas BBNJ Convention

    Diane Desierto shares updates about the International Seabed Authority (ISA), sited in Jamaica, allowing companies to file permit applications for commercial deep seabed mining.

  15. Bring back Çatalhöyük

    Anthropologist Ian Kuijt says this two-stage death ritual symbolised keeping the dead close and then decorating and releasing the skull to join the pantheon of the community’s ancestors.

  16. Winning a Nobel Prize may be bad for your productivity

    Kirk Doran, Henkels Family Collegiate Chair and associate professor of economics, was quoted in Science commenting on the methodology and results of a recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which suggests scientists' productivity suffers after winning a Nobel Prize.

  17. Carozza named to Meta Oversight Board

    Paolo Carozza, professor of law and concurrent professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, will join the Oversight Board for Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

  18. The Kakhovka Dam Collapse Is an Ecological Disaster

    Susanne Wengle, associate professor of political science and a Nanovic faculty fellow, described the ecological and economic impact of the damages to agriculture in Ukraine after the Kakhovka Dam collapse.

  19. Major home insurers are getting out of California. Is Texas next?

    Debra Javeline, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, studies human adaptation to climate change. She spoke to the Texas Standard about the future for homeowners’ insurance. 

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  20. Under surveillance, government pressure, China needs prayers, observers say

    Since he took office 10 years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping has worked to centralize power around himself, said Karrie J. Koesel, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Xi has worked for "greater control over civil society," which includes religion, Koesel told OSV News.

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