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On Brexit Preparations in Major Port Cities along the English Channel

Political science major Enzo Ambrose ’21 traveled to Rotterdam last winter to research the logistics preparations for freight trade routes along the English Channel in the wake of a hard...

Carozza contributes to new report on human rights

A University of Notre Dame expert in international human rights law is part of a federal commission that recently released a report affirming America’s unique role in protecting human rights...

Italian Studies director to serve on Vatican Dante centenary committee

Professor Theodore Cachey, has been invited to sit on the scientific committee for the 2021 Dante centenary organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture.

“Seeing-as”

This article is the twenty-ninth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

The Expanding Reach of English Common Law

Clare O'Hare, a Nanovic Institute graduate fellow and doctoral candidate at Notre Dame Law School, received an Academic Year Travel & Research Grant to research the growth of specialized commercial courts in the context of cross-border...

Actualizing Equity: How Danish Legislation Impacts the Gender Pay Gap and What the European Union Can Learn

Sam Cannova ’21, a program of liberal studies major at Notre Dame, traveled to Copenhagen with funding from a Nanovic Institute Spring Break Travel & Research Grant to investigate the efficacy...

The Inspiration Place: Writers and artists find space to create at Ireland's Kylemore Abbey

You want to take it all in, but it’s impossible. Should you focus on the emerald mountain backdrop topped with clouds floating like puffy jelly beans? Or the foreground of...

What Can We Learn from Austria’s Response to COVID-19?

This article is the twenty-fifth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

Accompanying Refugees in Italy During a Pandemic

This article is the twenty-third in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human...

Point of View: Nanovic Faculty Fellow Reflects on Experience Teaching WWI Class Abroad

John Deak, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame and Nanovic Institute faculty fellow, recounts the journey of taking students to Europe to see firsthand the battlefields, museums,...

Nanovic Institute Awards 2020 Wegs Prize to Mary Kate Kriscovich

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce that the 2020 J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Minor in European Studies Capstone Essay has been awarded to Mary...

Maintaining Malta: Will Water Recycling Resolve Its Water Crisis?

Inspired by water conservation initiatives from around the world, Lyla Senn ’23, a chemical engineering major at the University of Notre Dame, traveled to the Maltese countryside with funding from a...

The Country in a Void

The following reflection was drafted in April 2020 by Eugen Zeleňák, associate professor at the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia.

Nanovic Postdoc Awarded Huttenbach Prize

Mark T. Kettler, a postdoctoral research associate at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, has been awarded the 2020 Huttenbach Prize for his first peer-reviewed article, "Designing Empire for the...

Post-coronavirus: The courage to build a “village of education”

This article is the fifteenth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human...

Keough School, Berkley Center tackle ethics and refugee crisis

Panelists explored the ethical and religious dimensions of the global refugee crisis at an online panel discussion organized by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Keough...

How the Program of Liberal Studies helped McKenna Cassidy expand her mind, strengthen her faith, and find a career path she loves 

The Program of Liberal Studies’ motto — Learn what it means to be human — is a phrase that Notre Dame senior McKenna Cassidy has taken to heart. She grappled with...

A Message for the MGA Class of 2020

Dear friends, Let us keep it simple; it is as simple as that: We need artisans of a new humanity. For my wife’s birthday, our boys decided to surprise her...

Congratulations to the Notre Dame Class of 2020!

As an integral unit of the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies has served as a home for more than one hundred of the students...

Mutual obligations in exceptional circumstances—and beyond

This article is the fifth in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens...

One concept, two imperatives

This article is the second in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of...

2020 Valedictorian Receives Nanovic Grant to Research in G.K. Chesterton Archive

For Notre Dame class of 2020 valedictorian Brady Stiller, his Fall Break Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute built on relationships he had fortuitously established with archival trustees...

Historian wins book prize for her work on Parisian market women in the French Revolution

Katie Jarvis, an associate professor in the Department of History, has been awarded the Louis A. Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies for her work, Politics in the...

Building Dialogue

Elsa Barron, a junior biology and peace studies major at the University of Notre Dame and two-time grant recipient from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, studies the political and religious dynamics surrounding...

Translation . . . or a hundred years of ulyssitude

Enrico Terrinoni, Full Professor Chair of English Literature at Università Per Stranieri di Perugia and a Visiting Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute in Fall 2019, writes about completing his new translation...

The Advocate: Amid quarantine, Notre Dame undergrad aids Italian healthcare workers

Paolo Mazzara ’23 moved to the U.S. from Italy with his family two years ago, a move he said was part of a long-term family plan. His father studied in...

Innovative, team-taught class brings scale of World War I into focus through trip to European battlefields

More than 20 million people were killed and another 20 million or more were injured in World War I, but it’s difficult for Americans today to wrap their minds around just...

Through video and book projects, French professor explores why global women writers are gravitating toward Paris

Alison Rice, an associate professor of French and Francophone studies, conducted 18 filmed interviews in Paris over eight years with authors originally from Iran, Korea, Senegal, and Bulgaria, among other...

Nanovic Institute Awards 2020 Laura Shannon Prize to Eleonory Gilburd

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Eleonory Gilburd for her book To...

Panel of experts to discuss Brexit, future of Ireland at inaugural Nanovic Washington Policy Forum

  Daniel Mulhall | Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Andrew McCormick, Ph.D. | Northern Ireland Civil Service Director General for International Relations…

Nanovic Institute Welcomes 3 New Staff Members

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs welcomes three new colleagues: Grant Osborn, Anna Dolezal, and Jennifer Arosio. Grant Osborn…

Occasional Paper, Volume II: Faith and Freedom: Religions and Civil Society in Central & Eastern Europe

William Collins Donahue Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities August, 2019 The short papers gathered here were given at a symposium to mark Archbishop Borys...

Notre Dame Student Interviews David O’Sullivan, Former EU Ambassador to the US

This interview took place at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, September 20, 2019, as part of David O’Sullivan’s visit to the University to deliver the lecture “Europe and...

Nanovic Graduate Fellow Book Review: Article 353

Early in 2019, The New York Times published a “Globetrotting” list of books from a variety of genres and countries. Drawing from works originally published in and about every inhabited continent, the...

Nanovic Supports Leaders of Its Catholic Universities Partners

Ewa Domagała-Zyśk (center), Vice-Dean for Research and Internationalization of the Faculty of Social Sciences John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland Fr. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., founder of the University, imagined...

Faculty Research Spotlight: Meredith Chesson

Dr. Meredith Chesson recording a late 19th/early 20th century aquaduct in the San Pasquale Valley, Calabria, Italy (2015 season) | Photo: Nicholas Ames Meredith Chesson, a Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow...

Graduate Student Fellow Book Review: Good Will Come from the Sea

Early in 2019, The New York Times published a “Globetrotting” list of books from a variety of genres and countries. Drawing from works originally published in and about every inhabited...

Notre Dame Berlin Seminar Explores the Economics and Culture of the German Literary World

In the first week of this year's Notre Dame Berlin Seminar, participants took part in a round table dialogue with author Terézia Mora. From June 16-27, the fourth annual Notre...

Nanovic Institute Receives DAAD Grant for Upcoming Conference

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has generously offered to support the Nanovic Institute's upcoming conference, entitled 1989: Reconsidering the Nation and its Alternatives in Central & Eastern Europe…

Ça ira: It will work out

As members of an institution of higher learning, nothing is more gratifying than to observe the intellectual and professional development of the students we are blessed to work with. More than a decade...

World Refugee Day Statement

Today, June 20, marks the United Nations’ World Refugee Day. The Nanovic Institute proudly stands with the Keough School of Global Affairs in its mission to end the needless suffering brought about by...

Marching for climate change while interning in Rome

Meilin Scanish, a junior at the University of Notre Dame, is interested in working in international law and wanted to gain international work experience. After having the chance to travel...

2019 Summer Visiting Scholars

Seven scholars from Europe are hosted to pursue academic research this summer at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto publishes book on the history of human imagination

Nanovic Fellow Felipe Fernández-Armesto, William P. Reynolds professor of history at the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters is the author of a new book on the journey of human...

Nanovic Grant Recipient Receives Research Fulbright

Steven Lemke, a past recipient of the Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies, has been awarded a 2019-2020 U.S. Fulbright Open Study/Research Fellowship to Slovakia to explore the relationship...

Nanovic Institute Awards Wegs Prize to Christian Brunner-Lopez

The Nanovic Institute is pleased to announce that Christian Brunner-Lopez has won the 2019 J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Minor in European Studies Capstone Essay.  …

Year abroad helps Italian major develop language skills, discover senior thesis topic, and strengthen connection to family heritage

Former Nanovic Institute grant recipient Gianna Van Heel’s time studying abroad while at Notre Dame was immersive and comprehensive — the nearly yearlong experience included coursework, research, an internship, and embracing...

Associate Director Departure

Anthony Monta, M.A., PhD., has accepted a full-time faculty position in the Department of English at Holy Cross College.

2019 Nanovic Senior Awards

Jennifer Yi received the Nanovic Institute Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in European Studies while Christian Brunner-Lopez was awarded the 2019 J. Robert Wegs Prize for the Best Minor in European Studies...

Angela Merkel’s Legacy: A Steady Hand

William Collins Donahue, Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities at the University of Notre Dame, recently published the...

Van der Vliet Oloomi’s novel named finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Nanovic Faculty Fellow Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, an assistant professor of English at Notre Dame, has been named a finalist for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the country’s largest...

The Bewilderment Around Brexit

Ed. As of the time of this writing (4/1/2019), the Parliament of the United Kingdom is engaged in a second round of 'indicative votes' regarding alternatives to the withdrawal agreement negotiated...

Refugee Relief and Migration in the Western Balkans

Serbia is situated directly on a mass migration route from Asia to Europe. Since 2015, over a million people have taken this route on their way to such countries as...

Undergraduate Spring Break Awards 2019

Congratulations to our eight junior and senior undergraduate students heading out to Europe during spring break thanks to travel and research grants from the Nanovic Institute.  

Student Spotlight: Alexandra Tatarian

Alexandra Tatarian, a senior Science-Business major on the pre-medical track with a minor in Science, Technology, and Values, is passionate about pursuing her interests in the medical humanities. She visited Greece over...

Doering Receives Posthumous Ordre des Palmes académiques

French Consul General Guillaume Lacroix was on campus in early February for the posthumous awarding of the Ordre des Palmes académiques ("Order of Academic Palms") to Bernard E. Doering, late professor emeritus...

Student Spotlight: Christian Dennis

When we travel abroad, it's often the case that our loved ones wait anxiously to hear stories from far-away lands and the details of our experiences with new people. As...

Rev. Daniel Groody elected Fellow and Trustee of Notre Dame

Groody, an Ansari Institute affiliate, is an award-winning author and filmmaker on international migration and refugee issues.

New Nanovic Spring Visiting Scholars

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies welcomes three visiting scholars from Poland, Germany, and Italy to Jenkins Nanovic Halls.