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Archbishop Borys Gudziak receives 2019 Notre Dame Award

Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak received the 2019 Notre Dame Award on Saturday (June 29) for his work for religious and academic freedom, and for his courageous and visionary leadership of the first...

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...

Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom Visit Notre Dame

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies was proud to welcome a delegation of Labour and Conservative Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom during a brief visit to campus on...

Caro and Webb Promoted at the Nanovic Institute

Monica Caro, M.A., J.D., has been appointed Senior Associate Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, effective May 1, 2019. In this role,...

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...

Ukrainian Archbishop Gudziak to receive Notre Dame Award

Archbishop Borys Gudziak, a dear friend of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the 2016 Keeley Vatican Lecturer, is to be presented the Notre Dame Award this summer in Lviv, Ukraine. A prominent leader...

Nanovic Institute Receives New Gifts

Honoring the Contributions of McAdams, Wegs, and Konopka Thanks to three significant endowments from Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic, the Institute will be able to enhance the level and range of...

Solidarité

On April 15, 2019, the Nanovic Institute was speechless with horror to see, at the beginning of Holy Week, the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris engulfed in flames. To the...

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.  

Nanovic Institute Welcomes Inaugural Graduate Fellows Cohort

The Institute has developed a new program to bring graduate students in European studies more closely into its life and operation. A complementary cohort to the graduate students who have...

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...

Conversations with Diplomats: Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France to the Midwest in Chicago, Visits the Nanovic

From Euromaidan in the east to Brexit in the west, the political landscape of Europe is changing. One of the more recent movements to capture global attention is that of...

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.

In Memoriam: Joseph Buttigieg, Kenan Professor Emeritus of English

Nanovic Fellow Joseph A. Buttigieg, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of English and retired director of the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday (Jan. 27). 

In memoriam: Donald Kommers, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Chair in Government and International Studies

Nanovic Fellow Donald P. Kommers, the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Chair in Government and International Studies and a concurrent professor emeritus of law, died Dec. 21 at his home in Holy Cross...

Nanovic Institute Awards Laura Shannon Prize to Max Bergholz

The Nanovic Institute has awarded the 2019 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Max Bergholz.     

Alumni Spotlight: From Student to Teacher

Currently a postdoctoral research associate, Mark Kettler now advises undergraduate students on their research questions and methodology at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. He received the Barrett Prize for...

Spotlight on 17-18 Undergraduate Students

Our director, William Collins Donahue, says that "One of the most gratifying things about teaching at Notre Dame is the opportunity to observe the intellectual and spiritual growth of our...

Laura Shannon Prize Announces 2019 Shortlist

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame is proud to announce the 2019 shortlist for the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies.

How a study abroad experience changed Mathew Morico’s course of study

If anyone would have asked Mathew Morico when he was a child, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” He would have answered “an engineer.” So when...

Spotlight on 17-18 Graduate Students

Our director, William Collins Donahue, says that "One of the most gratifying things about teaching at Notre Dame is the opportunity to observe the intellectual and spiritual growth of our...

Renowned Film Director Visits the Nanovic

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders screened his most recent film, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” in the Leighton Concert Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center...

Rapper Turned Novelist: Gaël Faye Visiting European Artist at the Nanovic Institute

Gaël Faye, an award-winning rap and hip-hop artist, visited Notre Dame on October 22, 2018, to discuss his first novel, "Small Country."  The novel follows Gabriel, a young boy and...

The Nanovic Goes to Washington

Thursday, October 4, 2018 -- At the inaugural European event at the Keough School of Global Affairs office in Washington, DC, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, David O'Sullivan,...

Migration Matters

In his address to an international forum on migration and peace in 2017, Pope Francis reminded us that our principal response to migrants could be summarized in four simple verbs: “to...

Top Diplomat at the Vatican to Deliver 2018 Keeley Vatican Lecture

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States at the Holy See, will deliver the 2018 Keeley Vatican Lecture on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 5:30 p.m. in the Eck...

Prof. David Mayernik contributes to the Oxford Handbook of the Baroque

Nanovic Fellow David Mayernik is a practicing architect and artist, and Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame Rome Program. 

Video: Fighting For Freedom of Thought

In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed and Ukraine declared itself an independent state. But political independence didn’t rid the country of Soviet or communist influence. Democracy was fragile. Corruption ruled...

Freedom and Its Legacies

Elly Bleier ('20), from "Freedom of Thought," is the daughter of Robert "Rocky" Bleier ('68), captain of the Notre Dame football team in 1967. She recently spent a few minutes...

Visiting Scholars: Fall 2018

Visiting scholars from Ukraine and Poland will be hosted by the Nanovic Institute for fall 2018.

Former State Secretary of Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deliver 2018 Nanovic Forum Lecture

Janne Haaland Matláry, former State Secretary of Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will deliver the 2018 Nanovic Forum Lecture on September 6th (Thursday) at 5:00 p.m. in Carey Auditorium of the...

Student Spotlight: Laura Qi

Laura Qi '19, an international economics major with a minor in European Studies, investigates France outside of Paris through a Nanovic research and travel grant.…

Developing Linguistic, Cultural, and Research Groundwork in Cologne, Germany

During a four-week summer intensive German course in Cologne, Germany, Paul Wheatley, a doctoral student in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity developed crucial proficiency in German language and cultural understanding....

Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Contreras

What does Thomas Aquinas have to do with Greece? With Nanovic Institute support, Daniel Contreras (PhD student, Medieval Studies) recently traveled to Athens to participate in the annual Symposium Thomisticum,...

Student Spotlight: Adam Kulam

As the Barrett Family Endowment awardee for top undergraduate grant proposal, Adam ('19, Economics and English) received funding to conduct research this summer in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is interested in learning more about how the...

Historian John Deak receives Austrian State Prize for research on pre-World War I empire

Deak, an associate professor in the Department of History and fellow of the Nanovic Institute, was awarded the 2018 Austrian State Prize in History for his book, Forging a Multinational...

Ukraine 2018: Thoughts for Young Researchers

Reflections from a recent trip to western Ukraine to inspire new student proposals for research, internship, and service through the Nanovic Institute.

Seven Visiting Scholars to Join Nanovic Institute this Summer

The Nanovic Institute is pleased to welcome seven visiting scholars this summer, from Catholic universities in Poland, Hungary, and Georgia.

A. James McAdams Awarded Honorary Degree from Ukrainian Catholic University

Since his first visit to Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in 2004, A. James McAdams has been a faithful advocate of the institution. In recognition of his sustained commitment to the...

Jacob Vila Wins 2018 Wegs Prize

Vila with his faculty advisor, Rory Rapple The Nanovic Institute is pleased to announce that Jacob Vila has won the 2018 J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Minor in European Studies...

Student Spotlight: Joan Becker

Joan Becker (class of '19, PLS major) traveled to France, Germany, and Belgium to conduct research for the hand-bound, illustrated book she plans to craft for her senior project.

Grad Student Spotlight: Lucia Manzi

Lucia Manzi (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science) presented her paper, “New Convictions: Italian Judicial Networks, Mafias, and Corruption Trials,” at the 25th International Conference of Europeanists in Chicago.

Nanovic Director and Three Faculty Fellows Win Joyce Teaching Awards

Nanovic Institute Director, A. James McAdams, and three Nanovic faculty fellows, Brian Krostenko, Anre Vanter, and Henry Weinfiled are among the twenty Notre Dame faculty members to receive the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce,...

2018-19 Winners of Tobin and Annese Dissertation Fellowships

Matteo Bianchetti, Ashely Foster, and Charles Yost have been awarded the 2018-19 Tobin Dissertation Fellowship. Raymond Drause and Heather Stanfiel have been granted the 2018-19 Annese Fellowship in Graduate Studies.

William Donahue, scholar of German literature and film, to lead Nanovic Institute for European Studies

A fellow of the Nanovic Institute since 2015, Donahue is co-director of the Notre Dame Berlin Seminar, which brings American scholars of German literary and cultural studies together with experts...

McDowell Untangles a Cold-War Litigation Saga

During the 1950s, the U.S. made the highly unusual decision to sue the Soviet Union six times in international court. With a Nanovic research grant, Steven McDowell (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science)...