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What can a chicken nugget from Russia tell us about technology, agriculture and human development?

This article is part of 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 development and Christian mission 

This article is part of 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...

Being-for-others and integral human development

This article is part of 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...

“I will never forget the cries of those people”

On August 9, 2020, Rodion Begliak (MBA ’19) stepped into the street in his hometown of Homyel, Belarus, and clapped. Earlier that day, the official results of the presidential election...

Rhetoric of Exclusion and Networks of Inclusion: Understanding Migration Politics in Rome

Last spring Abigail Campbell ’20 traveled to Rome, Italy to conduct interviews with key individuals, institutions, and organizations to gain a deeper understanding of the effects that the recent change...

Hook to Receive Distinguished Dissertation Award

A former Kellogg doctoral student and PhD fellow who studies genocide and mass violence against civilians will receive the second annual Kellogg Institute Award for Distinguished Dissertation on Democracy and Human...

How Norwegian Students' Privacy Rights Might Protect Their Futures

The third post in our COVID-19 and exams series takes us to Norway, and a decision from that country’s Data Protection Authority, Datatilsynet, which has potential ramifications for students across...

Nanovic Institute for European Studies Announces 2021 Laura Shannon Prize Shortlist

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame is proud to announce the 2021 shortlist for the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies. Carrying a...

New Horizons for a New World

Sophia Michetti ’23, a sophomore English major with a supplementary major in global affairs, entered her college career longing to experience diverse cultures, explore the world, and leave the United...

Belarus’s Fight for Democratic Freedom: Solidarity Over Geopolitics

This article is the thirty-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...

Notre Dame Partners in Dublin Launch Virtual Series on Newman’s ‘The Idea of a University’

“Thinking with Newman: Educating with Intention Today” will explore Newman’s seminal work, “The Idea of a University,” and its contemporary relevance to educational challenges faced today during the coronavirus crisis....

(Re) Learning the Human Rights Language: An Imperative for Our Time

This article is the thirty-eighth 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...

A Language of Revolution?: Ukrainian Identity, Nationalism in Wake of Language Law

Kevin Richardson ’20, a graduate of the Keough School’s Master of Global Affairs program and grant recipient from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, endeavors to fill a gap in current...

Ireland’s Calculated Grades: What Happens When There Is No School

In this three-part education blog series, we are looking at how various education systems responded to COVID-19 cancellation of terminal school exams. Read “Predicated Grades: A Predicted Fiasco?,” the first post...

Notre Dame Signs Agreement With Yad Vashem Promoting Holocaust Education and Research

The University of Notre Dame and its global network, including the University of Notre Dame at Tantur located in Jerusalem, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with Yad Vashem,...

The Relationship Between Art and Architecture in European Art Museums

Notre Dame School of Architecture graduate Mary Lewis ’20 traveled to London and Rome last winter to study the relationship between art and architecture in European art museums. She sought...

On the Essence of Things and the Necessity of Persons

This article is the thirty-sixth 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...

Predicated Grades: A Predicted Fiasco?

In Europe, the end of exams marks the beginning of summer and of childhood, and results day marks the end of summer and the beginning of adult life, with students finding...

Notre Dame London Global Gateway Launches New Program on Alfred Hitchcock, Led by FTT Professor

The Notre Dame London Global Gateway, along with five partners from across the Notre Dame campus, has launched the London Book Club, an interactive, educational enrichment program featuring Notre Dame’s...

Nanovic Institute Welcomes Students Back to Campus

As part of Notre Dame’s Welcome Weekend 2020, more than 100 students—while observing mask and social distancing guidelines—connected with the Nanovic Institute in the courtyard of Nanovic Hall for outdoor info sessions...

Capturing Cantabria: Words, Images, and Experiences

Natasha Ali MFA ’20, a recent graduate of Notre Dame's Graduate Creative Writing Program, used her Nanovic Academic Year Travel & Research Grant to conduct experiential research in Santander, Spain, which...

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 student in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame, traveled to Copenhagen with funding from a Nanovic Institute Spring Break Travel & Research Grant to investigate...

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...