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Renowned Film Director Visits the Nanovic

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 on November 7, 2018. The screening, under the theme of "The Catholic Artistic Heritage: Bringing Forth Treasures New and Old,”...

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The Nanovic Goes to Washington

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, spoke about the state of relations between the United States and Europe to a capacity crowd.…

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Migration Matters

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 welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate.”…

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Top Diplomat at the Vatican to Deliver 2018 Keeley Vatican Lecture

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 Visitors Center Auditorium at Notre Dame.   Archbishop Gallagher’s lecture, “The Catholic Church in the European Project,” will be free...

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Freedom and Its Legacies

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 with the Institute reflecting on what it was like to grow up with her dad.

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

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. The trip also provided opportunities for essential future research in German as well as several relationships with German scholars, professors,...

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Contreras

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, with this year’s focus being the influence that ancient and medieval Greek authors had on Aquinas, as well as Aquinas’...

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Student Spotlight: Adam Kulam

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 financial recession of 2008 and the strengthening of financial regulation that came after, may or may not have affected the...

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Jacob Vila Wins 2018 Wegs Prize

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 Capstone Essay.   The capstone essay is the final requirement of the Minor in European Studies…

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McDowell Untangles a Cold-War Litigation Saga

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) visited the National Archives and discovered a treasure trove of documents that help shed light on the U.S.'s baffling legal...

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