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Nanovic Institute Welcomes 3 New Staff Members

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…

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Nanovic Graduate Fellow Book Review: Article 353

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 list presented an assortment of novels, memoirs, nonfiction works, and collections of poetry or short stories that drew critical acclaim in...

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Nanovic Supports Leaders of Its Catholic Universities Partners

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 Notre Dame as a “powerful force for good” in the world. The Nanovic Institute for European Studies has sought to...

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Faculty Research Spotlight: Meredith Chesson

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 and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Notre Dame, recently published an article in the latest volume of...

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

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 continent, the list presented an assortment of novels, memoirs, nonfiction works, and collections of poetry or short stories that drew critical...

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Ça Ira: It Will Work Out

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 ago, in the fall of 2008, we were delighted to award Sonja Stojanovic (below, left) a Nanovic Institute Graduate Research Grant to...

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World Refugee Day Statement

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 mass migration.

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Marching for Climate Change While Interning in Rome

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 to Nepal and Qatar for conferences on the conciliation of traditional Islamic theology and modernity, and to France to study...

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Nanovic Grant Recipient Receives Research Fulbright

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 between communal architecture and identity. Lemke, a 2019 Master of Fine Arts graduate in the Department of Art, Art History,...

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Year Abroad Helps Italian Major Develop Language Skills, Discover Senior Thesis Topic, and Strengthen Connection to Family Heritage

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 the Italian way of life. She knew it was the best way to truly learn another language. Van Heel, who won...

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2019 Nanovic Senior Awards

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 Capstone Essay.…

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Angela Merkel’s Legacy: A Steady Hand

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 following article in Commonweal Magazine on March 7, 2019. To view the original article, click here…

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The Bewilderment Around Brexit

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 between the government of Theresa May and representatives of the European Council. The Institute convened a panel discussion of this issue in...

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Refugee Relief and Migration in the Western Balkans

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 Germany and Sweden. For a country of roughly 7.2 million, such a massive movement of people through its territory has...

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Student Spotlight: Alexandra Tatarian

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 the winter break with  Institute support to conduct an independent research project entitled "Greek Dealings with Death and the Potential...

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Doering Receives Posthumous Ordre des Palmes Académiques

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 of Romance languages and literatures, for his work in spreading French language and culture at Notre Dame for more than...

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Student Spotlight: Christian Dennis

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 we work closely with students to develop their travel grant and research proposals, we too become part of that family...

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