Congratulations to the Notre Dame Class of 2020!

Author: Nanovic Institute

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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 graduating as part of the Class of 2020—at various stages of their academic careers—to explore the evolving ideas, cultures, beliefs, and institutions that shape Europe.

As part of their work with Nanovic programs, these students have traveled and researched across Europe, led service projects, immersed themselves in language courses, conversed with world leaders, and strived to understand how communities can use policy to combat complex problems, promote flourishing, and preserve human dignity. Whether pursuing careers, vocations, or further studies in professional or graduate school, we’re confident that these students will apply the lessons they’ve learned in their exploration of Europe.

While we have highlighted a few of our undergraduate and graduate students below, we wish a heartfelt congratulations to all of our students!

Student Quotations From The Nanovic Institute

Undergraduate Students

Congratulations to our Minors in European Studies: Mary Kate Kriscovich (French and Finance); Rebecca Lam (Design and French); and Peter Molyneaux (Arabic, Linguistics, and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies). 

Congratulations to the Keough School’s Caroline Plouff, a Political Science and Global Affairs major with a concentration in Transnational European Studies

And congratulations to all of our grant recipients! While far from a complete list, these select students show the interdisciplinary strength the Institute maintains in its student researchers: Jacob Gillespie (Architecture); Cecilia Fasano (Physics); Olga Handal (Architecture); Jack Meloro (History and International Economics); Alison O’Neil (History, Political Science, and Environmental Science); Brady Stiller (Biological Sciences and Theology); and Caroline Yapp (Marketing and History). 

Graduate Students

2020 Nanovic Graduate Student Quotations

Please join us in congratulating Anna Vincenzi, a Nanovic Institute graduate fellow, for receiving her Ph.D. in History! 

Congratulations as well to the Master of Global Affairs students who were active participants in European studies coursework, including Abeera AkhtarBrian HickeyMukhlisa Khudayberganova; Gizem Korun (Nanovic Institute Fellowship Recipient); Max NguyenKevin Richardson (Academic Year Travel and Research Grant Recipient); Dominic ScarcelliBelen Zanzuchi (Graduate Internship and Service Grant Recipient); and Raushan Zhandayeva.