By: Shannon Chapla
The University of Notre Dame’s London Undergraduate Program is launching “London Symposium,” a new series designed to promote transnational, interdisciplinary scholarship on topics of geopolitical significance. The inaugural event, titled “Cosmopolitanism and Religious Diversity,” will be held March 3 and 4 (Tuesday and Wednesday) at the London Centre, next to Trafalgar Square.
The events will regularly draw together distinguished Notre Dame and United Kingdom academics as a means of promoting U.S.-European scholarly relations and increasing Notre Dame’s international profile.
Scheduled to speak at the inaugural event are the following faculty from Notre Dame: Eileen Hunt Botting, Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Associate Professor of Political Science; Fred Dallmayr, Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus of Political Science; Cornelius Delaney, professor of philosophy; Margaret Doody, John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature; Daniel Lindley, associate professor of political science; and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, William P. Reynolds Professor of History.
Additional information, including a complete schedule and list of speakers, is available at the symposium website.
The London Program is Notre Dame’s oldest and largest undergraduate overseas program with some 130 students participating each semester. Since its inception in 1981, more than 4,000 students have experienced the unique cultural, social and educational benefits of London.
Along with the London Undergraduate Program, cosponsors of the event include Notre Dame’s Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, Office of Research, The Graduate School, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Nanovic Institute for European Studies and Office of International Studies.