Keough School News

Asher Kaufman Appointed Director of Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

May 5, 2017 — Asher Kaufman, professor of history and peace studies, has been appointed the John M. Regan, Jr. Director of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, effective July 1, 2017. Kaufman, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2005, is an expert on border disputes and regional conflicts, specializing in the history and legacy of nationalism and colonialism in the Middle East. READ MORE »


 

Maura Policelli Named Executive Director of Keough School Global Policy Initiative

May 2, 2017 — Maura Policelli has joined the Keough School of Global Affairs as Executive Director of the new Global Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C. She will provide strategic direction for the initiative, which aims to strengthen engagement with and influence in the nation’s capital and to provide new opportunities for students, faculty, and alumni to further the university’s global mission and impact. READ MORE »


 

New Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows program launched with Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs

May 1, 2017 — The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs is partnering with the Peace Corps to establish a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program for returned volunteers pursuing the Keough School’s new Master of Global Affairs degree. READ MORE »


Saint Xavier University to honor Scott Appleby

April 27, 2017 — Scott Appleby, professor of history and the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, will receive an honorary degree May 6 from Saint Xavier University in Chicago. Appleby also will deliver the commencement address to graduates of Saint Xavier’s College of Arts and Sciences. READ MORE »


Atalia Omer Awarded Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

April 26, 2017 — Atalia Omer, associate professor of religion, conflict and peace studies, has been awarded one of 35 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships, a major new annual fellowship program that provides support for scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. Omer, a core faculty member of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies within the Keough School of Global Affairs, is one of two Notre Dame faculty members to receive a 2017 Carnegie Fellowship. READ MORE »


Development economist Lakshmi Iyer holds appointment in Keough School of Global Affairs

April 13, 2017 —  Lakshmi Iyer, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in the Department of Economics in 2016, holds a joint appointment in the Keough School of Global Affairs. She will teach Economics of Growth and Development, a core course for all students in the new Master of Global Affairs (MGA). She also will serve as director of the MGA’s Sustainable Development concentration.  READ MORE »


 

Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Steve Reifenberg

Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Steve Reifenberg to lead Integration Lab (i-Lab)

March 31, 2017 — Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Steve Reifenberg have been appointed co-directors of the Integration Lab (i-Lab), an innovative feature of the new Keough School of Global Affairs that engages students, faculty across disciplines, and partners around the world in addressing complex global challenges. READ MORE »


Ansari family’s $15 million gift to create institute to study global religions

March 17, 2017 — Rafat and Zoreen Ansari and their family have made a $15 million gift to Notre Dame for the creation of an institute dedicated to the study of religion around the world. The Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion will be part of the Keough School of Global Affairs. READ MORE » 


What Keeps America Safe? A Conversation with Francis X. Taylor

February 16, 2017 — Join us to hear from Francis X. Taylor (’70, M.A ’74), Former Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, United States Department of Homeland Security. READ MORE »


McKenna makes leadership gift to establish Center for Human Development and Global Business

December 15, 2016 — Andrew J. McKenna Sr., ND alumnus and emeritus chairman of the Board of Trustees, has made a leadership gift to establish the Andrew J. and Joan P. McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business in the Keough School. READ MORE »


Nobel Peace Prize speech highlights contribution of ND’s Kroc Institute to process of ending war in Colombia

December 12, 2016 — Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos mentioned the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, which has served as an academic partner in the Colombian peace process and is now engaged with the commission charged with implementing the peace agreement. READ MORE »


Ma Ying-jeou, former president of Taiwan, speaks at ND’s Asia Leadership Forum

November 22, 2016 — Ma visited Notre Dame at the invitation of university president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. The occasion was Notre Dame’s Asia Leadership Forum, sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. READ MORE »


Kroc Institute charged with technical verification and monitoring of Colombian peace accord

August 31, 2016 — The historic Colombia peace agreement gives Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies primary responsibility for technical verification and monitoring of implementation of the accord through the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM). READ MORE » 


 

Ray Offenheiser to join faculty as Distinguished Professor of the Practice

November 21, 2016 — Ray Offenheiser, a widely known nonprofit leader and innovator, will join the faculty as Distinguished Professor of the Practice and as the inaugural director of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development. READ MORE »


1916 The Irish Rebellion awarded “Best Documentary Series”

October 10, 2016 — An initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the film was honored at the 2016 Irish Film and Television Academy’s gala awards ceremony in Dublin. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the film uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the rebellion. READ MORE »


Global affairs scholar Tamara Kay to join Keough School of Global Affairs

July 20, 2016 — Tamara Kay, a scholar with extensive experience in Latin America and Africa, will join the Keough School as associate professor of global affairs, according to Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School. READ MORE »


Master of Global Affairs now available from ND’s new Keough School of Global Affairs

July 25, 2016 — The Keough School of Global Affairs announces the opening of applications for the two-year professional Master of Global Affairs, designed designed to prepare new generations of leaders and agents of change in governments, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and the private sector. READ MORE »


Jennifer Mason McAward appointed director of Center for Civil and Human Rights

June 22, 2016 — Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed director of the University’s Center for Civil and Human Rights by R. Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. READ MORE »


Ebrahim Moosa launches project to advance scientific and theological literacy among madrasa graduates

April 25, 2016 — With a $1.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, Ebrahim Moosa, professor of Islamic studies at the University of Notre Dame, has launched a three-year project to enrich scientific and theological literacy among recent graduates of Islamic seminaries in India. READ MORE »


Conference responds to global efforts to care for the planet and the poor

April 4, 2016 — For the Planet and the Poor, the first major conference organized by the University of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, will open with a keynote panel, “A Surprising Convergence, a Moment of Opportunity,” at 6 p.m. on April 4, 2016. READ MORE »


Sara Sievers appointed associate dean for policy and practice

February 24, 2016 — Sievers brings experience in bridging the worlds of policy, practice and the academy. She previously served as the founding executive director of Columbia University’s Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development and Harvard University’s Center for International Development. READ MORE »


Michel Hochx, scholar of literary Chinese language and Internet culture, appointed director of Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies

February 15, 2016 — Michel Hockx has been appointed director of the University of Notre Dame’s Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies within the Keough School of Global Affairs. Hockx is professor of Chinese and director of the China Institute at SOAS, University of London. READ MORE »


Gift from Susan Scribner Mirza to establish ND’s first endowed professorship in Islamic studies

January 21, 2016 — The University of Notre Dame announced its first endowed professorship in Islamic studies, established with a $3 million gift from alumna Susan Scribner Mirza. The Mirza Family Professorship of Islamic Thought and Muslim Societies also is the first endowed chair in the new Keough School of Global Affairs. READ MORE »


ND to establish Keough School of Global Affairs; Scott Appleby appointed founding dean

October 3, 2014 — The University of Notre Dame announced the creation of the first new college or school at the University in nearly a century — the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. R. Scott Appleby will serve as the Marilyn Keough Dean of the school. READ MORE »