Steve Reifenberg

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Development

130 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

(574) 631-0517
sreifenb@nd.edu

Steve Reifenberg


Areas of expertise: International education; international development; negotiations; Latin America


Steve Reifenberg is the Executive Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. At the Keough School, he is co-director of the Integration Lab (i-Lab).

Before coming to Notre Dame in February 2010, he worked for nearly two decades on international education, negotiation and development issues at Harvard University.

From 1996 to 2002, Reifenberg served as the Executive Director of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. In 2002, he established Harvard’s first-ever university-wide office overseas in Santiago, Chile, an office that he directed for seven years.

Reifenberg is the former Program Director for Latin America of the Conflict Management Group and served as the Director of the Edward S. Mason Program in Public Policy and Management, jointly administered by the Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Institute for International Development.

In the early 1980s, Reifenberg lived and worked for two years at a small orphanage, Domingo Savio, in Santiago, Chile. He has written about his experiences in Santiago’s Children: What I Learned About Life Working at an Orphanage in Chile (University of Texas Press). He continues to be actively involved in Domingo Savio, and serves on numerous nonprofit organization boards in Chile and the United States that focus on innovation, education, conservation, and expanding opportunities for children.