The Global Policy Initiative supports the Keough School’s mission of advancing integral human development by coordinating the school’s policy-relevant research, teaching, and outreach.
Drawing on a network of internationally engaged faculty, alumni, centers, and institutes from across the Keough School and the University of Notre Dame, the Global Policy Initiative is an effort to:
The Initiative is directed by David Cortright, special advisor for policy studies, with Daniel Fahey, visiting associate professor of the practice, Maura Policelli, executive director of the Washington Office, and Scott Appleby, dean of the Keough School.
Peacebuilding, peace processes, conflict prevention, mediation and transformation
Governance, democratization and human rights
Sustainable development integrating economic, social and natural goods
Poverty and inequality reduction
Religion and the role of faith communities in advancing integral human development
Regional expertise on global challenges in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa
These areas of expertise and frameworks of analysis will inform new initiatives, including the coalescing of Notre Dame faculty expertise around the challenges of migration and climate change. The Global Policy Initiative is establishing a new research and teaching program in the area of refugees and migration. In addition, the Keough School is expanding its environmental policy expertise in collaboration with Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative, ND Energy, and the Eck Institute for Global Health.