NDISC Speaker Events

NDISC explores the major scholarly and policy debates in the field of international security, broadly defined. Within the Speaker Seminar series we invite prominent scholars to speak on a wide range of international security related topics. These events provide a forum for policy experts, outside academics, and Notre Dame faculty and students to present and discuss their work .

All seminars in our Seminar Series are located in 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls at 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Look at our speakers here.



September 5, 2017 – Seminar Series

Thomas Christensen (Princeton University)

"China's Rise and U.S. Security Interests in Asia."


September 8, 2017 – Special Speaker Event

Stu Blanchard (US CIA)

"Sometimes Less is More in Counterterrorism."

Location: 2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


September 12, 2017 – Seminar Series

Jonathan Kirshner (Cornell University)

"Classical Realism in World Politics."

Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


September 26, 2017 – Seminar Series

Carla Norrlof (University of Toronto)

Hegemony and inequality: Why deep international engagement depends on deep domestic engagement.”


October 10, 2017 – Seminar Series

Joslyn Barnhart (Wesleyan University)

The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status Threat in International Politics.” 


October 27, 2017 –  Special Speaker Event

General Michael Hayden 

“Intelligence for a Rapidly Changing World: What’s New and What’s the Same?

Location: The Forum, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture


October 27, 2017 – Special Speaker Event

National Intelligence Council 

“Global Trends: 2035 – The Paradox of Progress.”

Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm


November 7, 2017  - Seminar Series 

Stacie Goddard (Wellesley University)

The Rise of the Cult of Precision: the politics of air power, 1920-1945


November 17, 2017 – Special Speaker Event

Rob Givens (USAF)

Is it time to Cut our Losses in Afghanistan?

Location: 2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm