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 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall at 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Look at our speakers here.



January 17, 2017 – Seminar Series

Sebastian Rosato (University of Notre Dame)

“The Road to Hell: Uncertainty, Intentions, and Great Power Politics.”


January 24, 2017 – Special Speaker Event

U.S. Army War College Carlisle Scholars Program

"National Security Seminar Strategy: Recommendations for the Next President."

Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Cosponsored with the Notre Dame ROTC


February 7, 2017 – Seminar Series

Seok Joon Kim (University of Notre Dame)

“Do Costly Signals Matter? A Survey Experimental Study.”


March 7, 2017 – Seminar Series

Page Fortna (Columbia University)

“Terrorism in Civil Wars.”


March 8, 2017 – Special Speaker Event

John Coglianese

“Unmanned Aerial Systems” 

Joint Seminar with TriMil ROTC


March 9th, 2017 –  Special Speaker Event

Walter McDougall (University of Pennsylvania)

“The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How American Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest.”

Location: 107 La Fortune, The Montgomery Auditorium

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Cosponsored with the First Annual 


March 28, 2017 – Seminar Series

Chris Layne (Texas A&M University)

“International Politics, U.S. Grand Strategy, and the End of the Pax Americana.”


April 11, 2017  - Workshop

Joseph Ford (University of Notre Dame)

Grand Strategy Working Paper


April 18, 2017 – Seminar Series

Jacob Shapiro with Joe Felter (Stanford University) and Eli Berman (University of California)

“Linking Small Successes to Strategic Victory: How to Fight and Win Today’s Asymmetric Conflicts.”


April 25, 2017 - Seminar Series

Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University)

"After the 'Refugee Crisis': Host State Policies, Socio-Economic Class, and a New Syrian Diaspora in Turkey and Germany."