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Principles of Sacred Architecture

Sat Sep 1, 2018 1:15PM - 2:30PM • Forum at Jenkins and Nanovic Halls • Calendars: Main

Duncan G. Stroik is a practicing architect, author, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.

Arts and Letters Resume Reviews

Mon Sep 3, 2018 1:30PM - 4:30PM • Waddicks, O'Shaughnessy Hall • Calendars: Main

Get your resume ready for your internship or job search! Sign up for a 15 minute resume review with a Career Counselor at O’Shaughnessy through Go IRISH > Events > Workshops – search Arts & Letters Resume Reviews 

Dress is casual. For questions, please call the Center for Career Development at (574) 631-5200 or email CareerDevelopment@nd.edu

Arts and Letters Resume Reviews

Tue Sep 4, 2018 1:30PM - 4:30PM • Waddicks, O'Shaughnessy Hall • Calendars: Main

Get your resume ready for your internship or job search! Sign up for a 15 minute resume review with a Career Counselor at O’Shaughnessy through Go IRISH > Events > Workshops – search Arts & Letters Resume Reviews 

Dress is casual. For questions, please call the Center for Career Development at (574) 631-5200 or email CareerDevelopment@nd.edu

Panel: "Immigration and Just Peace: A Discussion on United States Family and Child Detention Policies"

Wed Sep 5, 2018 11:00AM - 1:30PM • Hesburgh Center for International Studies • Calendars: Main

The Trump Administration made headlines this summer with new “zero tolerance” immigration policies, resulting in the detention of thousands of adults and over 3,000 children, many who were refugees fleeing violence and persecution in Central America. Join the Kroc Institute for a discussion of US immigration policies from legal, moral, psychological and policy perspectives.…

2018 Fall Career Expo

Wed Sep 5, 2018 4:30PM - 8:30PM • Notre Dame Stadium Concourse • Calendars: Main

Undergraduate Career Services brings to campus the Notre Dame’s largest career fair. It provides employers the opportunity to market their jobs and internships to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic colleges in one venue. …

Nanovic Forum with Janne Haaland Matlary: "A House Divided: European Values and Strategic Ability "

Thu Sep 6, 2018 5:00PM - 6:00PM • Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library • Calendars: Main

Janne Haaland Matlary is a professor of international politics at the University of Oslo and at the Norwegian Military Staff College, Norway.  She has served as State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1997-2000.  She is a member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.  In 2001, she was made a Dame Sovereign Military Order of Malta.…

The Laura Shannon Prize Lecture with Thomas W. Laqueur: Bodies Visible and Invisible: "Nationalism and the necro-politics of the Jewish Cemetery Modern Thessaloniki"

Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:00PM - 6:00PM • 1050 Nanovic Hall, Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room • Calendars: Main

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2018 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Thomas W. Laqueur for his book The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains, published by Princeton University Press

The Rise and Fall of the Liberal International Order

Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:30PM - 6:00PM • 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls • Calendars: Main

John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago)

Book available for sale at 3:45 pm in front of 1030 Jenkins Nanovic. 
Book signing begins at 4:00 pm.

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John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point in 1970 and then served five years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He then started graduate school in political science at Cornell University in 1975. He received his Ph.D. in 1980. He spent the 1979-1980 academic year as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs from 1980 to 1982. During the 1998-1999 academic year, he was the Whitney H. Shepardson Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Lecture: "Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World"

Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:00PM - 6:00PM • Eck Visitor Center Auditorium • Calendars: Main

The Soviet Union, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Syria, Russia... for 40 years the West's most serious foreign threats and crises have come from oil states, says Leif Wenar, chair of philosophy and law at King's College London School of Law and author of Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World.

What drives the "oilcurse," he says, is an archaic law that forces us to fund oppressive regimes and extremist groups whenever we shop. None of the West's strategies for countering the power of oil have yet worked. Only by abolishing the law that makes us finance violence and repression abroad can we hope for a more stable, more just, and more peaceful world. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Asia Leadership Forum: Lecture by Ban Ki-moon

Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM • DeBartolo Performing Arts Center • Calendars: Main

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The Liu Institute is honored to host Ban Ki-moon, 8th United Nations secretary-general, for a public lecture at Notre Dame on September 12, 2018.

Ban will deliver the lecture “The United Nations and Global Citizenship” at the third Asia Leadership Forum. Following his lecture, Ban will discuss his career and current humanitarian efforts with Sara Sievers, associate dean for policy and practice at the Keough School of Global Affairs. John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International, will moderate the event.…

Lecture: "What Would James Madison Do?" by the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett, ND'97 J.D.

Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:30PM - 8:30PM • Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center • Calendars: Main

Judge Amy Coney Barrett '97 J.D. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will speak about "What Would James Madison Do?"

2018 Tocqueville Lecture

Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM • Forum at Jenkins and Nanovic Halls • Calendars: Main

Robert P. George of Princeton to deliver 2018 Tocqueville Lecture

Populism and Constitutionalism: Are They Compatible?

Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:30PM - 1:45PM • Jenkins and Nanovic Halls - Room 1030 • Calendars: Main

In recognition of Constitution Day, Notre Dame's Michael Zuckert speaks on the relationship between populism and constitutionalism.

Lecture by Stanley Rosen, "China's Pursuit of 'Soft Power' in the Era of Xi Jinping and Donald Trump"

Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:30PM - 1:30PM • 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls • Calendars: Main

The Chinese government spends well over $10 billion a year on soft power projection, but has not been as successful as the U.S., which spends very little.  Given the steep decline in favorability ratings for the U.S. around the world under the Trump administration, has China been able to close the soft power gap? I will suggest that, given the methodologies for measuring soft power, liberal democracies will always rank at the top of soft power indices. Moreover, in China’s hierarchy of values, influencing the behavior of other countries – and punishing them for “anti-China policies” – is more important than soft power, which has been sacrificed when it conflicts with more important values. In addition, Chinese soft power is focused more on the domestic audience since political and social stability at home are China’s paramount values.  This in turn requires state control of civil society. American soft power has been most successful when it is separated from government – e.g., Hollywood films – while the pursuit of Chinese soft power has been inseparable from government initiatives.

Pathways to Inclusive Societies: Opportunities and Challenges for International and Local Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in a Turbulent World

Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:30PM - 2:00PM • C103 Hesburgh Center • Calendars: Main

A lecture featuring Thania Paffenholz, Director of the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative.

“This is America: Dana Chandler, Art, and the Popular/Political Divide" Lecture by Carmenita Higginbotham, University of Virginia

Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:30PM - 6:30PM • Annenberg Auditorium • Calendars: Main

This lecture explores the art of Dana Chandler from the 1960s and ’70s. Through an examination of his activist imagery, her talk considers how Chandler negotiated intersections of popular culture and political action, and the ways in which such issues resonate in African American art today.

Carmenita Higginbotham is an associate professor of American art and culture at the University of Virginia. Read more about her scholarship here

Soul and Barbed Wire: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Solzhenitsyn’s "The Gulag Archipelago"

Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM • 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls • Calendars: Main

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"Soul and Barbed Wire: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Solzhenitsyn’s 'The Gulag Archipelago'", will take place at 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 21 at 1050 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls. 

The lecture will be delivered by Daniel J. Mahoney, Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship at Assumption College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Bringing America Together

Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:00AM - 12:15PM • Jenkins and Nanovic Halls - Room 1030 • Calendars: Main

Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, speaks on bringing America together in difficult political times.

Peace Agreements and Intersectional Justice: The Political Economy of Gender in Post-Conflict Societies

Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:00PM - 5:30PM • C103 Hesburgh Center • Calendars: Main

Visiting research fellow Elena Stavrevska will present preliminary findings of data analysis from the Peace Accords Matrix and the Women and Peace Agreement Database, along with narratives of everyday lived realities of peace and justice for rural women in Bosnia.

Lessons from Chemnitz: Right-Wing Radicalism in Europe Today

Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:00PM - 6:00PM • 1050 Nanovic Hall, Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room • Calendars: Main

Protestors in Chemnitz

Europe is going through some deeply troubling times. After the murder of a 35-year old German in Chemnitz, for which a 22-year-old Iraqi citizen and a Syrian refugee are wanted, right-wing extremists have responded with violent rallies and calls for harming foreigners. These stories of the Chemnitz riots are barely two weeks old, and this past weekend new protest marches occurred in the small town of Köthen after the death of a 22-year old German. With their calls for violence against foreigners, right-wing populists and nativists are threatening the fabric of European unity and integration that many of us had taken for granted as the status quo—and politicians like Angela Merkel are under scrutiny for their open-door politics.…

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:30PM - 1:30PM • C104 Hesburgh Center • Calendars: Main

Open to Ph.D. students, fellows, and faculty who are interested in civil war, violence, crime, peace, conflict management, and conflict resolution. The workshop is an informal gathering to discuss work-in-progress, dissertation chapters and proposals, practice conference talks, etc.

Peace Possible

Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:30PM - 2:00PM • C103 Hesburgh Center • Calendars: Main

Award-winning author and researcher Séverine Autesserre will discuss her book manuscript, Peace Possible.

Commemoration of the Victory of the "NO" Campaign in Opposition to Pinochet

Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:00PM - 5:30PM • Hesburgh Center • Calendars: Main

Join the Kellogg Institute in commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Chilean plebiscite of October 5, 1988, which opened the way to a return to democracy in the country. It occurred after an innovative and historic campaign against all odds that was planned in part by fellows of the Kellogg Institute from its earliest years. Key leaders from both sides of the aisle will discuss the "NO" campaign, Chile’s remarkable transition back to democracy, and lessons from the past 30 years, particularly as they might apply to struggles in democracy facing various parts of the world today.…