Steve Reifenberg



Affiliated/Concurrent Faculty


Executive Director
Kellogg Institute for International Studies


Comparative Politics


Steve Reifenberg is the Executive Director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Before coming to Notre Dame in February 2010, he had worked for nearly two decades on international educational, negotiation and development issues at Harvard University. From 1996 to 2002, he served as the Executive Director of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). In 2002, he established Harvard’s first-ever, university-wide office overseas in Santiago, Chile, an office that he directed for seven years.  Steve is the former Program Director for Latin America of the Conflict Management Group (CMG) 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, he 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 published by the University of Texas Press. He continues to be actively involved in Domingo Savio, and also serves on numerous non-profit boards in Chile and the U.S. that deal with innovation, education, conservation, and expanding opportunities for poor children.

Contact Information

Office: 130A Hesburgh Center
Phone: 574-631-0517
Fax: 574-631-6717

Mailing Address

Kellogg Institute for International Studies
130 Hesburgh Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556