International Relations

Notre Dame has a diverse faculty in International Relations that allows us to combine coverage across international relations theory, international security, and international political economy with a focus in peace and conflict studies.  Our faculty are exceptionally strong in the area of security studies and direct the Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) – the institutional and intellectual anchor for the study of national security policy at Notre Dame.

We are a question-driven field and we encourage graduate students to conduct their research in the way most appropriate to those questions.  The department has in-house methods consultants, and we provide funding for graduate students to receive specialized quantitative and qualitative training.

In addition to the Department’s Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC), two research institutes of interest for the IR scholarly community are the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

We also encourage our IR graduate students to take advantage of Notre Dame's renowned resources in the complementary field of comparative politics.


Paolo Carozza

Professor of Law

Michael C. Desch

Packey J. Dee Professor of Political Science

Alan Dowty

Emeritus Faculty

Eugene Gholz

Associate Professor

Gary Goertz

Emeritus Faculty

Jimmy Gurulé

Professor of Law

Victoria Tin-bor Hui

Associate Professor

Kyle Jaros

Associate Professor of Global Affairs

Robert Johansen

Emeritus Faculty

Rosemary A. Kelanic

Assistant Professor

Dan Lindley

Associate Professor

George A. Lopez

Emeritus Faculty

Daniel C. Miller

Associate Professor of Environmental Policy

Peter Moody

Emeritus Faculty

Luc Reydams

Associate Professor of the Practice

Susan Pratt Rosato

Associate Teaching Professor

Benjamin Sehnert

5+1 Postdoctoral Fellow

Jazmin Sierra

Assistant Professor

Ernesto Verdeja

Associate Professor