Ernesto Verdeja, associate professor of political science and peace studies, to receive 2018 Sheedy Award

September 13, 2018, Carrie Gates

Ernesto Verdeja, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will receive the 2018 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award. The highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters, the Sheedy Award was created in 1970 to honor the Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of Arts and Letters from 1951 to 1969. Verdeja will receive the award at a reception in his honor in May 2019.

Political Science Junior joins St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes unit in new on-campus location

September 13, 2018, Sue Ryan

The unit recently relocated to Hammes Mowbray Hall, home of the Notre Dame Security Police department, to provide the county with expanded working space and greater access to a larger group of student interns. The Notre Dame students chosen this year are studying in a variety disciplines including economics, political science, and film, television and theater, as well as computer science and information technology management. Four of the students also have a minor in the Arts and Letters interdisciplinary Idzik Computing and Digital Technologies Program.

Three Arts and Letters students awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

August 08, 2018, Erin Blasko

Rising juniors Jahlecia Gregory, an AnBryce Scholar, and Stefania Pulido will participate in Notre Dame International’s Puebla program in Puebla, Mexico, while Armando Sanchez, another AnBryce Scholar, will participate in NDI’s London Program.

Arts and Letters students learn about immigration through service work in Texas border town

July 09, 2018, Andy Fuller

Economics major Francis Brockman and political science major Daniel Rottenborn, are working for Annunciation House, a Catholic organization that gives shelter to refugees in El Paso. As part of the Summer Service Learning Program through Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns, they live and work in a facility called Casa Vides, where asylum-seeking migrants spend a few days in between their release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and continuing their journey to a sponsor somewhere in the U.S.

Video: Eugene Gholz on military technology and grand strategy

June 29, 2018, Todd Boruff

Gholz’s work focuses on issues at the intersection of national security and economic policy. A former Pentagon senior adviser and co-author of two books, Gholz is a proponent of a grand strategy of restraint for the United States.

How academic and international experiences helped a political science major find a passion for global food security

June 27, 2018, Carrie Gates

Rachel Ganson’s path in the College of Arts and Letters led her to China, India, Iceland, Italy, and Spain. And to exactly where she is meant to be. “Visiting these places challenged me and helped me grow — intellectually, spiritually, emotionally,” she said. “When you experience different cultures and talk with people from different backgrounds, you start to figure out what you’re most passionate about and what you hold dear.” For Ganson ’17, who majored in political science, that passion is global food security and sustainability.

ILS Director Luis Fraga honored with MALDEF lifetime achievement award for commitment to community service

June 21, 2018, Lauren Melancon

Img 0768ILS Advisory Council Member, Phil Fuentes; Witt/Kieffer and former MALDEF Board Chair, Charlene Aguilar; Honoree, Luis Fraga; ILS Advisory Council Member, Joe Power

Luis Ricardo Fraga

Seven internships help political science and FTT senior decide what she wants — and doesn’t want — in a future career

May 30, 2018, Teagan Dillon

When Sydney DeVoe came to Notre Dame, she was convinced she would be pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. But after various, wide-ranging internships at 21st Century Fox — focused on production, editing, marketing, finance, and legal work — and a valuable experience working in London with a Member of Parliament her junior year, DeVoe is encountering a problem that many students may envy. She has too many career paths she could pursue after graduation.

Political scientist Sarah Zukerman Daly awarded 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

April 26, 2018, Josh Weinhold

Notre Dame political scientist Sarah Zukerman Daly is one of 31 nationwide recipients of 2018 Andrew Carnegie fellowships, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced April 25. Each Carnegie fellow will receive up to $200,000 toward the funding of significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities — the most generous stipend of its kind. Her book supported by the Carnegie award seeks to explain a surprising feature of post-conflict environments around the world — after suffering wartime atrocities and winning peace, millions of people around the world elect to live under the rule of political actors with deep roots in the violent organizations of the past. 

Political Science graduate student awarded Fullbright Scholarship

April 11, 2018, Celeste Lourigan


Andrea Pena- Vasquez

Andrea Peña-Vasquez, a third year graduate student studying Comparative Politics, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Scholarship for to conduct research in Spain for the 2018-2019 academic year. …