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Samuel Moyn, Harvard Professor of Law and History, to Lecture on Christian Human Rights

January 23, 2016


The ​Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and the Toqueville Program for Inquiry into Religion and Public Life are pleased to announce the public lecture by Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Harvard University, on his book Christian Human Rights.

The lecture will be held on Monday, February 1 at 4:30 p.m. in 155 DeBartolo Hall.

Commentaries provided by:
John T. McGreevyI.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of History; and
Paolo G. Carozza, Director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Director of the JSD Program in International Human Rights Law, and Concurrent Professor of Political Science.

Questions regarding Professor Moyn's visit may be directed to Don Stelluto, Associate Director at the NDIAS (

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance, Walk the Walk Week

January 16, 2016

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., with Martin Luther King Jr., ca. 1964

Beginning on Jan. 18 (Monday), the University of Notre Dame will host a week-long series of events, called Walk the Walk Week, to reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and encourage dialogue about diversity and inclusion.

Tomáš Halík to Lead Colloquium on the Church and Theology in a Post-Secular Age

November 04, 2015

Halik Colloquium

On Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) invites you to take part in "Afternoon of Christianity: Church and Theology for a Post-Secular Age," a Templeton Colloquium led by Msgr. Dr. Tomáš Halík, 2014 Templeton Prize Laureate and Professor of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. Tomáš Halík is in residence fall 2015 as a Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS.

There is no registration, and the colloquium is free and open to the public.

This colloquium brings together scholars from history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and theology to examine the crisis of modern Western Christianity and how its members can seek the path to a deeper, more credible and mature form of church, theology and spirituality.

The sessions will take place in 104 McKenna Hall and will also be simulcast live on the NDIAS website. We also encourage you to review a pre-circulated paper written by Tomáš Halík.

Dale Jamieson, Environmental Philosopher and Bioethicist, to Lecture on Climate Change Book

September 17, 2015


The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is pleased to announce a public lecture by Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at New York University, on his book Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future. A book signing of Jamieson's new release, Love in the Anthropocene (co-authored with Bonnie Nadzam), to follow the lecture.

The lecture will be held on Thursday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. in 102 DeBartolo.

Questions regarding Professor Jamieson's lecture may be directed to Don Stelluto, Associate Director at the NDIAS (

Record Highs for Notre Dame Research Funding

September 16, 2015

CEES Professor Amy Hixon works with an undergraduate researcher in her Stinson-Remick lab

The University of Notre Dame has received $133.7 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. This is an all-time record for the University and $20 million more than last year.

“Our ongoing growth as a preeminent research university is being realized and recognized in many important ways — through projects and products that are making a real difference in the world, honors won by our faculty and the steady annual increases in funding from government agencies and other sponsors,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “This past year’s record-breaking total is a testament to the outstanding work being done by faculty across campus, as well as the support they are receiving from Bob Bernhard and his team in Notre Dame Research.”