Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg
  • Politician
  • Former South Bend Mayor and Democratic Presidential Candidate
  • Faculty Fellow (2020-2021)
  • "Principles of Trust for the 2020s"

Pete Buttigieg served as the mayor of South Bend for two terms, from 2012-2020. A Harvard graduate and Rhodes Scholar, Buttigieg mounted a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign that captured national attention and won the Iowa caucus. Prior to the campaign, he served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan.

Buttigieg will work on two research projects at the NDIAS, one that explores how to restore trust in political institutions and another that considers the forces distinctively shaping the 2020s. He will also teach an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on the importance of trust as understood through different fields. The seminar draws on literature, politics, economics, and philosophy.