Founded in 2014, the Keough School of Global Affairs was the University’s first new college or school in nearly a century. It was founded to help bring research, policy development, and engagement to bear in pursuing integral human development around the world.

The Keough School recognizes that the problems we face in the world are seldom narrowly confined to one policy area or even one geographic area. Rather, they are complex issues that often involve elements of economic, environmental, and/or civil policy, to name a few. The Keough School seeks to address these issues by training students for ethical professional leadership in government, nongovernment organizations, and the private sector. This training occurs with the support of seven centers and institutes that focus on holistic study and project development in specific geographic regions and the world at large.

The Keough School currently offers several supplementary majors and minors for undergraduates. It also features a Master of Global Affairs program, which offers the opportunity for scholars to contribute to helping to solve some of the complex issues facing the world while they earn their degree. The school offers a variety of Ph.D. programs through its institutes as well.

The Keough School welcomes engagement with people of all nationalities and religious, secular, and philosophical traditions.

 

Keough School of Global Affairs

Keough School Centers and Institutes

  • Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion

    The The Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion is dedicated to the study of religion around the world and serves as a center of public deliberation and education through research, teaching, outreach, and interaction with religious communities and the public worldwide.

  • Kellogg Institute for International Studies

    The Kellogg Institute is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and students from across the University and around the world that promotes research, provides educational opportunities, and builds linkages related to two topics critical to our world—democracy and human development.

  • Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

    The Keough–Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching-and-research institute dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture—in Ireland and around the world—in all of its manifestations.

  • Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights

    The Center for Civil and Human Rights strives to build a culture of rights through legal education as part of the University's commitment to living the gospel in a diverse world.

  • Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

    The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace. Kroc Institute faculty and fellows conduct interdisciplinary research on a wide range of topics related to peace and justice.

  • Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies

    The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies provides a forum for integrated and multi-disciplinary research and teaching on Asia. It supports innovative projects that actively combine teaching, research, and social engagement, creating a unique model of rounded education on Asia.

  • Nanovic Institute for European Studies

    The mission of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies is to enrich the intellectual culture of Notre Dame by creating an integrated, interdisciplinary home for students and faculty to explore the evolving ideas, cultures, beliefs, and institutions that shape Europe today.

  • Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

    NDIGD combines the existing world-class teaching and research faculty of the University of Notre Dame with a dedicated staff of experienced international development professionals, administrators, and researchers. Together we address the challenges of building just and equitable societies by leveraging the University’s signature strengths to promote development and human dignity worldwide.