CENTER HIGHLIGHT: 10/4 Fall Forum in the Leighton! 10/5 Discussion in the Decio!







In a few weeks, we’ll be hosting two terrific events in the building! Both focus on Notre Dame and Fr. Jenkins’ plan for going global.

First up, on Wednesday October 4th we will host the ND Fall Forum. This year we will have special guests from the last two administrations. Here is the press release:

Views from the West Wing: How Global Trends Shape U.S. Foreign Policy

 Andrew Card and Denis McDonough, chiefs of staff to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will discuss U.S. foreign policy in a keynote Notre Dame Forum event at 7 p.m. Oct 4 (Wednesday) in the Leighton Concert Hall of the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. “Views from the West Wing: How Global Trends Shape U.S. Foreign Policy” will be moderated by Maura Policelli, executive director of the Notre Dame Keough School of Global Affairs’ Global Policy Initiative. 

 The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 

 “As principal advisers to Presidents Bush and Obama, Andy and Denis played important roles in the White House during many significant international events over the past 20 years, including the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, and the raid in 2011 by U.S. Navy SEALs on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan,” Father Jenkins said. “We are honored that they have agreed to participate in the Notre Dame Forum, and I know their insights will stimulate members of our campus and local community to think deeply about U.S. foreign policy in an increasingly complex world.”

 For more info on this event and ND’s globalization initiative, please go to the ND Forum website:

Next up, on Thursday October 5th in the Decio, we’ll have the Keough School of Global Affairs Panel Discussion.

Details are still being worked out, but the event is focused on the opening of the new School of Global Affairs. It will be a panel discussion with Patrick Keough (son of the late donor Donald R. Keough), Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Dean John McGreevy, Natalie Jeresco (former Minister of Finance in Ukraine), Shamsia Rhamadan (Catholic Relief Services, Kenya) and possibly one or two other panelists. Dean Appleby will moderate the discussion.

Both of these great events are up now and many spots are available. Please consider. Thanks!

Wednesday 10/4 5:30 PM Fall Forum: Views from the West Wing: How Global Trends Shape U.S. Foreign Policy

Thursday 10/5 3:00 PM Keough School of Global Affairs Panel Discussion


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