ND Initiatives
 
  Center for Ethics and Religions Values in Business
Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C.
    We seek to strengthen the Judeo-Christian ethical foundations in business and public policy decisions by fostering dialogue among academic and corporate leaders and by integrating the teaching of ethics throughout the business curriculum at Notre Dame.
 
  Center for Ethics and Culture
David Solomon
    A center for ethics research and teaching with a direct affiliation to the university as a whole. As such, its charge is to coordinate, focus, and amplify these resources, with the larger aim of communicating the Catholic moral vision, which has always been at the heart of Notre Dame’s educational and religious mission, to a national and international audience.
 
  Center for Social Concerns
Rev. William Lies, C.S.C.
    Rooted in the Gospel and Catholic social tradition, the Center creates formative educational and service experiences in collaboration with diverse partners, calling us all to action for a more just and humane world.  A component of the Institute for Church Life and the Office of the Provost.
 
  Mendelson Center for Sport, Character and Culture
Brenda Light Bredemeier, David Light Shields
    Seeks to promote sport as a means for developing and expressing all facets of human excellence, especially moral character offer a broad reassessment of the role of sport in contemporary culture and the cultural values that shape sport participants' experience. The Center endeavors to bring together the scholarship of social scientists, the wisdom of sport practitioners, and the cultural influence of policy-makers, media professionals, and accomplished athletes and coaches in order to direct sport toward its full potential to enhance human life and promote positive character.
 
  Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values
Vaughn McKim
    Examines the intersection of science, technology and values through research, lectures and symposia, and course affiliations. Oversees Science, Technology and Values undergraduate, and History and Philosophy of Science, programs.
 
  Nanovic Institute for European Studies
James McAdams
    Seeks to enhance European studies at the University by providing a forum for the discussion of key issues in Europe across all fields and by stimulating faculty and student research with research grants. The Institute pursues these objectives through scholarly exchanges, lectures, conferences, and seminars dealing with such problems as nationalism, citizenship, ethnicity, immigration and the place of Europe in broader international processes. It has brought numerous internationally recognized scholars and government officials to campus to discuss these issues with students and faculty. The Institute's interdisciplinary orientation has benefited a wide range of departments in the humanities and the social sciences.
 
  Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
Timothy Matovina
    Recognized throughout the nation as the leading center for the historical study of Roman Catholicism in the United States. The Center is also winning recognition for important interdisciplinary research in American religion and culture, the experiences of women in American religious history, and the impact of the Second Vatican Council on the American Catholic community.
 
  Erasmus Institute
James Turner
    Seeks to reinvigorate the role of Catholic intellectual traditions in contemporary scholarship by providing residential fellowships, sponsoring a publishing program, organizing conferences and colloquia at colleges and universities throughout North America and in Europe, and arranging summer seminars for faculty and graduate students.
 
  Center for Philosophy of Religion
Thomas Flint
    Seeks to promote, support and disseminate scholarly work in philosophy of religion and Christian philosophy.
To promote work concerned with the traditional topics and questions that fall under the rubric of the philosophy of religion.
 
  Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Frances Hagopian
    The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies aims to advance investigation in comparative international studies. It promotes international research by attracting faculty, students and visitors to Notre Dame and by providing them with a supportive community of scholarship.
 
  Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Scott Appleby
    The Institute's mission embraces both the prevention of violence or war, sometimes called "negative peace," and the building of cooperative, just relations between people, or "positive peace." Among many college and university programs in peace and conflict studies, the Kroc Institute is a leader in addressing political, cultural, religious, social, and economic factors that lay the foundation for positive peace. The Institute pursues its mission through innovative, interdisciplinary educational programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels, path-breaking peace research by its own faculty and visiting fellows, and public outreach aimed at bringing ethically sensitive, policy-relevant research by faculty, graduates, and visiting scholars to the public and policymakers in the United States and elsewhere throughout the world.