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History Professor to Lead New School of Global Affairs

Author: Cody Ferrantino

The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday (Oct.1) the creation of the first new college or school at the University in nearly a century — the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. R. Scott Appleby, a scholar of global religion and a member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 1994, will serve as the Marilyn Keough Dean of the school. Read More


Author: Cody Ferrantino

R. Scott Appleby

R. Scott Appleby, John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed director of academic planning for a proposed School of International Affairs by Notre Dame Provost Thomas G. Burish, effective Aug. 1.

An International Affairs Working Group established by Burish has examined a wide array of possible initiatives and focused its report on the creation of a School for International Affairs, which the Working Group judged to have the greatest transformative potential for the University. The group recommended to Burish that he appoint an academic director to lead discussions with faculty, assess initial fundraising possibilities and explore in depth topics such as curriculum, staff and faculty hiring. Read More