Councils and Committees

Notre Dame International works in collaboration with committees that engage University faculty, students, and administrators.

 


University Committee on Internationalization 

Committee Chair:
 Michael E. Pippenger

Contact Information:
 (574) 631-1151 cmccarre@nd.edu

Description of Committee: 
Provides a forum for deliberations involving the wider University community in Notre Dame’s international activities, including foreign study programs, faculty and student exchanges, foreign language study, library resources, faculty development, and curricular and extracurricular international activities. Initiatives, ideas, and goals are discussed by this group and its advice solicited by those responsible for international activities.

Committee Members:

  • Roger Alford (2019) – Law
  • R. Scott Appleby (ex officio) – Marilyn Keough Dean of Keough School for Global Affairs
  • Bill Goodwine (2016) – Engineering
  • Ian Kujit (2017) – Anthropology
  • Erin McDonnell (2018) – Sociology
  • Shahriar Mobashery (2018) – Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Robert Nerenberg (2019) – Computer Science and Engineering
  • Brian O’Conchubhair (2017) – Irish Language and Literature
  • Jennifer Tank (2018) – Biological Sciences
  • Ann Tenbrunsel (2019) – Business Ethics
  • Samir Younes (2019) – Architecture

South Asia Faculty Committee

Committee Chair:
 Jonathan Noble

Contact Information: jnoble@nd.edu

Description of Committee:
 Identifies opportunities that increase the University’s engagement related to South Asia, as well as Notre Dame’s visibility in the region and the region’s visibility at Notre Dame. Provides recommendations to the Vice President for Internationalization.

Committee Members:

  • Dinshaw Balsara – Physics
  • Nitesh Chawla – Computer Science and Engineering
  • Sarv Devaraj – Business
  • Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C – Political Science
  • Amitava Dutt – Economics and Political Science
  • Umesh Garg – Physics
  • Katsuri Haldar – Biological Sciences
  • Prashant Kamat – Science
  • Kapil Khandelwal – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C. – Theology
  • Bradley Malkovsky – Theology
  • Edwin Michael – Biological Sciences
  • Rahul Oka – Anthropology
  • Ramchandran Ramanan – Accountancy
  • Mihir Sen – Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Rachel Tomas Morgan – Center for Social Concerns
  • Krupali Uplekar Krushe – Architecture

Academic Advisory Committee on Tantur

Committee Chair:
 Michael E. Pippenger

Contact Information:
 (574) 631-1151 
cmccarre@nd.edu

Description of Committee: Develops overall academic plan for Tantur program and academic use of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute

Committee Members:

  • Gary Anderson
  • Matthew Ashley
  • John Fitzgerald
  • Asher Kaufman
  • Rev. William Lies, C.S.C.
  • Gabriel Said Reynolds
  • Warren von Eschenbach
  • Abraham Winitzer

Standing Faculty Committee on Latin America and the Caribbean

Committee Co-Chairs:
 Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., and Steve Reifenberg

Description of Committee: 
Identifies opportunities that increase the University’s engagement related to Latin America, as well as Notre Dame’s visibility in the region and the region’s visibility at Notre Dame. Provides recommendations to the Vice President for Internationalization.

Committee Members:

  • Ted Beatty – History
  • Jeff Bergstrand – Finance/Economics
  • Paolo Carozza – Kellogg Institute/Law School
  • Crislyn d’Souza-Schorey – Biology
  • Agustin Fuentes – Anthropology
  • Tom Guinan – Notre Dame International
  • Tracy Kijewski-Correa – Engineering
  • Rob Nerenberg – Civil Engineering/Geological Sciences
  • Thomas Schaefer – Accountancy
  • Carmen-Helena Tellez – Theology/Music
  • Guillermo Trejo – Political Science

Global Gateway Faculty Advisory Committee

Committee Chair:
 Warren von Eschenbach

Contact Information:Warren.J.vonEschenbach.1@nd.edu

Description of Committee:
 Academic oversight and input on the programs at the Global Gateways, development of plans for future expansion and growth of the Global Gateways

Committee Members:

  • Ruth Abbey – Political Science
  • Roger Alford – Law School
  • Brian Baker – Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • Zygmunt Baranski – Italian Studies
  • Jeff Bergstrand – Finance/Economics
  • Paolo Carozza – Kellogg Institute/Law School
  • Patrick Griffin – History
  • Yih-Fang Huang – Electrical Engineering
  • X. Sharon Hu – Graduate School/Computer Science and Engineering
  • Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C. – Center for Social Concerns/Theology
  • David Mayernik – Architecture
  • A. James McAdams – Nanovic Institute/Political Science
  • Ebrahim Moosa – Kroc Institute
  • Hildegund Müller – Notre Dame Research/Classics
  • Ann Tenbrunsel – Management

Beijing Global Gateway Faculty Advisory Committee

Committee Chair: Jonathan Noble

Contact Information: jnoble@nd.edu

Committee Members:

  • Ann Tenbrunsel (liaison) – Management
  • Nitesh Chawla – Computer Science and Engineering
  • Bill Goodwine – Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Michel Hockx - Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
  • Yih-Fang Huang – Electrical Engineering
  • Nelson Mark – Economics
  • Yongping Zhu – East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dublin Global Gateway Faculty Advisory Committee

Committee Chair: Kevin Whelan

Contact Information: whelan.12@nd.edu

Committee Members:

  • Bríona Nic Dhiarmada – Film, Television, and Theater and Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
  • Margaret Dobrowolska – Physics
  • Christopher Fox – English and Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
  • Paul Bohn – Chemistry and Biochemistry

Jerusalem Global Gateway Faculty Advisory Committee

Committee Chair: Robert O. Smith

Contact Information: rsmith45@nd.edu

Committee Members:

  • Gary Anderson – Theology
  • Li Guo – Classics; Arabic
  • Asher Kaufman – Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Paul V. Kollman – Center for Social Concerns
  • Atalia Omer – Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Gabriel Said Reynolds – Theology

London Global Gateway Faculty Advisory Committee

Committee Chair: Roger Alford

Contact Information: ralford@nd.edu

Committee Members:

  • Brian Baker – Chemistry
  • Patrick Griffin – History
  • Sharon Hu – Computer Science and Engineering
  • Rick Mendenhall – Finance

Rome Global Gateway Faculty Advisory Committee

Committee Chair: Theodore J. Cachey, Jr.

Contact Information: tcachey@nd.edu

Description of Committee: Provides oversight to all academic programs, educational programs, and activities hosted in the Rome Global Gateway. Spearheads development of plans for future expansion and growth of research and graduate programs, undergraduate educational opportunities, and academic programming in the Gateway.

Committee Members:

  • Zygmunt Baranski – Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Joseph Buttigieg – English
  • Thomas Fuja – Electrical Engineering
  • Krupali Uplekar Krusche – Architecture
  • Margaret Meserve – History
  • Ingrid Rowland – Architecture
  • Stephen Semes - Architecture
  • Mitchell Wayne – Physics

Global Collaboration Initiative (GCI) Grant Review Committee

Committee Chair:
 Warren von Eschenbach

Contact Information:
 
Warren.J.vonEschenbach.1@nd.edu

Description of Committee: 
Review applications for GCI grants and make funding recommendation to the Vice President for Internationalization  

 


Luksic Collaboration Grant Review Committee

Committee Chair:
 Warren von Eschenbach

Contact Information:Warren.J.vonEschenbach.1@nd.edu

Description of Committee:
 Review applications for Luksic Collaboration grants and make funding recommendation to the Vice President for Internationalization


Latin American and Caribbean Advisory Council

The mission of Notre Dame’s Advisory Councils’ program is to support the University’s providential mission to be a great Catholic university by involving alumni and friends in the life of the University. The primary roles of council members are to provide financial support to their greatest ability; to serve as ambassadors for the University and the academic area supported by the council; to share insight and offer counsel to the deans and directors; and to provide assistance on targeted initiatives, as appropriate.

The Latin American and Caribbean Advisory Council promotes opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of the region through a variety of courses, campus activities, internships, and firsthand overseas learning experiences.

University leader: Michael E. Pippenger

Council Chair: Dr. Juan José Daboub

Council Members:

  • Ignacio Aranguren T.
  • James Aviles
  • Brian C. Brisson
  • Jorge A. Bosch Gutierrez
  • Juan Enrique Cintron Patterson
  • Maria T. Cintron Magennis
  • The Honorable James F. Creagan
  • José E. Esteve
  • Juan Raul Humbert
  • Federico J. Humbert Jr.
  • R. Christopher Lund
  • Gilberto M. Marxuach
  • Edward C. McGrath
  • Rogelio Miró Mueller
  • Ximena Navarro Banzer
  • Silvio F. Pellas
  • Rodrigo Perera Pacas
  • Juan B. Sacasa Gómez
  • Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C.
  • Dr. Alejandra Segura

Working Group on Africa Initiatives

Committee Chairs: Rosemary Max

Contact Information: 
(574) 631-1138 rmax@nd.edu 

Description of Committee: Engages colleagues at Notre Dame to discuss initiatives related to education abroad, faculty research, and collaboration in Africa.

Committee Members:

  • Elizabeth Archie - Biological Sciences
  • Catherine Bolton - Anthropology/African and African American Studies
  • Mariana Candido - History/Kellogg Institute for International Studies
  • Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C. - Political Science/Kellogg Institute for International Studies
  • Marya Lieberman - Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Emmanuel Katongole - Theology/Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C. - Theology/Center for Social Concerns
  • Neil Lobo - Biological Sciences
  • Allison Maddox - College of Science
  • Victoria Makuru - Biological Sciences
  • Erin McDonnell - Sociology
  • Terry McDonnell - American Studies
  • Ebrahim Moosa - Keough School for Global Affairs/Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Paul Ocobock - History
  • Rashied Omar - Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Michael Sweikar - ND Initiative for Global Development
  • Rachel Tomas Morgan - Center for Social Concerns
  • Anre Venter - Psychology