Rome facilities

The Rome Global Gateway is located in Via Ostilia—in the heart of the Eternal City—one block from the Colosseum. The newly renovated, 32,000 square-foot facility serves as a hub supporting the academic, educational, and cultural mission of the University. The Gateway fosters research and graduate education and develops and maintains institutional relations with universities, educational foundations, and organizations in Italy, Europe, and the Mediterranean, as well as with the Holy See. The Gateway also hosts and organizes a rich variety of education abroad opportunities for students.

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Prof. Beihammer comes to Rome for a conference on King Peter I and to launch the new research project in collaboration with the Vatican Library

Author: Costanza Montanari

The conference Knighthood, Crusades, and Diplomacy in the Eastern Mediterranean at the Time of King Peter I of Cyprus, which took place in the Rome Global Gateway on October 14-16, 2016, chose a fascinating figure in the history of the crusades as focal point in order to explore numerous facets of the late medieval Eastern Mediterranean.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

CST Research Lab Seminal Conference

Location: Rome Global Gateway

January 13 -  14, 2017

Over the past 30 years the USCC and American Catholic institutions of higher education have developed mechanisms and institutes to teach the Catholic social tradition. Now is the time to create a formal way to measure the impact of the teaching and apply these best methods not only nationally, but become aware of what is replicable internationally. The proposal of the Center for Social Concerns is to create an international Catholic Social Tradition Research Lab for the University of Notre Dame to measure the application of CST throughout various global situations. Among our international partners for this CST Lab are the Council of Latin American Bishops (CELAM) with two Latin American universities, and five university partners in Europe: University of Salzburg, St. Hilda Chair at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom, Katholische Sozialwissenschaftliche Zentralstelle in Germany, University of Leuven in Belgium and King's College, London.…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Metaphysical Aspects of Nature: Thomistic and Contemporary Perspectives

Location: Rome Global Gateway

February 23-25, 2017

The question of how we should understand “nature” is especially pressing in our time, and has applications to a diverse range of philosophical issues ranging from the explanation of human action, on the one hand, to the analysis of fundamental scientific concepts, such as “causation” and “laws”, on the other. To address such issues, Aristotelian-Thomistic ways of thinking are increasingly making a comeback in contemporary philosophical circles. This interest is, however, in its early stages and has been narrowly focused. This conference, organized jointly with the Pontifical University of Santa Croce, will bring together a team of top scholars (including historians of philosophy, metaphysicians, and philosophers of science) to expand the discussion, exploring what a Thomistically-informed philosophy of nature might look like in our own age.…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Religious​ ​Freedom Moot Court Competition and mini seminar

Location: Rome Global Gateway

March 16 - 18, 2017

For the past two years, Professor Pin and others have hosted a Religious Freedom Moot Court competition at the Marcianum, Venice, Italy. Teams of law students from various European countries including Italy, Belgium, The UK and the Netherlands, as well as law students from Notre Dame, Emory and BYU have competed in this event. Students may choose to compete in front of judges representing the European Court of Human Rights and judges representing the US Supreme Court. Students thus learn about different approaches taken towards religious freedom by the European Union and the US. They also learn different styles of argumentation and interact with law students from other countries as well as judges and professors from various legal systems. At the previous events, Judges included Judge Marta Cartabia of the Italian Supreme Court and Judge Kent Jordan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.…

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