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

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:

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

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

Global Gateway Faculty Advisory Committee

Committee Chair:
 Warren von Eschenbach


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: TBD