Notre Dame International's (NDI) new series of virtual events is dedicated to internationalizing conversations and introducing diverse perspectives. NDI’s Global Roundtable Series will partner with various departments and institutes across campus, as well as feature leaders from partner universities and institutions around the world.
The series is an important way for NDI to realize its mission, particularly while international travel is less feasible. The overarching objective is to internationalize conversations on issues of vital importance in ways that enliven our Catholic mission, highlight Notre Dame's global reach, promote a comparative perspective on common challenges, and spark ideas for research and service that address such challenges.
October 16 - Domestic Violence: Empowerment and Community Intervention - Perspectives from India, Mexico and the United States during this time of COVID
The roundtable focuses on domestic violence. With indicators during the COVID-19 pandemic that all types of violence against women, particularly domestic violence, have increased and intensified, the United Nations has called this a “shadow pandemic.”
July 16 - Race and Building Communities of Belonging: Perspectives from the U.S., the U.K., and Brazil
This roundtable focuses on race and social inclusion and features perspectives from three countries with long-standing and significant race issues: the U.S., the U.K., and Brazil. Among the questions addressed: What are the challenges to building communities of belonging in these three national settings? In particular, what are the special obstacles that black citizens face?
June 18 - Success and Challenges in Social Distancing: Perspectives from Brazil, Italy, & Kenya
This first roundtable focuses on social distancing. While we know that social distancing slows the spread of the coronavirus, other consequences of this public health intervention are less clear. Perspectives from Brazil, Italy, and Kenya are featured.