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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Monday, October 16, 2017

Keep your Cutlass Sharp: Maritime Power in Europe


Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 16

A lecture by Vice Admiral Christopher Grady, the Commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
VADM Grady is speaking under the auspices of the Notre Dame International Security Center, a research, teaching, and public affairs programming body that is part of the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Varieties of Democracy: What Do We Know after 227 Years?​

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 17 - 19, 2017

The organizers are among the leaders of the Varieties of Democracy project, which has published new indicators of more than 350 attributes of democracy for most countries in the world from 1900 to the present. These new data create an opportunity to re-examine all quantitative research about the nature and causes of democracy. The PIs plan to write a book that, first, surveys historical trends in democratization in order to highlight how our data modifies our understanding of this process in different regions of the world. Second, the book will re-test dozens of hypotheses about the causes of democracy, including economic, social, cultural, and international determinants. The ultimate goal is to synthesize a new theoretical understanding of democratization.…

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Symposium-Technology-enhanced Warfare: Philosophical, Ethical, and Psychological Considerations

Location: Rome Global Gateway

October 17 - 18, 2017

Building on two foundational workshops already organized by a newly formed collaborative research group involving faculty from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Zurich, a follow-up symposium will be hosted at the Notre Dame Gateway Facility in Rome. The topic for this symposium is: “Technology-enhanced Warfare: Philosophical, Ethial, and Psychological Considerations,” which will encapsulate the issues considered in the two workshops and extend the consideration of these important topics. The symposium will involve participants from Notre Dame, the University of Zurich, and other American and European universities, along with US and Swiss military/humanitarian personnel, all of whom share an interest in the broader philosophical, ethical, and psychological effects of modern technology-enhanced warfare.

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