The endowed lecture this year will be a dialogue between Scott Alexander,Ph.D., associate professor of Islamic Studies and director of the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, a leading Islamic religious figure from Dearborn, Michigan, on how peace and justice can be achieved through interfaith dialogue between two of the world’s leading faith traditions.…
Africana studies at the University of Notre Dame centers on Africans and the African Diaspora—the global dispersion of peoples of African descent—and examines their historical, sociological, political, and economic contexts around the world. Our teaching and research covers a wide range of topics including civil rights issues, justice, liberties, social rights, the dignity of the human person, and the Catholic Social Tradition.
In an effort to engage all members of our community—faculty, staff, students, and local citizens—in these important conversations, the department hosts and co-sponsors a wide array of events, from lectures and reading groups to panel discussions and arts events.
When Ernest Morrell graduated from college, he had a chance to pursue a fully-funded graduate fellowship at the Harvard Business School or a lucrative career in finance with Bank of America.
Instead, he chose to teach English in a severely under-resourced urban school in his hometown of Oakland.…
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., extended his condolences to the family and friends of Adam S. Arnold Jr., associate professor emeritus of finance and the University’s first African-American faculty member.