Connecting the Golden Dome With the Capitol Dome | February 2023
ND Networking Social With Students
Join us for a rooftop social at the Wharf on Monday, March 13th, to kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with fellow alums and the ND in DC team. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with current students traveling to the District with their spring break policy class.
Spring Break Seminars Coming to DC
ND’s Center for Social Concerns (CSC) is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to justice education and research for the common good. As part of its spring program, the CSC is sponsoring three Washington Seminars that bring students to DC for week-long immersions and a chance to meet with policymakers, researchers and advocacy groups. We invite you to read more about each seminar’s focus below.
If you work in one of these areas and would like to connect with our students during the week of March 13th, email Erin Lenssen at email@example.com.
Washington Program Offering New Summer Session
At the end of the day, it’s all about our students! For more than two decades, the Washington Program has given ND students the unique opportunity to spend a semester living and working in our nation’s capital. We love supporting students who make DC their home and are excited to see this program grow with the addition of a Summer Session starting in May 2023. The support and opportunities provided by the ND community in DC have a lasting impact on these students, as described in a testament to the program from a recent participant here.
ND Folk Choir Visits DC
In support of their latest album, The Passion, the Notre Dame Folk Choir is embarking on an East Coast tour. The Folk Choir will be performing in Bethesda, MD, at the Strathmore Music Center on Thursday, March 16th. These students need host families in the DC area. If you are available to host two or more members of the Folk Choir on March 15th & 16th, please sign up here.
March Events at the Keough School
We’re looking forward to several upcoming events hosted by the Keough School Washington Office. Sign up on their website to receive updates on these and future events. Hope to see you there!
- March 8 - On International Women’s Day, the Keough School’s David Cortright will join Iraqi women scholars for a panel discussion on women’s rights in Iraq, 20 years after the start of the Iraq War.
March 16 - The Keough School is partnering with the U.S. Institute for Peace (USIP) for a panel discussion on China's disinformation in Africa, featuring Keough School faculty member Joshua Eisenman and Amb. Derek Mitchell, president of the National Democratic Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar.
Walk the Walk
Notre Dame observed the eighth annual campus-wide Walk the Walk Week, a series of University, department, and student-sponsored events designed to help us consider how we—both individually and collectively—can take an active role in making ND more welcoming and inclusive. We are are inspired to "Walk the Walk" with you here in DC and encourage you to check out the myriad of resources and stories on the Walk the Walk Week website.
ND Faculty Outpace Their Peers in NEH Awards
Did you know? Since 2000, ND’s Arts & Letters faculty have earned more National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships than any other private university in the country. Most recently, ND anthropologist Catherine “Cat” Bolten was awarded an NEH fellowship to support the writing of her new book on the toll of climate change in Sierra Leone. Read more about her work here.
New Minor in International Security
The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) educates exceptional undergrad students to prepare them for careers in international security.
Whether it is an experiential trip to learn about strategic leadership, or an insightful interview on the “Students Talk Security” podcast, there are many opportunities for NDISC students to engage in the most pressing security challenges facing our country. Read more about the International Security Studies certificate program and new minor here.
Science for Service Spotlight
SHARE - Notre Dame’s Impactful Work With USAID
Our Science for Service Spotlight highlights how researchers at ND are committed to advancing human understanding in order to be a powerful force for good in the world. ND’s Supporting Holistic and Actionable Research in Education (SHARE) research team clearly moves forward this mission, as they work to bring local scholars and higher education institutions together to address education challenges in low- and middle-income countries. Impressively, the SHARE research project is a $40 million cooperative agreement with USAID and one of the largest federal grants ever awarded to ND.
Danice Guzman ('07)
Associate Director for Evidence and Learning,
We love highlighting the many ND alums who are serving as a force for good in our nation’s capital. Today, we introduce you to Danice Brown Guzman (‘07) who serves as the DC-based Associate Director for Evidence and Learning for the Pulte Institute within the Keough School of Global Affairs. Danice studied Anthropology at ND before going on to serve in the Peace Corps and pursue her masters in public policy.
Now, with over ten years of experience conducting research and managing projects in global contexts, she is an expert in experimental and quasi-experimental research design, survey programming, and complex data analysis. Her focus areas include food security, education, gender and water. We enjoy having another ND colleague here in DC and invite you to learn about Danice's work on two important USAID partnerships, Expanding the Reach of Impact Evaluation (ERIE), and SHARE.
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