Introducing the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs

Rendering of Jenkins Hall

Opening in August 2017, the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs will be the first new college or school at Notre Dame in close to a century. The School will stand as a testament to Notre Dame’s commitment to internationalization, and to providing students with a truly global education.

Through the Keough School, Notre Dame will prepare students for effective and ethically grounded professional leadership in government, the private sector and global civil society by engaging them in the worldwide effort to address the greatest challenges of our century: threats to security and human dignity that come in the form of crushing poverty and underdevelopment; failed governance and corruption; resource wars; civil wars; and other forms of political violence and human rights violations.

The school will conduct research on critical issues of international development, peace, human rights and governance; offer a master’s degree in global affairs; and support a range of innovative dual-degree programs and undergraduate programs to enhance students’ preparation for leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. 

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