The Keough School of Global Affairs, which opened in August 2017, is the first new college or school at Notre Dame in close to a century. Housed in brand new Jenkins Nanovic Hall, the school stands 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 prepares 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.
Students learn about 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 also conducts research on critical issues of international development, peace, human rights and governance. In addition to a master's degree in global affairs, the school offers a wealth of undergraduate opportunities that include supplementary majors and minors, research with faculty, grants and fellowships, study abroad programs, internships, language study, and student-led conferences.