Executive Director, Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Steve Reifenberg is executive director and associate professor of practice at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
His teaching and research interests in international education, international development, and negotiations build upon work carried out in more than a decade living overseas, primarily in Latin America.
His current research project, “From Aid to Accompaniment,” explores ways to conceptualize international development as a process of accompaniment. In his teaching about development, he is interested in interactive pedagogical approaches such as engaging students with international development “clients.”
The author of Santiago’s Children: What I Learned About Life Working at an Orphanage in Chile, Reifenberg continues to be actively involved in the Domingo Savio orphanage, and serves on the boards of Partners In Health, World Teach, and the Patagonia Sur Foundation.
He holds a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, an MS in print journalism from Boston University, and a BA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.