1968 in Europe and Latin America

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The Nanovic Institute for European Studies proposes to hold a joint Keough School for Global Affairs conference with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of a tumultuous and transformational year in global history: 1968. This conference, to take place on the University of Notre Dame campus on April 26-29, 2018, will be entitled “1968 in Europe and Latin America.” It will serve as one of the premier events of the Keough School’s inaugural year. This joint undertaking is a natural fit for the Kellogg and Nanovic institutes. The conference will be a model of cooperation between two of the School’s premier, constituent units. It will be grounded in the institutes’ primary areas of regional expertise: Latin America and Europe. It will facilitate collaboration among scholars across the university, including faculty in history, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Finally, the conference will directly serve the Keough School’s focus on “integral human development,” human dignity, and human flourishing. In incorporating scholars from both the conventional areas of strength of other international affairs schools (the social sciences) and frequently neglected fields (the humanities and arts), the conference will affirm the Keough School’s distinctive approach focus on innovative ways of thinking about the challenges that face humanity.