Kellogg Institute's 40th Anniversary

2022 – 2023

This year, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies is celebrating 40 years of excellence as an international research institute at the University of Notre Dame, promoting research on democracy and human development and providing enriching educational opportunities. And, we also celebrate 20 years of our International Scholars Program, offering highly talented undergraduate students the opportunity to learn to do research through one-to-one mentorship with Kellogg faculty in a supportive community of peers and alumni. Both anniversaries illuminate a history of excellence that provides a solid foundation for future research and educational endeavors.

We will commemorate these anniversaries with both academic and social events, as well as written and electronic reflections, inviting familiar and new faces to share in remembering our history as we look toward an even brighter future. Check this page often, as more content will posted about the anniversary as it becomes available.

Event Webpage

On April 21-22, 2023 the Kellogg Institute will commemorate its anniversary with a special event that will include panels, social opportunities, special keynotes, and more. All are invited and we especially are looking forward to welcoming back former visiting fellows and alumni of both our graduate and undergraduate programs, in addition to meeting new friends. Click here for more information, including confirmed panels.

Mark your calendars and watch the above event page for more information on the programs and a list of confirmed presenters and attendees!

Highlighting events celebrating Kellogg's 40th anniversary!

Why Democracies Develop and Decline: The Causes of Democracy's Upturns and Downturns
This two-day conference will discuss the book Why Democracies Develop and Decline (Cambridge, June 2022), edited by Kellogg Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge, Amanda Edgell, Carl Henrik Knutsen, and Staffan I. Lindberg.

March 5 - 6, 2023


The Unintended Consequences of Peace: Peaceful Borders and Illicit Transnational Flows
Arie Kacowicz
Chaim Weizmann Chair in International Relations and Full Professor of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Aaron and Cecile Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor and Israel Institute Fellow, Georgetown University
Former Visiting Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies (1997-1998)
Former Visiting Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (1997-1998)

Thursday, February 2, 2023 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Event Video 

From Kellogg to Career: Building Future Scholars
The Kellogg Institute presents a glimpse into the distinctive research and educational opportunities available through the Institute, with a panel showcasing scholars who had formative experiences as students affiliated with Kellogg. Learn how Kellogg support and programming helped them hone their research skills and influenced their educational and career trajectories.

  • Juan Albarracín Dierolf (PhD '18)
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois Chicago
    ​​​Former Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow and PhD Fellow
  • Annelise Gill-Wiehl '19
    NSF Graduate Student Researcher and MS/PhD candidate (energy and resources), University of California, Berkeley
    Former Kellogg International Scholar and International Development Studies Minor
  • Bright Gyamfi '16
    PhD candidate (history), Northwestern University
    Former Kellogg International Scholar
  • Marie-Claire Klassen (PhD '23, expected)
    PhD candidate (theology), University of Notre Dame
    Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow


  • Aníbal Pérez-Liñan
    Director, Kellogg Institute
    Former Kellogg Doctoral Student, Visiting Fellow, and Distinguished Research Affiliate
  • Katherine Bersch
    Nancy Akers and J. Mason Wallace Assistant Professor of Political Science, Davidson College
    Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow
    Former Kellogg Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Minor

Thursday, November 10, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm



Call for Kellogg 40th Anniversary Proposals

Commemorating Our Anniversary
The Kellogg Institute is excited to commemorate our 40th anniversary throughout the calendar year of 2023. A celebration event will be held April 21-22, 2023, and a host of other special events and speakers take place throughout all of 2023. Our purpose is to look back on our past with an eye to the future and to engage existing Kellogg community members as well as new friends and partners of the Institute. 

April 2023 Celebration Event
We invite Notre Dame and Kellogg faculty, students, alumni, current and former visiting fellows, staff, and advisory board members to join the celebratory event on April 21-22, 2023. It will feature multiple sessions of both academic and non-academic panels addressing central themes in the history and future of the Institute, including a celebration of two decades of our International Scholars Program.

Confirmed panel organizers include Ellis Adams, Jaimie Bleck, Abby Córdova, Josh Eisenman, Lakshmi Iyer, Scott Mainwaring, Erin McDonnell, Ann Mische, Paul Ocobock, Holly Rivers, Maurice Sikenyi, and Guillermo Trejo, with topics ranging from building a career trajectory to global economic development, political regimes, and violent democracies.

You are invited to propose other sessions. Think about panels – academic or otherwise – that will convene 3-5 presenters for an hour and a half in the morning or afternoon of April 22. Up to 5 proposals will be accepted for the April event, but additional panels may be considered for other occasions. Proposals are due by January 3, however we will begin reviewing submissions on Monday, December 12.

If you have any questions on scholarly content, please direct them to Aníbal Pérez-Liñan at, while logistical questions can be directed to Therese Hanlon at

Other Anniversary Events
You are also invited to nominate speakers for our regular lecture series throughout the year – think about scholars with innovative research agendas who can speak to traditional Kellogg themes. We are also interested in other ideas you may have to celebrate the Kellogg anniversary

Proposing Panels, Nominating Speakers, Sharing Ideas
Please use this form to propose a panel for the April celebration, to nominate a speaker for the lecture series, or to share ideas on how we might commemorate the anniversary in other ways.

More information will be forthcoming about anniversary events, many of which will be live-streamed to bring together our Kellogg community worldwide. We hope you can join us!