Undergraduate Student Opportunities


Conduct RESEARCH in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Gain RESOURCES to prepare you and fund your research

Build RELATIONSHIPS with faculty and peers


Now more than ever, the world needs individuals with the desire, skills, and adaptability to engage in important global issues amid ever changing landscapes. The Kellogg Institute provides Notre Dame undergraduates with exceptional opportunities in international research and promoting global citizenship, preparing students with the training and skills needed to adapt and engage in meaningful work, whether in the field or in an office, abroad or from home. Learn more about Kellogg opportunities to challenge yourself, advance your academic goals, connect with partners from around the world, and engage in meaningful work on global issues.


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Spring 2021

(More events will be added throughout the semester, so be certain to check back later.)


Kellogg International Scholars Program Meeting (VIRTUAL)
Senior International Scholars will facilitate small group discussions. Juniors and sophomores will choose the person they want to meet with based on the bios on the website and will be divided into groups based on their choices.
All International Scholars are required to attend.
​​​Wednesday, February 3, 7:00pm 

All ISP students must register for this event.

International Development Studies Meeting (VIRTUAL)
Welcome back IDS students. Join us for a meeting to discuss plans for the summer as well as the upcoming Human Development Conference. All IDS students will be added to the Zoom calendar invitation prior to the meeting and are strongly encouraged to attend. 
Monday, February 8, 7:00pm

Please register for this event.


Propaganda and Personality Cults from Mussolini to the Present (VIRTUAL)
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History and Italian Studies, New York University
Based on research for her new book Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present (Norton, 2020), Ben-Ghiat will discuss what has changed (social media) and what has stayed the same (the leader's use of machismo) over a century of illiberal rule. 
Monday, February 8, 5:30pm
Register here.


Kellogg International Scholars Program Research Night (VIRTUAL)
If you are a first year interested in applying to the Kellogg International Scholars Program, or a Faculty Fellow of the Kellogg Institute or the Keough School of Global Affairs interested in working with the program, this event is for you! Attend to learn about the research current International Scholars are doing with their faculty advisers. (Only first year students may apply for this program.)
Monday, February 15, 7:00pm

Register here.


How to Fight Inequality and Why That Fight Needs You (VIRTUAL)
Ben Phillips, Co-founder of the Fight Inequality Alliance
Ben Phillips has led campaigns for Oxfam, ActionAid, and Save the Children, advised the United Nations, and co-founded the Fight Inequality Alliance.
Student Panel:
Matty Aubourg '21,  Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program
Annie Foley '22, Kellogg International Scholar and HDC Co-Chair
Jeff Musema '21, Wabruda (student group that promotes brotherhood among Black men on campus)
Anastasia Reisinger '21, CSC Higgins Labor Program
Monday, February 22, 5:30pm
Register here.


Changing the World and YOU - One Course, One Faculty at a Time (VIRTUAL)
The CUSE Sorin Scholars Program is hosting their Annual Lecture, presented by Dr. George Lopez. His lecture, entitled "Changing the World and YOU - One Course, One Faculty at a Time" will be focused on how to make the most of your time as an undergraduate at Notre Dame.  You can register here for the event to receive the Zoom session information. 
Thursday, February 25, 7:00pm


Human Development Conference (VIRTUAL)
The Future is Now: Innovative Responses to Global Adversity
Conference Co-Chairs: Annie Foley; Emily Meara
Friday, February 26 – Saturday, February 27


HDC Keynote Address with Jacqueline Novogratz (VIRTUAL)
Jacqueline Novogratz will deliver a keynote address relating to the conference theme, "The Future is Now: Innovative Responses to Global Adversity," via Zoom.
Friday, February 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pmEST





Faith, Hope and the Option for the Poor in the Time of COVID (VIRTUAL)
The 2021 Spring Endowed Lecture Series is focused on “Spirituality, Ethics and Health Care.” COVID-19 has rapidly changed the way we live and the way we respond spiritually and ethically to those in need. This series will look at questions of Catholic bioethics in light of the pandemic, global health and human rights, spirituality and the option for the poor, and human dignity in light of racial disparities in health care.

The Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary's College is pleased to welcome Paul Farmer, MD, PhD and Jennie Weiss Block, OP, DMin for this virtual lecture.
Thursday, March 4th, 7:00pm

Kellogg International Scholars Program Meeting (VIRTUAL)
Jeff Thibert, Elise Rudt, and Emily Hunt from the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement will join the International Scholars to speak about national fellowships. All International Scholars are required to attend.
Monday, March 8, 7:00pm

All ISP students must register for this event.




Kellogg International Scholars Program Forum (VIRTUAL)
The ISP Forum series gives our current International Scholars the opportunity to lead a discussion with their faculty adviser or other invited guest on current events. This event is intended for members of the Kellogg International Scholars Program.

Wednesday, April 7, 7pm
Please register for this event here. Note that we encourage you to submit your questions when registering.


Kellogg International Scholars Program Meeting (VIRTUAL)
Alumni of the Program will be invited to join the meeting by Zoom. All International Scholars are required to attend.
Monday, April 12, 7:00pm



Kroc Institute Student Peace Conference (VIRTUAL)
Beyond the Surface: Moving the Needle on Global Peace
Explore the integration of theory and practice in peacebuilding.
Pre-registration is free but required.
Thursday, April 15 - Saturday, April 17




Kellogg International Scholars Program Meeting – Senior Farewell (VIRTUAL)
Seniors will talk about their research and share reflections on the program.
Monday, May 10, 7:00pm

All ISP students must register for this event.


Senior Ceremony
Kellogg seniors and their families are invited to attend our annual awards ceremony and reception in honor of our graduating seniors of the Kellogg International Scholars Program and International Development Studies minor as well as Kellogg senior award recipients.
Friday, May 21, 4:30pm Reception, 5:00pm Ceremony

Auditorium and Great Hall, Hesburgh Center for International Studies


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