Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., is the Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, a role he began in March of 2012. He formerly served as executive director of the Center for Social Concerns (2002-2012) at Notre Dame. He also teaches in the Department of Political Science and is a fellow of both the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
As the Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs, Fr. Bill assists in deepening the conversation across the academy on issues of importance to the Church. He is also the liaison for Notre Dame to the Congregation of Holy Cross, the University’s founding religious community, the U.S. Bishops, the USCCB and its affiliates, the Holy See, and he oversees the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem.
Religion and politics; Pentecostal growth and religious freedom; democratic stability; US domestic poverty and its politics; human rights and justice; community-based learning and Catholic social thought
Latin America’s widening religious freedom; Pentecostal growth; the politics of poverty and Catholic social tradition.
Faculty Fellow Elected Provincial Superior for U.S. Province of Holy Cross
Jun 14, 2018
Congrats to Kellogg Faculty Fellow Rev. William M. Lies, CSC (political science), vice president for mission engagement and church affairs at Notre Dame, who was elected last week provincial superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers.
Notre Dame and Latin American Bishops Sign Historic Agreement
Apr 2, 2015
Three Kellogg faculty fellows will serve on a Notre Dame–CELAM committee to explore opportunities for future collaboration and partnership as the result of a new agreement between the University and the Latin American Episcopal Conference.