The Kellogg Institute's Perspectives on World Politics speaker series brings to the University of Notre Dame distinguished political scientists to deliver a public lecture, interact with faculty, and lead a master class to offer their input on work by advanced doctoral students.

For 2022-23 the theme of the series is Democracy Today, looking at the state of democracy around the world and the issues unique to our times that affect democratic governance and institutions. Previous themes of the series were Political Parties and Representation (2019), Political and Criminal Violence (2017–18), and Political Economy (2016–17).  

Organized by Faculty Fellows Scott Mainwaring and Karrie Koesel, the Perspectives on World Politics series aims to spotlight the Institute’s strength in comparative politics.

2022 -Democracy Today 


Past Series Events



2018 – political and criminal violence

2017 – political economy