Affiliated Programs, Institutes, and Centers

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies promotes the awareness, understanding and knowledge of Asia both within and beyond the University community and provides a forum for integrated and interdisciplinary research and teaching on Asia.

The Liu Institute's primary regions of focus are East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.


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Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies

The Kellogg Institute aims to promote international research in comparative international studies by attracting top-level faculty and visitors to Notre Dame and by providing them with a supportive community of scholarship. Through various program activities, the Institute fosters interdisciplinary research on contemporary political, economic, social and religious issues.

Each year, the Kellogg Institute helps to organize international conferences and workshops related to the Institute's research agenda. Kellogg researchers include more than 60 resident Kellogg Fellows from 18 academic departments and programs within the faculty of Notre Dame. They are joined by visiting fellows and guest scholars, who may hail from Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the U.S., as well as policy practitioners and students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


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Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Founded in 1986 through a generous gift from Mrs. Joan B. Kroc, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame conducts research, education, and outreach programs on the causes of violence and the conditions for sustainable peace.

The institute's research agenda focuses on the religious and ethnic dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding; the ethics of the use of force; and the peacemaking role of international norms, policies and institutions, including a focus on economic sanctions and enforcement of human rights. In addition to individual research by faculty in a wide range of disciplines, the institute organizes collaborative research projects on these themes. The institute's unique M.A. program equips scholar-practitioners with theoretical and practical skills needed for diverse careers in peacebuilding.