University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame provides a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos.

Founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame is an independent, national Catholic research university located adjacent to the city of South Bend, Indiana, in a metropolitan area of more than 300,000 residents approximately 90 miles east of Chicago.

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Hungarian police officers check cars at the closed Austria-Hungary border, March 18, 2020. Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus versus democracy: 5 countries where emergency powers risk abuse

National emergencies allow for the purest expressions of sovereign power, testing the government’s commitment to human rights. Some leaders are failing the coronavirus test, experts say.
New Afghan National Army recruits march during their February graduation ceremony. AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

There’s no easy exit for the US in Afghanistan

The US is taking an untraditional approach in its peace talks with the Taliban. The new deal does not contain many of the elements that are typically key to a successful peace negotiation.
Is it time for South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (right) and former vice-president Riek Machar to meet face to face? Philiop Dhil/EPA

Why South Sudan’s peace process is stalled one year on

South Sudan has been in the business of building peace for years but is no closer to implementing the roadmap to peace than when it drafted the first agreement.
Indonesia’s incumbent president Joko Widodo. Mast Irham/EPA

Jokowi wins Indonesia’s election, polls indicate – what does that mean for human rights?

We ask political and human rights experts to analyse what Jokowi's victory means, based on this early quick count, for civil liberties and the protection of human rights in Indonesia.
Presiden Petahana Joko Widodo. Mast Irham/EPA

Hasil quick count tunjukkan Jokowi unggul. Apa makna kemenangannya bagi kebebasan sipil dan HAM di Indonesia?

Kami meminta pakar politik dan hak asasi manusia untuk menganalisis apa makna kemenangan Jokowi, berdasarkan hasil hitung cepat awal ini, bagi kebebasan sipil dan perlindungan HAM di Indonesia.
Calon presiden petahana Joko Widodo (kiri) dan calon wakil presidennya Ma'ruf Amin berpose setelah mendaftarkan diri mereka untuk pemilihan presiden tahun 2019 di kantor Komisi Pemilihan Umum beberapa waktu lalu di Jakarta. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Siapa yang jelas-jelas kalah dalam pilpres 2019?

Artikel ini bertujuan untuk menjelaskan masalah besar yang sejauh ini luput dari pembahasan: dampak negatif dari pencalonan Ma'ruf terhadap kelompok minoritas.
Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo (left) and his running mate, K.H. Ma'ruf Amin, wave after registering for Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election at the General Election Commission (KPU) office in Jakarta. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Power at what cost? Those left out of Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election

This article aims to name the elephant in the room – the negative impacts of Ma'ruf's nomination on minority groups.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions. Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin

New sanctions on Russia and Iran are unlikely to work. Here’s why

American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
Jeff Sessions is citing the Bible in defending the Trump administration’s immigration policy. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File

The Bible’s message on separating immigrant children from parents is a lot different from what Jeff Sessions thinks

Sessions ignored the many gospel teaching about love, and used a passagethat has been used historically to justify all manner of immoral behavior, including imperialism, slavery, Nazism and apartheid.
COP 22 President Salaheddine Mezouar from Morocco, right, hands over a gavel to Fiji’s prime minister and president of COP 23 Frank Bainimarama, left, during the opening of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Many small island nations can adapt to climate change with global support

Although climate change threatens the world's small island nations, many can find ways to adapt and preserve their homes and cultures – especially if wealthy countries cut emissions and provide support.

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