About the Forum
The Notre Dame Forum
Established by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. in 2005, the Notre Dame Forum has brought leading authorities to campus to discuss substantive issues of the day. Past forum topics have included immigration, sustainability, global health, and the role of religious faith in a plural world.
The 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum, “Reimagining School: To Nurture the Soul of a Nation,” is a yearlong discussion to explore the profound and challenging questions that shape the national debate about K–12 education, which has a dramatic impact on the future of American civil society. The Forum will feature a series of panel presentations, symposia and workshops spanning the entire academic year. Events will be announced throughout the year.
This year’s Forum Committee is chaired by Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C, professor of political science and director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, and Nicole Stelle Garnett, professor of law.
The 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum Steering Committee
Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C, professor of political science and director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives (co-chair)
Nicole Stelle Garnett, Professor of Law (co-chair)
Mark Berends, Professor of Sociology
Xavier Creary, Charles L. Huisking Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Stuart Greene, Associate Professor of English
Tracy Kijewski-Corerra, Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
Daniel Lapsley, Chair of the Department of Psychology
Packy Lyden, Assistant Director, Institute for Educational Initiatives
Patrick McCormick, 2011-12 Student Body President
Darcia Narvaez, Associate Professor of Psychology
Rev. Hugh R. Page Jr., Dean, First Year of Studies and Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies
Frances Shavers, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
John Staud, Professional Specialist, Alliance for Catholic Education
Joe Urbany, Professor of Marketing
Todd Woodward, Associate Vice President, Marketing Communications