Mendoza School of Business

Chicago Shamrock Series events to include four academic programs

Published: September 24, 2012 / Author: Megan Zagger

As Fighting Irish fans descend
upon Chicago for the Shamrock Series off-site home football game between the
Notre Dame and Miami on Oct. 6 (Saturday), the University will present four
academic events highlighting various topics of interest, including the national
media, the economy, U.S. foreign policy and the role of religion in politics

All events are free and open to
the public and will be held at the JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams St., Chicago.

Scheduled academic events

Dame Faculty in the Media
,” 2 p.m., Oct. 4 (Thursday), Grand Ballroom B
& C. This event will feature commentary and discussion by Notre Dame
faculty members who have worked extensively with news media. Panelists will
share their experience working with print, broadcast and online media to offer
their expertise on a wide variety of important national and international
topics. Panelists include Kevin
, Schubmehl-Prein Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Jessica
, associate director of biological sciences; George
, Hesburgh Professor of Peace Studies; Mary
Ellen O’Connell
, Short Professor of Law; and Ann Tenbrunsel,
Martin Professor of Business Ethics. The panel will be moderated by Kate Sullivan,
a 1998 Notre Dame graduate and news anchor at CBS
Chicago. Registration is requested. Sign up here
or call 574-631-7367.

Development and U.S. Foreign Policy
,” 5 p.m., Oct. 4 (Thursday), Grand
Ballroom B & C. Sponsored by the Ford
Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity
, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies
and the Initiative for Global Development, this event will feature two
panelists: Paul Collier, renowned development economist and the director of the
Centre for the Study of African Economies at University of Oxford, U.K.; and
Sean Callahan, executive vice president of Overseas Operations at Catholic
Relief Services. The discussion will focus on the role of U.S. foreign policy
in international development and will include a lively debate on what that role
should be, what factors should be considered in policy making, and what impact
should be expected as policies are implemented.The event will be followed by a
cocktail reception.

Economy Now: A Roundtable of Notre Dame Economists
,” 10 a.m., Oct. 5
(Friday), Lincoln Room. Beginning with an introduction by John McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of
the College of Arts and Letters, the event will
include a faculty roundtable followed by questions from the audience. The event
will be moderated by Christopher Waller, professor and senior vice president
and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; and speakers
will include Notre Dame faculty members Timothy Fuerst,
William and Dorothy O’Neill Professor of Economics; Nelson Mark, Alfred C. DeCrane Jr.
Professor of International Economics; Eric Sims, Michael P.
Grace II Assistant Professor of Economics; and Michael Pries,
associate professor of economics and director of graduate studies. This event
will include a continental breakfast.

Religion in
the Public Square
,” 2 p.m. Oct. 5 (Friday), Lincoln Room. Hosted by
University Communications and moderated by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Executive
Editor David Shribman, this event will feature a panel of experts including
Gerald Seib, Washington bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal; David
, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Professor of Political Science at
Notre Dame; Michael D. McCurry, former White House press secretary; and Julie
Cooper, professor of political science at the University of Chicago. Registration
is requested. Sign up here
or call 574-631-6798.

A complete listing of the
weekend’s events and activities can be found online at


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