Chicago Shamrock Series Events to Include Four Academic Programs

Author: Megan Zagger

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As Fighting Irish fans descend upon Chicago for the Shamrock Series off-site home football game between the Notre Dame and Miami on Saturday, October 6, 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 today.

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 include:

Notre Dame Faculty in the Media,” 2 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 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 Bowyer, Schubmehl-Prein Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Jessica Hellmann, associate director of biological sciences; George Lopez, 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.

International 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 and will be streamed live online at

The Economy Now: A Roundtable of Notre Dame Economists,” 10 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 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 Campbell, 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

Originally published by Megan Zagger at on September 24, 2012.