Facilitating research on critical issues in American democracy and encouraging Notre Dame students' engagement in civic and political life.
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Research workshops

The Rooney Center holds weekly workshops where scholars present in-progress research on American politics.
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John Kerry & Condoleeza Rice

Rooney Center is co-sponsoring a forum featuring Secretaries of State John Kerry and Condoleezza Rice.
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Civic engagement

Co-sponsored by the Rooney Center, NDVotes is a nonpartisan campaign to promote voter education, registration, and mobilization.
Why Liberalism Failed

Why Liberalism Failed

Patrick Deneen

Yale University Press, 2018

Latest News

Christina Wolbrecht coauthors an opinion piece honoring Senator Birch Bayh's legacy

Author: Carly Watkins

Rooney Center Director, Christina Wolbrecht, along with Elizabeth Bennion (Indiana University South Bend) coauthored the opinion piece in The South Bend Tribune. Read the article at the following link: "Viewpoint: Honoring Birch Bayh's vision of equal rights and dignity"…

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Professors David Campbell and Christina Wolbrecht published in The Monkey Cage

Author: Carly Watkins

Director of the Rooney Center, Christina Wolbrecht, and chair of the political science department, David Campbell, were recently published in The Monkey Cage. You can read their article at the following link: How Donald Trump helped turn teenage girls into political activists…

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