ND Democracy Talks & Hesburgh Democracy Fellows

ND Democracy Talks

The ND Democracy Talks series features Notre Dame scholars and guest experts presenting mini-lessons on key concepts and issues in American democracy. Our goal is to help the ND community be better informed and to feel empowered to take ownership of our democracy - it's not something to take for granted. You can read more in our Op-Ed on the launch of the program.

Our upcoming events are listed below, and you are welcome to submit your questions here.



Hesburgh Democracy Fellows

As a Hesburgh Democracy Fellow, you will be granted exclusive access to opportunities for engagement with the work of the Center and its programming. This includes speaker events, panels, and round table discussions with scholars and experts whose work addresses the critical issues facing America’s democratic system. And it includes first access to information on undergraduate engagement opportunities, such as the Notre Dame Washington Program. We also hope to bring students from all backgrounds together, in community, around the promotion of American democracy, civil discourse, and combating misinformation and barriers to democracy in our local and broader communities. No matter what you study, or what your experience is, we invite you to apply for this opportunity to engage with the Rooney Center and its mission.

To register to become a Hesburgh Democracy Fellow, please fill out our application form. We also invite you to share your work on issues related to the advancement of American democracy on the form (i.e., internships, advocacy, research, on-campus and off-campus initiatives), for a chance to be a featured student.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Heburgh Democracy Fellows

Featured Students

  1. Joy Agwu


  2. Libbey Detcher


  3. Jensen Enterman


  4. Joshua Hamill


  5. Adrian Noy


  6. Jacob Sherer


  7. Noy Specht


All Fellows

  1. Aya Abdelnaby

  2. Joy Agwu

  3. James Baird

  4. Lisandro Berry-Gaviria

  5. Natalie Bock

  6. Matthew Bourke Doherty

  7. Edward Brunicardi

  8. Evan Bursch

  9. Bryce Bustamante

  10. Mary Kate Cashman

  11. Sofia Casillas

  12. Carlos Castillo

  13. Briana Chappell

  14. Sisy Chen

  15. Samuel Coffman

  16. Nicholas Crookston

  17. Hannah Delfico

  18. Libbey Detcher

  19. Thomas Dobbs

  20. Jensen Enterman

  21. Ava Ernst

  22. Amelia Forrest

  23. Kylie Gallegos

  24. Liam Gibson

  25. Joe Golden

  26. Nathan Goodwin-Kelly

  27. Isabelle Grace

  28. Marko Gural

  29. Joshua Hamill

  30. Rachel Hartmann

  31. Liliana Hobday

  32. Olivia Hsin

  33. Andrew Jitendran

  34. Vera Kamm

  35. Ellie Knapp

  36. Kade Kruer

  37. Raleigh Kuipers

  38. Kristen Lemus

  39. Esther Lynch

  40. Lila Mangino

  41. Benjamin Martin

  42. Edward Nagler

  43. Adrian Noy

  44. Jeanett Ochoa

  45. Mary O'Connor

  46. Ashlyn K Poppe

  47. Benjamín Rascón Gracia

  48. Luca Ripani

  49. Danny Roemer

  50. Sarah Ryan

  51. Kyle Seasly

  52. Jacob Sherer

  53. Tristan Shin

  54. Noy Specht

  55. Ryan Sullivan

  56. Jack Theobald

  57. Matthew Thorn

  58. Erin Tutaj

  59. Colly Urdan

  60. Jack Verrill

  61. Katie Werner

  62. Alex Young

  63. Valeria Zambrano

  64. Blake Ziegler