About the Forum

Since its establishment in 2005 by Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the Notre Dame Forum has addressed timely topics from multiple perspectives. What began as a one-day event has since evolved into a yearlong examination of a specific issue, with featured talks by leading authorities, classroom discussions, panels, workshops, symposia, and other events – all with the purpose of enlightening the campus community and elevating our dialogue.
The first Forum explored the role of faith in a pluralistic society. Subsequent Forums have explored global health, immigrationsustainability, the global marketplaceK-12 educationdemocracy and faithwomen in leadership, and other topics.