Newman University is proud to present the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh lecture at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Bishop Gerber Science Center, room 105.
Professor Michael Pippenger, current vice president and associate provost for internationalization at the University of Notre Dame, will present “Global Education at Notre Dame: Where we have come from and where we are going.”
This event is free and open to the public.
The history of Hesburgh lectures began thanks to the inspiration of the late Rev. Theodore Hesburgh’s legacy of lifelong learning. He served as president of Notre Dame from 1952-87.
Established in 1986, Hesburgh lectures serve as an opportunity for Notre Dame clubs to share a piece of the Notre Dame campus and academic experience with alumni and friends in their communities.
Each year through the series, the association presents faculty who are outstanding researchers and excellent teachers to share their specialized knowledge and scholarly perspectives with a diverse adult audience.
About the speaker
Pippenger was appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization at the University of Notre Dame in 2016. As the university’s chief international officer, he oversees Notre Dame’s global strategy to become the world’s premier Catholic research university.
He leads Notre Dame International, the division of 195 people worldwide responsible for the university’s global operations and programs. This includes the management of 12 global locations as well as administrative teams for strategy, innovation and faculty research, international students and scholars, study abroad, communications and travel health and safety. He chairs nine faculty committees, including the university committee on internationalization, dedicated to providing good faculty governance and engagement in the university’s global work.
A recognized leader in the field of global education, Pippenger has represented the U.S. at the request of the U.S. Department of State as an international visitor. He speaks on issues regarding international leadership, global citizenship and the state of higher education around the world. He serves as a board member of the University of Notre Dame in England, the American University of Madaba and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association and is a member of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators’ public policy committee.
Pippenger is a magna cum laude graduate of Carleton College and holds a master’s and a doctorate in English literature from Indiana University, with a focus on post-colonial literature. He conducted research as a Fulbright Scholar in Australia. An award-winning teacher, he holds a faculty appointment at Notre Dame and has taught at New York University, IU Bloomington and the City College of New York.
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