ND in the News: February 2022

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  1. Unprecedented Western sanctions strangling Russian economy

    “Everyone in the economic sphere, the banking sphere, knows we’re in new territory here—a coordinated shutdown of a country’s economy with the strongest arrow being in the heart of the banking sector,” said George Lopez, expert on economic sanctions at University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

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    George A. Lopez

    Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Keough School of Global Affairs

  2. Donnelly will soon head to Rome as new US ambassador to the Holy See

    Holy Cross Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, Donnelly's alma mater, offered a prayer and a blessing for the new ambassador.

  3. Ukraine and Russia from an international law perspective with Notre Dame professor


    Mary Ellen O’Connell, International Law specialist and Law and research professor at Notre Dame talks about previous conflicts with NATO countries. The two discuss Russia’s position in the United Nations and putting pressure on Putin. 

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    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Notre Dame Law School

  4. An Invasion Felt in Academe

    One of the most moving statements on Thursday came from the Reverend John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame.

  5. Russian invasion of Ukraine raises moral questions about how to achieve peace

    The statement issued by University of Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins captures this spiritual and moral conundrum. "Now, more than ever, our friends in Ukraine are in need of healing and hope," Jenkins said.

  6. Fear grips the global markets and volatility soars

    "Russia is very interconnected with firms throughout the world. The consequences of Russia being cut off from the global financial system are unclear, and this uncertainty could prove disastrous," said Peter Kelly, assistant professor of finance in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

  7. Russian Tank Convoy Blown Up in Videos As Ukraine Fights Back Invasion

    Ian Johnson, assistant military history professor at the University of Notre Dame said that the death toll "in military and civilian lives could very well reach the tens of thousands."

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    Ian Johnson

    Ian Ona Johnson

    Department of History

  8. War in Ukraine Could Create Permanent Nuclear and Chemical Environmental Disasters

    “Due to the persistence of pollutants in ecosystems, they will remain active and harmful in the Donbas and in the global ecosystem even if/once peace is achieved,” Hook writes in the paper, co-authored with Richard Marcantonio, researcher in international peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. 

  9. China’s censors increasingly play the part of morality police with the conservative values of 1950s America, say experts

    The publication of China’s 14th five-year plan last year which included culture was a noticeable turning point, according to Professor Michel Hockx, the director of Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies at the University of Notre Dame in the US.

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    Michel Hockx

    Michael Hockx

    East Asian Languages and Cultures

  10. How the world can make Putin pay for invading Ukraine

    Mary Ellen O’Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and research professor of international dispute resolution at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Notre Dame Law School

  11. U.S. church offers prayers, solidarity after Russia attacks Ukraine

    Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, in a Feb. 24 statement recalled a 2019 visit to Lviv, Ukraine, to present an award to Archbishop Borys Gudziak, now head of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, for his “leadership of the first Catholic university established in the territory of the former Soviet Union.”

  12. Opinion: What gay men’s stunning success might teach us about the academic gender gap

    Joel Mittleman is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame.

  13. Has Russia already invaded Ukraine? An expert clarifies 'invasion'


    We asked Mary Ellen O'Connell, professor of international dispute studies at Notre Dame Law School and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, how do we know when we've passed the red line?

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    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Notre Dame Law School

  14. US bishops defend planned $28 million eucharistic congress amid criticism

    The McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame is providing funding for a new survey that the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University will conduct on Catholic eucharistic beliefs. 

  15. What is… the ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship?

    Another contestant, Matt Downing, a senior marketing and applied mathematics student at the ​​University of Notre Dame, took the initial test in October 2020 after seeing an advertisement.