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I am a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where I am the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs. My primary fields of research and teaching are in comparative and international politics, and political history. I also have a long-standing interest in political philosophy. For sixteen years,  between 2002 and 2018, I was Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the study of contemporary European affairs, in the broadest sense of the term.  I am also a fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.  All of these institutes are affiliates of a dynamic new school at Notre Dame, the Keough School of Global Affairs.  For information about my scholarship, teaching, and other interests, please consult the above links.