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Annual Lecture Series

The Rome Global Gateway features leading scholars in a variety of disciplines. The lectures are either in English or Italian and are designed for—and open to—the Italian and international scholarly community. Each lecture is followed by a light reception at the Gateway. 


What we Have Learned and Unlearned about 'Fundamentalisms' over Five Decades
R. Scott Appleby
Professor of History and Marilyn Keough Dean, Keough School of Global Affairs

Past Lectures


Galileo's Secrets:  How to Make Documents Disappear and Reappear
Paula Findlen
Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History, Stanford University ​​​​​​​


The Winged Eye: How Leon Battista Alberti Surveyed Old St Peter's
Anthony Grafton
Professor of History, University of Princeton 

Innocent X Pamphilj and Building Baroque Rome
Stephanie C. Leone
Boston College 

A Conversation about "Robert Venturi's Rome" by Stephen Harby and Frederick Fisher
Jeffrey Blanchard
Cornell in Rome, College of Architecture, Art and Planning
David Mayernik
University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, Rome Program

Frances Cabrini, Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway, and Rethinking American Catholic History
Kathleen Cummings
Notre Dame, History and American Studies, Director of the Cushwa Center


American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global
John McGreevy
Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame

Architectural Preservation in the Vatican State
Vitale Zanchettin
Musei Vaticani e Università IUAV di Venezia

Not a Roman Holiday
Elisabetta Povoledo
Reporter at The International New York Times, Rome Bureau

Rethinking the Qur'an's Relationship with the Bible
Gabriel Said Reynolds
Profesor of Islamic Studies and Theology, University of Notre Dame