The Notre Dame International Security Center was established in 2008 to provide a forum where leading scholars in national security studies from Notre Dame and elsewhere could come together to explore some of the most pressing issues in national security policy.

The center is directed by Professor Michael Desch. NDISC gratefully acknowledges the support of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, the Kevin ('88) and Cynthia O'Brien Endowment for Excellence, the Brian ('74) and Jeannelle Brady Family Directorship for the Notre Dame International Security Center, the Michael T. Long ('64) Family Endowment for Excellence, the James P. Reilly, Jr. Notre Dame National Security Lecture Series Fund, the Charles Koch Foundation, and the Jack Kelly ('74) and Gail Weiss Endowment for Excellence.

With specific questions regarding NDISC programming and events, please contact Anieka Johnson at ajohns35@nd.edu. To subscribe to the NDISC e-mail list click here.

The Notre Dame International Security Center welcomes your support in any number of ways. We value the time, talent, and treasure of our graduates and friends and welcome collaborative efforts to further our work. Make a gift here or connect with the department about other ways to get involved.


"I want to see NDISC be the bridge from Notre Dame to the Pentagon and
Washington and other parts of the national security bureaucracy."
–Michael Desch



            "You feel like you're part of an ongoing enterprise that's bigger than you and
            that's going to continue long after you're gone." – Michael Desch