Professor Carozza Named Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Author: Charles Williams


Vice President and Associate Provost J. Nicholas Entrikin has appointed Professor Paolo Carozza to be the Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

A specialist in comparative law, international law, and human rights, and with expertise in both Latin America and Europe, Carozza has wide experience with the complex interdisciplinary issues that Kellogg Institute scholars engage in their work. As a member and then President of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights from 2006 to 2010, Carozza has also been extensively involved in the practical work of addressing the abuses of past political regimes and fostering the conditions for democratic governance throughout the hemisphere. At Notre Dame Law School, he is the founding director of the innovative, interdisciplinary Program on Law and Human Development and directs the Doctorate of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) program. Recently he was appointed Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR), which was founded by Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. in 1973.

“We congratulate Paolo on this recognition of his central role in the ongoing development of international studies at Notre Dame,” said Notre Dame Law School Dean Nell Jessup Newton. “I am particularly delighted that he will remain on the Law School faculty, teaching and directing the J.S.D. Program as well as serving as the Academic Director of the CCHR pending the outcome of our search for a new Director.”

Two new staff positions have been created at the Center for Civil and Human Rights to help ensure the continuity of CCHR activities and development in view of Carozza’s move to the Kellogg Institute.

“It has been an honor to serve the Center for Civil and Human Rights,” Carozza said. “In my new role as Director of the Kellogg Institute I look forward to working together with the CCHR and its future leadership to enhance international studies across the entire University.”

Carozza will begin his new position on July 1.