Task Force on Africa

The focus of this task force was to conduct a comprehensive assessment of how Notre Dame was already engaged with Africa, through scholarship and research here on campus as well as through initiatives undertaken abroad, and then to recommend whether—and if so, how—the University should promote greater engagement with Africa moving forward. Read full charge (49.4 kb PDF)


Name Affiliation
Lawrence Sullivan (Chair) Theology
Nora Besansky Biological Sciences
Philip Bess Architecture
Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C. Political Science
Frank Incropera Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Julliet Mayinja International Studies
Rev. Paulinus Odozor, C.S.Sp. Theology
Richard Pierce Africana Studies and History
Don Pope-Davis, Vice President and Associate Provost Psychology
Stephen Silliman Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C. Management