Paolo Carozza appointed director of Kellogg Institute

Author: Notre Dame News

Paolo Carozza

Paolo Carozza, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed the director of the University’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

“Professor Carozza will be a visionary leader for the Kellogg Institute,” Nick Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, said in making the announcement. "His goals for the Institute build on those of Kellogg’s distinguished current director, Professor Scott Mainwaring, who has brilliantly guided the Institute’s development for the past 13 years.”

Mainwaring added: “As a Kellogg faculty fellow for many years, Paolo understands and is deeply committed to the Institute’s core themes of democracy and human development. His scholarship on law and human development resonates with these core themes. In addition, Paolo understands the Kellogg Institute’s indispensable role in fostering internationalization at Notre Dame and more broadly.”

A specialist in comparative and international law 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 on 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.

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At Notre Dame Law School, he founded and directed the innovative interdisciplinary Program on Law and Human Development, has served as the director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and directs the Doctor of Juridical Science program. In addition to his positions at the Law School and the Kellogg Institute, Carozza has also been a fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

“It is a privilege for me to be able to serve the Kellogg Institute and the University of Notre Dame in this new role,” Carozza said. “Building on the solid foundation of Kellogg’s recognized excellence in international studies over three decades, working with its outstanding community of faculty fellows, and benefiting from the stellar leadership that my predecessors have provided, I am confident that we can take the Institute to even greater heights.”

Carozza will begin his new position July 1.

Originally published by Notre Dame News at on May 29, 2012.