What Hoffman Visiting Associates Do


During their residency at the University of Notre Dame, Hoffman Visiting Associates are required to author at least one strategic publication to influence global policy and practice; however, the production of multiple publications is encouraged and common. While Hoffman Visiting Associates are required to lead and produce the majority of content within any given publication, NDIGD encourages Associates to produce publications in partnership with Notre Dame faculty and researchers, where possible.

NDIGD is currently seeking candidates for the Hoffman Visiting Associates Program who can produce strategic publications on one or more of the following topics:

  • Current U.S. policy issues.
  • Energy and sustainability.
  • Ethics and humanitarianism.
  • Humanitarianism and drone (aerial, terrestrial, or aquatic) technology.
  • Humanitarianism and migration.
  • IHD (Integral Human Development) and practice.
  • IHD and U.S. foreign policy.
  • New mechanisms for funding global development (impact investing, venture capital, etc.)
  • Serial entrepreneurship.
  • The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and their implementation in the U.S.
  • The SDGs and their relationship to foreign aid.
  • The environment and health.
  • The future of corporate social responsibility.
  • The future of evaluation for global development.
  • The future of foreign aid.
  • The future of work.
  • The private sector and global development.
  • The science of wellness.
  • University roles in global development and policy.


Hoffman Visiting Associates are expected to be in residence during their tenure at the University of Notre Dame. Absences of more than a few days are discouraged and require permission. In certain instances, there may be non-residency or remote site publication opportunities available for Associates. These requests are determined on a case-by-case basis.


Hoffman Visiting Associates are an important part of the scholarly community at Notre Dame. During their residency, NDIGD expects associates to attend and participate or present at events or working groups related to their topic, both within and outside of the Keough School.

Outreach and Presentations

Hoffman Visiting Associates commit to joint outreach for the strategic publication that they produce at the University of Notre Dame. This may include collaborating on future events, engaging strategic audiences, and working with others to highlight the strategic publication once released publicly. Associates are encouraged to leverage additional avenues for outreach and dissemination through their full-time organization of employment or professional or academic networks when applicable.