The Cushwa Center sponsors public conferences on a wide array of topics that attract scholars of history, theology, American studies, and other disciplines. A national conference is typically held each year.
In April 2014 the Cushwa Center will sponsor a conference to conclude the three-year research project documenting the Lived History of Vatican II.
In June 2014 the Cushwa Center will partner with the Italian Studies Program at Notre Dame to sponsor the Summer Seminar in Rome, a three-week seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty members to study global Catholicism and the United States.