CRS Highlighted in Video During Notre Dame vs. Michigan Football Game

September 21, 2012 by

CRS will be highlighted in a video entitled “What Would You Fight For? We are the Fighting Irish”, which will air during halftime of the Notre Dame vs. Michigan football game Saturday evening, September 22nd. Kickoff is at 7:30 pm Eastern time on NBC.

The video features Business on the Frontlines, a program run by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.  For the past four years, CRS has collaborated with Notre Dame on the program, which is managed by Dr. Viva Bartkus, a CRS board member and professor at the Mendoza College of Business.

NBC and the University of Notre Dame partnered to produce the video, and filmed in Bosnia where CRS hosted Notre Dame students from the program.  The video features CRS’ Jake Hershman engaging the students on a CRS Bosnia housing initiative.

Through the Business on the Frontlines course, University of Notre Dame MBA students have the opportunity to study a different kind of subject matter that cannot be written in a book: real life in countries trying to rebuild their economies after a war or violent conflict. The aim is to examine the role of business as these countries attempt to restart their economic growth in order to create the wealth needed to pull their populations out of poverty and stabilize society.

Watch an earlier video about CRS’ partnership with Business on the Frontlines.


  1. Vicki Pfullmann says:

    This is what these war stricken countries need, a way to get educated on how to rise out of their poverty. I hope that more of these programs will continue.

  2. Jim Stipe says:

    Thanks, Vicki. We’re very proud of our partnership with the University of Notre Dame in this program.