Former White House chief of staff joins Notre Dame faculty

Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough briefs President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, March 28, 2011. Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President, is pictured at right. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

One of former President Barack Obama's top White House aides is joining Notre Dame's international affairs program.

The university says Denis McDonough will be an instructor for the first class of graduate students in the master of global affairs program.

McDonough became the White House chief of staff in 2013 and stayed in that role through Obama's second term as president.

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