Cardus, a think tank focused on the renewal of social architecture in North America, has announced the appointment of David Sikkink, associate professor of sociology and a fellow in Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives, to its Senior Fellows group, effective immediately. Cardus Senior Fellows comprise a network of recognized experts in a wide range of disciplines. "Through our partnership with the University of Notre Dame and the education research projects we have completed together, Cardus has come to appreciate David's breadth of expertise regarding youth and religion in North America today," said Cardus executive vice president Ray Pennings in a news announcement. "We look forward to incorporating that expertise into our Senior Fellows symposiums to shape our strategies regarding renewing North America's social architecture." Cardus is headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario.