GESI wins Ashoka award for innovation in higher education
Our GESI study abroad program has won an award from Ashoka U for its innovative educational approach to social entrepreneurship in higher education.
Tackling global inequality through research
Two of Northwestern's premier research institutes combine strengths, hosting international researchers to share ideas on how to solve global inequality.
Our Global Focus
We bring together scholars from many fields to examine challenges such as religious freedom, military power, energy security and more.View Scholarly Groups & Programs
Featured Research Program
Working with a global network of U.S. residents who have been issued deportation orders, the Deportation Research Clinic studies the misconduct of federal, state, and local agencies implementing deportation laws.
In addition to our international research, we encourage engagement through study abroad and support for students hoping to make a difference in the world.View All Student Engagement
Undergraduates interested in global justice can study abroad through the Global Engagement Studies Institute. Students work directly with communities the developing world on service learning projects to advance sustainable change.
Speakers & Events
We bring together scholars from many fields to examine challenges such as religious freedom, military power, energy security and more.View Our Event Calendar
Watch Buffett Institute talks on critical issues facing the world, including development economist Paul Collier, Tiananmen student leader Wang Dan, "genius grant" winner Esther Duflo, and moral philosopher Peter Singer.
A Community of Scholars and Students
Our affiliates are scholars who want to make a difference. Meet the exemplary students, scholars, staffers determined to understand and tackle global problems.
Moving beyond traditional study abroad and “poverty tourism” programs, GESI is a collaborative, experiential learning opportunity for undergraduates. Keep up with our students in Bolivia, Kenya, India, Uganda and the Dominican Republic this summer with the #GESI2016 hashtag on social media, or learn more about GESI.