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.
Announcing new programs and global research initiatives at the Buffett Institute
Made possible by Bertie Buffett's gift, these are the exciting additions to our growing roster of innovative, collaborative research programs.
Buffett Institute End of the Year Party
Help us celebrate a successful and exciting year at the Buffett Institute. We invite our faculty and stu...
Northwestern Impossible Challenge
Join 9 interdisciplinary Northwestern teams as they pitch solutions to climate change and compete for a $...
Kenyan Technology Entrepreneurship: Templates...
Technology-based entrepreneurship is increasingly promoted as a recipe for international development, but...
America’s War in Afghanistan: Multiple Actors...
The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for more than 14 years, the longest overseas conflict in...
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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.
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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.
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Tim Stanton, Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies, is director emeritus of Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Studies Program in Cape Town, South Africa, where he established and coordinated the Community-Based Partnership Research Programme. He has published a book on service-learning and engaged scholarship called Service-Learning: A Movement's Pioneers Reflect on its Origins, Practice, and Future. Learn more about our Visiting Professors.