Exploring Global Challenges

Scholarship • Engagement • Collaboration

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Our Global Focus

Research

We bring together scholars from many fields to examine challenges such as religious freedom, military power, energy security and more.

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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.

Student Engagement

In addition to our international research, we encourage engagement through study abroad and support for students hoping to make a difference in the world.

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Featured Opportunity

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.

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Webcasts

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.

Our People

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.

Spotlight

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Tim Stanton

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.