Exploring Global Challenges

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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

The Global Politics and Religion faculty research group brings together innovative thinkers in search of new understandings of and creative responses to the challenges of socially and religiously diverse worlds.

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

GESI 2016 students who will travel to Uganda

Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies

Renowned artist and academic Pippa Skotnes is the 2017 Visiting Professor of International Studies. Her undergraduate course, "Framing the World and the Book," will discuss the way in which composition reflects a human view of the world.