Exploring Global Challenges

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Protecting refugees where there is no legal safety net

Academics and practitioners from around the world meet to deliberate on refugee protection.

In May, the Center for Forced Migration Studies convened a workshop on protecting the world’s displaced people.

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Learning Where the Shoe Pinches Most

How an eight year relationship between GESI and a community partner in Uganda has come to bear fruit.

The ongoing relationship between ORUDE and GESI has been an exceptional example of the type of social impact that can be achieved through mutual respect and thoughtful collaboration.

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Fresh insights on old controversies in the Middle East

Buffett Institute scholars explore the growth, destruction, turmoil, and power shifts in the region.

MENA faculty members present groundbreaking research in their first book, On the Ground.

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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 Center for Forced Migration Studies is one of the country’s only academic groups studying refugee conditions and rights. In addition to research and its clinical program CFMS provides training.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Nabeel Khoury

Nabeel Khoury works on projects and programs that highlight America's role in the Middle East, as well as the emerging political and cultural changes taking place across the Middle East and North Africa. See our more than 20 current visiting scholars.