Karl W. Eikenberry named executive director of the Buffett Institute
Staff and leadership at the Buffett Institute are delighted to welcome Karl Eikenberry as its new executive director. His leadership will help continue to transform global studies at Northwestern.
Introducing the Buffett Institute Postdocs
The Buffett academic community continues to grow and evolve in exciting ways thanks to Roberta Buffett Elliott’s recent gift. The Institute welcomed its first cohort of postdoctoral fellows in September 2015.
The United States Refugee Resettlement Progra...
Discussion Panel & Reception Thursday, December 3, 6:00pm-9:00pm At the Segal Visitors Center (1841 Sheri...
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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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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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Başak Yavçan is the 2015–16 Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Visiting Scholar. Her current research focuses on the intergroup dynamics resulting from the mass influx of Syrian refugees in Turkey. Learn about our more than 20 current visiting scholars.