Global Humanities Initiative

Founded in the fall of 2015, the Global Humanities Initiative brings much-needed attention not only to the rich humanistic traditions of the non-West, but also to the relevance of those traditions for global development and public policy. It places Northwestern within a vital international conversation about the continuing role of the humanities in building a more just, tolerant, and humane 21st century.


Rajeev Kinra, History:

Laura Brueck, Asian Languages and Cultures:

Graduate Assistant

Alex Hobson, History:

GHI announces winners of new translation prize

In partnership with Northwestern University Press (NUP), we have announced the winners of the inaugural Global Humanities Translation Prize.

The $5,000 prize is awarded for a translation-in-progress of a non-Western literary or scholarly text, and honors two winners this year. Read more.

Ali Aftab Saeed and Saad Sultan: Live in Concert


Northwestern University, April 19, 2016