Faculty fellow Wendy Pearlman helps explain the Syrian humanitarian crisis through Syrians’ own voices
For the past several years, faculty fellow Wendy Pearlman has documented the stories of displaced Syrians in the Middle East and Europe.
Buffett undergraduate research published in journals dedicated to improving global service learning experiences
Wendy Roldan, Caroline Olsen, and Chris Harlow all studied outcomes and sustainability of international service learning projects.
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.
Pippa Skotnes joins the Buffett Institute community as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies. Her work explores themes based in South African history, including colonialism and apartheid.
As part of his internship, Mwiti helped students develop their own apps and network with tech leaders in "Silicon Savannah."
Morrissey serves as the main support for the 14 scholars of the Arryman Program. Her nomination for the Ver Steeg Award was a joint effort by the Arryman students.
Our affiliates frequently lend expertise on crucial global issues, and their contributions and commentary surrounding the executive order on immigration are evidence of the breadth of our community.
The Buffett Institute underscores Northwestern President Schapiro’s statement regarding the January 27 executive order on immigration.
To produce these findings, Henke worked with undergraduate members of Buffett’s War and Society working group.
November 2-4, 2016, the Keyman Program hosted "Historical and Comparative Perspectives of Kurdish Politics" to discuss an important global issue that often goes ignored by US academics.
Margaret Nassozi Amanyire is the director at FSD’s Jinja, Uganda office. She was the first site director to work with GESI in developing its international development programs for undergraduates.
2017 Buffett Award winner Regina Agyare Honu answers a few questions about herself and her work.
Buffett Institute undergraduate affiliates have chosen Regina Honu as their 2017 Buffett Award winner.
Each year, the Davis Projects for Peace program awards a $10,000 grant to an undergraduate to design grassroots “projects for peace.”
GESI host families offer the rare opportunity to truly integrate undergraduates into the local culture and build meaningful relationships that will last long past their stay.
Meg brings more than a decade of Northwestern leadership experience to Buffett as it expands its research and activities.
In collaboration with local staff, students participating in GESI completed community development projects across the world.
Check out where our Buffett International SiGP winners, Buffett supplemental grant winners, and CBR Fellows are living and working this summer.
Held June 19-12 at Northwestern's Chicago campus, the conference was made possible by the Buffett Institute’s Global Partnership initiative.
The Buffett Institute for Global Studies and the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) hosted the Global Inequality Workshop on May 12-13, 2016.
Brian leaves Northwestern this July to become the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. We wish him all the best!
The Center for Forced Migration Studies has organized multiple events across Chicago in honor of the day.
A message from the Provost and the Vice President for Research at Northwestern.
The Maguire Chair is a distinguished senior research position appointed by the Librarian of Congress.
We are pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Buffett Institute’s “Big Ideas” grants as well as the graduate student organized conference award.
The Panama Papers: how global money slips through legal cracks, and how a Buffett research group is working to find solutions.
Born out of a call for "big ideas" in global research, the Global Capitalism & Law research group investigates how capitalism shapes the law and, likewise, how law shapes capitalism.
Ambassador Karl Eikenberry update from Northwestern University Provost Dan Linzer
The documentary, which is part video and part interactive website, profiles the lives of banana farmers in Ecuador, whose struggle with poverty and the hazardous health conditions of banana farming inspired Katherine and Leah to make the film.
Developed at Northwestern over the last two decades, the five ALA volumes and the foundation upon which a whole new field of study has been built.
GESI’s commitment to global partnerships and community-based learning has helped it stand out from other study abroad programs.
From the Paris conference to presidential candidate speeches, climate change is an increasingly crucial part of the conversation about the most pressing issues of our day. This quarter, the Buffett Institute is hosting a series of events that explore the climate crisis from a variety of viewpoints and experiences.
Check out the new programs and opportunities launched at the Buffett Institute over the past year.
As the deadline to study abroad in the fall approaches, make sure you know why participating in the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a great option! Many of you have already signed up for the summer program, but there here is why fall can be a better option for many students.
For the fall quarter, the Buffett Institute hosted a series of events that examined the Syrian refugee crisis and encouraged public dialogue on issues surrounding forced migration and refugee resettlement.
Global Politics and Religion (GPR) brings together innovative thinkers to respond to the challenges of a socially and religiously diverse world.
Learn about undergraduate summer research projects at the Buffett Institute.
Every year Northwestern’s Associated Student Government receives nominations from the student body of outstanding professors who go above and beyond their expectations. Congratulations to Buffett-affiliated faculty who made the ASG Faculty Honor Role.
In January 2015, Northwestern announced Roberta Buffett Elliott’s $100 million gift to the University to create the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. To celebrate a year of continuing success, help us thank Bertie!
Our faculty affiliates frequently lend commentary and expertise on myriad topics around crucial global issues, and their contributions to the conversations that stemmed from the November 13 attacks in Paris are no different.
According to President Schapiro, Eikenberry "has played a highly visible role on the world stage with his frank and insightful ideas about some of the most critical issues of our day and will play a central role in taking the scope and impact of our global programs to an entirely new level.”
The Buffett postdoc program provides support to top-notch researchers at the very beginning of their careers, who in turn enhance the Northwestern community through participation and collaboration with multiple departments, centers, and groups on campus.
Several teams of GESI students have collaborated with Jatan Sansthan in Udaipur, India, where students helped develop their innovative and globally recognized UGER sanitary pad product.
The Buffett Institute is thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural Buffett Institute Award for Emerging Global Leaders.
Jematia Chepyator, Vivien Hastings and Kamila Muhammad worked as interns at Jatan Sansthan, a grassroots NGO that focuses on the empowerment of youth and women.
More than four million women and children die each year from indoor air pollution. This GESI project helped build the beginnings of an education and training program for communities using ecological cookers in Bolivia.
This summer, funding from the Buffett Institute and the Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP)
The Center for Forced Migration Studies goes to UNHCR's Annual Consultations with NGOs to discuss refugee rights and protection,
The Keyman Program has a new director, new course offerings, lectures, and other exciting events lined up for the 2015-2016 year.
Northwestern's Davis Project for Peace winner Maria Massucco designed a grassroots project that addressed peace in her home state of North Carolina.
In fall 2015, Buffett undergraduates have increased funding opportunities and the chance to vote for an emerging leader in global development and social change to receive the Buffett Award.
As part of the competitive Big Idea and Global Partnership funding initiatives, the Buffett Institute will provide significant funding to launch three interdisciplinary research groups, five working groups, and four new or broadened global partnerships.
The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program invites submissions to the “Streets of Turkey” photography competition.
The Buffett Institute is sponsoring an interdisciplinary symposium on global health November 19-20, 2015.
The Buffet Institute accepted the EDIE award on behalf of Northwestern during the Third Annual Diversity Abroad Conference.
One of the Buffett Institute's most popular research programs offers exceptional opportunites that continue to guide and enhance the professional careers of Northwestern alumni.
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.
Thanks to a gift from Roberta Buffett Elliott, the Buffett institute is launching several exciting opportunities
Speaker Series program.
Teaching girls about college and why they should apply.
MENA faculty members present groundbreaking research in their first book, On the Ground.
In May, the Center for Forced Migration Studies convened a workshop on protecting the world’s displaced people.
Collaborative research project studies the multiple historical trajectories, concepts, and practices of religious freedom.
Northwestern-trained team works to save Timbuktu manuscripts.
Global service learning program expands to fall quarter, adds new location in Kenya
From planting community gardens to decontaminating water, GESI participants share their experience working on community-development around the world.