Buffett 2017 fall quarter highlights

December 20, 2017

The Buffett Institute had a busy start to the academic year. Here are some photo highlights from Buffett’s fall quarter:
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The Global Poverty Research Lab held its first major event, a conference hosted with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). The Annual Researcher Gathering on Financial Inclusion and Social Protection was held October 27 and 28 at the Allen Center to convene top scholars in development economics. The conference was kicked off by Lab co-director, Buffett faculty fellow, and IPA founder Dean Karlan (above, left) and IPA executive director Annie Duflo (center) and included presentations from Lab affiliates such as Cynthia Kinnan, associate professor of economics (right).

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Author, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett came to Northwestern to perform “A Concert and Conversation” at Galvin Recital Hall on October 12 (above, left). Before the concert, he met with the student group International Gender Equality Movement to talk about his work in women’s empowerment (center). Peter’s family joined him in Evanston to attend the concert, including Bertie Buffett, who met with undergraduate recipients of Buffett scholarships (right).

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Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor in International Studies Pap Ndiaye (above, left) presented his lecture, “Rumors and Echoes of the Civil Rights Movement in Africa” on November 14. The lecture dove deep into the history of the American civil rights movement and how it was seen, interpreted, and analyzed in parts of colonial Africa, from World War I to the 1960s and beyond. Provost Jonathan Holloway (right) introduced Ndiaye at the event.