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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

At Northwestern Buffett, we're asking hard questions...

  1. Can social media rebuild journalistic freedom?
  2. Can marginalized communities reverse the environmental challenges that impact them

... and we're finding new partners to help answer them.

  1. Can universities across the world partner to solve today's toughest problems?
  2. Can students build a grassroots movement to improve health around the world?

The new genius is a collaborative genius. Discover the ways Buffett is bringing teams together to solve complex problems.

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We believe that relationships – among individuals and institutions, globally and locally – can fuel knowledge and develop solutions to global challenges.

Our Work and Impact

Northwestern University’s Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs brings together the brightest minds from across Northwestern University and around the world to address critical global challenges that cannot be solved from a singular disciplinary or geographic perspective. Our mission is to foster meaningful engagement across borders of all kinds. We create opportunities for dialogue across academic disciplines—the humanities, social sciences, business, law, medicine, the arts and more—and catalyze connections between researchers and experts from government, industry, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations worldwide.

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News

GlobeMed celebrates 15 years of lasting impact in global health equity

This year marks the 15th anniversary of GlobeMed, a Northwestern Buffett-supported student organization dedicated to mobilizing students and grassroots leaders to improve public health worldwide. Originally founded in 2006 by a group of Northwestern students seeking opportunities to contribute to global health equity, GlobeMed has grown into a network of thousands of students across 36 university-based chapters throughout the United States as well as grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Events

Northwestern Buffett Faculty Open House #1

September 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you working on a research problem of global consequence? Are you curious to consider new ways your research might af...

Northwestern Buffett Faculty Open House #2

September 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you working on a research problem of global consequence? Are you curious to consider new ways your research might af...

[New Frontiers in Global Research Series] The Aesthetics of the U...

September 30, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This event is part of the Northwestern Buffett Institute's New Frontiers in Global Research Initiative, through which we...