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Russia's War on Ukraine: Events, Media and Commentary

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Ukrainian Scholars Visit Northwestern, Virtually, Amid Ongoing War

Northwestern Buffett provided Virtual Visitorship grants to 29 displaced Ukrainian scholars during the Spring 2022 quarter. These grants offered the Northwestern community opportunities to interact with and learn from Ukrainian scholars, while supporting scholars from Ukraine in continuing their work from the conflict zone.


Fireside Chat with with former U.S. ambassador Steven McGann

October 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1800 Sherman Avenue

Please join the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs for a fireside chat with former U.S. ambassador Steven...

Conference on AI & National Security

October 20, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
1800 Sherman Avenue

The Conference on AI & National Security will mark the launch of the new Northwestern Security & AI Lab (NSAIL) led by N...