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COP27 delegation joins global partners in fight against climate change

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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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Northwestern Buffett Global Working Groups Tackle Complex Global Challenges

Northwestern Buffett continues to support Global Working Groups undertaking collaborative, interdisciplinary research that addresses complex global challenges related to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In recent months, many of our Global Working Groups have forged ahead with developing and disseminating their work through an exciting range of initiatives.


BHM Global Week "What's Poppin: Advice & Resources for Black Stud...

February 21, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
1914 Sheridan Road, 1914 Sheridan Road

What's Poppin? is a bimonthly programming series highlighting Black Northwestern staff, faculty, and graduate/profession...

Black History Month Global Week Keynote Speaker: Andrew Gordon

February 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Scott Hall, 601 University Place

Andrew Gordon is an award-winning social impact entrepreneur and CEO & Founder of Includifi, an inclusion management sof...

Black History Month Global Week: Traveling While Black Panel

February 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive

Our panel of black travelers will discuss how identity and travel have intersected during their experiences exploring th...