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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs


The Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs advances research and teaching about the world beyond the borders of the United States. We support cutting-edge international scholarship and global engagement across Northwestern’s twelve undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. 

The offices under our umbrella include the Global Learning Office, Office of International Student and Scholar Services and Office of Global Safety and Security. Together, we support international learning for the next generations of global citizens. 

Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Our Leadership & Staff

Our leaders and staff work to make the Buffett Institute a beacon for global affairs.

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Our Offices

Our offices manage the University’s central international programs and services while also creating and supporting Northwestern’s Global Strategic Plan.

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Our Scholars

We host visiting scholars as well as a Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies each year in addition to supporting cohorts of Faculty Fellows and Global Impacts Graduate Fellows.

Meet our scholars

Our Governance

Cross-campus and external committees of faculty, staff and other stakeholders provide expert guidance and support for our work. 
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