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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Northwestern Global Council

About the Council

This council of senior leaders from each of Northwestern’s schools best positioned to represent each school on global programming and curricula is charged with defining key priorities for the globalization of the university, developing and implementing policies relating to internationalization, and with sharing information and coordinating initiatives among the schools.

Areas of focus for the council include global learning, global safety and security, international students and scholars, global partnerships, the globalization of research initiatives, the internationalization of the curriculum, globalizing Northwestern’s engagement mission, and the development and implementation of Northwestern’s globalization strategic plan. The council will also serve as a conduit between the schools and Northwestern Buffett.


Elizabeth Bennett

Associate Dean, Journalism and Assistant Professor of Journalism
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Pablo Boczkowski

Professor; Director, MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises
School of Communication

Ann Bradlow

Professor of Linguistics; Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Drew Edward Davies

Chair of the Department of Music Studies, Associate Professor of Musicology
Bienen School of Music 

Michael Fishman

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research; Strunk Professor of Financial Institutions
Kellogg School of Management

Lorenzo Gallon

Director of International Relations, Medical Director of the Translational Medicine Program
Feinberg School of Medicine

Matthew Grayson

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; AT&T Research Professor
McCormick School of Engineering

DJ Hoek

Associate University Librarian for Research & Engagement
Northwestern Libraries 

Jeanne Hughes

Assistant Dean
School of Education and Social Policy  

Julia Moore

Director of English Language Programs
The Graduate School

Kim Rapp

Assistant Vice President for International Relations
Office of International Relations

Jim Speta

Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law; Vice Dean
Pritzker School of Law

Hariclea Zengos

Senior Associate Dean, Director of the Liberal Arts Program; Professor in Residence
Northwestern University in Qatar