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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Our Mission and Philosophy

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.  Learn more.

Our People and Programs

Convening and connecting.

People are our priority and our power. Northwestern Buffett is a community of faculty, staff, and students committed to making our world a better place through collaborative teaching, research, and problem solving.

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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Our Offices

Our offices manage the University’s central international programs and services while also creating and supporting Northwestern’s Global Strategic Plan. Meet our staff.
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Affiliated Programs and Groups