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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, almost 80 million people fled war, persecution and conflict in 2019. Millions more continue to suffer duress and oppression in their home countries. Beginning in fall 2020, Northwestern Buffett’s new "Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities" webinar series will spotlight current events and efforts to reach United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The series will focus on a different UN SDG each quarter, beginning with Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions in September 2020. Webinars will examine the ways in which existing infrastructures promote injustice, and explore what we must do to foster peaceful, inclusive and just societies.

Our last webinar series featured Northwestern faculty and other experts sharing their perspectives on the global implications of COVID-19. We've curated some of the most provocative insights and ideas from that series, and you can find full summaries and recordings of each webinar here.


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