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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Global Careers Speaker Series

The Buffett Institute's Global Career Speaker Series connects Northwestern PhD students with alumni and leaders across sectors for conversations on a wide range of exciting career paths in international affairs, policy and development. All Global Career Speakers Series events will take place on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. CT, beginning January 7, 2021.


Winter 2021

January 7: Bonnie Daniels ’69

Former Director at Management Systems International (MSI)

MSI is an international management consulting firm; Bonnie has experience working on activities sponsored by the World Bank, United Nations, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

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January 28: Owain Johnstone

Policy Advisor, Ethical Trading Initiative
Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

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February 25: Mrittika Sen ’17 PhD

Entrepreneur and Research and Development Consultant, Write Matters
Communication Studies, Northwestern University

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March 18: Mamadou Bodian

Researcher, Sahel and West Africa Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Political Science, University of Florida

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Spring 2021

April 1: Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi ’04 PhD

International Relations and Negotiation Expert, former U.S. diplomat
Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

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April 22: Careers in International Development Panel

Panelists to be announced

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April 29: Careers in Research Panel

Ari Shaw  ’17 PhD
Director of International Programs, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Political Science, Northwestern University

Clemens Ackermann ’17 PhD
Research Coordination and Internationalization, ARENA2036
German and Critical Theory, Northwestern University

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May 13: Sakhile Matlhare ’14 MA, ’17 PhD

Co-Founder and Art Director, Sakhile&Me
Sociology, Northwestern University

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May 27: Catherine Kelly

Assistant Professor of Justice and Rule of Law, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; previously U.S. Department of State consultant
Government, Harvard University

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June 3: Career Changes and Combinations Panel

Panelists to be announced

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