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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Global Career 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 9:30 a.m. CT, beginning December 2, 2021.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Panel – December 2, 2021

Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi ’04 PhD
International Relations and Negotiation Expert, former U.S. diplomat
Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
Sakhile Matlhare ’14 MA, ’17 PhD
Co-Founder and Art Director, Sakhile&Me
Sociology, Northwestern University
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International Development Panel – February 3, 2022

Owain Johnstone
Partnerships Manager, Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre
Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
Martin Walter ’12 PhD
Infrastructure and Energy Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Political Science, Northwestern University & Paris Institute of Political Studies
Una Osili ’99 PhD
Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University
Economics, Northwestern University
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Non-profits Panel – March 17, 2022

Loren Mayor ’99
Chief Operating Officer, World Wildlife Fund
Theatre, Northwestern University     
Sam Kling ’17 PhD
Fellow & Director of Global Cities Research, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Urban History, Northwestern University
Izabel Olson ’14 PhD
Founder and CEO, Salt & Light Coalition
Learning Sciences, Northwestern University
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Research Pathways Panel – April 21, 2022

Jasmine Lucas ’20 PhD
Analyst, inThought Research
Neurobiology, Northwestern University
Ari Shaw ’17 PhD
Director of International Programs, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Political Science, Northwestern University
Elisa Lanari ’19 PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Anthropology, Northwestern University
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