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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

At Northwestern Buffett, we're asking hard questions...

  1. Can social media rebuild journalistic freedom?
  2. Can marginalized communities reverse the environmental challenges that impact them

... and we're finding new partners to help answer them.

  1. Can universities across the world partner to solve today's toughest problems?
  2. Can students build a grassroots movement to improve health around the world?

The new genius is a collaborative genius. Discover the ways Buffett is bringing teams together to solve complex problems.

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We believe that relationships – among individuals and institutions, globally and locally – can fuel knowledge and develop solutions to global challenges.

Our Work and Impact

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.

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Events

Northwestern Buffett Fireside Chat with Senator Tammy Duckworth

December 2, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

As secretariat of the U7+ Alliance of World Universities, Northwestern University has been especially focused on climate...

Northwestern Buffett Fireside Chat with Christian Madsbjerg

December 6, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1800 Sherman Avenue

Christian Madsbjerg is a professor of applied humanities at The New School for Social Research and co-founder of ReD Ass...