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GlobeMed Sweater Sale Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 18, 2019
Since 2012, the students of GlobeMed’s Northwestern chapter have been working with The Adonai Child Development Centre, a Ugandan NGO that cares for children orphaned or abandoned as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis and civil unrest in Uganda. Although the GlobeMed program hosts small bake sales and other fundraising events throughout the year, by far their most popular is their annual Ugly Sweater Sale.


Welcoming new international students to Northwestern

Welcoming new international students to Northwestern

November 12, 2019
From greeting international graduate and undergraduate students at O’Hare all the way up to the final s’mores picnic on the lakefill, staff from the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) and campus partners welcomed a new cohort this September.

Active Global Working Groups

November 12, 2019
Our groups are comprised of diverse global scholars, policymakers, and stakeholders – from seven countries. Northwestern faculty participants and graduate student participants are shared below.

TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS)

November 12, 2019
The Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) was created in 2013 and joined Northwestern Buffett last year. This summer, as with any summer, OGSS was busy supporting both outbound and inbound students on their study abroad experiences.
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Visiting faculty: Dr. Anthony Fung

November 12, 2019
Dr. Anthony Fung, Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Journalism and Communications, will serve as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Culture in the upcoming Winter 2020 quarter.
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A message from the executive director

November 12, 2019
In many parts of the world, people are increasingly turning away from foreignness of all kinds—from foreign persons to unfamiliar ideas. Many consider foreignness to be synonymous with dangerous, repelling, or just plain uninteresting. Relatedly, trust in experts and the unfamiliar or complicated knowledge they possess is eroding.
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Buffett Student and Scholar achievements

November 12, 2019
Carine Kanimba, a GESI-Nicaragua 2016 alum and Northwestern University Community for Human Rights Executive Board member, gave a TEDx Talk in Portland on “The Power of Forgiveness.”


Tim McLellan joins Northwestern Buffett

August 1, 2019
Tim McLellan has joined Northwestern Buffett as a visiting postdoctoral scholar, splitting his time between Annelise Riles' Maier Award research and the work of the Global Collaboration team.