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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Northwestern University Announced as Host of 2020 U7+ Global Summit

President Schapiro announced today that Northwestern has been selected to host the 2nd annual U7+ Global Summit. On June 2-3, 2020, we will have the honor of hosting more than 100 presidents and other top leaders from more than 50 universities worldwide.

We at Northwestern Buffett are deeply energized by this opportunity to help advance the collective work of University leaders and scholars on the world stage. Northwestern’s selection as host for the Summit stems from Buffett’s invaluable work and efforts to continue building upon the University’s decades-long relationship with The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), which hosted the inaugural U7+ Summit last year.

This is a crucial moment for Northwestern Buffett and the wider Northwestern community as we advance steadily toward the launch of the University’s ambitious global strategic plan, and the realization of our mission to be a catalyst for global collaboration and social good.

I encourage you to watch this site and other Northwestern communication channels for updates on planning and preparation for this exciting event.

Annelise Riles
Executive Director, Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs