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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

2023 Idea Incubation Showcase

Learn more about Northwestern Buffett's Global Working Groups.

The Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs' annual Idea Incubation Process offers Northwestern faculty unique opportunities to explore global problems and workshop solutions alongside scholars from across disciplines as well as outside partners. To date, Northwestern Buffett has engaged more than 220 researchers from 68 Northwestern University departments and 10 Northwestern schools in its Idea Incubation Process.

On May 1, 2023, Northwestern Buffett hosted a showcase of the research projects stemming from its 2022–23 Idea Incubation Process. The showcase featured faculty presentations on the interdisciplinary research projects Northwestern Buffett will support in the coming years, as well as commentary from the panel of experts who assessed the merits of this year’s project proposals on the basis of their potential for societal impact. The showcase also offered faculty updates from Northwestern Buffett’s existing Global Working Groups and their projects underway.