June 24, 2021
The Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to welcome Dr. Vilna Bashi Treitler as Weinberg College’s Osborn Professor of Sociology and as a Northwestern Buffett Institute Faculty Fellow as of the 2021-22 academic year.
June 17, 2021
Attention Northwestern students. Are you curious, creative and action-oriented? Are you eager to connect with other students from across the globe, learn lifelong skills, and make a positive impact on global challenges? If so, apply now to be a Northwestern Student Delegate to the U7+ Worldwide Student Forum 2021: Climate Change–Intergenerational Conflict or Intergenerational Alliance?
June 17, 2021
In this Northwestern Buffet "Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities" webinar, learning scientist Nichole Pinkard and Chicago Medal of Honor Recipient Natasha Smith-Walker shared examples and frameworks based upon lessons learned in a multi-year collaboration to reimagine partnerships with the community and civic institutions to build pathways and on-roads to STEM in ways that connect to the community. Austin serves as the demonstration community leveraging community value holders (parks, community-based organizations, schools, etc.)
Northwestern Buffett Global Working Group Tackling Environmental Challenges in Marginalized Communities
June 4, 2021
A Northwestern Buffett Global Working Group including researchers from 10 disciplines across eight Northwestern University Schools along with experts from the World Wildlife Fund, Nature Conservancy and Argonne National Lab are working to identify creative approaches to addressing some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
June 1, 2021
Survey evidence from 16 developing countries shows widespread employment loss and declines in income and food security since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. These patterns are apparent in Ghana. In this Northwestern Buffett "Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities" webinar, Chris Udry, professor of Economics at Northwestern University, and Robert Darko Osei, vice dean for the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Ghana, discussed the dynamic effects that COVID lockdown policies have had on employment and show how substantial, randomized mobile money transfers to individuals in poor households affected social distancing, food security, and work patterns.
May 7, 2021
In this Northwestern Buffett "Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities" webinar, Northwestern University associate professor of History Lina Britto was joined by journalist and author of Drug War Capitalism Dawn Marie Paley to break down dominant myths around narcotrafficking and the war on drugs in Mexico and Colombia.
April 28, 2021
Northwestern Professor of Law Erin Delaney and Northwestern Assistant Professor of Sociology Beth Redbird will join forces to study the power processes that have shaped tribal constitutions with the support of an almost $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
April 28, 2021
Northwestern Buffett recently connected with international student Maria Beatriz Rocha (Weinberg, '22), who shared her experiences at Northwestern and how they’ve shaped her interests.
April 22, 2021
In this Northwestern Buffett "Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities" webinar, using the advent of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as a backdrop, Dr. Amara Enyia, Managing Director of Diaspora Rising, explores issues related to historically exploitative trade and economic practices in Africa and the Caribbean. Dr. Amara examines systems being built around the world—in part due to COVID-19 and in part due to skyrocketing inequality—that highlight how those dynamics are shifting, how new post-COVID trade agreements can evolve, and how countries are leaning in to notions of self-sufficiency and self-determination.
April 16, 2021
The Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to welcome Rana Kazkaz as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies in the Program of Middle Eastern and North African Studies for the fall quarter of the 2021-22 academic year.