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Ukrainian Scholars Visit Northwestern, Virtually, Amid Ongoing War

September 21, 2022
Northwestern Buffett provided Virtual Visitorship grants to 29 displaced Ukrainian scholars during the Spring 2022 quarter. These grants offered the Northwestern community opportunities to interact with and learn from Ukrainian scholars, while supporting scholars from Ukraine in continuing their work from the conflict zone.

Northwestern Buffett’s GlobeMed alumni help launch new movement to prevent future pandemics

September 21, 2022
In the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of activists that included alumni from the Northwestern Buffett-supported student organization GlobeMed laid the foundation for Right2Health Action, a new grassroots movement dedicated to addressing the structural drivers of pandemics that have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable communities in the United States and around the world. We recently sat down with former GlobeMed Executive Director and Right2Health Action co-founder Jon Shaffer to discuss the movement.

Race, Caste and Colorism Group launches new community arts space & exhibition

September 21, 2022
Northwestern Buffett’s Race, Caste and Colorism Global Working Group recently partnered with the SpaceShift Collective to launch Starlight, a new community arts space and artist workshop open until October 29, 2022. Starlight is an immersive exhibition exploring the history and future of Black and South Asian solidarity on Chicago's Devon Avenue, one of the most diverse streets in America and a cultural hub for Chicago's large South Asian community.

Northwestern team wins first annual U7+ Student Challenge

July 20, 2022
A Northwestern University team won the first annual U7+ Alliance of World Universities Student Challenge, a competition held in France last June where students from around the world pitched projects that would address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals using technology and innovation.

Q&A with Northwestern Buffett Deputy Director Baron Reed

July 12, 2022
We recently sat down with our new Deputy Director Baron Reed to discuss his professional journey at Northwestern, how he initially got involved with Northwestern Buffett and the importance of collaborative, interdisciplinary academic work.

Northwestern student reflects on her experiences and lessons learned traveling to Antarctica

June 29, 2022
Northwestern Buffett recently sat down with Northwestern senior Sherry Xue (School of Communication, ’22) to discuss her experiences and lessons learned traveling to Antarctica as part of the 2041 Climate Force Arctic Expedition in March. In this conversation, Sherry told us about the steps she took to prepare for the trip, the inspiring conversations she had with other program participants, how the experience impacted the way she thinks about climate change, and how it influenced her personal and professional plans.

Global universities urge G7 leaders to bolster academic freedom

June 24, 2022
The U7+ Alliance of World Universities issued a statement urging leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) to defend academic freedom, warning that a resurgence of autocracy is thwarting the institutional autonomy of higher education and its ability to fulfill its mission.

Fiona Hill: Ukraine invasion ‘is all about history’

May 19, 2022
On May 16, Northwestern Buffett held a Fireside Chat with Fiona Hill, senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at The Brookings Institution. As an expert in geopolitical and foreign policy issues, Fiona offered insight into Russia's ongoing war on Ukraine and its implications.

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