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Universities Take Coordinated Action to Address Climate Crisis

December 14, 2021 – from Group of Nations G7/G20 Global Briefing Report
Northwestern Buffett Executive Director Annelise Riles and U7+ Alliance presidential delegates from the University of Toronto and University of Edinburgh discuss the U7+ Alliance of Universities commitment to climate action in the October 2021 Group of Nations G7/G20 Global Briefing Report.

Northwestern Buffett Fireside Chat with Christian Madsbjerg

December 7, 2021 – from Youtube
Christian Madsbjerg is a professor of applied humanities at The New School for Social Research and co-founder of ReD Associates, a consultancy dedicated to humanizing business strategy through the social sciences. Based on his work with some of the world's largest companies, including Ford, Adidas and Chanel, Christian's latest book Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm takes a provocative stand against the tyranny of big data in the age of algorithms.

Northwestern Buffett Fireside Chat with Senator Tammy Duckworth

December 2, 2021 – from Youtube
As a post-COP26 event, Northwestern Buffett hosted a Fireside Chat with Senator Tammy Duckworth on December 2. Senator Duckworth talked about her leadership in the Senate on issues of climate justice affecting underserved communities, as both a founding member of the Senate’s Environmental Justice Caucus and sitting member of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis.

29 universities commit to lowering emissions, enhancing access to climate education

October 28, 2021 – from Northwestern Now
The U7+ Alliance of World Universities issued a statement on October 25 declaring their commitment to supporting the implementation of climate goals coming out of the COP26 conference in Glasgow. The presidents of 29 universities from 12 countries voted to adopt the commitments set forth in the statement, recognizing that "climate change is a global challenge that presents serious threats to natural environments, human health, security and economic stability.”

GlobeMed celebrates 15 years of lasting impact in global health equity

August 30, 2021
This year marks the 15th anniversary of GlobeMed, a Northwestern Buffett-supported student organization dedicated to mobilizing students and grassroots leaders to improve public health worldwide. Originally founded in 2006 by a group of Northwestern students seeking opportunities to contribute to global health equity, GlobeMed has grown into a network of thousands of students across 36 university-based chapters throughout the United States as well as grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

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