November 17, 2021
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.”
October 25, 2021 – from U7+ ALLIANCE OF WORLD UNIVERSITIES
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.
July 12, 2021
Renowned cybersecurity and counterterrorism expert V.S. Subrahmanian will join the Northwestern Engineering faculty on September 1, 2021 as Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science with a joint appointment as faculty fellow at the Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs.
Vilna Bashi Treitler Appointed Northwestern Buffett Faculty Fellow and Weinberg College’s Osborn Professor of Sociology
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.