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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Programs & Groups

Northwestern Buffett is an incubator, facilitating the growth and exchange of ideas that address global issues.  Learn about core activities that drive these ideas.

Visiting Scholars Program

Our longstanding Visiting Scholars Program allows academics from around the world to collaborate with the Northwestern Buffett and University communities. If you are interested in becoming a visiting scholar at the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, please visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website for application information. Questions should be directed to Theresa Johnson.

Digital Forums

On this multilingual online platform, scholars and practitioners from around the world come together to engage in robust conversations across fields, disciplines, geographic locations, and specializations to address critical global issues. Recent topics include Democracy & Truth” and Smart & Shrinking Cities.

Global Working Groups

Global Working Groups are designed to support up to two years of collaborative activities, including intensive research and active measures to influence policy, distribute solutions, and mitigate the impact of the challenge on target countries/communities. Digital forums are used to explore critical questions that arise and to supplement Working Group member input with additional contributions from relevant interdisciplinary and international experts.

Two Global Working Groups—focused on gender justice and banking and finance—are currently active.