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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Propose an Idea Dialogue

Is there a problem ​of global significance you want to solve through collaborative research? Are you interested in the opportunity to speak informally with colleagues across the University about issues and questions relevant to that problem?

Northwestern Buffett hosts Idea Dialogues on global challenges impactful research can play a role in addressing and invites you to propose a dialogue via the form below. We'll coordinate the Idea Dialogue and work with you to generate a list of invitees representing a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives.

Propose an Idea Dialogue Here

Please note: Idea Dialogues must be open to all faculty members at Northwestern and address a global challenge associated with a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal​. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact  

We are now accepting proposals for Idea Dialogues for the Fall 2023!