Faculty engage in conversation at Tel Aviv University lunch

Faculty conversations organized to strengthen university partnerships

The Buffett Institute is inviting faculty to join a series of lunch conversations about potential multi-faceted partnerships with international universities.

Global Poverty Research Lab offers new programs and study abroad opportunities for undergraduates

Undergraduates have the option to study in Ghana or work as a research assistant at the Lab.

Groundbreaking Caravans of Gold exhibit opens at the Block Museum with support from the Buffett Institute

The exhibit celebrates Africa's global significance from the 8th to 16th centuries.

Northwestern names Rachel Riedl as the director of the Program of African Studies

Political scientist and associate professor Rachel Beatty Riedl has been appointed as director of the Program of African Studies (PAS) at the Buffett Institute, taking on a prominent role in helping carry out the Buffett Institute’s mission and vision for global studies at Northwestern.

Atlas Corps Fellows from Kenya and Vietnam strengthen the Buffett Institute's undergraduate programs

Catherine Miano and Ha Nguyen bring their experience to support the Buffett Institute's Global Engagement office.

Fred Swaniker

Higher education innovator and entrepreneur Fred Swaniker named the 2018 Buffett Award winner

Ghanaian entrepreneur Fred Swaniker has been selected as the 2018 Buffett Award recipient.

ISITA workshop 2017

ISITA brings African curators and the Herskovits Library together for workshop on African Arabic manuscripts

Participants took part in lectures, hands-on sessions with Arabic and ajami manuscripts from the Herskovits Library of African Studies’ rich collection, and site visits to Chicago area libraries.

Global Poverty Research Lab

Renowned economists launch Buffett’s Global Poverty Research Lab

Along with founding directors Chris Udry and Dean Karlan, the Lab will comprise a growing group of scholars at Northwestern who study development economics.

Art from Pippa Skotnes' 2004 exhibition, Lamb of God

Artist, academic Pippa Skotnes joins Buffett as Visiting Professor of International Studies

Pippa Skotnes joins the Buffett Institute community as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies. Her work explores themes based in South African history, including colonialism and apartheid.

NaiCode co-founders

Buffett SIGP spotlight: Timothy Mwiti helps create a coding bootcamp in Nairobi

As part of his internship, Mwiti helped students develop their own apps and network with tech leaders in "Silicon Savannah."

FSD site director Margaret Amanyire with Northwestern students

An interview with FSD site director and GESI partner Margaret Nassozi Amanyire

Margaret Nassozi Amanyire is the director at FSD’s Jinja, Uganda office. She was the first site director to work with GESI in developing its international development programs for undergraduates.

Q&A with Regina Honu, 2017 Buffett Award Winner

2017 Buffett Award winner Regina Agyare Honu answers a few questions about herself and her work.

Regina Agyare Honu

Buffett undergraduate affiliates select Regina Agyare Honu as the 2017 Buffett Award winner

Buffett Institute undergraduate affiliates have chosen Regina Honu as their 2017 Buffett Award winner.

Hannah's homestay in Kenya

The GESI homestay experience: Kakamega, Kenya

GESI host families offer the rare opportunity to truly integrate undergraduates into the local culture and build meaningful relationships that will last long past their stay.

Buffett funds more than 30 undergrads to research and work abroad this summer

Check out where our Buffett International SiGP winners, Buffett supplemental grant winners, and CBR Fellows are living and working this summer.

Ala Volume V convers Islamic scholarship in Mauritania and the Western Sahara

ISITA celebrates research milestone with publication of Arabic Literature of Africa Volume V

Developed at Northwestern over the last two decades, the five ALA volumes and the foundation upon which a whole new field of study has been built.

Thanks to Roberta Buffett's gift, the Buffett Center transformed into an Institute in 2015

Celebrating our first year as the Buffett Institute

Check out the new programs and opportunities launched at the Buffett Institute over the past year.

Galya Ruffer and panelists from refugee resettlement event

Fall events at Buffett tackle critical issues surrounding Syrian refugees and refugee resettlement

For the fall quarter, the Buffett Institute hosted a series of events that examined the Syrian refugee crisis and encouraged public dialogue on issues surrounding forced migration and refugee resettlement.

Buffett Research Group Spotlight: Global Politics & Religion

Global Politics and Religion (GPR) brings together innovative thinkers to respond to the challenges of a socially and religiously diverse world.

CBR Fellowships for Buffett Institute undergraduates

Community-Based Research Fellowship allows GESI alums to build their own research projects abroad

Learn about undergraduate summer research projects at the Buffett Institute.

CFMS Geneva Interns 2015

Buffett Institute and SIGP Fund Undergraduate Internships at UN Conference on Refugees

This summer, funding from the Buffett Institute and the Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP)

CFMS Director Galya Ruffer and 2015 Geneva Interns

CFMS Works in Pursuit of Solutions at the UNHCR Annual Consultations in Geneva

The Center for Forced Migration Studies goes to UNHCR's Annual Consultations with NGOs to discuss refugee rights and protection,

Roberta Buffett gives $100M to Global Studies at Northwestern

Research groups, programs, and partnerships new in fall 2015

As part of the competitive Big Idea and Global Partnership funding initiatives, the Buffett Institute will provide significant funding to launch three interdisciplinary research groups, five working groups, and four new or broadened global partnerships.

Jeffrey Sachs to Speak at Northwestern Global Health Event

Announcing Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Sachs for Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Buffett Institute is sponsoring an interdisciplinary symposium on global health November 19-20, 2015.

GESI Receives EDIE Award

GESI Honored with Excellence in Diversifying International Education (EDIE) Award

The Buffet Institute accepted the EDIE award on behalf of Northwestern during the Third Annual Diversity Abroad Conference.

GESI Students in Jinja, Uganda

Learning Where the Shoe Pinches Most

The ongoing relationship between ORUDE and GESI has been an exceptional example of the type of social impact that can be achieved through mutual respect and thoughtful collaboration.

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Fresh insights on old controversies in the Middle East

MENA faculty members present groundbreaking research in their first book, On the Ground.

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Northwestern's Connection to Timbuktu

Northwestern-trained team works to save Timbuktu manuscripts.

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GESI Program: Undergraduate struggles and successes with international development

From planting community gardens to decontaminating water, GESI participants share their experience working on community-development around the world.