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.

Buffett Institute conference examines Turkey's education crisis

This year's Keyman Conference focuses on education in Turkey and the policy trends shaping its future.

PHOTOS: Graduate students work on dissertation research in 32 countries with Buffett grants in summer 2018

This summer, the Buffett Institute supported 46 Northwestern graduate students doing research in 32 countries. Here are their amazing photos from the field.

Global Poverty Research Lab hosts inaugural Rookiefest for PhD students in development economics

A select group of emerging development economists presented their job market papers to scholars in the development community.

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.

Recent NU grads talk about GESI

Recent Northwestern graduates explain how GESI shaped their post-college path

Here are a few examples of recent Northwestern alums whose GESI experience helped shape their post-graduation plans.

Dean Karlan joins the Buffett Institute

Leading development economist Dean Karlan to join the Buffett Institute

Karlan's research focuses on economic issues of public policies and poverty.

Students Roldan and Olsen in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Buffett undergraduate research published in journals dedicated to improving global service learning experiences

Wendy Roldan, Caroline Olsen, and Chris Harlow all studied outcomes and sustainability of international service learning projects.

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.

Students participate in community development projects on three continents

In collaboration with local staff, students participating in GESI completed community development projects across the world.

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.

EDGS Director Jeffrey Winters at the Global Inequality Workshop

Tackling global inequality through research

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies and the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) hosted the Global Inequality Workshop on May 12-13, 2016.

Beyond the Seal

"Beyond the Seal" reveals the hidden costs of 40 cent bananas

The documentary, which is part video and part interactive website, profiles the lives of banana farmers in Ecuador, whose struggle with poverty and the hazardous health conditions of banana farming inspired Katherine and Leah to make the film.

GESI wins Ashoka U-Cordes award for innovation in higher education

GESI wins Ashoka award for innovation in higher education

GESI’s commitment to global partnerships and community-based learning has helped it stand out from other study abroad programs.

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.

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.

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.

The Buffett Institute introduces new programming thanks to a gift from Roberta Buffett Elliott

Announcing New Programs and Funding at the Buffett Institute

Thanks to a gift from Roberta Buffett Elliott, the Buffett institute is launching several exciting opportunities

GESI website

New Programs, Scholarships, and Website for GESI 2015!

Global service learning program expands to fall quarter, adds new location in Kenya

Group of people sitting on the floor and talking

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.