Middle East

Buffett Fellows

New Buffett Graduate Student Fellows Program to support PhD students in global studies

The Buffett Institute has launched a fellowship program for Northwestern PhD students pursuing research in global studies.

Bar Ilan University

The Scholars in Israel Collaboration Fund: supporting global, interdisciplinary collaboration to promote innovation

The Scholars in Israel Collaboration Fund connects Northwestern scholars with their counterparts from several Israeli universities.

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The Buffett Institute announces two more Distinguished Visitors in spring 2018

The Buffett Institute will welcome two more Distinguished Visitors for Spring 2018.

Faculty fellow Wendy Pearlman helps explain the Syrian humanitarian crisis through Syrians’ own voices

For the past several years, faculty fellow Wendy Pearlman has documented the stories of displaced Syrians in the Middle East and Europe.

Global Humanities Initiaitve

Global Humanities Initiative announces winners of new translation prize

The $5,000 prize is awarded for a translation-in-progress of a non-Western literary or scholarly text, and honors two winners this year.

Kurdish politics conference hosted by the Keyman Program

Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program hosts interdisciplinary conference on Kurdish politics

November 2-4, 2016, the Keyman Program hosted "Historical and Comparative Perspectives of Kurdish Politics" to discuss an important global issue that often goes ignored by US academics.

Davis Project 2016 Camp Eaish

Peace through my lens: Davis project winner designs fine arts camp for young girls in Jordan

Each year, the Davis Projects for Peace program awards a $10,000 grant to an undergraduate to design grassroots “projects for peace.”

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.

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.

Khalida Brohi, 2015 Buffett Award winner. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

Khalida Brohi named inaugural Buffett Award winner

The Buffett Institute is thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural Buffett Institute Award for Emerging Global Leaders.

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,

Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Fall 2015

New Director & Fall Programming for Keyman Modern Turkish Studies

The Keyman Program has a new director, new course offerings, lectures, and other exciting events lined up for the 2015-2016 year.

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.

Streets of Turkey

Student Photo Contest: "Streets of Turkey"

The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program invites submissions to the “Streets of Turkey” photography competition.

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.

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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.