Protesters outside Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Affiliates contribute commentary in the wake of executive order on immigration

Our affiliates frequently lend expertise on crucial global issues, and their contributions and commentary surrounding the executive order on immigration are evidence of the breadth of our community.

Message from the Buffett Institute on the executive order on immigration and refugees

The Buffett Institute underscores Northwestern President Schapiro’s statement regarding the January 27 executive order on immigration.

World Refugee Day 2016

CFMS hosts community events in honor of World Refugee Day 2016

The Center for Forced Migration Studies has organized multiple events across Chicago in honor of the day.

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 Institute faculty contribute commentary after Paris terror attack

Our faculty affiliates frequently lend commentary and expertise on myriad topics around crucial global issues, and their contributions to the conversations that stemmed from the November 13 attacks in Paris are no different.

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.

Recent CFMS Alum with her students in Thailand

CFMS Alumni Updates

One of the Buffett Institute's most popular research programs offers exceptional opportunites that continue to guide and enhance the professional careers of Northwestern alumni.

Group of students sitting at a desk

iGEM Hosts Campus Day for Young Refugee Students

Teaching girls about college and why they should apply.

women holding a baby

Protecting refugees where there is no legal safety net

In May, the Center for Forced Migration Studies convened a workshop on protecting the world’s displaced people.