Global Politics and Religion Updates: New research, fellows, and programming

The Global Politics and Religion research group continues to thrive into its third year.

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.

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 Politics and Religion wins Luce/ACLS grant

Global Politics & Religion group leaders awarded prestigious grant in religion, journalism, and international affairs

As part of the Global Politics and Religion research group, the project will build strong connections between Medill, Weinberg, and the Buffett Institute.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Collaborators behind "Politics of Religious Freedom" stand together

Research Spotlight: Rethinking Religious Freedom

Collaborative research project studies the multiple historical trajectories, concepts, and practices of religious freedom.

hands holding a small book

Northwestern's Connection to Timbuktu

Northwestern-trained team works to save Timbuktu manuscripts.