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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Disproportionate Impacts of Environmental Challenges Working Group


The goal of the Disproportionate Impacts of Environmental Challenges group is to help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems, while recognizing the disproportionate effects that environmental challenges and their solutions have on marginalized communities.

Group Members

  • Andrew Dillon (NU Kellogg School of Management)
  • Jennifer B. Dunn (NU McCormick School of Engineering)*
  • Dean Karlan (NU Kellogg School of Management)
  • Patty Loew (NU Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications)
  • William M. Miller (NU McCormick School of Engineering)
  • James Schwoch (NU School of Communications)
  • Pam Silas (NU Center for Native American and Indigenous Research)
  • Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya (NU Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences - Political Science; Environmental Policy and Culture Program)*
  • Niraj Swami (Applied AI & Innovation Ventures, The Nature Conservancy)
  • Anita Van Breda (Environment and Disaster Management, World Wildlife Fund)
  • Sera Young (NU Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences - Anthropology)
  • Nyree Zerega (NU Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences - Plant Biology and Conservation)

*indicates Group leaders

About the Project

Northwestern Buffett Support

Jennifer B. DunnThis selected Working Group will be granted up to two years of funding for meetings and activities, two graduate assistantships, and a course buyout for the team leader, as well as the focused support of the Northwestern Buffett team for collaborative engagement with Northwestern’s development departments to strategize on future funding opportunities, logistics and event assistance, and communications support. Funding will be eligible for yearly renewal based on achievement of group benchmarks.