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The Buffett Center facilitates collaborative interdisciplinary scholarship on crucial problems facing the world. Our activities promote dialogue on international affairs enriching the educational program at Northwestern University and beyond. Working with a variety of organizations and communities we contribute to preparing global citizens.


Global Engagement Summit
April 16-20

How People Deal with their Neighborhood in Paris Working Class and Immigrant Suburbs
Marco Oberti, FIG
Friday, Apr 18 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East
Shadi Hamid, Saban Center, Brookings Institution
Tuesday, April 22 at 12pm | Buffett Center

The Rollback of Democracy: Weakening, Accelerating, or Stabilizing?
Larry Diamond, Stanford University
Wednesday, April 23 at 12pm | Scott Hall 201

One Book One Northwestern » One Acre Fund Lecture
Matt Forti, director of One Acre Fund USA
Wednesday, April 23 at 4:30pm | MTC Forum

Gendered Labor Policies and the Political Prospects for Feminist Redesigns of Care in the US and Sweden
Ann Orloff, Sociology & Political Science
Friday, Apr 25 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Documentary Screening: Urban Roots
Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm | Harris 107

"Judaism" or "Judaisms"? — How Understandings of Jewish Identity Influence the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Yakir Englander, Religion
Friday, May 2 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Confession of an Aid Worker in Africa
Jillian Reilly, author
Tuesday, May 6 at 7pm | Harris 108

World Fair Trade Day Market
Saturday, May 10, 11am - 4pm | Norris East Lawn

Roberta Buffett Lecture in International Studies
Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University
Thursday, May 15 at 5pm | Guild Lounge, Scott Hall

Similar Story, Different Legacy: Jihads in West Africa and Hui Rebels in China in the 19th Century
Weijian Li, ISITA
Friday, May 16 at 12pm | Buffett Center

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
William Easterly, New York University Development Research Institute
Thursday, May 22 at 7pm | Harris 107

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium
Peng Dapeng, EDGS
Friday, May 23 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Buffett Center Year-End Celebration & Open House
Tuesday, May 27, 4pm-6pm | Buffett Center

CFMS Workshop » Refugee Protection Outside of the International Legal Framework
May 27 – May 28 | Norris, 202 Northwestern Rm.

Social Conflict and Development in Modern Turkey
Murat Arsel, Keyman visiting scholar, ISS at Erasmus University Rotterdam
Thursday, May 29 at 5pm | Buffett Center

Conference on Beliefs, Leadership, and Critical Transitions: Brazil 1964-2014
May 30 – May 31 | Harris 108

Indonesia's 2014 National Elections
Jeffrey Winters, Political Science
Friday, May 30 at 12pm | Buffett Center

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Thomas Pogge Webcast

Targeting Institutional Human Rights Violations
Thomas Pogge argues that protectionism, monopolies on seeds and medicines, and tax havens must be challenged to solve global poverty.

Myriam Denov Webcast

Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front
Myriam Denov examines the militarization and reintegration experiences of former child soldiers.

Tariq Ramadan Webcast

Islam and the Arab Awakening: A Panel Discussion with Tariq Ramadan
A discussion with Tariq Ramadan and Northwestern’s Jonathan Caverley, Rachel Riedl, Storer Rowley, and Hendrik Spruyt.

Steve Radelet Webcast

Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way
Steve Radelet, USAID, examines economic growth, deepening democracy, improved governance, and decreased poverty in Africa.

Francis Fukuyama Webcast

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama, Stanford, analyzes the global history of state formation.

Esther Duflo Webcast

Esther Duflo » Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
Duflo shares MIT's Poverty Action Lab findings about what works in international development.

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