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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.


Fall 2014

Indonesia's 2014 National Elections
Jeffrey Winters, Political Science
Friday, September 26 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Ukraine: the Maidan and After
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, History
Friday, October 3 at 12pm | Buffett Center

The Psychology and Neurobiology of Poverty
Johannes Haushofer, Princeton
Tuesday, October 7 at 7pm

D. Soyini Madison, Performance Studies
Friday, October 10 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Credit Ratings, Quantification, and Global Economic Governance
Bruce Carruthers, Sociology
Friday, October 17 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age
Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard
Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm

The Politics of 'Making a Difference': Teaching/Learning in the Narratives of Medical Volunteers in Tanzania
Noelle Sullivan, Global Health Studies & Anthropology
Friday, October 24 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium
Friday, October 31 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Europe and the the Challenge of Religious Diversity: The Case of Muslims in Italy
Alessandro Ferrari, University of Milan
Wednesday, November 5 | Guild Lounge

Developing Country
Ozge Samanci, RTVF
Friday, November 7 at 12pm | Buffett Center

Comfort Women: WWII Sex Slaves, History, Legacy, and Impact on East Asian Relations
Bonnie Oh, Georgetown University
Wednesday, November 12 at 7pm

Ethnic Trading Communities and Roman Long-Distance Commerce
Taco Terpstra, Classics
Friday, November 14 at 12pm | Buffett Center

The Needham Question Revisited: China, Europe and the onset of Modern Economic Growth
Joel Mokyr, Economics and History
Friday, November 21 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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