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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.


Wednesday, October 22
Singapore & Democracy: The Paradox of Success
Kirpal Singh, Director of the Wee Kim Wee Centre, Singapore Management University
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Wednesday, October 22
Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age
Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard
7pm-8:30pm at Guild Lounge, Scott Hall

Friday, October 24
The Politics of 'Making a Difference': Teaching/Learning in the Narratives of Medical Volunteers in Tanzania
Noelle Sullivan, Global Health Studies & Anthropology
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Thursday, October 30
Spiritual Governance: The Chaplain as Priest of the Secular
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Indiana University
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Friday, October 31
The Rise and Fall of History in West Africa: Higher Education and Nation-Building, 1948-1990
Sean Hanretta, History
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Wednesday, November 5
Europe and Islam: The Challenge of Diversity
Alessandro Ferrari, University of Insubria
5pm-6:30pm at Harris 108

Friday, November 7
The ISIS Threat: Myth or Reality
Nabeel Khoury, Buffett Visiting Scholar
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Wednesday, November 12
Comfort Women: WWII Sex Slaves, History, Legacy, and Impact on East Asian Relations
Bonnie Oh, Georgetown University
7pm-8:30pm at Harris 108

Friday, November 14
Ethnic Trading Communities and Roman Long-Distance Commerce
Taco Terpstra, Classics
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Tuesday, November 18
The Twilight of International Human Rights
Eric Posner, University of Chicago
7pm-8:30pm at Scott Hall 212

Friday, November 21
The Needham Question Revisited: China, Europe and the onset of Modern Economic Growth
Joel Mokyr, Economics and History
12pm-1pm at the 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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