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January 15-18: Human Rights in the Digital Age NUCHR Conference
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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.


January 15-18
12th Annual NUCHR Conference: Human Rights in the Digital Age
Evanston Campus

Friday, January 16
Pushing the Boundaries of Media: Creating New Meaning Making Strategies
Ozge Samanci, Radio/TV/Film
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Friday, January 23
China's International Integration and the Effects on the One Child Policy
Danielle Cohen, Buffett Visiting Scholar
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Tuesday, January 27
The Ukrainian Crisis
Steven Pifer, Brookings, former US ambassador to Ukraine
4pm at the Buffett Center

Friday, January 30
Japanese Renewable Energy Policy in Comparative Perspective
Mark Tilton, Political Science
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Monday, February 2
Human Rights in Mexico after Ayotzinapa
Alejandra Ancheita, Founder and Executive Director of ProDESC 7pm at location TBA

Thursday, February 5
The Practice of Microconsignment and Grassroots Consulting
Greg VanKirk, Social Entrepreneur Corps
7pm at location TBA

Friday, February 6
Watching War Evolve: Photojournalism and New Forms of Violence
Robert Hariman, Communication Studies
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Thursday, February 12
Hunger Pains: The US Food Aid Program's Uncertain Future
Josh Meyer, Director, Medill National Security Journalism Initiative
7pm at the Buffett Center

Friday, February 13
Political Objects or Objectives? An Exploration of the Diplomatic Use of Women in pre-1945 US Cables
Jason Rancatore, Political Science
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Thursday, February 19
Juan Crow: Criminalizing Immigrants and Detaining for Profit
A panel with Andrew Free, immigration and civil rights lawyer; Jackie Stevens, Political Science and Director of the Deportation Research Clinic
7pm at Harris 108

Friday, February 20
Atlantic Homelands: Native Sovereignty, Colonialism, and Revolution in the 18th-Century Guajira (New Granada)
Forrest Hylton, History
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Friday, February 27
The Dark Side of the Cold War: The War on Drugs as Counter-Insurgency in Colombia's First Narcotics Boom
Lina Britto, History
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Friday, March 6
Lebanon in Bosnia: Disintegrating Nation in Integrated State
Vanja-Ivan Savić, Buffett Visiting Scholar
12pm-1pm at the Buffett Center

Tuesday, March 10
Russia: Friend or Foe
John Beyrle, former US ambassador to Russia
4pm at the Buffett Center

March 26-28
GlobeMed Summit
Evanston Campus

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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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