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Ashley Leinweber: Congo's Islamic Borderland

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Join the Program of African Studies for our weekly lunch and lecture. Cosponsored by the Institute for the Study of Islamic...

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Drone Stories

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, sponsored by Dittmar Memorial Gallery

Sabba S. Elahi's Drone Stories reminds us of the drones and crosshairs that loom above us near and far and...

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Interpreting Indigeneity Through Bolivian Lucha Libre

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Under Bolivia’s first Indigenous-identified president, Indigenous people have made social gains. As a result, debates about who qualifies as “authentically...

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Teresa Barnes: Family Nonfictions: On Not Writing History

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Teresa Barnes, History/Center for African Studies/Gender and Women's Studies/LAS Global Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Title: Family Nonfictions: On Not Writing History   Sponsored by...

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Medical Cultures, Traditions, and Law

8:45 AM - 12:30 PM, sponsored by Global Medical Cultures and Law (Buffett Institute)

The faculty conveners of the Global Medical Cultures and Law Research Group have joined forces to examine three phenomena over...

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Medical Cultures, Traditions, and Law

8:30 AM - 7:45 PM, sponsored by Global Medical Cultures and Law (Buffett Institute)

The faculty conveners of the Global Medical Cultures and Law Research Group have joined forces to examine three phenomena over...

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Medical Cultures, Traditions, and Law

4:00 PM - 6:45 PM, sponsored by Global Medical Cultures and Law (Buffett Institute)

The faculty conveners of the Global Medical Cultures and Law Research Group have joined forces to examine three phenomena over...

Apr
19
2018

Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Frank Schilbach (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Technology Diffusion and Appropriate Use: Evidence from Western Kenya"

Apr
11
2018

Global Health Spring Seminar: Dr. Leah Neubauer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

Title: MHM in 10: Menstruation Hygiene Management in Kenya Presenter: Leah Neubauer, EdD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public...

Apr
10
2018

Health Equity Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Medical Education: Student Activities

Peter Locke will be giving a talk to medical students regarding health equity and how medical students can promote equity...

Apr
9
2018

Third Coast CFAR Seminar— Jenny Trinitapoli, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Third Coast CFAR SeminarJenny Trinitapoli, PhD Dr. Trinitapoli’s training and background is in two areas: social demography & the sociology of...

Apr
4
2018

Latin America and Human Rights Since the 1970s

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by One Book One Northwestern 2017-2018

A panel presentation on four different topics concerning Human Rights in Latin America since the 1970s. Patrick Kelly (Buffet Postdoc): Sovereign...

Mar
27
2018

Hepatitis B Awareness

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Medical Education: Student Activities

This is a lunch talk with Dr. Claudia Hawkins on Hepatitis B and its epidemiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment. Dr. Claudia...

Mar
14
2018

LACS Graduate Grant/Fellowship Writing Workshop

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Please join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program as we host Stephen Hill, Senior Associate Director of the Office of...

Mar
2
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

“Bipolar Disorders:Varieties of Capitalism andSubtypes of Populism in LatinAmerica and Europe” Kenneth Roberts Professor, Department of Government Cornell University

Feb
28
2018

Global Café - Alyssa Lynne

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The Global Café is excited to host Alyssa Lynne, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology! Alyssa Lynne is a Doctoral student...

Feb
26
2018

A Conversation with Writer Elif Batuman

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

This event is open to Northwestern students and faculty only. Please join the MENA Program, the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program,...

Feb
26
2018

Engage Chicago Regular Deadline

All day, sponsored by Center for Civic Engagement

Engage Chicago is an immersive summer program. Through hands-on experience, thoughtful reflection, and a summer living with a vibrant community...

Feb
23
2018

EES Seminar Series: Vidya Venkataramanan

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

When Technology Isn’t Enough: Tales of Community-Based Sanitation Behavior Change Programs from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean Sanitation remains one of...

Feb
22
2018

Rosamond King: Considering Early Caribbean "Queerness"

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Sponsored by the African Gender and Expressive Arts working group Considering Early Caribbean "Queerness:" Constructions of Gender, Sexuality, and Family in...

Feb
21
2018

How Do I Get a Job? Where Can MENA Take Me?

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Meet MENA alumns currently working at IBM, Resolution Media & Yelp, learn how they got their jobs — and how...

Feb
20
2018

Public Lecture: A Decolonial Guidebook to Hawaii

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Featuring: Vernadette Gonzalez, Honors Program Director, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa; Associate Editor of American Quarterly.

Feb
20
2018

American Quarterly Publishing Workshop

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Presented by Vernadette Gonzalez, Honors Program Director, Assoc. Professor of American Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa. Associate Editor of American...

Feb
15
2018

La diaspora africana a través de un centro de memoria

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group (Buffett Institute)

The Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies is excited to host Dr. Sergio...

Feb
14
2018

LACS Graduate Research Seminar

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program as Veronica Davila Ellis, Carlos Halaburda, and Catalina Rodriguez (all from Spanish and...

Feb
6
2018

Heino Falcke: Imaging Black Holes now and in the future

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Title: Imaging Black Holes now and in the future Speaker: Heino Falcke, Radboud University Nijmegen Host: Rocco Coppejans Abstract: One of the most fundamental predictions of general...

Feb
5
2018

EES Seminar Series: Jonathan Higgins

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Hydropower by Design: a system-scale analytical approach to assess social, environmental, and economic consequences of alternatives for multiple dam siting...

Jan
31
2018

LACS Graduate Research Seminar

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program as Jayson Porter (History) and Walther Maradiegue (Spanish and Portuguese) present the latest...

Jan
26
2018

Harambee

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)

Multicultural Student Affairs hopes you can join us at Harambee. The term "Harambee" is Swahili for ‘pull together’, is most...

Jan
24
2018

Nao Lecture: Tatiana Seijas

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

This year's Nao Lecture will feature Tatiana Seijas from Penn State University, who will speak about indigenous peoples' confrontation with...

Jan
23
2018

Governance and Development Study Group: Meeting 1

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Governance and Development Study Group

Topic: KenyaPresenter: James T. GathiiWing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law and Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law The...

Jan
17
2018

Global Café - Alvita Akiboh

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The Global Café is excited to host Alvita Akiboh, a Ph.D. student with the Department of History! Alvita Akiboh is a Doctoral...

Jan
15
2018

Global Health Corps Deadline

All day, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Deadlines

Global Health Corps recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets to work with high-impact organizations in year-long...

Jan
10
2018

Boren Scholarship - Application Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the worls that are...

Jan
8
2018

Boren Scholarship - Application Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the worls that are...

Jan
2
2018

MENA Monday: Karen Rignall

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Karen Rignall is Assistant Professor of Community and Leadership Development in the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment at...

Dec
6
2017

Boren Scholarship - Application Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the worls that are...

Nov
30
2017

BME Seminar Series: Tania Douglas, PhD

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by McCormick - Biomedical Engineering Department

Tania Douglas, PhDVisiting Scholar at Northwestern UniversityProfessor and South African Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering & InnovationUniversity of Cape TownHost:...

Nov
30
2017

Boren Scholarship - Application Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the worls that are...

Nov
29
2017

Development Economics Lunch Seminar

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Development Economics Lunch Seminar

Ameet Morjaria (Northwestern University): "TBA"

Nov
27
2017

MENA Graduate Student Colloquium

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Presentations by MENA graduate students Keegan Terek (Anthropology), Matthew Bent (Theatre), and Safa Al-Saeedi (Political Science). Open to Northwestern graduate students...

Nov
15
2017

One Acre Fund Deadline!!!

All day, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Deadlines

One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to...

Nov
13
2017

Exploring Conflict, Gender, and Global Health in Uganda

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

"Exploring Conflict, Gender, and Global Health in Uganda" Charlotte Mafumbo, Director, SIT Uganda: Development Studies, Study Abroad Program Lunch provided. SIT study abroad...

Nov
10
2017

Afro-Pessimist Aesthetics: A Roundtable

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Art History

Afro-Pessimist Aesthetics: A RoundtableSampada Aranke, School of the Art Institute of ChicagoHuey Copeland, Northwestern UniversityAthi Mongezeleli Jaja, University of the...

Nov
7
2017

Red Lion Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

This will be an interactive workshop.  Participants are expected to read the paper before the event and come ready to...

Nov
2
2017

Seminar in Economic History

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Seminar in Economic History

Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University): "Education, Social Mobility and Risk Attitudes: Evidence from Benin"

Nov
2
2017

Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

Lauren Falcao Bergquist: (University of Chicago) "Pass-through, Competition, and Entry in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya"

Nov
1
2017

One Acre Fund Fellowship info session

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Studies

The Buffett Institute's Post-Graduate Fellowship Program enables recent alums to contribute to change-making international organizations through paid professional field placements. Its current...

Nov
1
2017

Language Tables Cancelled: Attend Study Abroad Fair in Norris

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Forum for Languages and Cultures (Buffett Institute)

The annual Study Abroad Fair has representatives from most Northwestern and Affiliated programs.  Check out summer, semester and year-long programs.   Tuesdays...

Nov
1
2017

Annual Study Abroad Fair

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Undergraduate Learning Abroad

Northwestern's annual Study Abroad Fair is a great first step for undergraduates to research study abroad and other international opportunities! Learn...

Oct
29
2017

Princeton In Africa Deadline!!!

All day, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Deadlines

Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a...

Oct
27
2017

African Gender and Expressive Arts: Kwame E. Otu

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Amphibious Subjects: Sassoi and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana Kwame E. Otu, Institute of African-American and African...

Oct
25
2017

Migration Film Series: Wallah je te jure.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Forum for Languages and Cultures (Buffett Institute)

Follow the stories of men and women attempting to migrate from rural villages, bus stations and the ghettos of West...

Oct
25
2017

La Paz en Colombia y su Impacto en América Latina

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Please mark your calendars for perhaps this quarter’s most exciting event! Join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the...

Oct
23
2017

IPR Colloquium

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Related Events

Sera Young (Northwestern University): "Why Is Food Insecurity So Harmful in the First 1,000 Days of Life? Findings from East...

Oct
21
2017

Midwest Primate Interest Group 13th Annual Meeting

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Colloquia and Events

The Midwest is home to a large group of outstanding research institutions with strong programs whose primate-focused research spans a...

Oct
20
2017

Midwest Primate Interest Group 13th Annual Meeting

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Department

Distinguished Primatologist address by Dr. Linda Marchant The Midwest is home to a large group of outstanding research institutions with strong...

Oct
18
2017

Forum Language Tables

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Forum for Languages and Cultures (Buffett Institute)

The Forum for Languages and Cultures in the Buffett Institute will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Fall...

Oct
18
2017

Asian America and Palestine

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

What do Asian American and Palestinian communities have in common? How can APIDA allies stand in solidarity? Panel discussion features: Umayyah...

Oct
10
2017

A Celebration of Hafez’s Birthday

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join Northwestern Persian language students for a celebration of the 14th-century Persian lyric poet on his birthday! Just as Iranians celebrate Hafez's birthday with...

Oct
4
2017

Forum Language Tables

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Forum for Languages and Cultures (Buffett Institute)

The Forum for Languages and Cultures in the Buffett Institute will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Fall...

Sep
27
2017

PAS Open House

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

The Program of African Studies invites both new and returning students, faculty, staff, and community members to our Fall Open...

Sep
25
2017

Third Coast CFAR Seminar— Robert L. Murphy, MD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Third Coast CFAR Seminar Robert L. Murphy, MD   Dr. Robert L. Murphy is the Director of the Center for Global Health...

Sep
20
2017

Development Economics Lunch Seminar

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: Development Economics Lunch Seminar

Christopher Udry (Northwestern University): "Title TBA"

Sep
18
2017

Global Health Fall Seminar with Dr. Leah Neubauer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

Title: School-Based Menstruation Hygiene Management (MHM) in Kenya Presenter: Leah Neubauer, EdD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health...

Sep
18
2017

Weinberg Career Summit

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by the Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program in Weinberg College

This all-day event will feature morning skills-building workshops, an inspiring lunchtime keynote speaker and afternoon career clusters. This event, targeting...

Sep
11
2017

Third Coast CFAR Seminar— Warner C. Greene, MD, PHD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Third Coast CFAR Seminar:"DEATH BY FRIENDLY FIRE DURING HIV INFECTION"Warner C. Greene, MD, PHD   Dr. Greene earned a bachelor’s degree at...

Jun
1
2017

Global Health Studies Alumni Panel

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Global Health Studies

Join the Program in Global Health Studies to hear from five of our wonderful alumni about their post-Northwestern paths! Featuring: Hannah...

May
31
2017

Red Lion Lecture: Michael Watts

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Red Lion Lecture "Life with and without Society: Some Thoughts on Contemporary Nigeria” Speaker: Michael Watts, Class of 1963 Professor, geography and development...

May
31
2017

Materialities of Dissent

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Gender Studies Program

This roundtable will familiarize people with the range of activism in the Chicago area; present resources for local engagement; and...

May
30
2017

Asian American Studies End of Year Celebration

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Come celebrate the achievements of our graduating majors and minors, our student award winners, and the end to a great...

May
26
2017

Obsesion Cultural Exchange

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Please join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program as we welcome Cuban hip-hop duo Obsesion to Northwestern for a...

May
24
2017

PAS Spring Picnic

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Join the Program of African Studies for a picnic!

May
18
2017

Moroccan Exceptionalism: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

A daylong symposium co-hosted by the Center for Global Culture and Communication (CGCC) and the Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA)...

May
16
2017

Being Asian in Trump's America

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

For Asian Pacific Heritage Month Asian American Studies in conjunction with MSA is hosting "Being Asian in Trump's America."  The...

May
8
2017

Third Coast CFAR Seminar— Sera L. Young, MA, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

The focus of Dr. Young’s work is on the reduction maternal and child undernutrition in low-resource settings, especially sub-Saharan Africa....

Apr
28
2017

Martha Wilfahrt

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative-Historical Social Science Working Group (Buffett Institute)

Martha Wilfahrt researches the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Martha is currently working on...

Apr
21
2017

Bachir Diagne lecture

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

Bachir Diagne Professor | Columbia UniversityFrench-Rom Philology BA University of Sorbonne, Paris, France (1977)Ph.D. University of Sorbonne, Paris, France (1988) Souleymane Bachir...

Apr
21
2017

Erica Simmons

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative-Historical Social Science Working Group (Buffett Institute)

Erica Simmons is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies and is the Department of Political Science Board...

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