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Adeline Masquelier: The Taste of Prayer

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

Cosponsored by the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) ISITA seminar: The Taste of Prayer: Making Sense...

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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...

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Engendering Change Conference

All day, sponsored by Gender Studies Program

Northwestern is hosting the Engendering Change Graduate Student Conference. The purpose of this conference is to provide a space for graduate...

multi-day

CFS In-person Info Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Chicago Field Studies

Information sessions provide you with more in depth information about our courses, what to expect if accepted to the program,...

multi-day

Journalism and Censorship in Mexico

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

Mexico is currently ranked 149th in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index, the lowest in Latin America. By this...

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...

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 Student Alumni Engagement 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...

Apr
19
2017

Spring Global Health Day

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

From 12-1pm Dr. Lisa Horschhorn will give the key note address on the program implementation, health delivery, and her experiences...

Apr
18
2017

Why Tech Needs Girls

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Second Annual Buffett Award for Emerging Global Leaders Lecture Regina Agyare Honu, a Ghanaian software developer and social activist, is the...

Apr
14
2017

AfriSem Conference Keynote: Cajetan Iheka

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Block Museum of Art

NORTHWESTERN PROGRAM OF AFRICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE Discourse concerning Africa and its diaspora has been characterized by a dialectical tension between invention...

Apr
14
2017

RE. . . Africa: Archives, Knowledges, Approaches

All day, sponsored by Africa Seminar

Africa Seminar's 3rd annual graduate student conference. Discourse concerning Africa and its diaspora has been characterized by a dialectical tension...

Apr
6
2017

Visiting Artist Talk: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Art Theory & Practice

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is an artist and writer of Ghanaian descent based in London. She is represented by the Corvi-Mora Gallery...

Apr
6
2017

Israel and the Middle East: Changing Equations

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Studies

During the 20th century, Israel's military and strategic posture was designed to cope with the existential threats posed by its...

Apr
5
2017

Visual Vanguard: Bisi Silva

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Block Museum of Art

Bisi Silva is an independent curator and the founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos,...

Mar
9
2017

Food Study Break

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Asian American Studies & Latina and Latino Studies invite you to our Winter Quarter Food Study Break. Join us for...

Mar
8
2017

LACS Research Workshop

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

Join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program as our very own Roberto Rosado (Dept. of Anthropology) and Caroline de...

Mar
8
2017

Democracy and Insecurity in Africa Conference

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Event Details Tuesday, March 7 11:00am – 1:45pmAttahiru Jega and Nigerian Electoral DemocracyPresiding: Sara Monoson (Political Science, Northwestern University)Responding: Will Reno (Political...

Mar
7
2017

Democracy and Insecurity in Africa Conference

11:00 AM - 7:15 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Event Details Tuesday, March 7 11:00am – 1:45pmAttahiru Jega and Nigerian Electoral DemocracyPresiding: Sara Monoson (Political Science, Northwestern University)Responding: Will Reno (Political...

Mar
3
2017

LACS Research Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as our very own Jack...

Mar
3
2017

(Re)conceptualizing Fascism in the Post-Civil Rights Era

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

A symposium by: Northwestern Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Colloquium Keynote Speaker: DYLAN RODRIGUEZ, a leading critic of policing, fascism, and white...

Feb
22
2017

Gilman Scholarship Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Undergraduate Learning Abroad

Join the Study Abroad Office, the Office of Fellowships, and the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid for a Gilman International...

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