A hub for interdisciplinary global scholarship and teaching
The Global Lunchbox Series
The GLOBAL LUNCHBOX is a weekly forum featuring conversations with scholars in the social sciences and humanities about their current research on a range of critical global issues. Tackling everything from global events to academic controversies, the series convenes live on Zoom (most) Fridays at 12pm CT and is also a podcast available on SoundCloud. Check our events calendar for upcoming GLOBAL LUNCHBOX programs.
Check out the latest episode of our GLOBAL LUNCHBOX podcast to hear Claudio Benzecry discuss his new book on workers in the women’s shoe industry.
Comparative and Historical Social Science
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, the Program in Comparative and Historical Social Science (CHSS) supports training for graduate students interested in comparative and historical research.
East Asia Research Forum
This interdisciplinary group provides a setting for intellectual exchange among faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars who work on East Asia at Northwestern University. EARF serves as a venue for outside speakers, discussion of work in progress, and other activities to augment the vibrant atmosphere of scholarship and teaching at Northwestern.
French Interdisciplinary GroupThe French Interdisciplinary Group (FIG) was created in 1996 to promote familiarity with French language scholarship at Northwestern, in all fields, by supporting scholarly exchanges with the French academy at all levels - undergraduate, graduate, and faculty.
Global Capitalism and Law
The Global Capitalism and Law Research Group investigates the political, social, legal, and normative underpinnings of successful and politically sustainable local, national, and global markets.
Global Religion and Politics Research GroupThe Global Religion and Politics Research Group brings together innovative thinkers in search of new understandings of and creative responses to the challenges of socially and religiously diverse worlds.
Research Initiative for the Study of Russian Philosophy and Religious ThoughtThe NU RPRT Research Initiative is an international forum for interdisciplinary research and scholarly collaboration. In recent decades the study of Russian philosophy and religious thought has become an intellectual enterprise of global reach and stature, attracting a wide range of scholars.
Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies (REEES)
The Program in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies (REEES) at Northwestern University brings together faculty and students bound by a shared interest in the vast region between Prague and Vladivostok.
South Asia Research ForumThis collaborative group provides a setting for intellectual exchange among faculty, graduate students, and other scholars who work across interdisciplinary fields in South Asia at Northwestern University. SARF provides a venue for speakers and events, work-in-progress workshops, reading new scholarship, and other activities that engage a dynamic community of South Asianists on campus.
Programs of study with global and regional concentrations
Environmental Policy and Culture ProgramThe Environmental Policy and Culture Program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies, focusing on the social sciences and humanities in the global commons. The interdisciplinary nature of the program makes it compatible with many other programs at Northwestern.
International Studies ProgramThe International Studies program is the gateway to the study of global affairs in the Weinberg College at Northwestern. Our mission is to encourage and support student education and scholarship in international affairs. We are open to all Weinberg students and to students from across the university.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies ProgramNorthwestern's Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) has a dual purpose. One is to support a spirited and diverse community of faculty and graduate students whose research covers the culture, history, and politics of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Middle East and North African Studies ProgramThe MENA faculty trains students in the latest critical approaches to social, cultural, political, and economic forces in the region, and provide an understanding of their histories and global interconnections. Our trademark is an embrace of comparative approaches—which for us means both cross-regional and cross-disciplinary approaches—to this large and diverse area of the world.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston
Welcome new students and welcome back returning students! Join us to learn more about our 4 undergrad programs: * InternationalStudies ...
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Online
Beth Baron, City College CUNY; Maya Mikdashi, Rutgers University; Mejdulene Shomali, University of Maryland Baltimore County; moderated...
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Evanston
Author of some of the most influential scholarship on nineteenth-century Colombia and Latin America, Professor Frank Safford passed on ...