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Northwestern's international programs and activities happen in all corners of the university and the world - every single day. The International Relations News section was recently created to capture many of these initiatives, showcasing Northwestern's global engagement and presence. The homepage features stories written by our office, while the tabs are feeds from Northwestern Now, the university's official news section.
Jul 8, 2020
Northwestern is joining an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT against the new ICE regulations. Read President Morton Schapiro's full statement.
Jul 7, 2020
Interim Provost Kathleen Hagerty confirms Northwestern University’s continued commitment to our international students.
Jun 2, 2020
Interim Provost Kathleen Hagerty and Vice President for Research Milan Mrksich express Northwestern University’s commitment to being an inclusive, global academic community.
Mar 26, 2020
Recently, Northwestern's faculty member Licheng Gu and graduate student Muzhen Zhang were interviewed by China Youth Daily.
Mar 16, 2020
The second annual U7+ Summit, originally scheduled for June 2-3 at Northwestern University, will be rescheduled in response to the continuing global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mar 4, 2020
Northwestern closely tracks developments of the coronavirus and continues to share information as they emerge in an effort to keep our community safe and up-to-date.
Feb 18, 2020
Symposium brings together scientists from partner institutions to expand academic scope
Jan 27, 2020
Northwestern University will host the second annual U7+ Summit June 2-3, 2020, convening presidents and top leaders from universities in G7 nations and other countries to explore solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
Dec 13, 2019
Northwestern University signed a memorandum of understanding with Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City intended to develop academic collaborations between the two institutions.
Oct 11, 2019
Northwestern staff traveled to China, where they connected with peers at Peking University, learned about ways to best communicate with stakeholders in China and identified areas of opportunity for storytelling and engagement.
Aug 29, 2019
The 3-day Summer Institute of Psychoanalysis workshop held at Northwestern’s Evanston campus from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2019, attracted over 20 students and scholars from six countries, including Austria, France, Israel, Mexico, Australia, and the United States.
Jun 15, 2019
Six Northwestern students won awards at the 2019 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest at Loyola University Chicago in April.
Jun 11, 2019
Northwestern students spend a summer in Berlin studying the city's culture, history, and politics, and its relation to the rest of Germany and Europe.
Jun 7, 2019
In response to recent warnings by the Chinese government about the risks of studying in the United States, Provost Jonathan Holloway says Northwestern is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming place for all international students.
Apr 25, 2019
Northwestern staff pose with VP for International Relations Dévora Grynspan at the One World \ One Northwestern luncheon on the international student life cycle, held this past March.
Apr 12, 2019
An interdisciplinary delegation of Northwestern researchers and administrators visited Universität Hamburg to discuss joint initiatives related to climate change.
Mar 11, 2019
Licheng Gu, a professor of instruction in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, was named the official China Liaison for Northwestern University in the Office of the Vice President for International Relations.
Feb 28, 2019
As part of an academic research project through Northwestern Law’s International Team Project (ITP) class, a group of law students delved into Tanzania’s history, politics, economics, and culture to formulate law research topics.
Jan 22, 2019
Students in the first-year seminar “We Are What We Eat: Turkish Food Culture And Cuisine,” explore a variety of topics such as immigration, religion, identity, politics, history, through the lens of food.
Jan 14, 2019
In addition to being a top producer of student awardees, Northwestern has sent faculty and staff abroad through the Fulbright Program and has been host to many international scholar grantees over the years.
Jan 8, 2019
Ravi Shankar, Director of Northwestern's International Office, assumes his new two-year appointment as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Dec 10, 2018
Northwestern Associate Professor of Political Science Wendy Pearlman gave a talk to the NU-Kellogg Alumni Club of Toronto about her acclaimed book, "We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria."
Nov 20, 2018
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox lectured on politics, economics and international cooperation to a crowd of nearly 650 people.
Oct 29, 2018
This past summer, alumnus Brad Radulovacki ’83 brought together his love for Northwestern, commitment to philanthropy and strong personal connection to Serbia to create a unique opportunity for Northwestern’s global health students.
Oct 17, 2018
Access to Health, Northwestern’s interdisciplinary health and human rights project, links Medill journalists with local partners, shedding light on global health and human rights issues.
Jun 22, 2018
Northwestern and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 will co-host the first annual Summer Institute in Paris, examining psychoanalysis and the media.
Jun 18, 2018
German journalists discuss the power of "Wertschätzung" — the German expression that emphasizes appreciation, kindness and respect — in a global context during a talk at Northwestern.
Jun 13, 2018
Northwestern signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University of Havana Medical School.
May 24, 2018
Professor Phyllis Lyons was honored for her role in promoting Japanese culture, language education and cultural exchange.
May 15, 2018
Vice President for Research Jay Walsh attends Peking University's 120th Anniversary, speaks about value of research collaboration
May 11, 2018
15 Brazilian authors spark entwined discussions on identity, language and literature at Brazilian Literary Spring
Apr 18, 2018
International students find a safe space in the IO and CAPS partnership program.
Apr 13, 2018
Inspired by their study abroad experiences, two Northwestern students co-founded a long-term bike rental program in Evanston.
Mar 20, 2018
The Office of the Vice President for International Relations announces a new travel grant for full-time Northwestern staff members to meet their counterparts abroad.
Mar 9, 2018
Puerto Rican scholars seek new opportunities at Northwestern after Hurricane Maria
Feb 8, 2018
Political Science Professor Will Reno collaborates with graduate student and active duty Air Force officer Jahara “Franky” Matisek on related projects to write about and present their findings
Feb 5, 2018
A group of study abroad returnees gathered to discuss what they learned from their time abroad with other students and faculty.
Jan 31, 2018
Popular undergraduate program honored for advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities
Jan 9, 2018
Northwestern University's relationship with Stellenbosch University in South Africa is a flagship example of strategic collaborations and partnership building.
Dec 19, 2017
Building faculty engagement and collaborations with Northwestern a top priority for Universidad Panamericana
Nov 14, 2017
The Office of International Relations funds Northwestern MFA in Documentary Media students to engage in filmmaking projects abroad.
Nov 3, 2017
Julia Polk returned to campus for Reunion Weekend and shared her story as a doctor in global health and advice for those interested in a similar direction.
Oct 23, 2017
The Office of International Relations expands professional development opportunities for staff within the field of international education.
Oct 2, 2017
Driven by an institutional effort to expand international partnerships and collaborations, a group of Northwestern faculty members and administrators observed first-hand the ins and outs of Cuba's effective healthcare system.
Sep 29, 2017
In an interview Rebecca Seligman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, discusses her research interests and her recent trip to Cuba.
Sep 15, 2017
Proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis.
Aug 31, 2017
Students from Bocconi University in Italy learn about credit risk management at Northwestern, with Chicago as their campus.
Aug 23, 2017
Northwestern University and the University of Chicago’s alumni clubs co-host Chicago-style pizza networking event in Tokyo.
Jul 31, 2017
Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Shanghai Jiao Tong University expand long-standing partnership by adding a dual PhD degree to its list of joint academic programs
Jul 12, 2017
The leaders are on the Northwestern campus as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, a flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative.
Jun 16, 2017
Northwestern humanities and communications faculty now have the opportunity to expand their international networks and build new academic relationships in a variety of disciplines.
Jun 6, 2017
Northwestern students experience Japan through the Kakehashi Project