Going Global

Going Global

Going Global SESP students and faculty making a difference globally

We will engage internationally with others to inform our work and extend the best of our resources and expertise to address critical human development, learning and education issues worldwide.
- SESP Strategic Plan

The School of Education and Social Policy is moving boldly into the international arena by prioritizing the development of a global perspective. Global ties can spark innovation, increase understanding of critical issues, and magnify the School's effectiveness through extended collaboration.

An Office of Global Initiatives opened in 2013 to facilitate global connections for faculty and students. All are encouraged to pursue international efforts in education and social policy and even to conduct research across countries. The Office is increasing opportunities for students to engage in worldwide experiences and to study global topics. In addition, the office functions to share international news and research as well as to promote cross-cultural projects.


Social Relationships Take Center Stage

Social Relationships Take Center Stage

Those weak ties you’ve formed are more important than you might think, sociologist Mario Small of Harvard University said during Northwestern's Social Relationships Across the Life Span conference. Small was one of more than two dozen speakers during the two-day event.

Conference Highlights the Power of Social Relationships

Conference Highlights the Power of Social Relationships

The social connections we create throughout life can impact everything from self-esteem and learning to inequality and teacher performance, researchers said during Northwestern University’s international “Social Relationships Across the Life Span” conference.

 SESP Hosts Conference on Social Relationships

SESP Hosts Conference on Social Relationships

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) is hosting an international two-day conference on the role of social relationships in homes, schools, online communities, organizations, inequality and more as part of its Global Initiative Conference series.

Cilento Heads to Laos as Luce Scholar

Cilento Heads to Laos as Luce Scholar

Shortly after graduating in June, Christina Cilento will travel to Vientiane, Laos, for 13 months to study the impact of climate change on South Asia as a 2017-18 Luce Scholar.

SESP Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching Fellowships

SESP Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching Fellowships

School of Education and Social Policy seniors Arielle Ticho and Tamar Eisen have received prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistant fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Senior to Present Research at Big Ideas Forum

Senior to Present Research at Big Ideas Forum

Subin Hwang will present her research examining the public health response to the refuge crisis in Germany during the next Big Ideas forum on Feb. 8.