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.


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.

Finnish Educators Call Fuse An 'Inspiration'

Finnish Educators Call Fuse An 'Inspiration'

Schools in Finland are adopting the FUSE Studio program because it promotes “well-learning” and reflects the goals of the country’s new core curriculum, Finnish educators said during a recent panel discussion at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.

Spillane Recognized as Top Education Leadership Researcher

Spillane Recognized as Top Education Leadership Researcher

Two new studies cite Northwestern professor, who helped pioneer the concept of "distributed leadership" as leading expert in the field

Kirabo Jackson Finds Single-Sex Schooling Boosts School Outcomes, Lowers Crime

Kirabo Jackson Finds Single-Sex Schooling Boosts School Outcomes, Lowers Crime

Recent research by SESP associate professor Kirabo Jackson's latest study finds positive evidence of single-sex education improving students' academic achievement and decreasing their criminal activity—and how that happens.

Alexandra Solomon on WGN-TV: Wedding Traditions around the World

Alexandra Solomon on WGN-TV: Wedding Traditions around the World

Alexandra Solomon, who teaches the popular Marriage 101 class at SESP, shares the significance of interesting wedding traditions from cultures around the world.

Jeannette Colyvas to Collaborate on ‘Big Ideas’ Biomedicine Research

Jeannette Colyvas to Collaborate on ‘Big Ideas’ Biomedicine Research

A “Big Ideas” grant from Northwestern’s Buffett Institute will enable SESP associate professor Jeannette Colyvas and her colleagues to create a research group in Global Medical Cultures and Law that will research “Biomedicine and Traditional Medicine across Cultures.”