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.


Seniors, Alumna Named Fulbright Finalists

Seniors, Alumna Named Fulbright Finalists

School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) seniors Tiffany Wong, Fannie Koltun, and alumna Tsu-Ann Chen (BS17) have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowships to teach English in Macau, Spain, and South Korea, respectively.

Clinton Global Initiative Program Invites SESP Students

Clinton Global Initiative Program Invites SESP Students

School of Education and Social Policy graduate students Liz Jackson, Hernando Sevilla-Garcia, and Christina Parker will help experts and leaders from around the world tackle today’s most pressing social and environmental sustainability challenges at the 11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference.

Spillane Addresses Principals in Hong Kong and Hangzhou

Spillane Addresses Principals in Hong Kong and Hangzhou

James Spillane, an expert on school leadership and educational policy at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, conducted a workshop on educational infrastructure design and delivered two keynote speeches for hundreds of principals and administrators during a recent spring trip to Hong Kong and Hangzhou.

Israeli Economist to Discuss Challenges in Higher Ed

Israeli Economist to Discuss Challenges in Higher Ed

Manuel Trajtenberg, one of Israel’s leading economists and a Northwestern University Visiting Scholar, will discuss academia’s role in promoting innovation and related issues during a joint event between the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) and the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies.

Whitehouse Wins Around-the-World Research Grant

Whitehouse Wins Around-the-World Research Grant

Music started Northwestern University junior Hannah Whitehouse on a path that will take her across the globe to England, Kenya, India, the Philippines and New Zealand on a research mission this summer.

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.