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French Interdisciplinary Group

Promoting intellectual exchange across the Atlantic

What we do

Our group, the French Interdisciplinary Group, or FIG, is a scholarly group affiliated with the Buffett Institute. We facilitate long-term intellectual exchanges and collaborations between Northwestern faculty, graduate students and undergraduates in all fields and their counterparts at leading French institutions for higher education.

More about FIG

Events and visiting scholars

Meet our scholars and discover research talks sponsored by our group.

Meet our scholars

Visiting French faculty members

  • Marc Crépon (ENS Paris)
  • Jeanne Lazarus (Sciences Po)
  • Pap NDiaye (Sciences Po)

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Come to an event

We have no events scheduled at this time. Please check back at a later time or browse our past events.

Our group hosts events in the FIG Room. Typically, our events are talks given by one of our visiting scholars. Scholars present on the research they are doing through our group.

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Our partnerships and research

Our collaborations and exchanges contribute to globalization at Northwestern.

How to get involved

Information for faculty members and students. Use our resources to find exchange opportunities, search for funding or discover ways to participate in collaborative research. Learn about programs and apply.

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Find short-term exchange programs, get funding, bring scholars to campus and more.
Resources for Faculty
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Get information on research fellowships, teaching in France, funding and other opportunities.
Resources for Students