Global Anthropologist to Lead Buffett Institute

July 23, 2018

Annelise Riles, a professor at Cornell University and a leading global anthropologist and legal scholar, has been named executive director of the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University, effective September 1.

Riles, who was a law professor at Northwestern from 1997-2002, also will return to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as a tenured professor. In addition, Riles will become associate provost for global affairs at Northwestern — reporting directly to Provost Jonathan Holloway — and she will hold a courtesy appointment in the Department of Anthropology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Read more.