Yale World Fellows creates a learning lab: a place to experiment. We bring innovative, multidisciplinary thinkers and doers from around the world to Yale for four months. We give them the space and time to step back from the intensity of their work to reflect, learn and be challenged both academically and personally.  Fellows also contribute greatly to Yale through teaching, collaboration, research and more. After their time at Yale, they go on to join a growing network of more than 250 World Fellows working across the world. They stay connected to the University, and to each other.
Who are they? In our annual search for Fellows, we scour the globe for people working innovatively (and often tirelessly) across sectors to bring positive change. Fellows are mid-career. They’re already questioning stale solutions and status quo strategies and coming up with new and better ways of tackling big problems. They’re dynamic, creative practitioners – disruptive thinkers, imaginers, inventors and creatives – who have already been recognized for their work. 
So they’re already experts in their fields when they come to us. But leadership is so much more than expertise. 
Read more about us, and the Fellowship, here

Upcoming Events


Meet 2014 Yale World Fellow Nandita Das at Davenport College! 

Davenport Common Room See map
248 York St
New Haven, CT 06511
United States
Alexander Verbeek is a 2014 World Fellow and Strategic Policy Advisor on Global Issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands. He’ll team up with the Yale Center for Business and Environment for a talk on business perspectives on climate change. 
Climate change and related stresses on water and food production are high on the list of concerns of CEOs, both in likelihood and in potential impact. What are these risks and what would your response be as a manager? 
Evans Hall 2210 See map
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Director and 2014 Yale World Fellow Nandita Das will screen her film Firaaq -  a 2008 Hindi political thriller film set one month after the 2002 violence in Gujarat, India.  

Stay after the film for Q&A with Nandita. 

Luce Hall Auditorium See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
United States