Class of 2004

Class of 2004

The 2004 Yale World Fellows include the executive director of India’s second largest bank; the former Interim Mayor of La Paz, Bolivia; the principal advisor to the Prime Minister of Kosovo; the founder of Morocco’s first independent business newspaper; the director of the Israel’s first legal advocacy group dedicated to Arab minority rights; a Russian corporate governance reformer; Northern Ireland’s top government official in youth development; one of China’s most influential investigative journalists; and the Filipino Congressman who spearheaded passage of that nation’s Clean Air and Clean Water acts.

“In just three years, the Yale World Fellows Program has assembled a diverse network of leaders spanning more than 40 countries around the world,” said Yale President Richard Levin. “With the selection of the 2004 Fellows, that network extends to France, Russia, Israel and Iran. The University is sure to benefit immeasurably from the perspectives these leaders bring to campus, and from the relationships they help build between Yale and their home countries.”

“The Yale World Fellows Program is designed to give some of the most promising mid-career leaders in the world today a rare opportunity to learn from experts outside of their field,” said World Fellows Program Director Daniel Esty, a professor of environmental law and policy at Yale. “We look forward to what is sure to be a robust interplay of ideas when these 2004 World Fellows sit down together around the seminar table.”

Nereus Acosta
Secretary/Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection
Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines, 2011 to 2016
Elizabeth Addonizio
Partner
Cranemere LLC
Weslynne Ashton
Associate Professor
Illinois Institute of Technology
Cecilia Barja-Chamas
Writer
Freelancer
Olivier Cattaneo
Senior Economist
World Bank
Karina Dashko
Director for Corporate Affairs
T Plus
Ilir Dugolli
Ambassador / Director for NATO and Security Policies
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
Aboubakr Jamaï
Dean of The School of Business and International Relations
Institute For American Universities
Tinatin Khidasheli
Consultant
United Nations Development Programme and European Union
Sang-Jo Kim
Professor of Economics
Hansung University
John Kingman
Second Permanent Secretary
HM Treasury
Paul Kwengwere
Founder and Senior Partner
PMK Associates, Malawi
Bryan Leach
Founder and CEO
Ibotta, Inc.
MA Jun
Founding Director
Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
Nay Win Maung
Publisher; Program Director
Myanmar Egress Institute
Nachiket Mor
Director, India office
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Mteto Nyati
Chief Executive Officer
MTN South Africa
Robert Piper
Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process
United Nations
Emran Razaghi
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Katherine Southwick
Visiting Scholar
George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Heather Stevens
Director of Programme Delivery
National Youth Agency, England