Class of 2008

Class of 2008

The 2008 Yale World Fellows include a Pakistani journalist reporting from the frontline of the war on terror, a groundbreaking Chinese public interest lawyer, a Zimbabwean epidemiologist working to develop methods for prevention of HIV infection in women and the founding Secretary General of Nicaragua’s Ministry of Defense.

“I am delighted to welcome this extraordinary group of men and women to the Yale community,” said Levin. “Yale will benefit greatly from their presence on campus, and we anticipate that the World Fellows will gain new perspectives on their own roles as future leaders.”

“The 2008 Yale World Fellows, while diverse in background, share both an outstanding record of accomplishment and unlimited potential for future success,” said the program’s director Michael Cappello, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis and Epidemiology & Public Health. “We are confident that this unique Yale experience will broaden their perspective and enhance their capacity to contribute as members of the growing network of global leaders trained at Yale.”

Marwa Al-Khalifa
Director
The Crown Prince Training Program for Youth
Imtiaz Ali
Fellow
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
Orzala Ashraf Nemat
Director of International Relations and Leadership Programs; Executive Director, Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy; Lecturer in Global Affairs
Afghanistan Research & Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Emmanuel Alex Asiedu
Managing Director
STANLIB Ghana
Sandra Breka
Senior Vice President
Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation
Gilbert Doumit
Managing Partner
BRD/I Group
Jesús Franco Gamboa-Rocabado
Professor of Political Science
Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA)
Peter Gulliver
Senior Vice President
Next Street
John Haffner
President and Founder
Haffner Group
Nicola Harrington-Buhay
Deputy Executive Coordinator
United Nations Volunteers
Gavin Hood
Chief of Staff
Palantir Technologies
Stephen Kaplan
Assistant Professor, Political Science & International Affairs
George Washington University
James Kondo
President and Founder
Asia Pacific Initiative Foundation
Precious Lunga
CEO and Co-Founder
Baobab Circle
Felix Maradiaga
President and Founder
Fundación Libertad
'Dapo Oyewole
Special Adviser
Minister of State for Finance in Nigeria
Adi Pundak-Mintz
Founder
Canaan Partners Israel
Andriy Shevchenko
Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada
Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
Oya Ünlü Kizil
Director of Corporate Brand, Communications & External Affairs
Koç Holding
Jingjing Zhang
Open Society Fellow, Director
Beijing Huanzhu Law Firm