Class of 2013

Class of 2013

A diplomat who serves as Egypt’s representative to the Syrian opposition, a Dutch documentary filmmaker, a managing editor with The Economist Group in London, and an advocate for transparency in the Nigerian oil sector are among those selected as Yale’s World Fellows this year.

“The 2013 class joins the extraordinary global network of World Fellows that Yale has been cultivating for more than a decade,” said former Yale President Richard C. Levin. “From the start, our aim has been to encourage leaders to continue learning about important global issues throughout their lives and careers, and to develop a deeper understanding of the perspectives of others.”

“The Yale World Fellows Program consistently attracts outstanding talent,” said World Fellows program director Michael Cappello, professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine. “The individuals selected this year are each poised to become even more effective change-makers in their societies and around the world. This unique leadership training opportunity will no doubt inspire their many future contributions to the global community.”

“We are excited to have the 2013 Yale World Fellows on campus this fall,” said Yale President Peter Salovey. “Yale students, faculty and staff will benefit greatly from engagement with the World Fellows, who, in turn, will be stimulated, provoked, and enriched by the vast intellectual resources they will discover on campus.”

With the addition of this year’s class, the total number of Yale World Fellows rises to 241, representing 81 countries.

Enrique Betancourt
Prodyut Bora
National Executive Member, Bharatiya Janata Party
Katherine Currie
Student, Yale School of Management
Janet Dalziell
Director of Global Development, Greenpeace International
Mohamed Elfayoumy
Former Consul/Political Officer, Embassy of Egypt in Damascus
'Tokunboh Ishmael
Managing Director, Alitheia Capital
Diala Khamra
Chief Executive Officer, Haya Cultural Center
Raheela Khan
Assistant Manager Treasury and Investments, Doha Bank
Lidia Kolucka-Zuk
Executive Director, Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe
Saul Kornik
CEO and Co-Founder, Africa Health Placements
Renzo Martens
Creative Director, Institute for Human Activities
Abhik Sen
Head of Policy and Research, The Commonwealth
Daniel Shin
Managing Director, KingsBay Capital
Carlos Vecchio
National Political Coordinator and Board Member, Voluntad Popular
WANG Xingzui
Vice President, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation
Daniel Weisfield
Consultant, McKinsey & Company
Yakubu "Lai" Yahaya
Team Leader, Facility for Oil Sector Transparency and Reform
Sawsan Zaher
Director of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights Unit, Adalah the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel