Events

8:30am

2017 World Fellow José Luis Chicoma will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.

José Luis Chicoma is the executive director of Ethos Public Policy Lab, a Mexican think tank recognized as one of the most innovative and relevant in Latin America. Over the last five years, he has spearheaded a wide range of projects—including research and public policy proposals, hackathons, and storytelling through comics—which promote innovation, new instruments for public-private collaboration, government transparency, and anticorruption efforts. He was named by the prestigious Semana Economica magazine as one of the 25 people under 45 that will change the Peruvian economy. Previously, he held various high-level positions in the Peruvian public sector, including as Vice Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Industries, Director of Export Promotion for PROMPERU, and Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism. Chicoma has lectured on innovation, competitiveness and public management in various universities and contributes to Latin American magazines and newspapers such as Letras Libres, PODER, América Economía and Animal Político. He has served as president of the National Pisco Commission and Innovate Peru, and member of several boards from the public sector and civil society. He holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard University and a BA in economics from Universidad del Pacífico.

All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
8:30am

What is the role of citizens in the fight against corruption? Cases in Latin America.

Roundtable with World Fellows:

· Jose Luis Chicoma, Executive Director, Ethos Public Policy Lab
· Facundo Garretón, Congressman, Argentina
· Rita Scarria, United Nations Development Program

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
8:30am

2017 World Fellow Chude Jideonwo will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.

Named by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 best entrepreneurs under 30, Chude Jideonwo is co-founder and managing partner of RED – a Nigerian media company that inspires young Africans to take action. RED consults for global brands including Facebook, Uber and the British Council, and the company has successfully managed communication for three successful African presidential campaigns. Jideonwo’s work deploys the media to build people, communities and nations. His immediate interests lie in social movements that shake up political, cultural and faith establishments, and return power to the hands and will of citizens. A lawyer, Jideonwo has a master’s degree in media and communication from the Pan-African University and he is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and the Strathmore Business School in Kenya. He has been a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, and sits on the boards of the Oando Foundation and Microsoft 4Afrika. In 2014, he was announced winner of the CNBC All Africa Young Business Leader of the Year. He is a research fellow with the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy. In 2016, he joined the faculty of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, where he teaches journalism and corporate communication to undergraduate and post-graduate students.

All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
4:00pm

World Fellow Facundo Garretón talks at Silliman College about unconventional careers in a Silliman Head of College Tea.

Facundo Garretón is member of Congress in Argentina. He is an entrepreneur, founder of InvertirOnline.com, one of Latin America’s largest online brokerage firms, and founder director of SociaLab, the most important platform for social entrepreneur in Latin America. Before serving as a Congressman, he sat on the boards of many Internet companies throughout Latin America. Garretón is a member of the Endeavor network, promoting entrepreneurship in Latin America. He also participates as judge and selector at NXTP Labs, Start-Up Chile, Wayra, BID Challenge, and MIT Technology Review. In addition, he is part of the board at Ashoka, promoting social entrepreneurship in Latin America. Garretón studied systems analysis at the Universidad de Tucumán. He completed postgraduate studies in business administration at UC Berkeley. He also holds a postgraduate degree from Boston University, where he focused on banking and financial services. Garretón is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and former regional chairman of YPO, Young Presidents’ Organization for Latin America.

Silliman College (SM) See map
505 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
8:30am

2017 World Fellow Rema Rajeshwari will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.

An Indian Police Service officer with a distinguished career of integrity and passion, Rema Rajeshwari has held various responsible and dynamic positions for nearly a decade. She has been instrumental in running successful operations against extremists, a women- and child-trafficking nexus, and other criminal activities. She has in-depth knowledge of police management, human rights, international relations and the United Nations policies and programs. She has won accolades as the first female Indian Police Service officer from Munnar, Kerala State and as the topper of the Indian Police Service class of 2009. She successfully implemented a much-needed initiative, “Community Outreach Program,” which creates awareness against social vices and runs campaigns such as “Saving Child Brides,” “Child Laborers’ Rescue,” “SHE Teams,” “Legal Literacy For Underprivileged Rural Women,” “Rehabilitation of Joginis - a type of prostitute who is called as servant of god” to name a few. Her most recent initiative, “Balyaniki Raksha,” is a community outreach program on child safety that works to educate the children of rural India to break the silence around child sexual abuse. Through her collaborative policing efforts, she encourages women to break gender stereotypes and empower them to emerge as leaders. Her meticulous research and adept professional experience has resulted in publishing articles in major papers and presenting conference papers in numerous organizations.

All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
5:00pm

World Fellow Ryan (Du) Yang talks about the education system in East Asia and its impact on future generations.

DU Yang is the co-founder and chief analyst of China Philanthropist Magazine and CiMedia Group, a pioneering joint venture and an influential media source for the philanthropy industry in China. His work focuses on building partnerships and networks with global philanthropists and China’s growing philanthropy sector. As a culture “ambassador” in the philanthropy industry, he has been involved in the process of launching a platform of China’s top philanthropists and an east-west cultural program. Du has a Bachelor’s degree from the Beijing Institute of Technology.

International Center for Yale Students and Scholars (TEMP421) See map
421 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511
8:30am

2017 World Fellow Melvis M. Ndiloseh will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.

Melvis Ndiloseh is CEO of the Foundation for Peace and Solidarity, a Cameroon-based non-profit outfit with catchment and outreach operations across Africa which works to reconcile conflict-ridden communities through human rights and peace education. The organization also runs a pioneering flagship international training program on civilian peace support operations with the goal of building and consolidating effectively deployable African human resource capacity for conflict management and humanitarian operations across the continent. At the international level, Ndiloseh is a highly solicited independent consultant/expert on human rights, electoral governance and peace, with viable international consultancy experiences with supranational organizations such as the African Union, UNECA, EU and IIDEA - helping to advise and elaborate future-proofed policies and programmes. She recently completed a two-year mandate as member of the Technical Committee of the Tana Forum on Peace and Security in Africa. She also works at the core of Cameroon’s diplomacy, serving as the youngest and lone female English-speaking Senior Lecturer at the prestigious International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC), where many diplomats from African countries are trained; and as a visiting professor in other African universities where she regularly lectures on the African human rights system, peace and security issues—lighting the path for change and mentoring/coaching hundreds of graduate students and aspiring diplomats.

All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
8:30am

2017 World Fellow Taras Shevchenko will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.

After the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko and Euromaidan activists co-founded the Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR), a coalition of reform-oriented NGOs and experts. Shevchenko serves as Board Co-chairman for RPR, which brings together 73 NGOs that develop, promote, and control implementation of reforms. It has proved to be a unique coalition that has advocated more than 100 laws. Shevchenko is also founder and executive director of Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law, an influential Ukrainian think- and act-tank that focuses on rule of law, independent media, anti-corruption, and civil society development. He established this organization in 2005 after the Orange Revolution. Shevchenko has been involved with drafting numerous legislative acts, including the Access to Public Information Law. He has started successful civic initiatives in different areas including good governance, transparency, media self-regulation, anti-tobacco, and road safety. He was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board of the Public Service Broadcasting Company in 2015. Shevchenko holds two master degrees in law and in economics from the Kyiv National University.

All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
8:30am

2017 World Fellows Lin Kobayashi and DU Yang will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.

DU Yang is the co-founder and chief analyst of China Philanthropist Magazine and CiMedia Group, a pioneering joint venture and an influential media source for the philanthropy industry in China. His work focuses on building partnerships and networks with global philanthropists and China’s growing philanthropy sector. As a culture “ambassador” in the philanthropy industry, he has been involved in the process of launching a platform of China’s top philanthropists and an east-west cultural program. Du has a Bachelor’s degree from the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Lin Kobayashi is an entrepreneur and educator who is passionate about bringing positive change to society. She founded and chairs the board of the International School of Asia, Karuizawa (ISAK), Japan’s first international boarding high school designed to nurture the next generation of transformational leaders. The establishment of ISAK is perceived to be one of the most successful social entrepreneurial projects in the recent years with strong support from both the public and private sectors. Following the successful opening of ISAK in 2014, Kobayashi worked with the Minister and Ministry of Education on decentralization of teacher training, hiring, and evaluation, while serving on the Council for the Implementation of Education Rebuilding in Japan. She is also a member of Educational Policy Strategy Council in Nagano Prefecture, serves on the Accenture Japan Inclusion and Diversity advisory board as well as on the board of Endeavor which promotes entrepreneurship in Japan. She was selected as a Young Global Leader in 2012 by the World Economic Forum, Change-Maker of the Year 2013 by Nikkei Business, Woman of the Year 2015 by Nikkei Woman, and Management of the Year 2016 by Zaikai. She started her career at Morgan Stanley, and holds a BA in economics from the University of Tokyo and an MA in education from Stanford University.

All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
6:00pm

World Fellows Annemie Turtelboom and Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash discuss leading as women and balancing family and professional success.

Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash is a lawyer with more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of rule of law and human rights. She has held senior government positions in the justice sector and has been at the forefront of Mongolia’s far-reaching reform initiatives. Currently, she is CEO and Founding Director of Veritas Consulting, an agency specializing in strategic development, management and government compliance. From 2012 to 2016, Jigmiddash served as Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia, becoming the first woman appointed in this position. In this role, she oversaw the strategy, operations of the ministry and law enforcement agencies. Under her leadership, the legal policy on gender-based violence has been significantly improved, including criminalization of domestic violence. Prior to this top civil service post, she served as legal advisor to the president of Mongolia, and has been involved in the judicial reform as well as abolishment of death penalty in Mongolia. She has extensive civil society experience and pioneered an array of initiatives to promote human rights and access to justice. She also served as independent director of the state-owned commercial bank in Mongolia. She holds a masters in law (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School and graduated from the Law School of National University of Mongolia. She was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School. She was selected as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.

Annemie Turtelboom is a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament. Until May 2016, she served as Deputy First Minister, Minister of Budget, Finance and Energy in the Flemish Government. Prior to this position, Turtelboom served as Minister of Justice in the Federal Government of Belgium. During her time as Minister of Justice, Turtelboom instituted a sweeping reform of the judiciary, which reduced the number of judicial regions and increased the autonomy of prosecutors. She also oversaw the abdication of King Albert and the investiture of King Philippe—a first in Belgian history. Prior to serving as Minister of Justice, Turtelboom served as Minister of Migration and Minister of the Interior in the Belgian federal government. During her tenure in those positions, Turtelboom had oversight over the Belgian intelligence and security services. She led highly sensitive negotiations with her counterparts in the U.S. government and the European Union regarding the arrest, prosecution and extradition of suspected terrorists. She also arranged for the return of illegal migrants to Morocco, a first in Belgian history. Between 2008 and 2014, she represented Belgium as Minister at the European Union’s Council of Justice and Home Affairs. Turtelboom has spoken extensively on topics related to security and migration in Europe at the United Nations, in Washington, D.C., and in various European capitals and she has visited refugee camps in Africa. Turtelboom started her political career as member of the Belgian Federal Parliament in 2003 after teaching marketing for 10 years. Turtelboom is fluent in Dutch, English and French, and obtained a BA in economics at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
8:30am

2017 World Fellow Lorna Solis will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.

Lorna Solis is Founder and CEO of Blue Rose Compass, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving gifted young refugees the opportunity to develop their talents and become agents of change in the world. Blue Rose Compass travels to conflict zones in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and East Asia to identify young adults who have exceptional academic talent and leadership qualities and helps them to apply to top universities and to find work when they graduate. Lorna is also Founder and CEO of Lynke, a B-Corporation that empowers disadvantaged young refugees and ease pressure on host communities by creating employment and education opportunities in conflict regions. Previously, she was Director for Latin America and Africa at Institutional Investor and worked at I.D.E.A on Wall Street, an environmental consulting firm, covering Latin America, and at Water & Air Research. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations, a Young Global Leader (YGL) with the World Economic Forum, a member of the Global Future Council on the Future of the Humanitarian System, and a member of the Women’s Empowerment and Gender Parity (2011-2012). She was a Finalist for HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s, Prince’s Prize Innovative Philanthropy Award, an Organizational Partner of Global Dignity Day, a UNHCR Innovation Council Board member and an Advisory Board member of the Humanitarian Innovation Project at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. She graduated from the University of Florida and Harvard Kennedy School’s Global Leadership and Public Policy Executive Program.

All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
8:30am

2017 World Fellow Annemie Turtelboom will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.

Annemie Turtelboom is a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament. Until May 2016, she served as Deputy First Minister, Minister of Budget, Finance and Energy in the Flemish Government. Prior to this position, Turtelboom served as Minister of Justice in the Federal Government of Belgium. During her time as Minister of Justice, Turtelboom instituted a sweeping reform of the judiciary, which reduced the number of judicial regions and increased the autonomy of prosecutors. She also oversaw the abdication of King Albert and the investiture of King Philippe—a first in Belgian history. Prior to serving as Minister of Justice, Turtelboom served as Minister of Migration and Minister of the Interior in the Belgian federal government. During her tenure in those positions, Turtelboom had oversight over the Belgian intelligence and security services. She led highly sensitive negotiations with her counterparts in the U.S. government and the European Union regarding the arrest, prosecution and extradition of suspected terrorists. She also arranged for the return of illegal migrants to Morocco, a first in Belgian history. Between 2008 and 2014, she represented Belgium as Minister at the European Union’s Council of Justice and Home Affairs. Turtelboom has spoken extensively on topics related to security and migration in Europe at the United Nations, in Washington, D.C., and in various European capitals and she has visited refugee camps in Africa. Turtelboom started her political career as member of the Belgian Federal Parliament in 2003 after teaching marketing for 10 years. Turtelboom is fluent in Dutch, English and French, and obtained a BA in economics at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.

Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
4:00pm

See World Fellow Lorna Solis at her Pierson College Tea on December 6.

Lorna Solis is Founder and CEO of Blue Rose Compass, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving gifted young refugees the opportunity to develop their talents and become agents of change in the world. Blue Rose Compass travels to conflict zones in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and East Asia to identify young adults who have exceptional academic talent and leadership qualities and helps them to apply to top universities and to find work when they graduate. Lorna is also Founder and CEO of Lynke, a B-Corporation that empowers disadvantaged young refugees and ease pressure on host communities by creating employment and education opportunities in conflict regions. Previously, she was Director for Latin America and Africa at Institutional Investor and worked at I.D.E.A on Wall Street, an environmental consulting firm, covering Latin America, and at Water & Air Research. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations, a Young Global Leader (YGL) with the World Economic Forum, a member of the Global Future Council on the Future of the Humanitarian System, and a member of the Women’s Empowerment and Gender Parity (2011-2012). She was a Finalist for HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s, Prince’s Prize Innovative Philanthropy Award, an Organizational Partner of Global Dignity Day, a UNHCR Innovation Council Board member and an Advisory Board member of the Humanitarian Innovation Project at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. She graduated from the University of Florida and Harvard Kennedy School’s Global Leadership and Public Policy Executive Program.

Pierson College (PC), Leitner House See map
261 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06511