Class of 2016

The 2016 Greenberg World Fellows

An Austrian climate change expert, a Syrian human rights activist, a Chinese journalist and 13 other game-changing global leaders have been named 2016 Greenberg World Fellows.

This cohort brings the total number of Yale Greenberg World Fellows since the program’s start in 2002 to 291 Fellows, representing 87 countries. This year marks the 15th cohort of World Fellows.

“I’m delighted to announce the 2016 cohort of Greenberg World Fellows,” said Emma Sky, program director. “They are wonderful sources of inspiration and mentors for Yale students,” she said.

Greenberg World Fellows is Yale University’s signature global leadership development initiative and a core element of Yale’s ongoing commitment to internationalization. Each year, the University invites a group of exemplary mid-career professionals from a wide range of fields and countries for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.

“From public servants and elected officials to human rights advocates, filmmakers, entrepreneurs and journalists, Greenberg World Fellows are diverse, creative and energetic. They join our global World Fellows network, committed to making the world a better place,” Sky said.

The mission of the program is to cultivate and empower a network of globally engaged leaders committed to making the world a better place. The Greenberg World Fellows Program is part of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, which prepares Yale students for global leadership and service through its master’s program in global affairs, master of advanced study in global affairs and undergraduate major in global affairs. 

Sughra Ahmed
Associate Dean for Religious Life
Stanford University
Mari Bastashevski
Artist, Writer, Researcher
Belabbes Benkredda
CEO and Founder
The Munathara Initiative
Anuradha Das Mathur
Founding Dean
Vedica Scholars Programme for Women
​Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir​
Founder [krád] consulting
& creative entrepreneur​
Mustafa Haid
Dawlaty Foundation
Gabriela Hernández Cardoso
and Independent Board Member
Kanbar Hossein-Bor
Deputy High Commissioner for the UK
British High Commission in Bangladesh
Fatema Jafari
Herat Provincial Council
Gernot Laganda
Lead Technical Specialist / Climate Change
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Vinicius Marques de Carvalho
Professor of Commercial Law, University of São Paulo
President of the Brazilian Antitrust Authority, CADE
Deqo Mohamed
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation
Joshin Raghubar
Chairperson and Founder
Frank Rusa Nyakaana
Edward Mason Fellow - Masters of Public Administration
Democratic Governance Facility, Uganda
Mitzi Steiner
Associate World Fellow
Yale Law School
Sarah Toomey
Camber Collective
Wang Shuo
Managing Editor
Caixin Media
Daniel Ziv
Documentary Filmmaker