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 Yale President Richard 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.”

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