Class of 2009

The 2009 World Fellows include a noted Chinese independent filmmaker, the editorial page editor of Russia’s most influential business daily, a Saudi Arabian foundation director and television personality, and an Indian corporate sustainability strategist for one of the largest international banks.

“I am delighted that these extraordinary men and women have chosen to spend time at Yale,” said President Richard Levin. “We are certain that their leadership skills will be strengthened, and that the Yale community will benefit greatly from their presence on campus.”

“Each of the 2009 Yale World Fellows has demonstrated an outstanding record of accomplishment and unlimited potential for future success,” said Program Director Michael Cappello, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Epidemiology & Public Health. “This experience will undoubtedly broaden their horizons, and we welcome them into the rich network of global decision makers trained at Yale.

Class of 2009 photo