Class of 2016

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.

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