Democracy: Hope and Window to Africa’s Future | A talk with Goodluck Jonathan, 14th President of Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan is the former president of The Federal Republic of Nigeria (2010-2015). As president, he promoted democratization through the observance of the rule of law, enactment of the Freedom of Information Act, electoral reforms, and non-interference in electoral outcomes. He is committed to continuing to promote peace, democracy, and development in Africa through the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation where he serves as Chairman. This talk will be moderated by Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. and is sponsored by the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program at the Jackson School of Global Affairs. This event is open only to members of the Yale community. A Yale ID will be required for…

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Wounded Tigris: A discussion on Iraq, its legacy and future, and the purpose of exploration in the 21st century

Join 2023 World Fellow Guy Disney as he leads a book discussion with Leon McCarron, the author of Wounded Tigris: A River Journey Through the Cradle of Civilization. Leon McCarron is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and explorer from Northern Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Geographical Society of Philadelphia’s Explorer of the Year, and is known for long-distance expeditions and immersive multimedia storytelling. In the past decade he has travelled over 50,000km by human power, and is currently based in Iraq. Guy Disney is a military veteran, disability advocate, explorer, and horse jockey. He served two tours in Afghanistan, with his second tour served as…

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CAS Talk: African Solutions to Africa's Problems in a Multi Polar World - Proposals by the 2023 World Fellows from Africa

African Solutions to Africa’s Problems in a Multi Polar World – Proposals by the 2023 World Fellows from Africa Featuring: Abdouramane Diallo: Increasing intra Africa trade, a Strategic Imperative for Africa Naasu Fofanah: Promoting African Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Innovative Financing Ann Iyonu: Unconventional Diplomacy in Africa Janah Ncube: Positioning the African Union to Respond to Geopolitical Pressures in a Multi Polar World

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Global Clean Energy Perspectives

Panel presentation at the Yale Clean Energy Conference – Aligning Innovation, Equity, and Investment Speakers: Arpita Bhattacharyya (Chief Climate Officer at DOE Loan Programs Office), Smita Rakesh (Vice President at Social Alpha), and Binbin Wang (Assistant President at Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development)

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Together for Implementation in the Global South

BIOMES + Yale World Fellows: Solangel Fernández, Transit Oriented Development Specialist, Former Minister of Housing of Peru, presents: Together for Implementation in the Global South. Open to the Yale community.

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Global Migration and Youth Leadership in the Pursuit of Freedom

According to the UNHCR, 89.3 million people around the world were forced to flee their homes as a result of persecution, conflict or violence in 2021. That figure reached 103 million in mid-2022. Among them are nearly 27.1 million refugees, around half of whom are under the age of 18. While these young people require support, they are also uniquely capable of effective change and leadership of mobilizing civic engagement in their home communities and in the world. Yet, the odds often seem to be stacked against them. What can be done about this? This panel tries to piece together a framework for the role of youth leadership in systemic…

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Tombs, Ghosts, Djinns, Shadows: The Decade in South Asian Fiction

Join 2022 World Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Random House India Manasi Subramaniam for a lunchtime discussion on South Asian fiction. Open to the Yale community.

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Nature Conservation and Public Participation: Seventeen Years Practice of a Grassroots Environmental NGO in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

The Yale community is invited to hear from 2022 World Fellow Zhao Zhong, founder and director of Green Camel Bell, as he discusses conservation efforts in the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.

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Pierson College Tea with Sahar Albazar

Join 2022 World Fellow and Egyptian MP, Sahar Albazar, for a Pierson College Tea. Open to the Yale community. Please RSVP your attendance to taunya.williams@yale.edu.

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Vietnam: Fast Forward

The Yale community is invited to a film screening of “Vietnam: Fast Forward” followed by a Q & A with 2022 WF Huong Dang, social entrepreneur and founder of HopeBox. Come and learn about social entrepreneurship in Vietnam, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world!

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