Meet the World Fellows

They are trailblazers: disruptive thinkers and bold, original voices in their fields. They are practitioners from all sectors, poised for the next step. They are intensely curious, passionate and keenly focused on positive impact. They can’t help themselves: wherever they go, they profoundly shape their surroundings for the better. They are entrepreneurs, activists, journalists, artists, and politicians. They are doctors, lawyers, soldiers, artists and business executives. They are the World Fellows.

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Svyatoslav "Slava" Vakarchuk
Okean Elzy
Carlos Vecchio
National Political Coordinator and Board Member
Voluntad Popular
Pilar Velasco
Investigative Reporter
Cadena SER (Prisa Radio)
Alexander Verbeek
Strategic Policy Advisor on Global Issues
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Leonid Volkov
Cofounder & Chairman
Internet Protection Society
Erin Walsh
Doctoral Student
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
WAN Yanhai
Beijing Aizhixing Institute
Amit Wanchoo
Managing Director
Eaton Laboratories
Wang Shuo
Managing Editor
Caixin Media
WANG Xingzui
Vice President
China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation
Michael Ward
Chief Operating Officer & Associate Director General
Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Service
Zoe Weinberg
Associate World Fellow
Yale Law School
Daniel Weisfield
Founder and Principal
Three Pillar Communities
WEN Yuanhua
Deputy President
China Construction Bank, Tianjin Branch
Edward Wittenstein
Director of International Relations and Leadership Programs; Executive Director, Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy; Lecturer in Global Affairs
Yale University
Will Wright
Associate World Fellow
Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Jan Jakub Wygnanski
President of the Board
Unit for Social Innovation and Research (SHIPYARD)
Tianyi Xin
Associate World Fellow
Yale Law School
Thembi Xulu
Managing Director
Right to Care
Ruchi Yadav
Programme Director
The Hunger Project
Yakubu "Lai" Yahaya
Senior Special Assistant to the President
President, Nigeria
Amira Yahyaoui
President and Founder
Al Bawsala
Temuri Yakobashvili
Executive Vice President
Ezzat Youssef
Victor Yuan
Horizon Research Consultancy Group
Sawsan Zaher
Director of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights Unit
Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Arif Zamhari
Deputy Director
International Conference of Islamic Scholars
Jingjing Zhang
Open Society Fellow, Director
Beijing Huanzhu Law Firm
Xolani Zitha
Independent Governance Consultant
Daniel Ziv
Documentary Filmmaker