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In Closing: Class of 2019 wraps up time at Yale

The 2019 World Fellows concluded their four-month journey at Yale during the Closing Ceremony in Horchow Hall’s GM Room on Dec. 10, 2019. The 15 Fellows were recognized for their contributions to the Yale community, and each received a certificate. The ceremony was attended by friends and family members of the fellows, student liaisons who worked with fellows, Yale faculty and World Fellows & Jackson Institute staff. Pericles Lewis, Yale’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Vice Provost for International Affairs, offered welcoming remarks. He underscored the Fellows’ contributions to the Yale community. “One of Yale’s goals is to be the university that best educates global citizens and global leaders. You are models [for our…

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2019 Fellows address key issues of the day

The 2019 World Fellows spent this semester giving guest lectures in classrooms, mentoring Yale students, hosting documentary filmmakers and musicians, and sharing practices for sustainable living. Each week, the World Fellows gave talks on an incredibly broad range of topics, including open data governance in China; public health policy; ocean conservation; press freedom; global leadership and power; the rights of indigenous peoples; poverty alleviation; Ukrainian politics and anticorruption efforts; and navigating identity in leadership.  Here are a few hot topics from the semester: CLIMATE CHANGE In September 2019, the UN Climate Action Summit was held in New York City, and several published reports highlighted the imperative of addressing climate change. At Yale, 2019 World…

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Global Innovation Symposium 2019

“I think of innovation as shifts in perspective….there’s not just one way to innovate. Innovation comes out of all disciplines.” Those were part of the remarks delivered by Tsai CITY executive director Clare Leinweber as she opened the Global Innovation Symposium on September 26. The all-day event, a collaboration between the Knowledge Equity Initiative and Yale’s Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program, was spearheaded by Baljeet Sandhu, Tsai CITY Senior Global Innovator and 2017 World Fellow. Building on last year’s successful Global Innovation Series, which brought talks on innovation, leadership and impact to over 400 members of the Yale and New Haven community, the symposium gathered an inspiring lineup of…

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2018 Fellows conclude time at Yale

The 2018 World Fellows concluded their four-month journey at Yale during the Closing Ceremony in Horchow Hall’s GM Room on Dec. 6, 2018. The 16 Fellows and three Associate Fellows were recognized for their contributions to the Yale community, and each received a certificate. The ceremony was attended by friends and family members of the fellows, student liaisons who worked with fellows, Yale faculty and World Fellows & Jackson Institute staff. Pericles Lewis, Yale’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Deputy Provost for International Affairs, offered welcoming remarks. He underscored the Fellows’ contributions to the Yale community. “Yale has been immeasurably enriched by your presence here,” Lewis said.  Emma Sky,…

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World Fellows Program marks 16th year

When Norbert Mao came to Yale in 2003, he was a 36-year-old member of Parliament, representing the city of Gulu in the northern region of Uganda. At the time, the area was the epicenter of a decades-long war, and Mao was working with other parliamentarians to bring peace. During his four months on campus, Mao made the most of Yale’s extensive resources and academic offerings. He took advantage of the one-on-one media training provided by the World Fellows Program. Courses in corporate leadership and grand strategy helped expand his leadership skills, and a writing course helped him refine his communications skills. Upon returning home, he jumped into the rough-and -tumble…

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2017 Fellows wrap up time at Yale

The 2017 Yale Greenberg World Fellows concluded their four-month journey at Yale during the Closing Ceremony in Horchow Hall’s GM Room on Dec. 7, 2017. The 16 Fellows and two Associate Fellows were recognized for their contributions to the Yale community and each received a certificate. The ceremony was attended by friends and family members of the fellows, student liaisons who worked with fellows, Yale faculty and World Fellows & Jackson Institute staff. “Thank you for enriching our community,” Professor Jim Levinsohn told Fellows. “We’re a better place because you’re here,” added Levinsohn, who serves as director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, home to the World Fellows Program….

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WISE event brings together World Fellows and young learners

In March 2017, World Fellows director Emma Sky accompanied four World Fellows to Athens to contribute to the WISE Learners’ Voice program. The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Learners’ Voice, which is supported by the Qatar Foundation and Santander Universities, brings together around 30 young people from around the world to build knowledge of education, social entrepreneurship, leadership and education. This year they are focusing on the Global Refugee Crisis, with expert sessions and volunteer work with Khora, Metadrasi and Organization Earth. Over the course of the year, the WISE Learners’ Voice will develop proposals to address education challenges facing refugees. In the first residential session of the Program,…

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Fellows launch storytelling app to promote intercultural dialogue

Two World Fellows from the Class of 2015, Ima Abdulrahim (pictured second from left) and Stephen Shashoua (at left), are collaborating on a new project to promote intercultural dialogue. During their time at Yale, Abdulrahim and Shashoua envisioned a mobile storytelling platform for youth, and their idea developed into CERITA: Community Empowerment in Raising Inclusivity and Trust through Technology Application.  CERITA is based in Indonesia, at the Habibie Center where Abdulrahim is executive director. Shashoua is the founder of Plan C: Culture and Cohesion, and has long worked to promote interfaith dialogue. Other collaborators on the CERITA project include Abdul-Rehman Malik (pictured above, at right), program manager of Radical Middle Way, which…

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Roz Savage encourages Yale students to be courageous

Yale News published a profile on World Fellow Roz Savage (Class of 2012), who is back at Yale this semester as a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. The March 1 story, “Noted sea adventurer hopes to inspire courageous students,” was part of the Yale People series.  The profile offers a glimpse into Savage’s seminar course on courage. An excerpt appears below. Read the full version on Yale News In a recent seminar in Luce Hall, a group of Yale undergraduates described how they had stepped out of their comfort zones since they last met together in the classroom. One said she had composed an apologetic email to a…

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In Closing: Saying Farewell to the 2016 World Fellows

The 2016 Yale Greenberg World Fellows concluded their four-month journey at Yale during the Closing Ceremony in Horchow Hall’s GM Room on Dec. 8, 2016. The 16 Fellows and two Associate Fellows were recognized for their contributions to the Yale community and each received a certificate. The ceremony was attended by friends and family members of the fellows, student liaisons who worked with fellows, Yale faculty and World Fellows & Jackson Institute staff. “We’ve been incredibly blessed to have you here,” Professor Jim Levinsohn told Fellows. “You’ve added tremendously to our community and we’re grateful,” added Levinsohn, who serves as director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, home to…

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