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World Fellows Program receives $16 million gift

Yale University has received a generous $16 million contribution from The Starr Foundation, a private charitable foundation chaired by Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg. In recognition of this gift, the university has renamed its signature leadership education initiative the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program. The Starr Foundation’s gift adds significantly to the program’s endowment, securing a permanent source of funding. “We are deeply grateful for this wonderful contribution from The Starr Foundation,” said President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D. “Hank has been a tireless champion of the World Fellows program and its mission to build ties not only among nations, but among talented individuals from around the world. I am delighted that…

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Yale co-hosts Conversations Without Borders event in Madrid

We have to be more courageous. That was one of the challenges issued by a panelist during the March 3 “Conversations Without Borders” on Europe’s migrant crisis. Four Yale World Fellows gathered at the headquarters of Banco Santander in Madrid, Spain, to lead a discussion on the challenges and impact of the massive wave of migrants pouring into Europe from the Middle East each day. Panelists included Mina Al-Oraibi YWF ’15, an Iraqi-British journalist who has covered the conflict for many years, Mohamed Baba YWF ’06, political secretary for the ruling part in Amsterdam, Mohamed Elfayoumy YWF ’13, an Egyptian diplomat and political advisor to the UN Special Envoy to Syria, and Martina Larkin YWF ’11 of the…

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2015 Fellows conclude time at Yale

The 2015 Yale World Fellows concluded their four-month journey at Yale during the Closing Ceremony in Horchow Hall’s GM Room on Dec. 11, 2015. Each of the 16 fellows received a certificate and was recognized by Yale University President Peter Salovey for their contributions to the Yale community. 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.  “Your perspectives have enriched this community,” Salovey said. “You make Yale a better place by being here.”  Emma Sky, director of the Yale World Fellows program, also gave remarks. Sky challenged fellows to remember the…

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