Wednesday, November 8, 2023 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Henry R. Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven
Code: LUCE


Visions of our Future. Sharing Perspectives, Experiences, & Knowledge. For this TedX style session, students will be joined by 2023 Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Ann Iyonu and Janah Ncube.

Ann Iyonu is Executive Director of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation. At the heart of the Foundationā€™s mandate is the protection of democratic integrity, the prevention of violent conflicts, and the promotion of the peaceful resolution of disputes across Africa. In her role she is involved in high-level mediation and conflict resolution in democratic emergencies and political transitions. Ann is also the coordinator of the West African Elders Forum (WAEF), a platform of former heads of state that draws on the experience and standing of its members to bring non-partisan insights and skills for defusing tension and reconciling positions for the sake of the sustenance and advancement of democracy in West Africa.

Janah Ncube is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Crisis Action, a global organization working on the protection of civilians in conflict. Her work as a global development strategist has informed systems and structural changes to multilateral institutions such as SADC, AU, AfDB and the UN on regional integration, governance, gender, peace and security, and has saved lives in the over 15 crisis situations across the world she has worked on. Janah serves as a board member and advisor of several local and international boards, governmental, and church bodies. She founded Inspiring Africa, a platform that mentors women and youth and inspires them to be change makers. Her activism on Zimbabweā€™s struggles for democratic governance continues, and a true Pan Africanist, Janah also works towards a stronger African Union.

Open To:

Students, undergraduate


Janah Ncube and Ann Iyonu


World Fellows Program
Phone: 203-432-1910
Email: world.fellows@yale.edu